About Chill Toronto
Founded in 2003, Chill Toronto provides snowboarding, skateboarding, and stand-up paddleboarding youth development programs for youth between the ages of 10 and 18 years old. Our participants come to our programs through community agencies in the Greater Toronto Area.
Through these programs, we teach important life lessons like Respect, Patience, Persistence, Courage, Responsibility, and Pride.
We work with youth from low-income communities, juvenile justice, mental health, drug treatment, transitional housing, foster care, and after-school programs to overcome challenges they are facing in their everyday lives.
Chill Toronto's six week skateboarding program operates each Spring, Summer, and Fall with Skate Loft and Maple Leaf's Sports Entertainment Foundation. Approved Agency Partners nominate youth to participate and the entire program is provided at no cost to the youth or agencies involved.
Located at Snow Valley Resort, our six week snowboarding program operates on Wednesday and Thursday nights each winter from mid-January through February. Agency Partners nominate youth to participate and the entire program is provided at no cost to the youth or agencies involved.
The Latest from Chill Toronto
FALL SKATEBOARD PROGRAMS ARE IN ACTION!
UPCOMING SKATEBOARD PROGRAMS
WHAT: Chill Toronto Fall Skateboard Program
WHERE: Skate Loft (763 Warden Ave #5, Toronto, ON)
WHEN: Wednesdays starting October 10 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
HOW: Contact Local Program Coordinator, Bree Oda, at email@example.com.
WINTER PROGRAM DETAILS COMING SOON!
Chill Toronto's Skateboard Programs follows a positive youth development model designed to build youth participant's confidence and self esteem. Through a combination of expert coaching, youth development curriculum, and postivie adult mentors, Chill's youth participant learn to ride, inspire, and lead.
Chill provides all the equipment (helmets, boards, safety pads), instruction, private mobile skate park, and youth development lessons. We ask that your organization commit to nominating youth to participate and provide an Agency Leader to support nominated participants to attend and succeed through the program.
We are also excited to provide an opportunity for all participants to build their DIY skateboard! Using Roarockit’s thin air press technology and expert guidance, each participant will build their own skateboard to take home at the end of the six-week program. It is a great chance for our participants to build a tangible product to take home, act as a symbol of what they achieved through Chill’s program, and the opportunity to continue skateboarding!
Our Host Mountain
Snow Valley Resort
Chill Toronto is stoked to partner with Snow Valley Resort again for the 2018 season!
We use our time on the ride up to Snow Valley Resort in Barrie to introduce the weekly theme through an activity, and reinforce the concept during our time on the mountain. This structure allows participants to make meaningful connections to the curriculum while experiencing the innate joy of snowboarding.
Our Local Partners
Connect with Chill Toronto
Alistair Thomson, Regional Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alistair is originally from Brantford, ON and currently resides in Toronto. With a background in Education, Alistair holds a B.A. in English from McMaster University, B.Ed from York University, and certified by the Ontario College of Teachers. Favorite boardsport? Snowboarding. Favorite place to ride? A super-secret spot (his backyard, with a homemade riglet park for his kids. Lift lines are never too long!). Alistair’s first CD? Blink 182 – Enema of the State.
Bree Oda, Toronto Program Coordinator | email@example.com
Bree was born in Etobicoke, Canada and can currently be found in Toronto. She spent her early adult years in Montreal, Quebec where she attended Concordia University and studied French and Political Science. Favorite boardsport? If she had to choose, it would be a tie between snow and skate. Favorite place to ride? Whistler, BC. Favorite place to skate? Skate Loft, an indoor park in Toronto. Bree’s first tape? New Kids On The Block (reluctantly passed down from her older sisters).