Programs can be a safe space for children, especially before and after school hours when parents/guardians cannot supervise.
Research shows that when students participate regularly in high quality after-school programs for at least two years, they improve their achievement, school attendance and engagement in learning.
Helpful Information for School Professionals
Why should children participate in OST programs?
A growing body of research show that when kids participate in high quality expanded learning opportunities led by trained and caring adults, they:
What OST programs are happening at schools?
Examples from schools coming soon
How can I make something happen at my school?
Examples from other schools coming soon
Transportation opportunities: information coming soon
What resources can I share with parents?
What types of OST programs are available in the Lower Mainland?
OST programs include structured and organized activities such as:
OST programs also include unstructured programs such as:
OST programs can be:
OST programs offer a range of dates and times. Check out your child’s school, local parks and recreation centres, and community centres for more details.
Where and how can children participate in OST programs?
Check out your city’s community centre websites and parks and recreation websites for more information on how and when to register children for upcoming programs/activities.
OST programs can also be found in your local schools. Check out your school district’s website for more information: