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National Youth Week - May 1-7
Join us for a full week of FREE events and activities at your local youth or community centres and you could win an iPad! Following are just a few things you can look forward to (subject to change):
- Wednesday - Open houses at all youth centres for youth and parents.
- Thursday - Outdoor activities at your local youth centre.
- Friday - Discovery Night at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre includes a beach party in the pool with a dj, youth lounge, dodge ball, hip hop, hula hoops, caricature artist and more. For youth 12-16.
- Saturday - Dance at the QEPCCC youth centre for grades 6-10 and open mic in the Black Box for ages 16-19, 7-10 p.m.
- Sunday - Youth Marketplace and BBQ at QEPCCC, 1-4 p.m. The Youth Marketplace will be your opportunity to showcase your talent (hobby, dancing, unplugged artist, etc.). Application forms available soon!
- Monday - Skateboarding instruction at IRCC and Shell Park, 4-6 p.m.
- Tuesday - Closing ceremonies/ wrap party at your local youth centre, 4-8 p.m.
Every youth who participates will be given a Discovery Passport for the week. Collect a minimum of five stamps by attending our Youth Week events for your chance to win an iPad! Assistance with transportation is available, via your local youth centre, to attend these events.
Summer Job Spectacular at the OYC - May 15
Find out how we can help with your job search! Get resume help, cover letter tips, practise your interview skills, and more.
Draw the Line Campaign with SAVIS - May 21
Join us at the BYC to learn more about the SAVIS Draw the Line Campaign, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Let your inner rock star shine at the Summer Tune Up auditions - May 23 and 30
Think you have what it takes to rock the stage? If you’re in a band or an aspiring singer, this is your chance to prove it! Summer Tune Up will feature the best talent Oakville has to offer, showcasing live music from a variety of local artists and bands. Open auditions for youth 13 to 19 years of age will be held on Thursday, May 23 and Thursday, May 30 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the QEPCCC Youth Room. To book your audition, please call 905-582-3592 or email email@example.com.
Jam Night at the OYC - May 30
Come by and jam. Some instruments provided, or bring your own!
$5 Friday at QEPCCC - May 31
Plaster masks and pizza.
Summer Tune Up - June 13
Join us from 7 to 10 p.m. at QEPCCC and catch the best talent Oakville has to offer, showcasing live music from a variety of local artists and bands! For more information, please call 905-582-3592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs and services
The Town of Oakville offers several programs, training and volunteer opportunities for youth ages 13 to 19. We also operate three youth centres. Youth in Grades 6-10 are welcome at QEPCCC.
The Town of Oakville’s youth centres are positive, comfortable and safe places for youth to hang out –– and they're free! Each centre offers:
- Homework help
- Video games
- Resume writing
- Movie nights
- Job searching
- On-site library
- Opportunities to earn volunteer hours
Centre staff can also provide youth with referrals to other agencies. Please see below for a list of community resources.
For information on the Oakville Public Library Youth Programs visit the Oakville Public Library site.
Following are some key phone numbers and links to organizations that offer support services in a variety of areas. Download the complete Youth Services list (pdf, 343 kB) from Halton Region.
Danielle's Place (Eating Disorder Support and Resource Centre) - 1-866-277-9959
Drug and Alcohol Helpline - 1-800-565-8603
Halton Family Services - 905-845-3811
Halton Region Pregnancy Support - Dial 311 or 1-866-442-5866
Halton Women's Place - 905-332-7892
Kids Help Phone (24 hours) - 1-800-668-6868
Legal Aid - 1-800-668-8258
Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans Youth Line - 1-800-268-9688
Oakville Distress Centre - 905-849-4541
Ontario Works (help with cost of living) - Dial 311 or 1-866-442-5866
ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) - 905-878-9785
SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services of Halton) 24 hour help line - 905-875-1555
Sexual Health Clinics, including Health @ 232 in Oakville - 905-825-6000, ext. 6065
Volunteer Halton - 905-878-0955