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
REGISTER FOR SPRING 2018 SKATEBOARD PROGRAMS TODAY!
UPCOMING SKATEBOARD PROGRAMS
WHAT: Chill Toronto Spring Skateboard Program
WHERE: Regent Park Athletic Grounds (480 Shuter Street, Toronto ON)
WHEN: Tuesdays starting May 15 and Thursday starting May 17 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
HOW: Complete Spring Skateboard Community Agency Application and attend a Chaperone Orientation session set to take place mid-May at a mutually agreed upon Community Agency.
SUMMER 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 | email@example.com
Emily is originally from Lunenburg, MA and currently resides in central MA. With a background in K-12 educational partnership programming, Emily holds a B.A. in Studio Art focused in Graphic Design from Clark University and is currently finishing her M.S. in Resilient and Sustainable Communities at Green Mountain College. Her favorite boardsport is snowboarding, and favorite place to ride is Killington, VT. Her dad is adamant that her first cassette tape was Jewel, but it was actually Green Day’s “Dookie”.
Bree Oda, Toronto Program Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
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).