Are you bored?

Photo of youths painting a muralBoredom is sweeping the nation. Don't let it sweep you. If you're suffering from boredom, we have the remedy. It's called participation.

Work on your slam dunk, volunteer, read a book, go to the museum, join a youth group, get social... there are tons of fun things to do. If you have this affliction, it's time to do something about it.

Check out these sites, before it's too late!

How can I get active?

Pause to Play logoPause to Play
Put down the remote and get active.

ACTIVE2010 is a new comprehensive strategy to increase participation in sport and physical activity throughout Ontario.

Communities in Action Fund
CIAF provides funding to local initiatives aimed at increasing physical activity among Ontarians who experience social, cultural and economic barriers to participation.

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How can I volunteer?

Volunteer Programs
Government of Ontario supports a number of initiatives to promote volunteer action across the province.

United Way LogoUnited Way
Program and volunteer information to improve lives in communities across Canada.

CultureLink LogoA settlement agency for new Canadians, CultureLink is a not-for-profit community-based organization that facilitates the settlement of newcomers to Toronto. Has volunteer opportunities, training and job search information.

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What is there to do in my free time?

Ontario Parks
Guide to Ontario Parks.

Links to community museums.

Fun Places to Visit
Fun vacation places to visit in Ontario.

Everything you want to know about libraries in Ontario.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada
Big Brothers and Big Sisters programs are available to young people in over 700 Canadian communities. The site has information on becoming and finding a big brother or sister.

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Do community centres offer recreation programs?

Boys and Girls Clubs of Ontario LogoBoys and Girls Clubs of Ontario
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Ontario is a strategic partnership of strong community clubs committed to developing the potential of Ontario's children and youth.

Site for youths to join a YMCA in their area. Subsidized memberships are available.

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Aboriginal recreation programs?

Aboriginal Canada Portal
Provides aboriginal youth with information on education, employment, recreation, culture, health and social services and Aboriginal youth councils, organizations and associations.

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