Investing in Children Blog

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Check out all the fun things on the horizon such as Kids 1st Day, Special Olympics, Book Camp and more!

June 8th - Save the date! Kids 1st Day 2018 will be held on the PA Day, Friday, June 8th.
It is sure to be a fun-filled day with lots of exciting activities, events and places to visit for free or at a minimal cost. Kids can try new things and visit new places! It is a great day to showcase all the wonderful places and businesses here in London for kids and families!A big thank you goes out to the Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London for sponsoring the day again this year!
If you know of a business or organization that would like to participate, please contact


June 11th - 13th - Another fun filled three days are in the works for the 2018 Special Olympic London.
Athletes and their peer helpers will descend on TD Waterhouse for fun-filled sports events. Cross your fingers the weather cooperates! If you are interested in volunteering please contact


August 13th - 17th - Things are shaping up for Book Camp London 2018 which will run from August 13th to 17th at the Central Library.
Book Camp will continue to feature a number of engaging workshops, activities and writing opportunities presented by published authors and industry professionals.
We will also, as always, work towards creating and submitting original writing and illustration pieces to be published in our annual Book Camp Magazine. 
Registration for Book Camp opens on Tuesday, February 6th.


In addition to these great events and camp opportunities, Investing in Children staff have been hard at work with other programs.

Family Literacy/Numeracy Events began back in September with the
first theme being Choose to Boost Your Veggies and Fruits. A Family Literacy/ Numeracy event was held at nine schools in the TVDSB and for the first time, at four schools in the LDCSB!
Families loved the delicious and nutritious snacks and really enjoyed participating in all the literacy and numeracy stations.
The second set of events in this three-part series will commence in February with the theme being Lots and Lots of Spots and Dots followed by the April events with the theme The Best Me I can Be! Families with children in FDK to Grade 3 at the designated schools will enjoy various stations and activities that help foster early literacy and numeracy skills.

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The Afterschool Program has been in full swing since September at Ealing Public School. Kids have made healthy foods, participated in numerous sports, made various crafts as well as enjoyed visits from therapy dogs, London firefighters and NHLer Jason Williams. They also enjoyed a trip to Grand Theatre to see A Christmas Carol. The kids have tasted new foods, meet new people had new experiences and had lots of fun doing it! There is still more in store for them as the program continues until the end of school in June!


The Student Nutrition Program (OSNP) is up and running and
helping get healthy food to students in our community. Currently, there are 84 schools serving over 15,000 students