Our 7 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.

ReadUP is in the following neighbourhoods:

Nelson Mandela Park Public School

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.

The ReadUP club is open to the public and runs every Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 in the school library. Please enter by the back door (facing Dundas), and if the door is locked, knock on the library window. The first club of the 2017/2018 school year will be October 18.

Nelson Mandela Park Public School
440 Shuter Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 2H4

Principal – Jason Kandankery
Vice-Principal – Diana Fitzgerald

Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre

This 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 significant 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.

The ReadUP club runs on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. We are located upstairs in the Junior Room. The first club of the 2017/2018 school year will be September 19.

Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
86 Blake Street
Toronto, Ontario
M4J 3C9

Executive Director – Kerry Bowser
416-392-1750 x 302

Parent Resources Drop-In Centre

This is a Family Resource Centre and satellite Early Years Centre in South Riverdale, serving newcomers and a diverse population.

Parent Resources is supported by a Board of Directors and partners with Leslieville Public School, Toronto Public Health, Riverdale Community Health Centre, and other service organizations. It also maintains an excellent partnership with Ryerson University, providing placements for students in Early Childhood Education and the Nursing field. It offers a wide range of programming for families, including a School Readiness Program.

The ReadUP reading club runs on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30. The club is open to families in the community.

Parent Resources Drop-In Centre
1117 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 1Z9

Executive Director – Rose Marie Montinat

Red Door Family Shelter (2 clubs)

This organization provides shelter and support to over 500 families each year.

Red Door has grown to be one of the largest shelters in the GTA with a total of 156 beds in two separate locations.

The ReadUP club runs at 2 of Red Door’s shelters. It is closed to the general public.

Red Door Family Shelter
21 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 2R6

Executive Director – Bernnitta Hawkins

Duke of Connaught Public School

This is a full-service JK to Grade 8 school with a diverse student population and an active parent community.

Duke of Connaught 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.

The ReadUP club takes place on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 for Duke K-3 students. We are located in the “Danny Kitchen” in the Woodfield Building.
The first club of the 2017/2018 school year will be September 21.



Duke of Connaught Public School
70 Woodfield Road
Toronto, Ontario
M4L 2W6

Principal – Beverly O’Brien
Vice Principals – Georgia Koziol, John Kyriazis

Roden Junior Public School
Equinox Holistic Alternative School

These schools are part of the Toronto District School Board and work in partnership to share a ReadUP club for their K-3 students.

Roden P.S. participates in the Model Schools for Inner Cities Project, a TDSB program that supports inner-city schools.

The ReadUP club takes place in the Roden school library on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 for Roden/Equinox K-3 students.
The first club of the 2017/2018 school year will be September 19.


Roden Junior Public School
Equinox Holistic Alternative School
151 Hiawatha Rd
Toronto, Ontario
M4L 2Y1

Principal – Catherine Pollock
Vice Principal – Christopher O’Shaughnessy