Who the NWLRC is for:
Youth: Youth are invited and encouraged to become involved in the various programs and opportunities at the resource centre. Any time spent volunteering in our programs count toward mandatory secondary school academic hours. Whether you are interested in literacy, computers, advocacy, leadership or community development, there is a place for you at the NWLRC.
Children: Various programs are available to assist children with school, healthy lifestyles, and social skills (please see our Programs and Events section for further details). Additionally, throughout the year, special events and initiatives are implemented which are always enjoyed by children; for example, “Kid’s 1st Day” in April.
Seniors: With a growing senior population, the NWLRC offers several on-going programs for seniors such as “Cards & Conversation” and the Walking Club. Youth and Seniors Connecting Online is an intergenerational program matching seniors with youth to learn the basics of working with a computer. If you already possess some knowledge of computers, Beyond Basics may be the class for you! Senior’s Excursions and Senior’s Playdays are some other exiting ways in which seniors utilize the resource centre (please see our Programs and Events section for further details). Some of the seniors involved with NWLRC compose a dynamic team of volunteers who help out where needed such as at the monthly Food Bank Depot, as well as community special events.
New Canadians: NWLRC is frequently one of the first places within the northwest London area where newcomers come to seek information about the community in which they live. NWLRC offers referrals and links to other service providers who can assist the newcomers in settling in and becoming aware of the Canadian lifestyle. There are volunteer opportunities for newcomers as well as a selection of programs and services to participate in.
Inclusive Programming: Exciting programs for people with disabilities are also inclusive for the community at large and available at the NWLRC. Together, many skills and new friendships are built through such programs as Soul Collage, Knitting, Corking & Crocheting, Drama Club and Music Therapy.
General: NWLRC offers area residents opportunities to get involved in their neighbourhoods through providing awareness and education of local issues and concerns as well as celebrations of the community strengths and successes. This community development takes place in Community Associations, the Northwest London Diversity Network, Creative City Neighbourhood Initiative and Active Neighbourhoods 2010. Area residents are encouraged to contribute to the fabric of good will in their community through contributing their skills, talents and gifts as a volunteer. NWLRC offers the ways and means to assist people living in the northwest London area to take ownership of their community and to provide the services that they identify as being important to their quality of life.