About Playing for Keeps

We're Playing For Keeps

Playing for Keeps is…

Playing for Keeps builds social capital through volunteerism and play to create healthier, more active, and better connected communities. 

Local volunteer leaders emerge with skills and opportunities. Community organizations take on a bigger role as catalysts for neighbourhood engagement. And residents of all ages and backgrounds come together to meet new friends, celebrate their neighbourhoods and have fun together. 

Inspired by the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, P4K continues to carry on a critical social legacy. What's left behind? A deeper sense of belonging, a culture of reciprocity, and pride of place -- the building blocks of healthy, vibrant communities.

The Heart of It: Neighborhood Games

Play with your community and plan a Neighborhood Game. Neighborhood Games are the way we bring newcomers, long-time residents and young people together to strengthen our communities. Neighborhood Games can be anything from soccer to a chess tournament and can involve as little as 5 people.

The Hands and Feet: Volunteer Ambassadors

Volunteer by digging into your community and become the best leader you can be. If you’re ready to take your Neighborhood Game to the next level, take your leadership to the next level. By connecting with your local P4K Hub, you can get access to the Community Leadership Training hosted by George Brown College.

The Brains of the Operation: P4K Hubs

Connect with a P4K Hub to get support! This is a mutually beneficial relationship where you provide solid volunteer skills and time to the organization and they’ll provide you with the support you need to organize Neighbourhood Games. P4K Hubs can provide detailed information, provide micro-grants and register you for training and key events.