Located in the heart of our North End community, our Flora House program offers children and youth ages 6-12 years a safe and worry free place to be children. Through both our after school program (Sept-June) and summer day program (July-August) our children and youth receive guidance on homework, loving mentoring from our adult supervisors and grow positive peer relationships. Flora House participants are encouraged to participate in activities that promote healthy living and take part in field trips that expand their knowledge of the community and the opportunities that await them such as higher learning and safe living.
In addition to our after school activities we are committed to ensuring that every child receives the proper nutrition needed to live a healthy lifestyle. During our programs our staff are dedicated to providing a variety of healthy snack options as well as both a fully prepared dinner and lunch.
Lunch and after school program: (Sept-June)
The after school program is geared towards education as well as self esteem and relationship building. We use a skills based approach to learning and each day takes a different learning focus such as:
- Creative arts
- Computer skills
- Health and Nutrition
The after school program is offered to children and youth ages 6-12 and operates Mon-Thurs 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM.
We ask that all registration requests for the after school program, be submitted between August 15 – September 5. Attendance every day is essential.
Summer Day Camp: (July-August)
Our Summer Camp program runs for 7 weeks. During our summer program children and youth participate in a variety of daily activities and outings. Such as music, dance, cooking, swimming and other recreational activities.
Each day a healthy lunch is provided as well as a variety of snacks throughout the day.
The program is also geared towards children ages 6-12 years and runs from 10 AM to 6:00 PM.
Registration for both programs is required. To register please contact the Flora House Program Coordinator, Brad Calder at 204-586-5494.
Learn and Play Program at Anishinabe Fellowship Centre: (Sept-June)
The LAPP program is designed to help children aged 1-5 gain important Pre-Kindergarten knowledge such as counting, colors and sorting. Caregivers will be required to attend the program with their child so they too can learn skills on how to nurture and teach their children at home, promoting greater literacy and learning. The purpose of the program is to aid in the development of important skills through learning-based play and interaction with other children.
Our staff and parent volunteers monitor the children during playtime and provide guidance through teaching while presenting caregivers with techniques to further their child’s development. Caregivers are encouraged to participate in their child’s learning by engagement with their children in a safe place with other like-minded individuals. Many of our program caregivers come from backgrounds where loving and engaged playing with children may not have been experienced in their own childhood. The program seeks to help caregivers learn how become engaged with their child’s earning and development as well as how to genuinely show their love for their children.
The program operates on Wednesdays at 1 PM-3 PM at 287 Laura St (Anishinabe Fellowship Centre). This program also requires registration as spaces are limited.
Please contact The Parish Social Worker, Susan Currie at 204-942-8682 ext 224 for more information. This program is temporarily postponed during Covid-19.