Welcome to First Tee
First Tee – Ontario is a youth development program offered by Golf Canada that introduces the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference.
Our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, promote life-enhancing values and healthy choices through the game of golf. In collaboration with the PGA of Canada, First Tee – Ontario instills character development as a fundamental element of Golf Canada’s junior golf program.
All of our programs give kids a safe place to grow with coaches trained to create supportive environments and who help them navigate challenges during golf lessons but more importantly, off the course. Kids take the lessons they learn in the program with them into everything they do. Through our personal growth and junior golf programs, we see kids’ self-confidence grow tremendously, inspiring more active participation in leadership opportunities and events, as well as community involvement.
Want to make a difference in the lives of young people? There are many ways you can support the mission of First Tee — Ontario and help us introduce the game of golf and its inherent values like honesty, respect, and confidence, to kids and teens.