News and Announcements

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EMERGENCY CHILD CARE AT BGCES

Our Licensed Child Care department has been approved to operate Emergency Child Care for Kindergarten and School-Age children at two of our locations:

1. East Scarborough Child Care

230 Morningside Ave (inside St. Martin de Porres CS)

Scarborough, ON

Contact: Jessica Finlay

416-475-6230 / jessica.finlay@esbgc.ca

2. Eastside Child Care

20 Waldock Street (inside Eastview Jr. Public School)

Scarborough, ON

Contact: Keisha Smith

416-527-2643 / ksmith@esbgc.ca

We will be operating full daycare (7 AM – 6 PM) at these locations until in-person learning resumes.

Breakfast, hot lunch, and afternoon snacks are provided daily. We will be facilitating online learning for all children that are able to bring their own device to the program, and...

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Here at the Club, we are committed to highlighting our community and all the hard-working individuals within it. It is only with this community that allows ESBGC to be effective as it is.

A significant avenue for us to highlight the community is by way of the ACE, Advancing Change Educational, scholarship; which provides up to $1000 to driven & highly motivated youth within our community. The overall aim of the scholarship is to support our youth in their educational endeavors with the hopes they can achieve their professional goals. The scholarship considers many socio-economic factors, namely income & social status, education & literacy, race & racism, in its development and the selection process. We want our youth to know we, as a community-driven club, are here to support and empower you towards achieving your dreams.

The scholarship is threefold:

  1. Encourage educational aspirations of students
  2. Help students develop skills that are consistent with lifelong learning principles and continuing professional...
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We hope that you and your families are keeping safe during our current lockdown administered by our provincial government.

We continue to uphold strict social distancing, and enhanced protocols, with provincial efforts to eradicate the spread of COVID-19.

As this continues, our Club has made the decision to continue to provide emergency support services to ensure your continued safety throughout these unprecedented circumstances.

As we continue to be operating under the stay-at-home order, we have now reopened our Licensed childcare programs as well as our registered morning and after school programs through our Children’s and Early Teens Department. We have also continued to offer virtual programming during after-school program hours where children and early-teens can log onto our virtual zoom calls and participate in various activities if they are still currently enrolled in online schooling. Our EarlyON team continues to offer virtual programs for both parents, infants, and toddlers to learn and grow from the comfort of their own homes. All of their...

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Dear Parents/Guardians, club members, our Board of Directors, and staff, I hope that you and your families are well and keeping safe during these unprecedented times for the world, country, province, City of Toronto, and East Scarborough.

All on-site programs and services at the Club continue to be suspended in alignment with National efforts to eradicate COVID-19 across Canada, and the global community. We continue to uphold strict social distancing, and enhanced sanitization protocols in the efforts to reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19 pandemic virus amongst our staff providing emergency food access and hygiene services to the local community we continue to serve.

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Planning Guide for Community Agencies

Toronto Public Health has developed a Pandemic Planning Guide for Community Agencies that identifies issues and critical elements of emergency preparedness that organizations should consider in planning for a pandemic. This resource is attached and available on the City’s website at https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/community-settings-workplaces/ under the “Community Agencies” heading.

COVID-19 Guidance for Food Banks and Donation Centres

Toronto Public Health has developed a COVID-19 guidance document for food banks and donation centres. This resource is attached and can be found on the City’s website at https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/community-settings-workplaces/ under the “Food Premises” drop-down.

Food Bank Mapping- 211 Toronto

The updated food bank map...

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Please take a look below at this informative list provided by Councillor Paul Ainslie of food banks available in our community:

Food Pantry at Morningside 90 Mornelle Court, Bsmt Toronto, ON M1E 4P9 647-762-4670 info@csagss.org www.csagss.org Saturdays 2-4

Salvation Army, Community and Family Services, Cedarbrae Family Services 2085 Ellesmere Rd Toronto, ON M1H 2W6

416-438-2573

cedarbraefs@gmail.com

www.salvationarmy.ca Mon 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Thu-Fri 9:30

am-2:30 pm

Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, 629 Markham Rd, Food and Clothing Bank 4100 Lawrence Ave E Scarborough, ON

416-847-4147

ask@schcontario.ca

www.schcontario.ca

Wednesday 12:30-3:30

Thursday 2-4:30

Friday 10:30-1

St John the Compassionate Mission, Scarborough Good

Neighbours Drop-In

193 Markham Rd Toronto, ON M1J 3C3

647-358-4105

good.neighbours.108@gmail.com

On Fridays, open at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast, and from 12 to 1...

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Sharing on behalf of the City’s Community Crisis Response Program:

There is a team of over 450+ licensed psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers in Ontario that have signed up to provide free telephone therapy sessions to any worker providing front-line care related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Each are providing up to 5 sessions over the phone for free.

Front line workers can sign up online for support and will be paired up with three mental health workers to choose from.

Additionally, if you are or you know of any therapist(s) that want to donate their services, they can go onto this website, register, and join the growing list of available therapists.

Home Page

Many therapists are experiencing burnout and impacted mental health during this time. Please help where you can.

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The health and wellbeing of the youth, families, volunteers and employees are our utmost priorities.

In light of the recent global developments with COVID-19, the Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough will suspend all the programs at the main site as well as at all the satellite sites from March 14th until April 5th 2020.

Programs include:

  • March Break Programs
  • EarlyON Child and Family Centres
  • Licensed Child Care Programs
  • Breakfast and After School Programs
  • Youth Programs
  • Weekend Programs
  • Rental Use

We will closely monitor the situation with COVID-19 virus and take the directions from the governing authorities and local public health unit.

This may cause some inconvenience however our primary focus is ensuring the health and safety of our community, families, volunteers and employees. We will keep you informed of any changes via our website, monthly newsletter, and Activenet.

Please visit the Health Canada or...

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