Aug
21
10:30 AM10:30

Off-to-School Party

It’s almost time for some of our participants to start school! Each year, we support this transition by hosting a party especially for your kindergarteners. Invitations will be sent out in the mail. Please call us by July 5th if your child who is starting school in September did not receive an invitation.

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Aug
28
10:30 AM10:30

Outing to Allan Gardens

Meet us at Allan Gardens (19 Horticultural Ave.—In front of the main entrance, on the east side of the greenhouse) at 10:30 a.m. We will walk around the greenhouse to explore the plants and see the turtles. Then, we will eat lunch and play in the playground behind the greenhouse (weather-permitting). Please pack a lunch and dress for sand and water play.

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Sep
4
10:00 AM10:00

Fundraising Meeting

             Before the fun night arrives, the SRCPC Annual Live & Silent Auction offers you a chance to develop your fundraising and event planning skills alongside other parents and caregivers, while your child plays in the drop-in. The Committee needs volunteers for various roles, from preparing the online auction catalogue to assisting with child care for other volunteers. Today, the Committee will meet upstairs while staff care for children in the drop-in.

If you would like to join the Committee, or if you would like to donate to the Auction, please speak with staff or a member of the Auction Committee.

 

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Sep
11
10:30 AM10:30

Outing to the Science Centre

We’re going to KidSpark; a hands-on discovery area for children aged 8 and under and their caregivers. We will meet inside the Science Centre, in front of the lockers near the main entrance at 10:30 am. You may pack a lunch or purchase from the cafeteria. Suggested donation is $10; everyone is welcome!   

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Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

Fruit and Flower Picking

 

             This outing is for children 0-6 years and their parents and caregivers. We will meet at the drop-in at 9:00 am and take the Magic Bus to Andrews’ Scenic Acres (a 45- to 60- minute drive)

(http://www.andrewsscenicacres.com/). When we arrive, we’ll pick fruit and flowers, visit animals, play at the playground, and eat lunch together.  The bus will return to the Centre at 2:30pm.

Suggested donation is $20 per family to help cover the cost of admission and the bus; all families are welcome!   To join us on this trip, visit the drop-in to sign up your family.

***We will post the registration for Andrew’s Scenic Acres on Sept. 4th***

 

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Auction

Please join us on Thursday, Nov 14th for a fun night out and to raise money benefiting the centre and all the wonderful things we do.

The benefit is being held at a new venue: The Jam Factory. It is close by and walkable from the South Riverdale Child Parent Centre.

Be sure to book your babysitter now as you won't want to miss this event!

Click here to purchase tickets and check out the items!

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Aug
14
10:30 AM10:30

Outing to Corktown Common

Join us at Corktown Common, a park located near Lower River Street and Bayview Avenue. We will tour the park to see the naturalized area featuring a wetland, play in the playground and have some fun in the splash pad. Be sure to wear appropriate clothes for the sunny weather and don’t forget your swimsuit and lunch!

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Jul
3
10:30 AM10:30

Potluck at Jimmie Simpson Park

Join us in the park behind Jimmie Simpson Rec Centre for a potluck picnic! We’ll play in the sand, cool off in the wading pool, and maybe even play games in the green space. Bring your sun protection, swim gear, and a nut-free sweet or savory treat to share for lunch. We will meet at the park.

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Jun
29
2:00 PM14:00

Fay & Fluffy's Storytime

Join us for Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime! It will be on the 2nd floor Auditorium of the RTCC. We will also be joined by the Queen Book Store and Dresden Vision. This event is sponsored by The 519.

If you would like more information about Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime, check out these links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FayandFluffy/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fayandfluffy/

Website: https://fayandfluffy.com/

And here is the specific event for this series:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2293550430858509/


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Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

Birthday Party at Riverdale Farm

Happy belated birthday to the drop-in! (We turned 41 in April.) To celebrate, we’ll visit the animals, have a picnic lunch, and play parachute games at our favourite farm. Meet at the picnic tables outside of the farm, near the corner of Sumach Street and Winchester Street.

If you are able to bring a treat to share at lunch, please make sure it is nut-free.

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Jun
19
5:00 PM17:00

Potluck Garden Party!

The Garden Party has become an annual tradition when current and past participants gather to share a meal, play, and socialize in the backyard. The sand box and play house will be open, and the parking lot will be blocked off so that children can drive ride-on vehicles. There will also be face painting, sidewalk chalk and bubbles!

