Up the road, the Cabbagetown Youth Centre (CYC) and Boxing Club was founded in 1972 at 2 Lancaster Avenue. The CYC was converted into a community centre to provide youth with positive alternatives through sport and recreation while encouraging ongoing education. CYC expanded over the years to provide a similar range of recreational, social, and skill development programs.
BGCTK has reopened the building in 2022, after CYC faced financial challenges for funding of programs and services. The merger was a natural fit, with both organizations operating under similar missions, providing similar services, and serving adjacent communities. In a Memorandum of Understanding that preceded the merger it was agreed that BGC Toronto Kiwanis would continue to provide the programming and level of service to CYC participants at 2 Lancaster subject to provision of funds. But it’s not enough. We need your support to build our impact. And with your help, we know we can do more. our new opportunity BGC Toronto Kiwanis is grateful to the agencies and partners that provide ongoing financial support to sustain the Club’s core programs.
Adress: 2 Lancaster Ave,
After school program
The Cabbagetown Youth Centre is one of our 6 locations that runs a fun filled after school program for children grades 1 – 6.
We offer pickup from Winchester Public school 5 days a week.
Once members arrive, they will enjoy a nutritious snack and then jump right into program activities!
The program consists of arts and crafts, cooking, games, and a choice of non-contact boxing with our head coach Johnny Kalhbenn or fun and games in our large gym. We also offer an amazing S.T.E.A.M program.
When weather permits, the group will enjoy some outside activities enjoying some fresh air.
for more information or general inquires please call 416-922-4568
Evening youth programs running out of CYC
Cabbagetown Youth Centre is excited to be sharing our space with some amazing organizations who support our community youth.
These programs are People’s Elite and Ubuntu TO.
Cabbagetown Youth Centre loves to support a healthy lifestyle.
We have two great programs run by some wonderful instructors using our space on Monday and Wednesday mornings.
On Monday we have Gina running her Essentrics program that focuses on mobility, strength, flexibility and range of motion.
On Wednesdays Brenda runs her wonderfully popular step class.
CAPC is a public Health Agency of Canada funded program that gives teen parents, newly immigrated families and socially isolated families due to economic opportunities the support they need. The program has been in service since 1994.
The program promotes the healthy development of young children from birth to age 6, who face challenges that put their health at risk. It offers a range of activities which gives families opportunities to interact with other families to build healthy relationships with each other.
CAPC runs 5 different programs at multiple locations. The program that is currently run out of Cabbagetown Youth Centre supports CAPC’s toy lending library and play basics. This program runs on Tuesdays from 1 – 3pm.
The five programs are:
CAPC also provides a Community Advocacy Worker who assists families in the following areas:
- Ontario Works
- Subsidized childcare
- Child Tax Benefits
- Maternity Benefits
- Ontario Health Insurance Plan
- Employment Insurance Benefits
- Workmen’s Compensation Benefits
- Medical and Dental issues
Kathy Selecky – Program Coordinator
Serwat Chaudhry – Family Support Worker
Robina Munawar – Program Assistant
Norma Velano – Program Assistant
Mansi Vijay – Program Assistant
Virginia Boruvka – Community Advocacy Worker
If you are interested in more information, please contact the CAPC office at 416-960-8321
Blair’s Run 2023
This year the Annual Blairs run race will be held on September 10, 2023
For more information on Blair’s Run please click below!
- Encouragement and Support
- Working together
- Speaking out
WHAT WE PROVIDE FOR OUR YOUTH
- Build confidence
- Create a sense of belonging
- Relationship building and mentorship
- Develop coordination and strength
OUR SPACE IS:
- Fun and engaging