Training for After School Program Staff

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Video, 1 minute

Laura Gervasi talks about the importance of youth engagement in her youth programs, such as by getting their input instead of just telling them what to do. 

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Presenter Laura Gervasi, Youth Coordinator, Town of Richmond Hill

Video, 4 minutes

This video gives YOU, the after school leader, the tips you need to build positive relationships with your after school program participants, from creating your program guidelines to being a role model and everything in between.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content by Eric Burton, MM, ATC of Unlocking Potential

Webinar, 45 minutes

This interactive, sport-focused webinar is specifically designed to support community leaders and coaches interested in helping children to become life-long participants in physical activity. Workshop participants will learn about physical literacy and the importance of fundamental movement skills acquisition.

Produced by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Created by PHE Canada
Presenter Amber Muir, Trainer

Video, 3.5 minutes

This presentation looks at the positive ways after school programs impact children between six and 12 years old, seven strategies to build a child-friendly space, tips to keep children engaged, and more.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content by Eric Burton, MM, ATC of Unlocking Potential

Video, 5 minutes.

This presentation looks at the fundamentals and principles for program planning, offers useful tips, and provides links to tools and resources.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content by Eric Burton, MM, ATC of Unlocking Potential

Video, 3.5 minutes.

This presentation looks at what it means to engage youth in after school programs, why it is important, how to create a youth-friendly space to help meet seven developmental needs of youth, and characteristics of a good youth leader.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content by Eric Burton, MM, ATC of Unlocking Potential

Full presentation, 48 minutes.

This workshop looks at a new online tool that promises to assist in training, programming, problem solving and finding resources. Presenters also discuss how on-the-ground service providers are ensuring excellence in after-school programs.

Co-presenters

This workshop looks at community guidelines for creating inclusive programs, defines diversity and looks at why it is important, different parts of a person's identity, recreational programming for diversity and inclusion, and more.

Video, 8 minutes.

This video looks at why nutrition is important, Canada's Food Guide basics and examples, tips on how to choose healthy choices following the Guide, eight tips for shopping for healthy foods, how to read nutritional labels, and other low/no cost food options.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content by Claire Hibbert, Registered Dietitian

Video, 4 minutes.

This video discusses what resiliency is, how to understand it for ourselves and how to incorporate it into our after school programs.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content by Eric Burton, MM, ATC of Unlocking Potential

Webinar, 50 minutes.

This informative and engaging session centres on how to recruit, retain, support, supervise and evaluate front line after school staff.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Presenters Anna Sturino of the St. Alban's Boys and Girls Club and Jennifer Drummond from the beyond 3:30 program

Video, 6 minutes.

An after school program is beneficial to teamwork. The goal of the program should include making each child feel included in the group and a part of the program. Understanding the five stages of Group dynamics - Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning - can help make this happen.

In this presentation each stage will include:

Video, 10.5 minutes.

This presentation looks at

  • Who is the middle childhood child
  • Impacts on middle childhood
  • Maslow’s theory of children’s basic needs
  • Seven domains of development

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content provided by YMCA of Ontario

Video, 5 minutes.

This video demonstrates effective communication tools that after school staff can use when speaking with parents regarding an issue or concern. 

Video, 5 minutes.

This video demonstrates effective tools that after school staff can use when addressing a participant’s aggressive or challenging behaviour.

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