The Centre - Youth Recreation

The Centre - Youth Recreation

Welcome to the The Centre! This is our recreation homepage for all things youth! The City of Hamilton received a Platinum designation as a Youth Friendly Community through Playworks. This designation, supported by Parks and Recreation Ontario, verifies that the City of Hamilton has appropriate youth recreation assets in our community.  We ensure this by providing the following opportunities to youth in our city. Check them out!

The Centre - Virtual Programs

We are now offering FREE virtual programming for youth 12 to 17 years old. Spots are limited, register now!

Want a safe space to hang out with your friends online? Check out these programs:

Music, Movies and Media Trivia

This trivia night is for anyone ages 12-17yrs old! We will be testing you on your knowledge of music, movies and media! 

Ages 12-17 yrs
Date Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time 5:30 to 6:15 pm

Paint Night
Join us for a virtual paint night! All materials needed for this will be provided in a pick up kit. An instructor will guide you through painting a master piece (beginner level painting).

Ages 12-17 yrs
Date Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Games Night
This games night is for anyone ages 12-17yrs old! We will be playing a series of fun virtual group games to encourage some socializing and teambuilding!

Ages 12-17 yrs
Date Thursday, May 6, 2021
Time 5:30 to 6:15 pm

These courses are offered in partnership with the Hamilton Music Collective and facilitated by a certified music instructors.

Participants will be able to borrow the instruments for free during the course.

Hamilton Music Collective

Music for Wellness - 6 Week Course
This workshop and 6 week course is offered in partnership with Hamilton  Music Collective, and facilitated by a certified music therapist. This program focuses on song writing, conversation and building leadership skills for our overall wellness.

Ages 12-14 yrs
Date Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time 7 to 8 pm

Vocal 101
A 6-week crash course for learning to Sing! 

Ages 12-17 yrs
Date Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time 4 to 4:45 pm

Piano 101
A 6 week crash course for learning the piano! 

Ages 12-17 yrs
Date Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time 5:30 to 6:30 pm

A 6 week crash course for learning the guitar! 

Ages 12-17 yrs
Date Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time 4 to 5 pm

Beats By U!
Learn to make your own electronic music (writing melodies and basslines with effects) 

Ages 12-17 yrs
Date Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time 7 to 8 pm

How to register

  1. Visit and click on registered programs
  2. Create or log into your online registration profile by clicking “How to Register”
  3. Search the program barcode in the program finder, and register!

Need Help? Contact us!
Email [email protected]

Drop In Programs

There are drop in programs specifically for anyone 13-17 years of age. (example: Basketball, Open Gym). We have no drop in programs at this time.

Registered Programs

There are registered courses available for youth 13-17 years old. These are progressive in some way and teach you a skill! We have no in person registered programs at this time.

Leader In Training (LIT) Program

This program helps you start your journey to become a successful camp or recreation leader. It focuses on key attributes and skills that aspiring leaders must know in order to successfully lead recreation programs for children and care for young participants. Leaders in Training will learn about group leadership, communication, leading games and activities in multiple environments, managing behaviour, and working as a team. Volunteer placements in camp or another suitable recreation program are offered to those who demonstrate successful completion of the course. There are no LIT programs offered at this time.

The Centre – IRL

Ancaster Rotary - exterior building

Ancaster Rotary Centre

385 Jerseyville Road West, Ancaster
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1698
Accessibility: Medium (limited to no barriers)

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre - exterior building

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre

876 Cannon St. East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4150
Accessibility: High (limited to no barriers and adapted equipment)

Huntington Park Recreation - exterior building

Huntington Park Recreation Centre

87 Brentwood Drive, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4880
Accessibility: High (limited to no barrier and adapted equipment)

Winona Community Centre

255 Winona Road, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4935
Accessibility: Medium (limited to no barriers)

Student and Youth Opportunities

The City of Hamilton accepts applications for a variety of jobs (summer students, post- secondary student placements and co-op).

Youth Resources

Learn more about the youth resources available in our City to support you and your journey.

Connect with us on Social Media

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Contact Us

For more information contact:
Email [email protected]

Drop-in programs

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How to Register