INITIATIVES

OUT OF SCHOOL TIME COLLABORATIVE

As part of the All In For Youth initiative, REACH acts as the backbone to the OST Collaborative. This is a partnership of:

• Community groups

• Community leaders

• Service delivery agencies

• Local institutions

They have been working together since 2008. The purpose of the OST Collaborative is to improve the resiliency of children and youth through widely accessible and quality out-of-school time programs.

 

INITIATIVE GOALS

  • To create opportunities for children, youth, and their families to:
    • Become more actively involved in their communities.
    • Experience greater academic success.
    • Develop an enhanced sense of belonging and identity.
  • To support and offer capacity building opportunities to local and community groups that are offering this out-of-school time programming.
  • To create an environment where shared knowledge and best practices enable the delivery of quality programming.

 

OUTCOMES

  • Improve communications, linkages, and engagement among partners and key community stakeholders.
  • Provide year-round support to Out of School Time (OST) community groups offering programming for children and youth.
  • Build on the 2016 IRCC federal funding opportunity that served the needs of mainly Syrian children and youth. This funding has allowed 13 OST partners to provide year-round programming for newcomer children and youth.
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CONTACT

Suite 901, Baker Centre
10025 - 106 St.
Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4

 

Phone: 780.498.1231
Fax: 780.498.1266
Email: info@reachedmonton.ca
Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.