Activities for Youth

At the LCRC we have many programs for youth run by qualified staff who offer a safe, welcoming and healthy environment for Lowertown kids.

Children and Youth Program

Every program is free and serves healthy snacks, helps with homework and runs fun physical activities for the youth after school.

Enrolling kids in our programs often give families their first contact with the LCRC which allows them to be connected to all of the other supports we offer such as our food bank, help with housing and walk-in counseling.

The Children and Youth Program offers a variety of programs and activities for Lowertown Children and Youth ages 6 to 30.

Note: Registration is required for ALL programs. All programs are FREE for residents of Lowertown.


In partnership with Prezdential Basketball, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, Boys and Girls Club Ottawa, we offer weekly access to gyms for youth Basketball and an annual tournament. Contact Chanzo ( for more information and click here to register.

*Only for Lowertown and Sandy Hill youth.

Club 310 and Transitions Programs

Club310 is our free after-school program for children 6 to 12 and runs Monday through Friday from 2:30 PM to 5 PM at York Street Public School (310 York Street). Participants are provided with a healthy snack as well as a variety of physical and artistic activities and workshops.

Transitions is a program for youth in grades 7 and 8. The after-school program runs out of York Public School – the youth receive snacks, discussion opportunities and homework support.

March Break Camp

We offer free March break camp for youth in our community. Contact Maria ( for more information and click here to register.

Summer Camp

Every summer, thanks to generous donors, we offer free summer day camp for youth in our community. Contact Maria ( for more information and click here to register.


Every summer, thanks to generous volunteers, we offer free soccer in Jules Morin Park for Lowertown youth. Contact Alain ( for more information and click here to register.

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Lowertown Community Resource Centre
40 Cobourg Street, Ottawa ONTARIO K1N 8Z6

Telephone: (613) 789-3930
Fax: (613) 789-3443


Office Hours

September to May
Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

June to August
Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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