Community Resources for Families

Gardening

  • Links for Greener Learning: Click here to download the Growing Diversity Garden Manual
  • Project Share: Click here to download the Garden Manual
  • Niagara Community Garden Network: Click here to access resources to help you and your family “get growing”

Local Museums

  • Grimsby Museum on their Facebook page: Click here for a Virtual Mini Exhibition, 'What's In Your Bedroom?'
  • St. Catharines Museum: Click here for Museum Classroom learning experiences.
  • Welland Museum: Click here for virtual tours and exhibits.

Online Safety

  • The Niagara Regional Police Service has excellent resources for students and parents about online safety. Click here for their page.

Fun and Engaging

  • Brock Learning Lab Online Resources: Click here for a list of ideas and resources to use at home with your children.
  • National Geographic: Click here for NatGeo@Home to inspire family exploration through quizzes, videos, science experiments and resources.
  • Ripley’s Aquarium: Click here to explore Ripley’s Aquarium at home and learn all about the amazing animals of our world waters.
  • Royal Ontario Museum: Click here for ROM at Home and engaging activities, virtual gallery tours, collection highlights and live event details.
  • Toronto Zoo: Click here for parent/guardian resources and virtual learning about the zoo animals.
  • Safari Niagara: Click here to access Zooniversity online.
  • Greg Frewin Theatre: Click here for a link to his livestreamed magic show on April 15, 2020.
  • Disney: Let Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, or Goofy take over bedtime once in a while. It’s free - call 1.877.7.MICKEY.
  • Harry Potter: Click here to watch/listen to Daniel Radcliffe and others read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
  • LEGO Kids Zone: Click here for the newest LEGO sets, videos, characters and games.
  • Mad Science At-Home Activities: Click here for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) themed colouring sheets, at-home experiments and interactive quizzes.

Early Years

  • EarlyOn Child and Family Centres: Click here for online programming for children up to age 6, including live activities.

Libraries

Family Supports

  • Bethesda Family Support:  Click here for upcoming online sessions.
  • Learning Disabilities Niagara: Click here for support.

Indigenous Programs and Supports

  • Metis Nation of Ontario: Click here for information and online resources.
  • Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre: Click here for programs and information.
  • Niagara Regional Native Centre: Click here for programs and information.
  • De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre: This is a new service in St. Catharines, supporting children and youth ages 6-24 in the Niagara Region who self-identify as having Aboriginal Ancestry. Intakes continue to be taken during COVID-19 by calling 877-402-4121 ext 521.

Health and Fitness

  • YMCA at Home: Click here for fitness and wellness activities for the whole family.
  • YMCA YGym: Click here for gym programs for elementary and secondary students.
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