FREE = This service has been confirmed to be free.
ML = This service is offered in multiple languages.
Please note that the legend is only a guide. If you have any questions about a service, we encourage you to reach out to the organization directly.
If your organization is doing something similar and would like those efforts included in this list, please send an email to Monika Bodemer.
At Home Learning
Province of Ontario FREE
Here you can find at-home activities that offer quick and easy access to some of Ontario’s best online kindergarten to grade 12 learning resources.
Scholastic Learn at Home resources for children in JK to Grade 9
Waterloo Catholic District School Board FREE
Waterloo Catholic District School Board has launched WCDSBLearn@Home. This is an online space to help our communities stay connected and informed. It also provides resources for students and families to support and supplement Educator-Led Learning experiences at home.
Waterloo Region District School Board FREE
Waterloo Region District School Board has launched WRDSB@Home – an online space for age-appropriate, high-quality learning materials and supports for students and their families.
250 Free, Online Ivy League Courses
Select the link above for 250 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free.
35 Ted Talks for Kids and Teens
Educational and inspiring Ted Talks for Kids and Teens that are 18 minutes or less.
Free art classes from Artshine Inc.
Free Audio Books for Kids
Discover and listen to books like Winnie-the-Pooh, Anne of Green Gables and Harry Potter.
Girls Mean Business
Girls Mean Business, aims to encourage female and non-binary youth to explore technology and entrepreneurship. The program includes a series of hands-on programs for students in grades 6 through 12 that guide participants through parts of the lifecycle of becoming a technology entrepreneur. Parents and teachers are encouraged to be mentors for the girls, learning alongside them when possible!
Idea Exchange Recommendations
Check out the kids page at Idea Exchange for lots of book recommendations, online games, and tons of links to fun and exciting resources for lifelong learning.
Improve Your Typing Skills
Through interactive activities, videos, and challenges kids can learn how to improve their typing skills.
This page includes a long list of education resources for families including Math, Science and Nature as well as general education links that can be helpful for younger children up to about age 12.
Kitchener Public Library
This interactive page includes a KPL Kids Blog for online programs and their (You)th website for virtual volunteering and contests!
Learn a New Language
This page offers videos, activities, and tests to help you learn a new language. Choose from 33 languages including French, Italian, German, Spanish and more.
Owl Child Care Services
This page lists at-home learning opportunities covering all areas of learning, and includes indoor and outdoor learning.
HERO Generation resources are now available to all, to support new teachers and parents who would like to engage with learning and teaching the HERO Traits during this period of social isolation.
Technovation Girls equips youth (namely female, but also non-binary, and trans youth) ages 10-18 with the skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. With the support of volunteer mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that solves a problem they care about – or support a team that does. Most join with no previous tech experience. Register for the program at technovationchallenge.org.