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Children's Active Programming

The Recreation and Athletics department focuses on children's active programming that nourishes kids' love for play and encourages staying active. Our programs are all led by certified coaches and follow a department-designed program plan from the first week to the last. With a focus on gross motor skills and program-specific skills through activities that never involve line-ups or elimination, our programs are fundamentally inclusive. If you have any questions about our active children's programming, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Daniel Eisenkraft Klein, Recreation and Leisure Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Childhood Health)

children playing with hula hoopThursdays, January 5 - March 9
4:00 - 4:45 pm

$128 Members / $160 General

2% CIF plus HST charges may apply

Children are natural movers. CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) is the JCC Association’s signature child wellness program. A collaboration with the University of Texas School of Public Health and its program, CATCH is designed to teach children to have fun while exercising and developing locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills.

Read more: CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Childhood Health)

Jungle Gym

Woman sitting on the ground while her child plays with a plastic step in front of her

Sundays and Wednesdays
9:30 – 11:30 am

$9 drop-in /family*

Enjoy a morning full of play and fun with your family at the gym, set up as a jungle gym for you and your children to explore. One of the best indoor playgrounds in downtown Toronto. We are always pleased to welcome families through our partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (discount available through DSAT). (Ages 3-5)

Sunday, June 18: The 2nd annual Pride Jungle Gym (0-5 and families) jungle-gym and sports play, “draw-your-family” mural, facepainting, and lots of fun with balloons and streamers.

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Fit Kids

Five kids standing against white wall laughing. Two of the kids are holding hands.

Sundays, October 30 – June 4
11:45 am – 12:45 pm

$200 Members, $240 Patrons

2% CIF plus HST charges may apply

Build physical and social skills through games and group activities. Fit Kids encourages positive body image and promotes a healthy lifestyle in a non-competitive, social environment. (Ages 5-9)

Floor Hockey Academy

smiling child playing floor hockey

Tuesdays, April 25 – June 13, 2017
(Ages 6-8) 4:00 – 5:00 pm 

Fee: $120 Members / $150 General

2% CIF plus HST charges may apply

Want to keep up your hockey skills during the warm weather? Looking to get into hockey but unsure how to skate? Floor Hockey Academy is the answer! Our instructional programs will help players improve on shooting, passing and stickhandling, while learning team strategies in a non-contact, enjoyable environment. Instruction will focus on individual
skills, team participation, and fundamentals of the game such as passing, shooting and stick handling as well as the importance of exercising.


Sportball Jr.

A group of young children face away from the camera while jumping for bubbles

Sundays, April 9 – June 25, 2017
9:30 – 10:15 am

$160 Members / $200 General

2% CIF plus HST charges may apply

This 45-minute program is a perfect introduction to Sportball. Children and parents participate in sports, creative games, songs, rhymes, stories, bubble time and much more. Although these programs focus more on exploration, children will be introduced to a different sport each week. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child and challenge them according to their skill level. (Ages 16-24 months)

Read more: Sportball Jr.

Sportball Parent and Tot

a father crouches and hands his child a basketball

Sundays, April 9 – June 25, 2017
10:15 – 11:00 am

$160 Members / $200 General

Parents and caregivers can have a direct hand in a preschooler’s development through our range of Multi-Sport programs. Sportball Junior and Parent & Tot and Multi-sport programs teach children important introductory physical skills and help them develop confidence in their abilities. (Ages 2-3)

Read more: Sportball Parent and Tot

Sportball Multisport

A group of children jump in the air smiling, with basketballs overhead

Sundays, April 9 - June 18, 2017
(Ages 3-5) 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
$160 Members / $200 General

The programs reinforce the benefits of teamwork and skills development rather than the importance of winning, enabling children to gain the confidence and develop the social skills necessary to succeed in sport and life.(Ages 3-7)

Read more: Sportball Multisport

Steve Nash Youth Basketball

Logo that reads "Steve Nash Youth Basketball"Thursdays, April 6 - June 15
(Ages 3-5) 4:00 – 4:45 pm
(Ages 6-8) 5:00 – 5:45 pm

Ages 3-5: $120 Members / $150 General
Ages 6-8: $120 Members / $150 General

2% CIF plus HST charges may apply

A structured basketball learning experience for boys and girls that encourages team participation and personal development while improving players’ skills.

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Important Notices

Victoria Day

(Monday May 22):

The Fitness Centre is open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pool closures for maintenance:

Wednesday, May 31
5:30 am – 10:00 am

Thursday June 1
One lane closed
7:00 am - 9:00 am

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