Community Programs

ArtHouse is a community organization providing accessible, innovative, cost-free extra-curricular programs in Burlington, Milton and Oakville to both youth and adults. Through art, ArtHouse enables children to express themselves, discover hidden talents and unleash their imaginations. They aim to cultivate life skills that will build confidence, influence healthier eating habits, active citizenship, social inclusion and better physical and mental health in at-risk children and youth.

Burlington Public Library

Burlington Public Library (BPL) offers an array of services, resources and programs for people of all ages, serving the cultural, recreational, educational and informational needs of the community. BPL services and resources include; public computers with internet access, wireless internet access, quiet study spaces, local historical archives, and visiting library services.


North BurLINKton
North BurLINKton Community Group is a grass roots group, made up of community members and organizations, supported by Community Development Halton. The groups aim to build strong, inclusive and friendly neighbourhoods that help people connect and increase their sense of belonging. Activities through North BurLINKton includes North BurLINKton Community Dinner, 55+ Lunch and Games/craft afternoon, North BurLINKton Teens, MAKE Burlington and ChillZone an afterschool program.


Open Doors

Open Doors is a group of 15 community-based programs at St. Christopher’s Church that focuses on food, children, youth and parenting, and community resources. Open Doors is a volunteer driven group of nine outreach programs that not only supports families and individuals who need help but creates wonderful relationships that, in turn, build a healthier community.

Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) is a community based mental health centre serving infants, children, adolescents and their families.  ROCK provides a multidisciplinary approach to assessment and treatment of children and youth ages 0 through 18 and their families. They have been providing mental health services since 1974. ROCK works to build communities with respect, excellence, accountability, collaboration and hope.


YMCA – Beyond the Bell
YMCA Beyond the Bell program is a highly successful after-school and summer program, featuring literacy, numeracy, nutrition and recreation. It focuses on closing the academic achievement gap experience by children from low-income areas versus their middle-income peers.