Update: Reopening Child Care Programs
June 12, 2020
As announced by the Ontario Government this week, child care centers will be allowed to reopen province wide to support families as they return to work.
Please know that BGCN is preparing to reopen based on the new health and safety program regulations and protocols as laid out by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education.
While no firm dates and locations can be confirmed at this time, BGCN staff will be reaching out to our families starting next week to determine the level of interest in participating in programs as they become available.
Our center phones are redirecting families to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or inquiries regarding all 2020 summer child care programs, and will continue to do so until staff teams are reinstated at each center.
Further information regarding the reopening of child care programs and other BGCN summer programs will be shared on the Club website www.bgcn.ca as it becomes available.
In the interim, we thank staff and families for their patience and look forward to reconnecting soon.
Corona Virus – COVID-19 Club Closure
The Boys and Girls Club of Niagara continues to monitor ongoing developments regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking into consideration the global situation, public health advice, and the health of our community.
Please be advised that the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara is currently closed until further notice in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. This closure extends to all programs and services, rentals, satellite locations and child care centres.
We recognize the impact of this decision on our children and youth. The Boys and Girls Club of Niagara appreciates your support as we exercise an abundance of caution directed at the health and well being of our employees, everyone we serve and the broader community.
The Boys and Girls Club continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and its impacts on programs and services. Ongoing updates will be made available here and through our social media channels.
Below you can find out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions and invite you to email us at email@example.com if you are unable to find what you’re looking for.
If you have any questions about Covid-19 and how to keep you and your family healthy, please contact the local health authorities. Niagara Region Public Health is an excellent resource and can be accessed by visiting https://www.niagararegion.ca/health/.
Government of Canada resources:
Health Canada Covid-19 Update Page
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Prevention and Risks
Province of Ontario resources:
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the Boys and Girls Club re-open to the Community?
Currently there is no definitive timeline for re-opening the Club. As the situation before us is unprecedented, we will continue to act with an abundance of caution that best supports the health and wellness of both our employees and our community with advice provided by Public Health.
Likewise, the scheduled opening of the EJ Freeland Community Centre will be postponed until a time deemed safe as determined by Public Health officials and the Province of Ontario.
We ask for your patience and understanding, and advise that you regularly check our website and social media channels for updates
How will my Child Care fees and payments be affected during the closure?
We will not be charging for services not rendered. Any fees already received will be applied to future enrollment.
What is the status of the Spring Aquatics and Sport & Recreation programs?
Given the current situation, we have made the decision to cancel the Spring session, and will be issuing full refunds to everyone who registered early.
How do I register my children for programs once the Club re-opens?
Once a re-opening date has been confirmed, a schedule will be provided to assist participants to register on-line and in person where appropriate.
What will happen with the swim lessons or sports and recreation programs that were cut short during the Winter session?
At time of closure, two classes and in some instances three classes may have been missed at the end of the Winter Session depending on the specific program. A pro-rated credit has been applied accounts for the missed classes that can be applied to future programs.