Scarborough’s Gordonridge Community provides design input into their new multi-sport space

Scarborough’s Gordonridge Community provides design input into their new multi-sport space

In an average year, less than half of youth ages 5 to 14 regularly play sports. We know that youth facing barriers need quality places to engage in sport and recreation. When youth feel proud and invested in the places they play, they are more likely to get moving. We also know that for families facing socio-economic insecurity, paying for recreation opportunities is often not possible and many neighbourhoods lack quality play spaces that meet the needs of the community.

MLSE Foundation and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities work together to refurbish athletic facilities, creating more opportunities for youth to get moving in their communities. Our goal is to build equity through the power of sport by empowering communities to reimagine their play spaces.

When youth feel proud and invested in the places they play, they are more likely to get moving.

Together, MLSE Foundation and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities have transformed recreation spaces in 8 communities across the GTA; creating opportunities for youth to get in the game. Investments in capital projects area n expensive endeavour and for most non-profits, retrofitting their play spaces are often last on the list of capital improvements.

We know that quality sport spaces make a difference in the lives of youth facing barriers.More important than just the space itself, the Community needs to buy-into the project. They need to be part of the change. Extensive community consultation on the scope and design is a pivotal element to the success of the refurbishment process. It’s a community approach. Local communities tell us what their community needs are. How they want the spaces to look. They tell us what’s important to them.

For us, it is a non-negotiable piece of sustainable, culturally relevant and responsive community investment.

Extensive community consultation on the scope and design is a pivotal element to the success of the refurbishment process. It’s a community approach.

Local communities tell us what their community needs are. How they want the spaces to look. They tell us what’s important to them. For us, it is a non-negotiable piece of sustainable, culturally relevant and responsive community investment.

Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) serves thousands of Toronto youth. TCHC is Canada’s largest social housing provider, and about a third of residents are youth. TCHC communities are unique in that they are more than buildings that offer subsidized rent for lower-income families. Many TCHC youth are active in volunteer work within their communities, and many hold part-time jobs while also studying. Being able to draw on active living and recreational spaces and programs within their own community and neighbourhood add extreme value for many time-strapped, cash-strapped youth and families.

Creating quality spaces that support healthy living opportunities for the next generation of Torontonians is a key goal of MLSE Foundation, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the TCHC partnership because we all believe tomorrow is built today.

We’ve been so fortunate to work with three communities in launching three very different projects this year. Learn more about two other refurbishment projects we’re launching this year.

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Scarborough’s Gordonridge Community provides design input into their new multi-sport space

In an average year, less than half of youth ages 5 to 14 regularly play sports. We know that youth facing barriers need quality places to engage in sport and recreation. When youth feel proud and invested in the places they play, they are more likely to get moving. We also know that for families facing socio-economic insecurity, paying for recreation opportunities is often not possible and many neighbourhoods lack quality play spaces that meet the needs of the community.

MLSE Foundation and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities work together to refurbish athletic facilities, creating more opportunities for youth to get moving in their communities. Our goal is to build equity through the power of sport by empowering communities to reimagine their play spaces.

When youth feel proud and invested in the places they play, they are more likely to get moving.

Together, MLSE Foundation and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities have transformed recreation spaces in 8 communities across the GTA; creating opportunities for youth to get in the game. Investments in capital projects area n expensive endeavour and for most non-profits, retrofitting their play spaces are often last on the list of capital improvements.

We know that quality sport spaces make a difference in the lives of youth facing barriers.More important than just the space itself, the Community needs to buy-into the project. They need to be part of the change. Extensive community consultation on the scope and design is a pivotal element to the success of the refurbishment process. It’s a community approach. Local communities tell us what their community needs are. How they want the spaces to look. They tell us what’s important to them.

For us, it is a non-negotiable piece of sustainable, culturally relevant and responsive community investment.

Extensive community consultation on the scope and design is a pivotal element to the success of the refurbishment process. It’s a community approach.

Local communities tell us what their community needs are. How they want the spaces to look. They tell us what’s important to them. For us, it is a non-negotiable piece of sustainable, culturally relevant and responsive community investment.

Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) serves thousands of Toronto youth. TCHC is Canada’s largest social housing provider, and about a third of residents are youth. TCHC communities are unique in that they are more than buildings that offer subsidized rent for lower-income families. Many TCHC youth are active in volunteer work within their communities, and many hold part-time jobs while also studying. Being able to draw on active living and recreational spaces and programs within their own community and neighbourhood add extreme value for many time-strapped, cash-strapped youth and families.

Creating quality spaces that support healthy living opportunities for the next generation of Torontonians is a key goal of MLSE Foundation, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the TCHC partnership because we all believe tomorrow is built today.

We’ve been so fortunate to work with three communities in launching three very different projects this year. Learn more about two other refurbishment projects we’re launching this year.

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MLSE Foundation and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities work together to refurbish athletic facilities, creating more opportunities for youth to get moving in their communities. Our goal is to build equity through the power of sport by empowering communities to reimagine their play spaces.

In an average year, less than half of youth ages 5 to 14 regularly play sports. We know that youth facing barriers need quality places to engage in sport and recreation. When youth feel proud and invested in the places they play, they are more likely to get moving. We also know that for families facing socio-economic insecurity, paying for recreation opportunities is often not possible and many neighbourhoods lack quality play spaces that meet the needs of the community.

MLSE Foundation and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities work together to refurbish athletic facilities, creating more opportunities for youth to get moving in their communities. Our goal is to build equity through the power of sport by empowering communities to reimagine their play spaces.

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When youth feel proud and invested in the places they play, they are more likely to get moving.
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Together, MLSE Foundation and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities have transformed recreation spaces in 8 communities across the GTA; creating opportunities for youth to get in the game. Investments in capital projects area n expensive endeavour and for most non-profits, retrofitting their play spaces are often last on the list of capital improvements.

We know that quality sport spaces make a difference in the lives of youth facing barriers.More important than just the space itself, the Community needs to buy-into the project. They need to be part of the change. Extensive community consultation on the scope and design is a pivotal element to the success of the refurbishment process. It’s a community approach. Local communities tell us what their community needs are. How they want the spaces to look. They tell us what’s important to them.

For us, it is a non-negotiable piece of sustainable, culturally relevant and responsive community investment.

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Extensive community consultation on the scope and design is a pivotal element to the success of the refurbishment process. It’s a community approach.
"

Local communities tell us what their community needs are. How they want the spaces to look. They tell us what’s important to them. For us, it is a non-negotiable piece of sustainable, culturally relevant and responsive community investment.

Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) serves thousands of Toronto youth. TCHC is Canada’s largest social housing provider, and about a third of residents are youth. TCHC communities are unique in that they are more than buildings that offer subsidized rent for lower-income families. Many TCHC youth are active in volunteer work within their communities, and many hold part-time jobs while also studying. Being able to draw on active living and recreational spaces and programs within their own community and neighbourhood add extreme value for many time-strapped, cash-strapped youth and families.

Creating quality spaces that support healthy living opportunities for the next generation of Torontonians is a key goal of MLSE Foundation, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the TCHC partnership because we all believe tomorrow is built today.

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We’ve been so fortunate to work with three communities in launching three very different projects this year. Learn more about two other refurbishment projects we’re launching this year.

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