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Virtual Teen Zone

Teen Zone is a weekly virtual program that allows participants ages 12-17 to hang out in a supported space with our staff and engage in different themes, games, and activities. Youth can also help decide on some of the fun things they want to have happen in this program. For more information on program dates or to register, visit ActiveNet.

Grand Connections Letter-writing Program

To connect our younger citizens and our older neighbours, the City is offering Grand Connections, a new writing program. Community members of all ages are encouraged to submit electronic letters, cards, artwork and messages of hope that City staff will share with an older adult in our community during their regular social support calls and other programs.
To submit your messages, visit the Grand Connections page on the City’s website or mail them to:

Grand Connections Program
c/o Downtown Community Centre
35B Weber Street West
Kitchener, ON. N2H 3Z1

Virtual Kids in the Kitchen

Join Chef Nicole as she brings her kitchen to you on Saturday mornings. Follow along for our Virtual Kids in the Kitchen series with instruction on simple, fun recipes that you can enjoy with your children. Ingredients for each session will be posted earlier in the week to give you time to prepare. Visit our event calendar for more information or keep on eye on the City of Kitchener Facebook page.

Kitchener Public Library Resources for Early Childhood Literacy

Develop your little one's love of reading early with the Kitchener Public Library's resources for early childhood Literacy. Stimulate brain development through repetition, foster a relationship with the library with Curb and Carry, turn a rainy day into an opportunity for storytime and participate in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. Find more baby and toddler literacy resources, visit the KPL Kids Blog

Kitchener Public Library Online Activities for Kids 

Discover the wide range of library resources for kids that you can access from the comfort of your living room by visiting KPL Kids

Artshine Online Tutorials

Check out the Artshine YouTube page for variety of art tutorial videos for kids. 

Breastfeeding Buddies 

Breastfeeding Buddies is a peer-support, community based, breastfeeding program servicing Waterloo Region. Visit the Breastfeeding Buddies website to register for a free virtual prenatal class or to join the Latch and Learn virtual group meet-ups taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Canada’s National Ballet School Sharing Dance

Canada's National Ballet School (NBS) wants to share the power of dance and help you find creative ways to keep moving. Bring the joy of dance into your home by visiting the Sharing Dance webpage.

Carizon Kids and Youth Resources

Check out the Carizon website for fun and educational videos and activities for kids and youth and practical ideas, articles, videos, and tips for caregivers and parents.

Children and Youth Planning Table of Waterloo Region Resources

The Children and Family Planning Table of Waterloo Region put together a list of COVID-19 resources for children, youth and families available on their website

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region Kid’s Activities

The Food Back of Waterloo Region has some fun activities for kids to encourage important conversations and raise awareness about the need for food assistance in Waterloo Region on their website.

Lions Quest Canada

Lions Quest Canada, a national charity sponsored by Lions and headquartered in Waterloo Region, has daily activities on their Facebook page to support the social and emotional well-being of children.

Online Fire Safety for Kids with Spark School House

Looking for fun fire safety activities for the kids? Visit Sparky the Fire House Dog where you can tour fire trucks, download fire safety activities, watch videos and more! Remember, stay safe in the kitchen & always stay 3 feet from the heat!

Parenting in a Pandemic with Our Place

Parenting in a Pandemic with Our Place is a private peer support Facebook group where a Peer Health Worker and a Registered Early Childhood Educator facilitate conversations, host Facebook Lives and twice-weekly Zoom gatherings, and provide content and resources in conjunction with Our Place’s Self Regulation team.

Virtual Parenting in a New Society with Our Place

Come together to connect over Zoom and Facebook with other parents from different countries wanting to build relationships during this challenging period of physical distancing, and wanting to learn about life in Canada, how and where to find support, and how to feel at home when you are far away from your friends and relatives – and even physically isolated from the people around you. Learn more about virtual parenting.

Virtual Playdates with Our Place

Has your child missed interacting with their friends and educators over the last few months? Are you looking for more opportunities for them to connect and play with others? Join Our Place for a two-week session of Virtual Playdates.

Virtual Stork Secrets with Our Place

This virtual peer support program is geared to pregnant and postpartum mothers of infants under age 2, who are adjusting to the changes and challenges of parenthood while coping with the additional stress of postpartum life during a global pandemic. This pre-registered program will take place within a private Facebook group, and via a Zoom meeting. Learn more about virtual stork stories.

Storyline Online

Check out Storyline Online for storybooks read on video.

YGym Virtual Physical Activity for Kids

The YGym, a free healthy community program for young people and families across Canada, is instructed by YMCA certified fitness instructors and features content based on YMCA Canada's Health & Fitness Programs and Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines. YGym is designed for children of varying ages and abilities. Make YGym part of your day by visiting the YGym website.

Check out more Active At Home programs and activities

For a full list of programs and events, including paid and physical distance-friendly programming, please visit the Children and Youth Programs and Services page.

For a list of weekly activities, programs and events happening in Kitchener, visit our Week at a Glance page.