Please add your name to the RSVP list in the drop-in or email info@srcpc.org and let us know what nut-free food you will bring to share. All families are welcome.

Admission is donate-what-you-can. (You will receive a tax receipt if you donate $25 or more.)

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Jun
12
10:00 AM10:00

Toronto PFLAG Workshop

We welcome Anne Creighton from Parents, Families, Friends and Allies of Toronto’s LGBTQ2S+ (PFLAG) with their “What Every Parent Needs to Know” workshop. PFLAG is a volunteer-run, registered charitable organization. Through support, education and advocacy they work to create a more accepting society for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families, friends and allies. This workshop will focus on inclusive parenting, the basics of gender and sexual orientation, how to be ready just in case and what you can do now.

*** PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. ***

***YOU CAN SIGN UP AT THE DROP IN ON THE PURPLE DOOR. SIGN UP WILL BE POSTED TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT***

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Jun
5
10:00 AM10:00

Toilet Training/ School Readiness Workshop

Page Dixon, Public Health Nurse, will explore the topic of toilet learning and school readiness with workshop participants. We will learn about the difference between emotional and physical readiness and how to communicate with your child about both. Come and share your success stories and concerns.

*** PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. ***

***YOU CAN SIGN UP AT THE DROP IN ON THE PURPLE DOOR. SIGN UP WILL BE POSTED TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT***

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May
22
10:30 AM10:30

Outing to Children's Book Bank

The Children’s Book Bank is a great place to enjoy books together and children get to take home a gently-used children’s book! We will explore the book bank and enjoy a small song circle. Meet us out front of the Book Bank (350 Berkeley St.) at 10:30 am for our 10:45 am appointment. Feel free to bring a gently used book to donate if you have any!

*** PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. ***

***YOU CAN SIGN UP AT THE DROP IN ON THE PURPLE DOOR. SIGN UP WILL BE POSTED TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT***

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May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Outing to the Evergreen Brickworks

Today we will take the free shuttle bus to Evergreen Brickworks, a community environmental centre. Our activities will include watching animals in the pond, exploring the gardens, and walking the trails on a nature scavenger hunt. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the parkette on Erindale Avenue just North of Broadview Subway station or at 10:30 a.m. at the entrance of Brickworks. Please dress for the weather. You are welcome to pack a lunch or purchase one at Cafe Belong.

*** PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. ***

***YOU CAN SIGN UP AT THE DROP IN ON THE PURPLE DOOR. SIGN UP WILL BE POSTED TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT***

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May
8
10:00 AM10:00

Zumba for Beginners

Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Dress comfortably for a class that takes the “work” out of workout by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Today’s class is suitable for all parents and caregivers, even if you’ve never tried Zumba before. Childcare will be offered downstairs in the Drop-in. Please bring running shoes and water! Class will run from 10:00 am - 11:00 am.

*** PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. ***

***YOU CAN SIGN UP AT THE DROP IN ON THE PURPLE DOOR. SIGN UP WILL BE POSTED TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT***

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May
1
10:30 AM10:30

Outing to the Fire Station

We will be visiting the Fire station at 840 Gerrard St. East this Wednesday! While visiting the firefighters and checking out the fire truck, we will be learning about fire safety and how helpful firefighters can be. Please meet us at the Fire station (840 Gerrard St. East) at 10:30 a.m. After the outing, weather permitted, we will share a snack at Withrow Park.

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Apr
24
10:00 AM10:00

YMCA Swim

Join us at the Toronto Cooper Koo Family Cherry St. YMCA for a recreational swim in the main pool and then a music and movement program. A great way for parents, caregivers, and children to be active and have fun together! Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times with a 2:1 child to caregiver maximum ratio. You can meet us at the YMCA ( 461 Cherry St.) at 10:00 am for a swim and the music and movement program will be held at 11:00 am. Please Pre-Register for this workshop during drop in hours, using the sign up on the purple door. It will be posted two weeks prior to the workshop.

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Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

Fundraising Meeting

Looking for a new way to participate in the drop-in or an opportunity to spend time with other adults? Join the Fundraising Committee! Today’s meeting begins with an update about the upcoming Spring Stroller-a-thon and Bake Sale, then we will continue preparations for the Centre’s annual fundraising Auction. Come to find out more about the fundraisers and to sign up for a role that interests you. Child care is provided by Robin and an occasional staff member in the drop-in while parents and caregivers enjoy coffee and snacks upstairs. If you’d like to be involved and can’t make the meeting, please speak with Nina, Sarah or Robin. Please Pre-Register for this workshop during drop in hours, using the sign up on the purple door. It will be posted two weeks prior to the workshop.

