LEAD after-school-programs

Children & Youth Program: After-School Sessions

Our LEAD programs for Children & Youth are designed to provide newcomer children and youth with a safe and fun medium to meet new friends, learn about their new community, and develop leadership skills.

Program Components

Program sessions offered include:

TweensOnGuard (TOG)
This is a co-ed (girls and boys) program for newcomer children ages 7 to 11

Youth-In-Transition (YIT) Girls
This is a girls only program for ages 12-14.

Who Can Participate?

  • Permanent Resident children/youth ages 7-14
  • Living in Canada for less than 18 months
  • Priority is given to Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) and Privately Sponsored Refugees (PSRs)
  • Have not previously participated in our Children/Youth programs


  • Intake Times: ongoing intake
  • To register for this program, please complete the registration form available at our main office
  • All IWS programs are provided FREE of charge

Program Schedule:

The After-School & Weekend sessions are available from September to March