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September 5, 2006
Mayor Miller to help launch recreation program in Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods
Mayor David Miller and the chairs of the city’s two school boards will tomorrow officially launch the After-School Recreation Care (ARC) Program, a new initiative designed to help fill the gap in after-school care for children in Toronto’s 13 priority neighbourhoods.

Late last year, City Council allocated $3.7 million to new programming. The City estimates that about 143,000 Toronto children ages six to 12 are in need of some form of after-school care. A little more than 15,000 children in that age bracket are currently enrolled in licensed child care and about 9,500 registered in City recreation programs.

ARC focuses on homework and reading, sports and physical activity, arts and culture and group activities and games that will enhance participants’ social, physical, educational and creative development.

Date: Wednesday, September 6
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Regina Mundi Catholic School, 70 Playfair Ave.

ARC is a joint initiative of the City of Toronto Children’s Services and Parks, Forestry and Recreation Divisions in partnership with the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

Media contacts:
Stuart Green, Office of Mayor David Miller, 416-338-7119
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media hotline, 416-560-8726
Emmy Szekeres Milne, TCDSB Communications, 416-222-8282



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