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Apr
10
10:00 AM10:00

Raising Sexually Healthy Children Workshop

Speaking with children about their bodies and sexuality is an important and proven way to help keep them safe –but it's not always easy! This workshop aims for parents and caregivers to gain a better understanding of children’s growth and sexual development, as well as increase their ability to answer questions. Join RN Jennifer Katz for a discussion about what our kids already know, what we would like them to know, and some tips on having these conversations. Please Pre-Register for this workshop during drop in hours, using the sign up on the purple door. It will be posted two weeks prior to the workshop.

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Apr
3
9:30 AM09:30

Kortright Centre “Sugar Bush Trip”

Enjoy the change of seasons by joining our bus trip to the Kortright Centre for Conservation. As we walk along the trails, we will see, smell, and taste how maple syrup is made! Plan to purchase pancakes (cash only) or bring a bagged lunch. The bus will leave SRCPC at 9:30 a.m. and return by 2:30 p.m., or you can drive to Kortright. Everyone is welcome on this trip! The suggested donation is $20 to offset the costs to the Centre (bus plus admission is approximately $30 per family).

 

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Mar
27
10:00 AM10:00

Baby Yoga for Pre-Crawlers

Babies are born yogis! This unique class is yoga for your baby, helping them to preserve their innate bodily awareness, strengthening the bond between parent and child, and inspiring a deep trust between parent and child which will set the stage for their future relationships. We will learn poses, sing songs, and have fun! Class will also involve some gentle core-rebuilding exercises for adults, including pelvic floor activation and balance restoration. Learn how to courageously handle your baby in ways that they enjoy and help them towards their next stage of development. Baby yoga promotes more and better sleep for your infant. Yoga can help infants by relieving digestive upset, constipation, gas and colic. Shared relaxation is mutually beneficial for parents/caregivers and babies and enhances non-verbal communication. This class is for infants 0- 12 months Pre-Crawlers and is 45 minutes.

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Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Fundraising Committee Meeting

Looking for a new way to participate in the drop-in or an opportunity to spend time with other adults? Join the Fundraising Committee! Today’s meeting begins with an update about the upcoming Spring Stroller-a-thon and Bake Sale as well as early planning for our Annual Auction. Come to find out more about the fundraisers and to sign up for a role that interests you. Child care is provided by Robin and an occasional staff member in the drop-in while parents and caregivers enjoy coffee and snacks upstairs. If you’d like to be involved and can’t make the meeting, please speak with Nina or Sarah.

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Mar
19
10:00 AM10:00

SRCPC Developmental Screening Fair

The student team at South Riverdale Child-Parent Centre will be hosting a Developmental Screening Fair. The event is free of cost and will be held in the second-floor auditorium of the Ralph Thornton Community Centre. They welcome any and all families with young children (newborn-6 years old) to attend this event. They have a wide variety of professionals including Oral Screening, Language, Emotional Development, Vision & Hearing and Nutrition!

If you are interested in attending the screening fair, please call us at (416) 469-3776 to book an appointment.

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Mar
6
10:00 AM10:00

Imagine IF Workshop: Deep Sea Adventure!

In Forma Theatre's Drama workshop will take you on an adventure under the sea! Together, we will participate in various drama activities involving creative movement, character play, art, and storytelling, in addition to mindfulness meditation and movement activities. Come join us as we explore the ocean, and help a mermaid find her missing pearl! Children aged 18 months–3 years are invited to attend this workshop, and parents or caregivers are welcome to join in.

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Jan
30
10:00 AM10:00

Program Meeting

The program committee provides feedback and suggestions regarding daily drop-in activities, workshops, events, special projects, and the program environment. The committee is made up of drop-in participants—YOU! —, Nina, Sarah, Robin and Shannon. Join us this morning to shape your drop-in. If you can’t make the meeting, add an idea to our suggestion box or speak with staff.

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Jan
23
10:00 AM10:00

Playdough Workshop

Do you want to know how to make play dough that is as smooth and soft as the drop-in play dough? Nina and Robin will show you today! Adults will cook play dough, in the Kitchen of the RTCC, while children play in the drop-in with Sarah and occasional staff members. Each family will leave with play dough to take home!

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