After School Program

Espanola, Ontario
August 8, 2014

Espanola’s After School Program to Operate Under New Umbrella

After four years of operating the After School Program the Town of Espanola is handing over the reins to a community partner.  As of this September, the free After School Program, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism Culture & Sport, will operate under the leadership of Our Children Our Future out of A. B. Ellis Public School.

“This is a natural and fitting evolution of the program,” says Dianne Polden, Manager of Espanola Leisure Services.  “Our Children, Our Future provided the staffing for the program this year which prompted our mutual exploration of how to strengthen the outreach and impact of the program.  Our Children, Our Future has an integrated network of parent and child services, which we believe, will position the program for growth.”

Susan Nicholson, Executive Director of Our Children, Our Future is excited by the opportunity and the possibilities.  “We are extremely pleased to be leading this initiative in partnership with the Rainbow School Board, enhancing community services while focusing on the physical health and well being of our children, youth and families in our community.”

The Town of Espanola is working in partnership with Our Children, Our Future for a seamless transition of the program and will continue to serve as a resource. The program will continue to focus on the Ministry priorities of physical activity, healthy eating and nutrition, personal wellness & health education.

The program is open to all children of grades 2 to 8 and will run from Monday to Friday 3:00-5:00pm on school days.  Our Children Our Future will take registrations on a first come first serve basis at A.B. Ellis School on Tuesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 28th from 4:00-6:00pm.

For more information contact:
Susan McVey, Supervisor,
Our Children, Our Future
705-869-3171 ext 257.