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Winter Programs Registration

A wide range of fun and high quality recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Register for programs in these categories: Preschool & Kindergarten, Children, Youth, Adult, Older Adult 55+, Aquatics (Swimming Lessons) and Group Fitness. 

New! Resident-first registration! Online and walk-in registration starts at 8 a.m.

Ajax Residents:
Aquatics (Swimming Lessons) – Open
Activities – November 24

Non-Residents and Ongoing Ajax Residents:
Aquatics (Swimming Lessons) – November 29
Activities – December 1

Please Note: Resident-first registration does not guarantee program availability. Program availability may change at any time.

View Available Winter 2023 Programs and Register

 Registration Options and Information
 Online
What You Need
  • Your Login (Email Address) Your Password
  • Activity Barcode(s)
  • Payment Options:
    VISA, MasterCard or AMEX
What To Do 
  • Visit ajax.ca/ActiveAjax and Sign In
  • If creating a new account, please allow 24 business hours for activation
  • Click on the Activities tab and follow the Tips for a Successful Search
  • Select your activity, Add to Cart and follow the registration prompts
  • When finished registering, proceed to the Checkout to make payment
You must agree to the waiver and make payment to complete the transaction.
Confirmation/Receipt
  • Immediate registration confirmation
  • Online registrants must print their receipt as one will not be mailed
In Person/ Drop-Off or Walk-In
What You Need
  • Completed Registration Form
    Registration Form(s)
    Scroll down on Active Ajax activity page to access registration form(s).
  • Payment Options:
  • VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Debit, Cash or Cheque (cheques are made payable to the Town of Ajax)
What To Do
  • Visit any community centre Customer Service Desk to register in person or to drop off your registration form
  • Forms received in advance of the registration dates will be held until registration day, and will be processed in random order
  • Staff will email or call if the course is full or the registration is incomplete
Confirmation/Receipt
  • Available during regular hours of operation
  • Immediate registration confirmation for in person registrations
  • Confirmation/receipts will be emailed/mailed for those registrations that were dropped off
Mail 
 
What You Need
  • Completed Registration Form
    Registration Form(s)
    Scroll down on Active Ajax activity page to access registration form(s).
  • Payment Options:
    VISA, Mastercard, AMEX or Cheque (If mailed, cheques are made payable to the Town of Ajax)
What To Do

MAIL completed Registration Form to:

Town of Ajax
Recreation, Culture & Community Development
65 Harwood Ave. S.
Ajax, ON L1S 2H9

Attention - Registrations

Confirmation/Receipt
  • You will be notified by email or mail if you have successfully registered for your program of choice

Drop-In Activities Available for All Age Groups

Try a program or learn a new skill without the commitment of weekly classes. Drop-in activities including basketball, pickleball, badminton, Friday Night Fun Centres & Clubs, youth spaces, group fitness, and aqua fitness available on a first-come, first-served basis. No pre-registration required.

Drop-In Programs Schedule 

Recreation & Culture Gift Cards - Makes a Great Gift!

Image of a winter scene in the background with an illustrated image of a gift card

Give the gift of experience this holiday season with a Recreation & Culture gift card! Gift cards are the perfect way to support your friends and family in being active and engaged. 

Gift cards can be purchased online or in person to be used toward programs and services including:

Recreation + Culture = Experience

Buy a Gift Card

Online:

Buy A Gift Card Online

In Person:

Ajax Community Centre: 
75 Centennial Road

McLean Community Centre: 
95 Magill Drive

Audley Recreation Centre:

1955 Audley Road North
Terms and Conditions
  • Gift cards can be redeemed for Recreation & Culture registered and drop-in activities, memberships and point of sale items only.
  • Gift cards are available in any denomination between $5 and $1,000.
  • Gift cards must be presented at the time of redemption.
  • Any unused value will remain on the gift card for future use.
  • Gift cards have no expiry date and are not redeemable for cash.
  • Gift cards may not be returned.
  • The Town of Ajax is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged cards or any unauthorized use.
  • All Recreation & Culture registered and drop- in activities, memberships and point of sale item pricing is subject to change.
  • Gift cards are a printed receipt and not a plastic card.
Contact Information

Ajax Community Centre: 
905-427-8811

McLean Community Centre: 
905-428-7711

Audley Recreation Centre:
905-427-2468

Inclusion Services

People of all abilities can participate in our programs and services. Special needs may include difficulty with physical mobility, behavioural challenges, developmental challenges, visual/hearing impairments, or medical conditions that prevent them from participating in a program/service without support. 

Please call 905-619-2529, ext. 7259 or email InclusionServices@ajax.ca to discuss options if your child/youth requires enhanced staffing or Inclusion Support Services.

Preschool & Kindergarten Programs

Learn & Play - Create & Play - Move & Play

See all Preschool & Kindergarten programs.

For more information on our preschool and kindergarten programs contact the Community Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529, ext. 7255.

Children's Programs

High Five LogoExplore high quality, creative & physically challenging programs for children 6-12 years of age. 

