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City Departments

Neighbourhood Associations, Sport & Community Groups.

Neighbourhood Associations

The City of Cambridge provides many of it's recreational opportunities through the utilization of a Community Development Approach. This approach operates on the premise that residents of a particular neighbourhood are best suited to determine the recreational and/or social needs of their community. Volunteers from boards and committees to plan and develop programs with support from City staff and Neighbourhood Association staff.

Neighbourhood Associations provide a wonderful variety of recreational, athletic and social programs right in your neighbourhood! Programs are offered at Neighbourhood Association facilities or at local schools. Get involved by taking a program or volunteering.

Map depicting the various Neighbourhood Association Boundaries

Listed below please find a link to each Neighbourhood Association website, or a pdf with information regarding same if a website is not available.

Alison Neighbourhood Association
Blair Road Neighbourhood Association
Kinbridge Community Association - Christopher Champlain
Fiddlesticks Neighbourhood Association
Greenway Chaplin Community Centre
Grow Community Centre
Hespeler Village Neighbourhood Association
Langs Farm Village Association
Preston Heights Community Group
Silverheights Neighbourhood Association
Kinbridge Community Association - Southwood

Summer Playgrounds and Day Camps

Neighbourhood Associations offer a great variety of summer playground or day camp options. Activities such as arts and crafts, games, swimming, music, entertainers, and local off-site trips all led by qualified leaders.
Programs are at various sites and school locations. Find the program that suits your needs!

Summer L.I.T Program - How to Become a Volunteer L.I.T. (Leader-in-Training)
We believe that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow and therefore we strive to provide youth with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills as well as become active members of their community.

L.I.T. volunteers act as assistants to Activity Leaders at Summer Playground and Day Camp sites for two or more weeks in the summer. It is an exciting and rewarding experience appropriate for those who enjoy working with children.
Training and regular feedback is provided. Volunteer hours worked count towards completing Community Involvement activities required for Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Qualifications
  • Youth 13-15 years of age may apply (Must be a minimum of 13 years of age by the start date of the program)
  • Lifesaving Society Safeguard Training
  • L.E.A.D (Leadership Excellence Asset Development) training is an asset
  • Must participate in mandatory L.I.T. training before being placed on site


To Apply:
Complete and submit the on-line application
Note: LIT spaces are limited.

Submitting an application does not guarantee an applicant's placement in the LIT program.
Application Deadlines:
Round 1: Monday, February 29, 2016
Round 2: Monday, April 18, 2016

Second round applications will only be considered on an as needed basis and therefore participants may not be contacted for an interview.
Questions may be directed to Emily Shantz at (519) 740-4681, ext. 4331, or by emailing shantze@cambridge.ca

Sport Organizations and Community Groups

The City of Cambridge has a variety of organizations that provide a wealth of community activities and resources.

Online version of the Directory of Community Groups and Agencies

NCCP - National Coaching Certification Program

The Community Services Department of the City of Cambridge, through the 3M National Coaching Certification Program runs theory coaching clinics throughout the year. Theory clinics are general to all sports and teach important principles of coaching such as planning, sports safety, skill analysis and growth and development. Participants must be 16 years of age or older.

For more sport information please contact 519.740.4681 ext. 4652 or cichellon@cambridge.ca