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Children and Youth Programs

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Young Adult Zoom Hangout

Connect with old friends as well as make new ones over Zoom! Topics will be determined by the group. Please note: this group is for individuals between the ages of 18-30.  The group meets online via Zoom web conference on the second Tuesday of every month from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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Read Aloud to Me: Stories for Children

Children of all ages across the country are welcome to participate in our live reading series Read Aloud to Me. Join us as experienced volunteers give life to picture books, chapter books and short stories.
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Family Zoom Room

Children (ages 7-11) take the lead as we read stories, share talents and play family-friendly games. Parents and siblings are also welcome. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Tween Zoom Hangout

Join us to play games, chat, and make new friends. Please note that this program is for individuals between 10-14 years of age. The group meets online via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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Virtual Music for Kids – Monday Session

Music Therapist Erin Koop hosts weekly sessions on Zoom for children and youth participants across the country. These interactive sessions are filled with songs, stories, and more!  Get ready to make some music!   This group runs via Zoom web conference Monday, September 12, 19 & 26 from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Virtual Music for Kids – Tuesday Session

Music Therapist Erin Koop hosts weekly sessions on Zoom for children and youth participants across the country. These interactive sessions are filled with songs, stories, and more!  Get ready to make some music!  This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Zoom Zoom Room

Parents of Children between the ages of three and six are invited to sign their little ones up for this exciting program that combines socialization, creative play and entertainment!  Fall 2022 sessions will take an educational approach while remaining fun and interactive. Our professional facilitator will assist participating children to explore the landscape of our community through song, story and sound. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Monday from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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CNIB/OPVIC (Ontario Parents of Visually Impaired Children) Parent Support

Join our community of parents supporting parents in the monthly meetings of the CNIB/OPVIC Group. This Ontario-based group is open to parents across Canada who want to be active in the development of their child with vision loss. Attendees will share best practices and we will hear from TVI’s (Teachers for the Visually Impaired or Itinerant Teachers) and other special guests. Be part of an exciting and supportive community and meet other parents working toward the same goals. The CNIB/OPVIC parent support group meets via Zoom web conference on the third Wednesday of  every month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.
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Crossroads – The WRMS Monthly Meetup

This meetup is for current students in their final years of study at W. Ross Macdonald School or recent alumni. Youth ages 17 to 25 looking for an opportunity to stay connected with their WRMS peers can register to take part in our inclusive and safe monthly hangout space. This group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 7:30 to 8 :30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 
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TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. This free Club is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada, as well as online. The Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading.