Our Programs



Our Programs

From Infancy to Senior Years




Yes, we are still all battling Covid-19 and influenza and RSV, but The Journey is open – both at the Ardglen and Orenda Centres and at Sir Winston Churchill Public School!

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The Journey offers a wide range of programs for all ages from Bridgeway’s Early Years to children’s after school programs through to seniors programming.  And, all types of programming: parenting, music and art, education and fun activities!


Ardglen Centre


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EarlyON

The Journey Neighbourhood Centre is proud to host Bridgeway’s EarlyON program at our Ardglen Centre.

  • Parents and Pre-schoolers (Birth to age 6)
  • Weekly: Thursday mornings – 9:15am to 11:45am
  • You can just drop in to sign up.

Programming includes games, snacks, songs and circle time. If you would like to know more about the EarlyON programs just click HERE.


Shining Stars

Shining Stars is an opportunity for youth in our community to work on improving their math and reading skills, to play games and do crafts.

  • Grades 4 to 8
  • Weekly: Tuesdays – 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • You can just drop in to sign up.

Shining Stars is an adult lead homework help program, run by college placement students.  It is a safe environment for children to learn and grow.


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Fearless and Flawless

The Journey Neighbourhood Centre is pleased to host Fearless and Flawless a support program for women.

  • Women of all Ages
  • Weekly: Wednesdays – 9:30am to Noon (Ardglen)
  • You can just drop in to sign up.

This is an opportunity for women to gather together for mutual support and connection.


Crisis and Compassionate Assistance

The Journey Neighbourhood Centre is located in a community that has known far more than its fair share of crises and challenges.  We at The Journey have distributed food, clothing and grocery cards.  Rented storage lockers for residents, hosted crisis meetings, provided relief after house fires, shed tears, comforted the bereaved and we have done what we can to relieve suffering.

The Journey has setup a “Crisis and Compassionate” Fund, to make available funds for meeting urgent critical needs in our community.  If you are interested in donating money to our fund, you can donate online at Canada Helps, or write a cheque to, “The Journey Neighbourhood Centre” designating our Crisis and Compassionate fund, or even drop off cash at our 9 Ardglen Centre.

Please note that we cannot accept funds that are designated for a particular person or situation.  The dispersion of funds is at the discretion of The Journey Neighbourhood Centre.


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55plus Club
55+ Club

The 55+ Club is still on hold, waiting for all this COVID, Flu and RSV to abate, but we will be right back meeting as soon as we can!  The program is informal and always includes food and conversation and often includes games.

  • Age: 55+ years old
  • Monthly on Fridays from 6:30pm until 8:30pm

No registration is required.  Contact The Journey to find out the next date.


Orenda Centre


After School Club
Shining Stars

Shining Stars is an opportunity for youth in our community to work on improving their math and reading skills, to play games and do crafts.

  • Grades 4 to 8
  • Weekly: Thursdays – 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • You can just drop in to sign up.

Shining Stars is an adult lead homework help program, run by college placement students.  It is a safe environment for children to learn and grow.


Sewing Club

The Journey Neighbourhood Centre is proud to offer our Sewing Club.  If you always wanted to learn the basics of how to sewing and mend, then this is the group for you!

  • Adults (Orenda)
  • Weekly: Wednesday mornings – 11:00am to 1:00pm

You can register by just showing up.


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Thursday Women
Fearless and Flawless

The Journey Neighbourhood Centre is pleased to host Fearless and Flawless a support program for women.

  • Women of all Ages
  • Weekly: Thursdays – 9:30am to Noon (Orenda)
  • You can just drop in to sign up.

This is an opportunity for women to gather together for mutual support and connection.


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The LIT Club

The LIT Club is an after school program focusing on developing leadership and character.

  • Grades 4-8
  • Weekly: Wednesdays, After School 3:15-5:00pm
  • Held at Sir Winston Churchill Public School.

The program takes place at Sir Winston Churchill Public School and is for students at that school.  Programming is run by a combination of Journey Staff  and college placement students.


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SuperStar Readers
SuperStar Readers

SuperStar Readers is still on hold, but it will return this year.  If you know of someone with leadership skills who would like to lead the program, contact The Journey, just go to our Contact Page.

SuperStar Readers is a reading program that takes place at Sir Winston Churchill Public School.  Volunteers read with children who have been identified by their teachers as needing assistance with their reading skills.

  • Grades 1-3
  • Weekly: Tuesday – Thursday

On Site at Sir Winston Churchill Public School.


Hammer Band

The Journey Neighbourhood Centre has the privilege of partnering with the Hammer Band violin program.  It is a free program of violin lessons offered by a professional musician.  A violin is provided.  Hammer Band is back at Sir Winston Churchill Public School, as well as online and coming up they will be meeting at our Ardglen Centre

  • Grades 1-3
  • Weekly at Sir Winston Churchill

The Hammer Band is an exciting music program that teaches children how to play the violin and allows them to perform in concerts during the year. The Hammer Band was set up in 2007 by the world famous violinist Moshe Hammer.

For more information about Hammer Band just click HERE!


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