Ontario Helping Mississauga-Malton’s Kids Stay Active and Healthy

Published on December 13, 2019

Ontario Helping Mississauga-Malton’s Kids Stay Active and Healthy

NEWS

December 13, 2019

MISSISSAUGA — Province invests in local after-school programs

Ontario’s government is investing a total of $185,166 in Malton Neighbourhood Services and the ECLYPSE After School Program to help keep Mississauga-Malton kids physically active, healthy and ready to learn so they can succeed at school and in life.

"These programs are a vital part of our community and do outstanding work in keeping our kids active,” said MPP Deepak Anand. “Through Ontario’s After School Program, our government is pleased to help support local organizations to keep their children and youth physically active and engaged.”

Ontario’s After School Program funds no-cost, fun, safe, supervised activities for students during the school year in high-need neighbourhoods across the province.  

“Kids need safe spaces to grow and thrive,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “Participating in quality after-school activities helps kids improve their grades and boosts their self-esteem. Ontario is pleased to support local organizations to deliver this vital program to their communities.”

Ontario’s After School Program serves more than 21,000 children and youth grades 1-12 at over 400 sites through 117 organizations.