What happens at the Community Centre?

The Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre serves the needs of the Bay St Lawrence (and area) Community

by providing

Center for activities promoting physical, mental and social well being.

Courses:

  • GED Preparation Courses;
  • Department of Fisheries Mandatory Training Courses
  • Boating Course
  • Health and Safety Courses
  • Crisis Intervention and Prevention Courses
  • Hunter Safety and Fire Arms Training Course
  • All Level Reading Literacy Program
  • Seniors Literacy Program.

Health and Wellness:

  • Well Women’s Clinics (including PAP Smear Clinics)
  • Well Teen’s Clinic
  • Well Men’s Clinic
  • Women Only Addiction Services Programs
  • Stop Smoking Programs
  • Hearing Testing
  • Flu Shot Clinics.

Nutrition:
Menus emphasizing healthy food choices which support local producers (fishermen and farmers)

 


Physical Fitness:

  • Seniors Fitness Programs
  • Gym Facilities
  • Diabetic Clinics

Youth:

  • Teen activities such as role modeling through Participatory Approach Activities (modeled from Heartwood)
  • Peer Tutoring (these youth have been chosen as Municipal Youth Volunteers of the Year)
  • Senior Youth Mentoring Programs
  • Correction Services use facility to meet and council their Youth Clients
  • Time banking programming
  • Free to Be Me Addiction Services Programming

Children:

    • Preschool Programs (offered by parents
    • Hockey
    • Basketball
    • Play ground
    • Fundays
    • Bonfires
    • Swim days

Culture:
We are proud to say that our Center have been one of the initiators in our area of Northern Cape Breton of the revitalizationof culture through workshops, festivals and events, and ongoing training, including:

  •  Gaelic Language Lessons
  • Cabot Day Enactments
  • Gaelic Language and Song Workshops
  • Festivals
  • Family fun days
  • Music lessons

Community Photographic Archive:
We have a photographic display of people and activities from our Community’s past.

 


Employment Resource Services:

  • Outreach Employee Assistance Program Base with the local Officer meets clients in our facility on a biweekly basis.
  • Employability Skills and Job Creation Partnership Programs sponsored by HRSDC are sponsored at the Center Job Placement Facility for Community Services Clientele.
  • Summer Student Job Positions available through our Centre.
  • Canada Revenue Agency Voluntary Income Tax Program Administrators.