Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre

Eastview is a multi-service, not-for-profit Community Centre serving a low-income, ethnically and socially diverse community for over 40 years. We provide programs and services that help meet the needs of the area's children, youth, seniors, newcomers and families, and contribute towards building a strong and healthy community. Eastview’s Boys and Girls Club serves our community children and youth through a wide variety of sports, social recreational, health and nutrition, leadership, life skills, educational, arts and cultural programs and activities. We also offer summer and March Break day camps for children 6-12 years of age in two locations.

Eastview's Intramural Youth Basketball LeagueOur Impact Why We Exist

Eastview is committed to improving the quality of life of residents primarily in the area bounded by Greenwood, Broadview, Danforth and Queen Streets. To this end, Eastview mobilizes resources from a variety of public, private and community partners in order to: provide a community place that is welcoming, safe and open to all; offer programs and services to children, youth, families, and seniors; create opportunities for members to build supportive networks, learn new skills, access resources, and develop tomorrow's leaders.

Our Boys & Girls Club program for children and youth is a vital component of our Centre, providing  a comprehensive sports, leadership and community engagement program for at-risk young people ages 6-18 living in our high-density underserved Central-East Toronto community.

Our vision is to be at the forefront of community inclusion, leadership, well-being, participation and healthy development of our community.

Neighbourhood Game:  Eastview Youth vs. 55 Division Football TournamentOur Programs How We Do It

Eastview’s Boys and Girls Club serves children and youth ages 6 - 18 in the following core program areas:

1) Physical Activity & Fitness: a wide variety team and individual sports including basketball, soccer, baseball, badminton, golf, ping pong and ball hockey.  Fitness and special interest programs include dance, yoga, tai chi, bowling, snowboarding, and skiing.

2) Health & Nutrition:  Cooking classes, health and nutrition workshops, community, and field trips to local restaurants, farms and community markets. 

3) Social & Recreational:  Movie nights, themed parties, cultural celebrations, crafts, music lessons, video and photography projects, outings to local attractions and sporting events.

4) Leadership:  Youth leadership and Torch Club program for tweens which nurture confidence and civic responsibility through activities such as volunteering, mentoring younger children, coaching and learning skills and earning credentials (coaching, CPR, Safe Food Handling).

5) Education & Employment:  Homework help and tutoring and a fully equipped computer room are available daily.  Pre-employment workshops and counseling are offered throughout the year and many of our youth are successful in finding employment within our Club or local businesses.  A variety of scholarship opportunities are encouraged and supported.  

In addition to our Boys & Girls Club, Eastview also offers:

1) Family Resource Centre:  For families and caregivers of children 0-5 including pre-post natal programs; daily drop-in program, and parenting workshops.

2) Food Programs:  Food Bank Program, including a hot meal and advocacy, community gardens, community kitchen, a Good Food Market, canning, preserving and cooking workshops.

3) Seniors Services:  A wide variety of social and recreational activities including fitness, crafts, local outings and day trips, meals, gardening, cultural celebrations, games, singing, and dancing. Friendly home visits and telephone safety checks also provided.

4) Newcomers Services: Citizenship preparation, orientation, form filling, advocacy, translation and interpretation services.  Social and recreational programs also provided.

 

Children's Dance ProgramWhat You Can Do

Financial and in-kind donations are gratefully accepted and can be directed to specific programs. 

Donations can be made through your fund at the Toronto Foundation, online by visiting www.eastviewcentre.com, or by mail to:

Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre

86 Blake Street, Toronto, Ontario M4J 3C9

Eastview also has volunteer opportunities in all of our programs.

For more information, please call Cathy Henry at 416-392-1750 ext. 318

Contact

Kerry Bowser
Executive Director
416.392.1750 x302
Charitable Number: 890447675RR0001

Finance & Governance

Annual Operating Budget: 
$ 1,560,800