$170K Investment for Local After-School ProgramsOctober 27, 2021
NORTH BAY – Today, MPP Fedeli announced that two local organizations will receive $171,750 to assist with After-School Programs in North Bay. The programs offered will help kids stay active and engaged, improve academic performance and encourage leadership skills through activities such as sport, recreation and physical activity, personal wellness, anti-bullying, nutrition education, and internet safety.
“This has been a challenging and unprecedented time for Nipissing families,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “Our government remains committed to improving the physical and mental health of our children and youth.”
“I would like to thank the provincial government for its continued support of the After-School Program,” said Mayor Al McDonald. “This funding allows the City of North Bay to provide young students with safe and supportive after-school programming, involving physical activities, healthy snacks, arts and crafts and homework assistance, three days a week in three locations.”
Local After-School Programs receiving funding include:
- $99,750 for the YMCA Northeastern Ontario (North Bay and District)
- $72,000 for the City of North Bay
The Ontario government is investing $13.5 million in 2021-22 in through Ontario’s After-School Program to support 110 organizations that provide activities for children living in high-priority neighborhood’s, across the province. This funding will help organizations develop and deliver programming virtually or in-person and continue to implement health and safety protocols to ensure a safe experience for participants and staff.
The government is committed to working with our sector partners to create more opportunities for children, youth, families and athletes. Through programs like these, sport and recreation continues to be at the heart of Ontario’s communities and accessible to all.
- Ontario’s After School Program is delivered by over 80 municipalities, Indigenous communities and organizations, non-profit and grassroots recreational organizations, supporting low-income and northern/rural communities, Francophone neighbourhoods and First Nations.