Sanctuary Pre-Teen Centre
We are a licensed after-school program for children aged 8 to 12 (grades 2 - 7). All children who need a safe and fun place to go during non-school hours on weekdays are welcome. Sanctuary is community-supported. It is 100% free for children and their families. We are open weekdays from 2:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Open since 1998, we have usually had 50 children registered with 15 to 25 coming each day. Due to new Covid-19 protocols, our number of children allowed to attend daily will be reduced during our initial phase of operation. We will increase attendance to 25 children as safety and our protocols are proven.
Our goal is to help children learn positive ways to interact with each other, the staff and the volunteers. We provide consistent non-judgmental boundaries that focus on respect for self, others, and place. We allow children to be creative in their play and interactions by providing a large variety of possible activities. Our practice is to encourage and enable children to participate in community life to their full potential. We strive to make Sanctuary Pre-Teen Centre a wholesome, fun, and safe environment.
The reduction in daily attendance maximums is new so pre-reservation for specific days is required. If a specific day is full, your request will add your child to a waiting list.
Please click on the button above to "Register Your Child" to download a form to fill out and send to Linda at for formal registration. Please note, in order for your child to attend Sanctuary they must be formally registered.
"It's a place where you get to make friends and stay for dinner."
"I know people here and I love all the artwork and painting."
"There are lots of fun things to do and people are very kind and uplifting."
What the kids think
What to expect
- Fun with friends
- Healthy snacks
- Balanced dinners
- Creative play
- Computer games
- Arts and crafts
- Board games and video games
- Reading and music
- Homework support
- Positive role models
- Amazing volunteers
How to book in
Step 1: Register your child for Sanctuary through the above green button that says " Register your child".
Step 2: Please return this form to Sanctuary at 1705 Bay Avenue. After all forms are filled and returned you will be approved on our website.
Step 3: View our calendar by going to "Book Online" and pick which date you would like to book
Step 4: When booking please enter in the notes the time you expect your kid to come to Sanctuary and what time you expect they will leave.