The Welland Neighbourhood Project is an organization committed to reducing the impact of poverty on the East side of Welland. We partner with local agencies and service groups to provide after-school and recreational programs, free dental care and literacy initiatives. Our mandate is to equip and empower people with the skills necessary to better themselves and their community. We have become a respected community leader and a model for community connection. Persons from qualifying elementary schools can register for Family Days trips by clicking the button below.

Family Days

People Helping People Build Stronger Communities



Children and youth are sponsored by the Rotary Club of Welland to read books and earn Heifer bucks to purchase animals for families around the world through Heifer International. Read to Feed is offered as a daytime program in some of our schools as well as in all of our Fun & Games programs. Families are encouraged to participate in the program whenever possible to enhance family literacy skills.


Dental Care

WNP offers free dental care in cooperation with the Shiny Smiles program, offered by Niagara College to children and families in need. Children are bused to the college where dental hygienists and dentists provide treatment and cleaning, free of charge.



We promote healthy life choices through nutrition, exercise, teamwork and the development of life skills through our after-school programs, Fun & Games and the YMCA Youth Action program.



WNP is a catalyst for community conversation, connection and advocacy as demonstrated through a variety of programs including Family Days and Step up to Leadership.

View our Leadership Team
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