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What is Christie Lake Kids All About?

Christie Lake Kids is a Registered Charity located in Ottawa Ontario and serves economically disadvantaged children and youth by providing them with year-round recreation and skills building programs at no cost and with all barriers to participation removed.

Our goal is to enrich the lives and prospects of economically disadvantaged children, by providing quality year-round community and camp programs to develop physical, artistic, and social skills, positive attitudes and personal qualities.

Christie Lake Kids is focused on building skills as a pathway to enhancing protective factors in children and youth. By incorporating elements of a strength-based approach to healthy development, Christie Lake Kids' programs demonstrate that learning new skills contributes to building developmental assets.  


Christie Lake Kids programs are based on the following basic principles:

All kids deserve a safe, healthy childhood.

All kids deserve the opportunity to learn, to achieve, and to succeed.

Teaching skills of all kinds not only builds those particular skills; it also builds self-esteem, social skills, and other positive qualities.

Children from low-income families deserve the same recreational and skill development opportunities as other children.

Caring for children and youth is not just a private issue; it is a collective responsibility.