What is the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre’s Youth Program?

The youth program offers several opportunities for newcomer youth age 13 to 24 to get connected to the community.

We do this through:

  • Group activities: including dance, sport, cooking, crafts and more
  • Special events: including the Amazing Race, Cook Off and Winter Carnival
  • Tutoring: Meet a Canadian tutor who will help you with your homework or studies as well as practice English
  • Volunteer Opportunities: The centre offers a variety of volunteer opportunities within the centre as well as helping you to connect to other community agencies to volunteer
  • Outings: We offer several chances to visit local attractions within the Niagara region and beyond

Benefits of Participating:

  • Comfortable relaxed environment
  • Meet new people
  • Try new things
  • Learn about the community
  • Learn about other cultures
  • Opportunity to build your resume and your network
  • Programs are offered after school, weekends and during school holidays

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30 in St. Catharines
Niagara Falls by appointment

Application/Intake Process:
Any youth age 13 to 24 who is interested is welcome to stop by the centre or make an appointment to meet with the program coordinator for a short interview to learn about the program and determine which program is best for you.

Conventional refugees, permanent residents and live in caregivers are eligible for youth programming at no cost.

For more information or to register for upcoming activities please email or call:
[email protected]
(905) 685-6589 ext. 243

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Health Attack Afterschool Program

What is Health Attack?

Health Attack provides children, ages 6-12 years, the opportunity to participate in an after-school program which aims to provide safe and fun recreational, educational and leisure opportunities for low-income parents of the Merritton and Downtown St. Catharines communities.

We do this through:

  • Sports activities – including baseball, skating, yoga and more
  • Crafts and creative opportunities
  • Games
  • Homework Help
  • Snack
  • Providing a safe and welcoming environment for children

Benefits of Participating:

  • Meet new people
  • Try new things
  • Learn about the community
  • Learn about other cultures

Program Hours and Location:

Ferndale Public School – Tuesdays from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
35 Ferndale Avenue, St. Catharines, ON L2P 1V8

St. Nicholas School – Thursdays from 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
149 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3E2

Application/Intake Process:
Contact the program supervisor at [email protected] or call 905-685-6589 ext. 261 or come by the program. There is a form that needs to be filled out and signed by parent/guardian.

Funded in part by Niagara Region through the Niagara Prosperity Initiative.ealth Attack