Childcare / Family Services

List of Childcare centres in Grand Falls-Windsor:Download Document Now

The Town of Grand Falls-Windsor has a number of Childcare options for families. Somebody looking for childcare can choose one of the following options:

Find a babysitter privately and pay them
Place your child(ren) in a Licensed Child Care Provider Home
Place your child(ren) in a Licensed Childcare Facility
Use the childcare centers offered at the place of study or workplace
There are advantages and disadvantages to choosing any of the above for your children; however, there are many issues to consider when making your final childcare decision. 


Licensed Child Care Facility

A Licensed Child Care Facility is a center that has been approved to operate a child care program. There are advantages and disadvantages to place your children in a Licensed Child Care Facility.



Helpful Links


Department of Health & Community Services http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/
Improving Child Care Services for Canadian Families:
http://childcaretoday.ca/files/ADCO20child20care20paper_1.pdf
Godaycare http://www.godaycare.com/Newfoundland%20And%20Labrador
Childcare Resource and Research Unit http://www.childcarecanada.org/



Child Care Benefits and Deduction Links


Canada Child Care Tax Benefit (CCTB) http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/cctb/menu-eng.html
Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/en/goc/cctb.shtml
Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit (NLCB):
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/t4114/t4114-e.html#P300_22145
Child Disability Benefit (CDB) http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/disability-eng.html



Meeting People

Meeting people in a new community is important and can be achieved by getting involved in activities that are happening.  The following section will provide numerous ways in which an individual can participate in the&n bsp;community life of Grand Falls-Windsor.

There are many community and neighborhood centers in Grand Falls-Windsor that offer programs and activities for residents to join and interact with other individuals.  Visit one of these organizations and ask what programs they offer and you will find many opportunities to be involved with your family.



Fitness Centers

Exploits Valley YMCA-Frances M. Nichols Community Centre

13 Prices Avenue
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2B 1C9
Contact: Stephen Williams
Phone: (709) 489-9622
Website: http://www.exploitsvalleyymca.ca/

The Exploits Valley YMCA is a charity that enables personal growth in Spirit, Mind and Body through participation, partnerships and service to the community


Programs Offered


  • Fitness Programs (including Fitness Classes-Circuit Training, Total Body Workout, Strength & Conditioning, Palates, Karate, Butts Legs & Tummies, Line Dancing etc).
  • Usage of weights and cardio equipment in cross training centre
  • Aquatics (including General Swimming, Family Swimming, Lane Swimming, Teen Swim, Child Swim, Aqua Fitness, Aqua Motion, Lane Swimming & Swimming Lessons for all ages).
  • Group Cycling
  • Squash Courts & Programs
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Trainer Available
  • Hot Tub & Sauna
  • Gymnasium
  • Child Care Programs
  • Seasonal Activities & Events (Including Valentines Day Events, St. Patrick’s Day Events, Christmas Events, Remembrance Day Events, Canada Day Events etc).


Fundamentals Family Fitness Centre


168 Main Street
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1A2
Contact: Tammy & Jason Barton
Phone: (709) 489-5080
Email: jason.barton@lifefitness.com/ tammyabarton@telus.net


Music & Art Studio


Bee Creative Arts Inc-Music Instructions

156 Main Street
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1A2
Contact: Lorraine Bowering
Phone: (709) 489-3555
Email: info@creativeartz.cs

Corinne’s Studio & School of Art

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1P6
Contact: Corinne Linehan
Phone: (709) 489-7878
Email: c.linehan@hotmail.com

Desiree’s Music Studio

2 Exploits Lane
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1X9
Contact: Desiree Lane
Phone: (709) 257-2175


Organizations


Harmsworth Public Library

 

The Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts

1 Cromer Avenue
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1W9
Contact: Madonna Crant
Phone: (709) 489-2303
Email: madonnacrant@nlpubliclibrary.ca
Website: www.http://home.thezone.net/~library/

Grand Falls-Windsor Lions Club

c/o 94 Lincoln Road
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1N5
Contact: Chad Haggett
Phone: (709) 489-4877

Exploits Lodge

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43 Union Street
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2C9
Contact: John Locke
Phone: (709) 489-9589

Rotary Club

27 Greenwood Avenue
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1S7
Contact: Mike Goodyear
Phone: (709) 489-2009
 

Kiwanis Club

P.O. Box 263
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2J7
President: Andre Beson

Lord Northcliffe

No. 1086 (Masons)
P.O. Box 314
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Contact: Ross Granter, Master


Senior Citizens Recreation Centre/Exploits Valley 50+ Club

25 Edwards Place
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2K2
Contact: Cecilia Hickey
Phone: (709) 489-6470

Girl Guides of Canada
Association
Phone: 1-800-555-8111

Status of Women Central-Women’s Center

11 Hardy Avenue
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2P8
Contact: Jackie Thompson
Phone: (709) 489-8919
Email: women@nfld.net


Volunteering

Volunteers are individuals who donate their personal time and service of their own free will. Volunteering with organizations in Grand Falls-Windsor will enable you with the opportunity to integrate into the community and gain valuable experience. There are many reasons to become a volunteer:


Meet other individuals

 

There are a variety of positions available

  • It’s personally rewarding, satisfying and FUN!
  • Opportunity to share your skills and talents with others
  • Gain work-related skills and experience
  • Organizations will recognize your efforts
  • (Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists)


Here is a list of some of the Volunteer Opportunities available in the community:

 

Canadian Blood Services                

105 Lincoln Road
P.O. Box 1
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2J3
Contact: Sharon Maidment
Phone: (709) 489-9895
Website: www.blood.ca

 

Canadian Cancer Society

10 Pinsent Drive 
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2R6
Contact: Penny Pardy
Phone: (709) 489-5822
Email: centralregion@nl.cancer.ca
Website: www.caner.ca

Canadian Paraplegic Association

Town Square Mall
7 High Street
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2C3
Contact: Marilyn Bonnell
Phone: (709) 489-8410
Email: gdflpa@nfr.aibn.com
Website: www.canparaplegic.org

The Arthritis Society

Duggan Street

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2K7
Email: info@nl.arthritis.ca
Website: www.arthritic.ca/nl

 

Additional Helpful Links


Who Cares NL: www.whocaresnl.ca
National Survey For Giving, Volunteering and Participating www.givingandvolunteering.ca
Community Services Council-Newfoundland & Labrador http://www.envision.ca/pdf/FactSheetJan2004.pdf



Multicultural Events and Activities 


There is a Multicultural Group in Grand Falls-Windsor that has been active on and off since 1991. This Group has a high interest in getting to know immigrants and their culture while providing them with the opportunity to display their pride and joy in all facets of their culture, especially ethnic art, cuisine and dress. The Committee celebrated its first Multicultural Night on December 6, 1991 at the Lion’s Hall, Main Street and continued to hold activities and events throughout the year.


For further information about this Group, contact:

President Aubrey Smith  
Phone: (709) 489-5068
Email: cbasmith@nl.rogers.com
Town of Grand Falls-Windsor     P.O. Box 439, 5 High Street     Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2J8      709-489-0407
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