Town of Ajax programs are HIGH FIVE accredited meeting provincial standards for safety and quality. Committed to ensuring participants have a positive experience with our proven child-centered approach to development. Designed to encourage fair play, healthy competition and leadership.  Memorable, social and above all FUN! 

For more information on our children's programs contact the Community Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529, ext. 7727.

 Children's & Family Drop-In Sports
Take part in drop-in programs at the Audley Recreation Centre.

See all Children & Family Drop-In Sports.

Children's Registered Programs 

We have you covered with introductory skilled sports, dance, visual arts classes and more. 

See all Registered Children's Programs 

Youth Programs

Youth Friendly LogoAs a Youth Friendly Community, the Town of Ajax is committed to building a healthy, vibrant community that keeps young people a priority. Our programs and spaces are accessible, inclusive and aim to meet the needs of youth, which will make them feel more supported, connected, engaged, valued and safe. Our programs provide opportunities for youth ages 11 to 18. 

For more information on youth programs, youth spaces, events, and opportunities to get involved, contact the Community Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529, ext. 7508 or email youth@ajax.ca.

Registered Programs

Learn a new sport, practice skills, gain a certification, or meet new friends.

See all Youth programs.

Drop-In sports

Take part in drop-in programs at the McLean Community Centre and Audley Recreation Centre.

See all Youth Drop-In programs.

Free Drop-In Youth Spaces
 Youth Spaces

Drop in, meet new friends and take part in free activities! Our Youth Spaces are a safe and supervised drop-in space for youth between the ages of 11 to 18. Our Youth Spaces offer the following: pool table, ping pong, foosball, large screen TV's, and video game consoles.

Visit our Youth Spaces at the Ajax Community Centre, McLean Community Centre and/or Audley Recreation Centre. 

Hours (subject to change, please check the Youth Spaces drop-in calendar below for any changes to hours):

Ajax Community Centre (75 Centennial Rd.)
Monday to Friday 4 to 8 p.m. 
Sunday & Saturday 1 to 4p.m.

McLean Community Centre (95 Magill Dr.) 
Monday to Friday 4 to 8 p.m. 
Sunday & Saturday 1 to 4p.m.

Audley Recreation Centre (1955 Audley Rd. N)
Monday to Friday 4 to 8 p.m. 
Sunday & Saturday 1 to 4p.m.

 *Please Note: Youth Spaces closed Monday, October 10, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day). 

Youth Spaces -  Drop-In Calendar

 Youth Hubs

The Town of Ajax offers a safe and welcoming space for high school students to hang out in, with structured and unstructured programming at the following youth hubs located in high schools:

Our Place (Located inside of Ajax High School) - 4 to 6 p.m.

Youth must be attending the high schools listed above to attend the program. Youth Hubs are closed during March Break and Summer Break.

Youth Engagement Advisory Committee (YEAC) - Winter Care Package Program

Winter Care Package Program 2023 

January 9 - February 7, 2023

The Youth Engagement Advisory Committee has collaborated with Durham Youth Services and is collecting donations in order to build winter care packages for youth in need.

There’s a record number of youth experiencing homelessness. We want to help them through winter this year by providing care packages with essential items. To reach YEAC’s goal of 50 packages minimum we need your help!

Drop-o­ffs will be accepted at the locations below during regular hours of operation:

  • Audley Recreation Centre - 1955 Audley Rd. N.
  • Ajax Community Centre - 75 Centennial Rd.
  • McLean Community Centre - 95 Magill Dr.

Suggested donations:

  • Toiletries: shampoo/conditioner,
    soap/body wash, feminine products,
    deodorant, razors, hairbrushes, hair ties
  • Non-perishable snacks (granola bars, crackers, etc.)
  • New thermos'/reusable water bottles        

  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste                         

  • Vitamin C lozenges                                 

  • Hand warmers                                    

  • Kleenex                                              

  • Hand sanitizer                

  • Folding umbrellas                                   

  • Mini first aid kits                                     

  • Batteries                                          

  • Can openers

  • Portable chargers            
  • Lip balm 
  • Hand lotion
  • New blanket (never used)
  • Medical masks
  • New hats, mitts, scarves, socks 
  • New gender neutral coats, sweaters, sweatshirts & sweatpants 
  • Small flashlights
  • Ziploc bags
  • Nail care kits
  • Gift cards (Amazon, Oshawa Centre,
    Pickering Town Centre, Great Clips,
    Old Navy, Tim Hortons, Presto,
    Value Village, Mark's Warehouse,
    Giant Tiger, Walmart, and local grocery stores)

Items not accepted:

  • Large furniture
  • Used/worn clothing                                    
  • Used toiletries 
  • Used toys

For any questions or donation inquiries please contact youth@ajax.ca .

Special Events

 2022 Ajax on Stage - Hybrid Youth Talent Showcase - Cancelled! 

Ajax on Stage – Youth Talent Showcase - Saturday, November 19, 2022 - Cancelled!

