Who We Are

Reach Out! (Previously Youth in Elmwood Arts and Recreation) is a program of Elmwood Community Resource Centre for youth in grades 7-12. Our 5 pillars of programming encourage youth to make informed, positive choices and aim to help them achieve their potential and become the best versions of themselves.

Our staff includes registered teachers, psycho-social support workers, and community development specialists.

Homework & Life Skills

Homework Club engages youth where they are. Facilitators and volunteers work closely with youth to develop their literacy, numeracy, and study skills. Our highly interactive life skills, leadership, and recreation programs give youth the opportunity to learn or master a skill and encourage their self-development.

Chromebooks and printing services available to youth during the program.


3:30 – 4:00 Check-in & screening
4:00 – 5:30 Homework/Study period
5:45 – 6:00 Meal
6:15 – 7:30 Small group activity

Designated “quiet space” available after the meal for any youth that wants to continue to study, or do their homework.

Additional support for Grade 12 in-person homework session by appointment or drop-in on Mondays (4pm-8pm).

Level-Up Line

Youth can call in for homework, employment or any other life skills support. We are here for you, no matter what the need. Call us at (204) 698-7536

The line is open Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm-8:00 pm.


Meals and snacks are provided to all program participants. They are pre-packaged and individually wrapped in a commercial kitchen by staff members certified in food handling.

Safety During Covid-19

ECRC is committed to maintaining student and staff safety through the pandemic. This includes:

  • Maximum capacity of 15 youth per day
  • Youth will be temperature screened prior to entry and will fill out a COVID form each time they attend program
  • Hands must be sanitized or wash thoroughly upon entrance and masks will be provided
  • Distance of 2 meters except for brief exchange
  • Masks are mandatory for all staff

How To Register

To register, or get more information, email: apinnock@elmwoodecrc.ca or call (204) 982-1720 ext. 202