Afterschool Program

University Settlement’s Afterschool program offers a fun and enriching way for children (JK/SK to Grade 8) to end their school day.

Afterschool at University Settlement is back! Registration is Now Open!

University Settlement’s Afterschool program offers a fun and enriching way for children in downtown Toronto to end their school day. Our Afterschool program is open to children in JK/SK to Grade 6.

The After School Program includes a safe walking escort from three local schools (Lord Lansdowne P.S., Ogden P.S., and Orde P.S.). After a daily snack, children participate in activities from 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm with parent pick-up from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Students participate in a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, active games, on-site swimming lessons, hands-on science, Lego club, and cooking & baking programs.

Flexible Registration

Parents can opt to register for after-school care for one to five days a week by term (Fall, Winter, Spring) or for five days a week for the full year.

Registration is now open.

Term Dates

  • Fall Term: September 12 to December 22, 2022
  • Winter Term: January 9 to March 10, 2023
  • Spring Term: March 20 to June 30, 2023

The Afterschool Program does not run on TDSB PA days, March Break, or on Statutory Holidays and Observances:

  • October 7, 2022
  • November 18, 2022
  • December 2, 2022
  • December 23, 2022 to January 6, 2023 (Winter Break)
  • January 13, 2023 (PA Day)
  • February 20, 2023 (Family Day)
  • March 13 to March 17, 2023 (March Break)
  • April 7, 2023 (Good Friday)
  • April 10, 2023 (Easter Monday)
  • May 22, 2023 (Victoria Day)
  • June 2, 2023 (PA Day)

Affordable Fees

Starting January 1, 2023, term registration for University Settlement’s Afterschool Program is $20 per day. If your child does not require the pick-up from the three schools, the child is expected to be dropped between 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm and the fee is $18 per day. Payment plans will be available.

Spring Term Fees by Day (March 20 to June 30, 2023)


13 days in Spring Term;
no program on April 10 (Easter Monday) and May 22 (Victoria Day)

Fee: $260


15 days in Spring Term

Fee: $300


15 days in Spring Term

Fee: $300


15 days in Spring Term

Fee: $300


13 days in Spring Term;
no program on April 7 (Good Friday) and June 2 (PA Day)

Fee: $160

Payment Policy

A 30% non-refundable deposit is required upon registration.

Annual Agency Membership

Annual Agency Membership is required for all families participating in programs/activities at University Settlement (this includes one adult and up to 5 children; if your spouse is interested in registering in programs for themselves, they will need to sign up for their own membership).

School Escort

We offer a safe walking escort from Orde Street, Ogden and Lord Landsdowne Public Schools every school day. After being picked up by our trained staff, children will walk back to University Settlement and receive a nutritious snack.

Engaging Activities

University Settlement offers a full range of social recreational programs that provide children with opportunities to build skills, confidence, and community to support them to achieve their full potential.

Activities vary to provide a balanced week for our JK/SK group, whereas our grade 1-2 and grade 3+ groups can select programs based on interests. We offer activities such as arts and crafts, sports, Lifesaving Society Swim for Life lessons, computer skills including typing and graphic design, cooking, dance, hands-on science, and more!

Daily Program Overview

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Children are picked up from school and escorted to 23 Grange Road

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Children receive a nutritious snack

4:15 pm to 5:30 pm

Activity time

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Parent pick-up

Financial Assistance

Families looking for Financial Assistance must contact to submit the most recent copy of the household Canada Child Benefit (CCB) statement and proof of address BEFORE registering for Camp. There is a limit to our subsidy funding, therefore, the subsidy is not guaranteed.

2023/2024 School Year – A Look Ahead!

Registration will open in Spring, please contact for more information.

If your child attends a school other than the three schools we currently have pick-up from, if we have 10 or more children from the new school, we are able to set up school pick up for your children.

Please note: if you are dropping your child off directly to our program and are not in need of the afterschool pick-up/safe walk, the fee will be less than the daily fee which includes the safe walk portion. Updated prices and information will be posted closer to the registration date.

Online Registration is Now Open

You can now register and pay online using our new online portal on Active Network.

If you have any questions, please contact the Children’s Program Coordinator at or call 416‑598‑3444 ext. 229.

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