After School Programs

The GTHS offers a variety of after school programs for youth in our community who want to learn about the human-animal bond and interact with our shelter animals IN PERSON. Our exciting and engaging programs provide a safe place for youth to improve their compassion and empathy through positive social interactions, spend time with like-minded people and engage in cuddle time with cats and dogs. All programs are led by our Humane Education Coordinator, Molly Freedman, and her incredible team of volunteers.

Youth Club

Day of Week: Monday
Times: 4:30-6 (11-15yrs) | 6:15-7:45 (15-18)
Length of Program: 8 weeks
Location: GTHS
Cost: $80+HST
Max capacity: 15 per session
Start date Fall 2022: October 17

After School Club

Day of Week: Tuesday
Times: 4:30-6 (7-11yrs)
Length of Program: 8 weeks
Location: GTHS
Cost: $110+HST
Max capacity: 15 per session
Start date Fall 2022: September 20th

Vets of Tomorrow I

Day of Week: Wednesday
Times: 4:30-6:30
Length of Program: 5 weeks
Location: GTHS
Cost: $199 (includes HST)
Max capacity: 15 per session
Start date Fall 2022: September 21

Vets of Tomorrow II

Day of Week: Wednesday
Times: 4:30-6:30
Length of Program: 5 weeks
Location: GTHS
Cost: $199 (includes HST)
Max capacity: 15 per session
Start date Fall 2022: November 2

Parents’ Night Out

Day of Week: Friday
Times: 5:00-7:30 (7-12 yrs)
Length of Program: Single Session
Location: GTHS
Cost: $40 + HST | $10 discount for each additional child from the same family
Max capacity: 15 per session
Start date Fall 2022: September 23rd

Questions about any of our programs? Please email education@gths.ca for more information

Molly Freedman is our awesome Humane Education Coordinator. She has a Master’s in Education, a Bachelor’s in Animal Science and has been working with youth and animals for 10+ years. Molly has worked at First Nations Science Camp as well as an Equestrian Summer Camp and has been an active volunteer with the GTHS Humane Education Team for three years before she was hired to run the program full time. Molly has dedicated her life to the care and protection of animals. Her background in Animal Welfare has always focused on the human-animal bond and the many ways she can reinforce the healing powers of animals in the lives of our youth. In her spare time, you may find Molly hiking with her dog, Sasha, or cuddled on the couch with a tea, blanket and purring kitty, Mojito. Her spirit cat, Mai Tai, enjoys supervising from afar.