Our 10 Clubs
Every week, children come to their ReadUP Reading Club and get a bag of books that matches
their reading level. Volunteers work one-on-one with each child, helping with any challenging words.
Then the children take the books home to practise reading through the week.
You can join any time during the school year and there are no fees.
Just show up to sign up.
It is a drop-in format, so best to arrive within the first half-hour so we will have time to work with your child – you can expect to spend about 20-25 minutes at the club. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
ReadUP clubs take place at the following locations:
Church Street Public School is part of the Toronto District School Board and has served the downtown community since 1872. It is also home to the Native Learning Centre.
This community is one of the most diverse in the city, and the school’s motto is: Respect—Truth—Wisdom Mnaadendmowin—Debwewin—Nbwaakaawin (Ojibway)
The school’s administration, and a team of dedicated teachers, play a key role in supporting ReadUP at this school.
Church Street Junior Public School
83 Alexander Street
Principal: Mark Lasso
Vice Principal: Tanya Demjanenko
Roden Public School is part of the Toronto District School Board and has served the Coxwell and Gerrard area since 1907. Equinox Holistic Alternative School was founded in 2009 and is located within Roden P.S. Children from both schools attend the ReadUP club each week in the library, and the Parent Councils of these schools, as well as the school’s Administrators and Teacher Librarian, have worked together to provide wonderful support for ReadUP.
Roden Junior Public School Equinox Holistic Alternative School
151 Hiawatha Rd
Principal – Catherine Pollock
Vice Principal – Christopher O’Shaughnessy
Eastview is a multi-service, community-based organization located in the eastern part of downtown Toronto. Part of the Centre’s immediate Blake/Jones catchment area is characterized by a high immigrant population, with a sizeable proportion of first generation residents and single parent families. One of the Centre’s signature programs, the Eastview (Toronto) Boys and Girls Club, has been in operation since the mid-1970’s and has provided programs and services that help meet the needs of the area’s children, youth, seniors, and newcomer families.
Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
86 Blake Street
Executive Director – Kerry Bowser
416-392-1750 x 302
100% of Greenwood’s students are recently arrived adolescent newcomers between the ages of 13- and 20-years old. Greenwood provides these students with intensive language, literacy and numeracy support until they either transition to adult education or can be served by a program in their home school. The students come from countries across the world including Syria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Eritrea and Iraq.
Greenwood Secondary School
800 Greenwood Avenue
Principal: Rob MacKinnon
Vice Principal: Elise Davidson
Parent Resources is a Family Resource Centre in South Riverdale, serving newcomers and a diverse population. It offers a wide range of programming for families. Parent Resources partners with Leslieville Public School, Toronto Public Health, Riverdale Community Health Centre and Ryerson University, providing placements for students in Early Childhood Education and the Nursing field.
Leslieville Junior Public School has a proud history in the Leslieville community, serving 350 students in Grades JK to 6. The school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities including sports, writers’ clubs, and choirs. Leslieville also has full-time music and phys-ed teachers, and special needs programs that serve children from the local community and beyond.
Parent Resources Drop-In Centre
Executive Director – Rose Marie Montinat
Leslieville Junior Public School
254 Leslie Street
Principal: Leasa Adams
Nelson Mandela Park PS is located in the Regent Park area of Toronto. It is part of the TDSB Model Schools for Inner City program, which ensures that students in the inner city grow up with all the choices and opportunities they need to thrive. The school aims to make a difference by focussing on the needs of the child, and by working in tandem with families, community, and government agencies.
Nelson Mandela Park Public School
440 Shuter Street
Principal: Jason Kandankery
Vice Principal: Diana Fitzgerald
Duke of Connaught is a full-service JK to Grade 8 school with a diverse student population and an active parent community. It participates in the Model Schools for Inner Cities Project, encourages an active lifestyle as a Toronto School on the Move, and is a partner of Learning Through the Arts.
Duke of Connaught Public School
70 Woodfield Road
Principal – Beverly O’Brien
Vice Principals – Carl Gambacort, Kelli Helpert
Red Door Family Shelter is a non-profit registered charity serving the GTA with 156 beds in two locations. Since 1982, Red Door has provided services for families who need safe and supportive emergency shelter. It is one of the largest family shelters in Toronto, providing support to over 500 families every year. These include women who are fleeing violence at home, families who are evicted, refugees, or young mothers who may have nowhere to go.
Red Door Family Shelter
21 Carlaw Avenue
Executive Director – Carol Latchford