Youth spaces – if we bring our best selves to this, we can get this done

Posted on 22. Jan, 2014 by in Background, Updates

During this budget cycle, City Council will be discussing the possibility of adding new youth spaces to our community centres. Individuals and groups across the city have been pushing for close to two years to make this a reality, and we are determined to see it happen. We are also determined to see it done [...]

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CRfA deputation, youth spaces, 2014 budget

Posted on 21. Jan, 2014 by in Background, Research, Updates

During the 2014 budget process, a CRfA member who has worked with youth in different communities in Toronto for several years gave an inspiring deputation about youth spaces. Read it here, and learn more about why it’s essential to introduce new youth spaces in 2014.  

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Let youth in: youth workers talk space

Posted on 14. Nov, 2013 by in Background, News Story, Research, Updates

In October 2o13, Community Recreation for All and Frontline Partners with Youth Network invited youth workers to share their thoughts about new youth spaces for Toronto. Read what they had to say here: Letting Youth In: Youth Workers Talk Space  

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Youth Spaces for 2014 – briefing note (and road map)

Posted on 16. Sep, 2013 by in Background, News Story, Research, Updates

It’s 2014 budget season. And it’s time to introduce new, city-run youth spaces for Toronto. We’ve got a plan to help get us there. In this Community Recreation for All briefing note, you’ll find an analysis of Parks, Forestry and Recreation’s ‘Recreation Services for Youth’ report, and a road map to move forward with new [...]

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Youth workers and community agencies support 2013 ‘youth spaces’ plan

Posted on 08. Jan, 2013 by in Media releases, News Story, Updates

Inspiring youth workers and community agencies are lining up behind an exciting new plan to open 10 new city-run youth drop-ins in Toronto in 2013. Directed by a community-based steering committee and staffed by caring, trained and creative youth workers, the new drop-ins will have the capacity to serve 10,000 youth per year at a [...]

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2013 youth spaces proposal

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by in Background, media, News Story, Research, Updates

Community organizations with expertise in youth issues and programs are lining up behind an innovative new proposal to create 10 new youth drop-in spaces in Toronto in 2013. Community Recreation for All developed the proposal with St. Stephen’s Community House, and support from Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre, LAMP Community Health Centre and Unison Health [...]

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Community Recreation for All, 2013 Budget Briefing

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by in Background, media, News Story, Research, Updates

There’s a lot at stake with the 2013 budget when it comes to recreation. Parks, Forestry and Recreation is proposing $3.13 million in programming cuts, including 38 jobs. There are also huge opportunities to talk to City Councillors about expanding access. We’re asking Councillors to bring back free adult programs to Priority Centres, introduce 1o [...]

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Top Swimmers Defend Pools and Priority Centres

Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by in media, Media releases, News Story, Uncategorized, Updates

Top Canadian swimmers ask City Council to protect swimming pools and Priority Centres which offer free programs – including swimming – to 12,870 children and youth city-wide.  (January 16th – Toronto) – The day before Toronto City Council votes on the 2012 budget, some of Canada’s top competitive swimmers are expressing their concern over cuts [...]

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The Permanent Line-up

Posted on 14. Jan, 2012 by in Background, Research, Uncategorized, Updates

If City Council votes to cut free registered programs for 12,870 children and youth at Priority Centres, they will be sending them into a subsidy program with a permanent waiting list of more than 75,000 people. See details here: permanentwaitinglist

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Rec by Numbers

Posted on 13. Jan, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Part of the challenge of protecting access to recreation: the numbers. With all the numbers flying around – many of which are wrong – it’s hard to know how proposed cuts are going to affect us. Here, Community Recreation for All breaks it all down. Now, it’s simple for City Councillors to understand the devastating [...]

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