Ajax on Stage Hybrid Showcase 2022 Poster

Due to the low number of performer applications received, and last-minute performer availability, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Ajax on Stage scheduled for this Saturday November 19th.

We would like to thank you for your commitments and efforts to producing this year’s show. We will keep you informed on any upcoming opportunities to participate in Town of Ajax youth programs & initiatives.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact youth@ajax.ca.

Adult 18 years+ Programs

A variety of registered and drop-in programs to enrich your life! Learn a new skill or improve existing ones, meet new people or participate with friends, stay fit all while having fun. Break from the everyday grind and participate in something you love!

For more information on our adult programs contact the Community Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529, ext. 7243.

Older Adult 55+

Recreational and leisure activities, social clubs, volunteer programs and civic participation opportunities.

Affordable recreational, sport, fitness and general interest programs to help keep you active, explore a passion, or try something new.

Older Adult 55+ Contests
55+ Amateur Poetry Contest

Winning Entries

55+ Amateur Short Story Contest

The Short Story Contest Returns! Submissions will be accepted until November 30, 2022.

55+ Ajax Amateur Short Story Contest Details 

 Check out the 2021 Winning Entry - Game of Homes 

Winning 2021 Winning Entry

55+ Amateur Photo Contest 2022

Winning 2022 Entries 

Older Adult 55+ Events

Stay engaged at Town of Ajax events and programs throughout the year. 

  • Spring Fling Dance and Luncheon (April 2023)
  • Seniors BBQ (June 2023)
  • 55+ Wellness and Information Fair (September 2023)
55+ LINK Newsletter 

Fall 2022 - 55+ LINK Newsletter

*Stay up-to-date on programs, events, news and information for older adults and seniors living in Ajax*

Senior Centre Without Walls (SCWW)

Free virtual programs older adults and seniors can participate in from the comfort of home. SCWW operates Monday through Wednesday.

To participate in the program via Zoom or call-in, contact:

November Schedule 

December Schedule 

Craft Crate 

Due to limited resources there will be no pop-up craft crates for November and December. Visit this page in 2023 for any updates.

Let’s Do Lunch

Stay tuned for 2023 dates!

Seniors Centres - Contact Clubs Directly for Memberships
Ajax Seniors Friendship CentrePickering Village Centre
46 Exeter Road, Ajax
905-686-1573

29 Linton Avenue, Ajax
905-683-8460

Please contact clubs for hours of operation. Please note Music 4 Life is a registered program, please contact Pickering Village Centre directly for more details.

For any questions, contact the Seniors Centres directly.

Please Note: Seniors Centres are receiving a higher than normal call volume at this time, it will take some time to respond. Thank you for your patience.

PROBUS Clubs

Two PROBUS Clubs operate in Ajax. PROBUS is a social club for retired and semi-retired individuals.

Membership includes monthly club meetings, guest speakers, and access to a broad range of activities, interest groups, and social events. Annual membership fee for each club.

Find out more about the PROBUS Clubs.

Ajax Public Library

Ajax has three library branches to serve you.

Find out more about the Ajax Public Libraries!

Indoor Walking 

Ajax Walks

Free indoor walking program available at all three Town of Ajax community centres. Program runs from November 7, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

 

Ajax Walks Maps and Schedules  

 

*Further inquiries, please contact 55plus@ajax.ca or 905-619-2529 ext. 7243

Outdoor Tennis & Pickleball Courts

Outdoor public tennis courts and pickleball courts are open seasonally.

Find Out More

Volunteer Opportunities

Town of Ajax

Provides a variety of opportunities to get involved and volunteer within the community including: festivals & events, committees & boards, community engagement initiatives, and recreation programs.

View General Volunteer Opportunities Committees and Boards


Ajax Public Library

Provides a variety of volunteer opportunities including: library committees, visiting library service, and library programs.

View Library Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Durham

One-stop resource for community volunteer opportunities in Durham Region. Connect with not-for-profit organizations and charities actively looking for volunteers.


Service Clubs

Members perform volunteer work in their community either by hands-on delivery of programs or services, or by fundraising for other local charitable organizations. There are several active service clubs in Ajax.

Find Out More

Social Clubs & Interest Groups

There are a variety of local clubs and interest groups operating in Ajax. Most organizations charge a low cost, annual membership fee to join.

Find Out More

Group Fitness / Aqua Fitness

Let our fitness experts motivate you!

Group fitness classes are a great way to reach your fitness goals. Our certified instructors will show you how to build endurance, strength, and flexibility. We offer classes for all abilities and levels that everyone can enjoy. Choose to participate by having unlimited access to all of our Drop-In classes with a Membership or by attending a class when you can with our Pay-As-You-Go options.

See all Group Fitness programs.

 

Ajax who serve to guide and advise the Recreation, Culture & Community Development department on local youth issues and strategies that impact youth in Ajax. The committee also plays a key role in the development and implementation of events and activities for youth in the community.