Announcements & News

Camp 2020 Update - Friday, May 29, 2020

Right now we are awaiting the government to announce that we are allowed to run day camps, along with permits to be approved by our camp locations. We are working hard to stay updated and will update our community know as soon as we know that we can move forward. 
We will have to gauge spacing based on what announcements are made regarding camps, however Chantelle our Camp Director  is working to create Jericho's COVID-19 Camp Guidelines, which will enforce social distancing, small groups, hand washing, PPE for staff and more. 
If there is limited spacing, individuals who have already registered will get their spots, after which there will be a first-come-first-serve basis. If an individual has already registered and camps are not permitted to run, they will receive a full refund. 
If you have any additional questions or concerns please do not hesitate to connect with Chantelle at  

Cancellation of Events due to COVID-19

All our programs and events are cancelled until further notice.  Our office will close as of noon Wednesday March 18, 2020.  We can still be reached via email:
For general information:
Executive Director Susan Gorman:
Finance/HR Manager Ulrika Henry:
Community Outreach Coordinator Jessica Kearney:
Camp Director Chantelle Oosterhuis: 

COVID-19 Employment Insurance - Tuesday, March 24, 2020

As COVID-19 is increasing economic uncertainty and insecurity across the country, we want to make sure that everyone gets the support we need. So we are sharing the most recent information we have about how to make this happen.

First and foremost, if you are eligible for Employment Insurance you should apply as soon as possible. You can get details about eligibility requirements here, and you can start an application here. (Before you begin, make sure you have all of these documents handy.)

For those who don’t qualify for EI the Government of Canada has announced two new programs
1. Emergency Care Benefit (bi-weekly payments of $900 for workers quarantined due to the virus or caring for sick family members)
2. Emergency Support Benefit (in support to workers who are not eligible for EI and who are facing unemployment.)

You will be able to apply for these benefits starting in April 2020, in one of two ways:

  1. Via CRA MyAccount
  2. Via My Service Canada

To access these funds, you must have an account set up in one of those placesdo this now. That way, money can be deposited straight to your account without delays in April. You should also make sure you have online banking already set up as you will need this for the registration of your account.

Additionally, the Government of Canada has shared a number of resources for small businesses during this time:Also applicable to small businesses:


Our Mission 
To provide children and youth  with opportunities that enhance well-being through social, emotional and physical development by providing affordable and safe programs. 
Our Vision 
To educate and empower our youth in becoming engaged and caring citizens of the community. 
Our Values 
Accountability, Dedication, Integrity, Leadership, Respect  

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