Our Social Programs

We’re dedicated to fostering connections and creating lasting memories at McSheffrey. Join our diverse range of social programs like the Friendship Club, Family Bingo, and Playgroup designed to bring people of all ages together. Embrace the warmth of our inclusive community – everyone is welcome!

If you are interested in any of our programs, please contact us for more information!

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Friendship Club

Ages 18+ | Twice a Month

Twice a month we offer our Friendship Club. Adults get together to play cards, socialize, enjoy some snacks and chat in a supportive environment.

Family Bingo

All Ages | Few Times a Year

The Centre offers  a goods bingo a few times a year. All members of the family can participate. Residents must register and there will be a small fee to attend. Canteen also available.

Afternoon Tea

Seniors 50+ | Twice a Month

Twice a month we offer a light lunch and a game of bingo to our 50+ seniors. The focus of this program is to get seniors out to socialize and find support in a fun and supportive environment.

Kettle is On

All Ages | Twice a Month

We offer our Kettle is On program twice a month at lunch time. We serve a home cooked meal with dessert, tea and coffee for our community members. We strive to provide healthy meals during this program to promote healthy eating and wellness. This program is opened to all residents in the community.

Nobody’s Perfect

For parents with children aged 0-5

Starting Wednesday October 18th, 2023 for 6 weeks. 10:00-11:00am.

Childcare and transportation are available if required.

  • Meet with other parents of young children.
  • Share questions, concerns, and ideas about being a parent.
  • Discuss real-life parenting situations.
  • Discover positive ways of parenting.

To register call: Stephanie 709-725-4891 or Annette: 709-739-8096


Ages 0-5 | Weekly Drop-in

Children take part in play/gym time, crafts, and story time. We also provide them with a snack. This program allows an opportunity for the parents/guardians to socialize and chat with each other about parenting as well as take advantage of the many resources we offer.

Conversation Station

Ages 18-49 | Twice a Month

During this program we do different activities such as games, crafts and outings. This program gives the adults in the community an opportunity to come together for socialization.


Discover a world of educational support at our St. John’s Community Centre! Our tailored programs, including Homework Haven and Youth Achieve, are designed to empower students with the tools and guidance they need to excel in their studies. From tackling tough assignments to nurturing a love for learning, our dedicated team is here to help every step of the way.

If you are interested in any of our educational programs, please contact us for more information!

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Youth Achieve

Ages 12-18 | As Requested

This is a one on one tutoring program for youth who are having difficulties with school work/ literacy issues. Limited numbers are accepted for the program. Assessment and screening for the program will be completed by the facilitator.

Homework Haven

Ages 6-18 | Twice a Week

Offered to youth ages 6-18 years of age. Assist school age children and youth with homework in various subject areas. This program takes place at the Centre from 6-7 pm on Tuesdays.


Our recreational programs are thoughtfully curated to cater to all ages, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From youth group to 50+ summer program, our diverse offerings promise a vibrant and engaging experience for every member of our wonderful community.

If you are interested in any of our recreation programs, please contact us for more information!

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Afterschool Program

Kindergarten-Grade 6 | 4 Days a Week

Children in kindergarten to grade 6 are provided with a healthy snack (sponsored by Kids Eat Smart Foundation) and take part in fun activities to keep them busy and keep their minds moving such as sports, crafts, literacy, and various types of outings.

Youth Group

Grades 7-12 | 2 Days a Week

We begin the program at the outreach house where they engage in 30 minutes of homework as a part of our Homework Haven program (sponsored by CCA). They then take part in various activities such as sports, crafts, games, baking/cooking, outings, and hanging out with friends in a safe environment.

Summer Camp

Kindergarten – Grade 6 | 5 Days a Week (7 Weeks)

We offer summer camp for children in kindergarten to grade 6 to the surrounding 5 streets. This camp runs five days a week for seven weeks. We offer day trips to various places around the city such as Salmonier Nature Park and Marine Drive. We also do daily outings to local parks and swimming pools. We organize fun activities, play games and sports in our gym as well as serve healthy snacks and lunches.

50 Plus Summer Program

Ages 50+ | Weekly

This program is offered to those 50 plus and includes a weekly activity which mostly consists of outings to various attractions in and around the St.John’s area. There is registration for this program with limited space is available.


Our dedicated health programs offer convenient access to essential care and advice, right within your community. Enjoy our range of programs designed to address your basic healthcare needs, ensuring you can lead a healthy, happy life without hassle.

If you are interested in any of our health programs, please contact us for more information!

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Public Health Nurse

Our public health nurse is located in our centre and has a focus on Healthy Baby Club, Postnatal Healthy Beginnings, Long Term Healthy Beginnings, Child Health Clinics, Preschool Health Checks, School Health, Day Cares and communicable diseases.

Nurse Practitioner

Our Nurse Practitioner provides a range of health care services which include diagnosis of illness, referrals, prescriptions for various conditions and support around other health issues.