Community Connection is a non-profit organization that provides affordable recreation, leisure and special interest programs, for all ages, in Whitby and Brooklin. Working with the Town of Whitby and the Durham District School Board maximizes the use of ten school facilities and encourages community involvement. All profits are invested back into local schools, projects, initiatives, and special events in the community.
We offer a wide variety of affordable evening programs including: sports, karate, dance, drama, music, language, science and art. Our adult Competitive and Recreational Volleyball Leagues are very popular and run during both sessions. We also offer an amazing summer camp experience at our John Dryden P.S. and Ormiston P.S. locations.
Community Connection programs are offered at the following locations:
- Bellwood Public School, 30 Bellwood Drive (Bellwood)
- Brooklin Village Public School, 25 Selkirk Drive (Brooklin Village)
- Donald A Wilson Secondary School, 681 Rossland Road West (D. A. Wilson)
- Glen Dhu Public School, 29 Fallingbrook Street (Glen Dhu)
- John Dryden Public School, 40 Rolling Acres Drive (John Dryden)
- Meadowcrest Public School, 20 Vipond Street (Meadowcrest)
- Ormiston Public School, 20 Forest Heights Street (Ormiston)
- Pringle Creek Public School, 80 Ribblesdale Drive (Pringle Creek)
- Sinclair Secondary School, 380 Taunton Road (Sinclair
- Whitby Shores Public School, 485 Whitby Shores Greenway (Whitby Shores)
Community Connection now offers evening programs in two sessions throughout the year. Our Fall Session runs from September to December and our Winter/Spring Session runs from January to early May. Registration for both sessions begins in August and we suggest that you register early to avoid disappointment. Programs with low registration will be cancelled one week prior to the start date, at which time you will be offered alternate programming or a refund/credit to your account.
Registration for our summer camps begins in February. We offer a variety of camps including; Day Camp, Sports Camp, Kinder Camp, Arts and Crafts Camp, Young Chefs’ Camp and Counsellor in Training (CIT).
In the event of a last minute program cancellation or update you will be notified by email. Please make sure that we have your current email address and contact information on file.
Available Programs and Registration
To view all of the programs Community Connection has to offer and to register, please visit the program registration page.
You can volunteer and make a valuable contribution to your local community by serving on the Community Connection Executive Committee.
Community Connection meetings are generally held the last Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the McKinney Centre. We do not meet in July or August.
Student Volunteer Program
Our Student Volunteer Program provides an excellent venue for students to work towards the completion of their mandatory 40 hours of volunteer service while acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge vital to obtaining a part-time time job or entrance into Post-secondary Programs.
Applying for a position in the "Student Volunteer Program" is easy. Please forward your resume indicating which session, location and evening that you are available and briefly outline your interests and/or skills. Please apply well in advance of each session as space is extremely limited.
Whitby's Canada Day Fireworks Event, held on July 1st at Victoria Fields, is sponsored by Community Connection. The festivities begin at 1:00pm and you can enjoy live performances, kids’ activities, food vendors, exhibits and more.