Middle Childhood Matters Coalition and the City of Toronto

Presents

Middle Childhood Matters – Educational evening at City Hall

FREE Admission

January 21, 2014

Drop in from 4 pm – 7 pm
Special Presentation & Musical Performance @ 5:30 pm – 6 pm
Walk About, Committee Rooms+ Rotunda, 6 pm – 7 pm

City Hall Rotunda + Committee Rooms
100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Please RSVP:
http://middlechildhoodmatters.eventbrite.ca

  • Learn about issues facing families and children 6-12 in Toronto as we bring the magic of out-of-school-time programs to City Hall.
  • Join us in supporting children and families to help raise awareness about the importance of middle childhood and out-of-school-time programs (including summer and holidays).
  • Here are the highlights:

    • A special group of 60+ children bused in from programs from across the City.
    • Drop-in activities (ongoing), 4 pm – 7 pm,  (parents, children and service providers) by the Textile Museum of Canada, 21 Toys, MAKELAB, ON After-School and HIVE Toronto.
      • A display of creative art projects from children about why their out-of-school-time program positively impact their lives.
      • Children and adults can learn how to use a loom from the Textile Museum of Canada and participating in 3D printing by MAKELAB.
    • Presentation and Special Music Performance at the City Hall Rotunda, 5:30 pm.
    • Walk About, Committee Rooms+ Rotunda, 6 pm – 7 pm
      • Maker/technology-based activities for children facilitated by Maker Kids and Kids Learning Code
      • City Hall Committee Rooms transformed into program spaces featuring one of a kind program activities.
      • Children participate in the Robot Wars and Create your Own Comic activities from 6 to 7 p.m. in the committee rooms.
    • Please click here for a complete event schedule (pdf).
    • Vital policy and research reports on display explaining the importance of the ages 6-12 and out-of-school-time programs.
    • Brand new online tool to explore how many after school programs exist in each ward and what percentage of children are being served in that ward.

Please click here for more info about this event.

City of Toronto Contact Info

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311.

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311).

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Fax: 416-338-0685
E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

January 17, 2014

City of Toronto celebrating Middle Childhood Day with an evening of kids’ programs

City Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Ward 8 York West), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, and Ian Edward, Chair of the Middle Childhood Matters Coalition and Executive Director of Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club, will join participants to celebrate Middle Childhood Day and to highlight the City’s out-of-school programs for children aged six to 12. City councillors and staff, doctors from the Hospital for Sick Children, middle childhood champions and parents will also be participating in this event.

Date: Tuesday, January 21
Time: Drop-in activities are available from 4 to 7 p.m. The speaking portion and performance by children enrolled in the Sistema Toronto music program will take place from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Location: Toronto City Hall Rotunda and Committee Rooms 2 and 3

About 60 children will participate in innovative programs designed to cultivate their imaginations and ingenuity. Members of the media are invited to watch children participate in the Robot Wars and Create your Own Comic activities from 6 to 7 p.m. in the committee rooms.

Children and adults can also participate in various activities, including learning how to use a loom from the Textile Museum of Canada and participating in 3D printing by MAKELAB.

A complete event schedule is available online at http://www.middlechildhoodmatters.ca/portfolio/middle-childhood-matters-edu/.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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