Programs for Children, Youth and Families

Spring and Summer Programming 2021

Type of ProgramProgram and AgencyContact Information
1:1

Girls Inc. of York Region

Program:Curbside Check-in (Mental Health Support)

Date/Time: *Available upon request

Description: This is a unique program developed this spring/summer to meet the needs of our girls and their families. Our staff have a variety of educational backgrounds, experience and expertise. Some professions include B.CYC, CYCPs, (Child and Youth Workers), SSWs, Social Workers and a Psychotherapist.

This program is unique in the sense that it offers the child/youth time to check in with Girls Inc. Staff, along with a basic assessment and recommendations for further resources for the child/you and/or the family.

Program Supervisor:

Jill Petrie

905-830-0776 x 307

registration@girlsincyork.org

Parent/Child Programs

Early On Child and Family Centres

Check on individual websites for various areas for updated calendars of programs and also ideas for playing with your children at home

Phone: (905) 709-6159
Group Programs

Girls Inc. of York Region

Program: Girls CLUB Virtual Afterschool Program

Ages: 5-8

Date/Time: Mondays and Thursdays 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Description: Girls CLUB is a social group for girls. Girls will participate in engaging, educational and fun activities such as S.T.E.A.M, baking, crafts, physical and sports literacy. They will learn about healthy friendships, social and communication skills.

Pre-register through email, you will receive a link and password.

Call or Email us!

Registration@girlsincyork.org

905-830-0776

Group Programs

Vaughan Community Health Centre

MYSTERY AND SCIENCE VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP

Free of cost

** There is a waiting list at this time

Children 6-8: July 5th, 2021 - July 23rd, 2021

Children 9-12: August 2nd, 2021 - August 20th, 2021

Dates and Time: Monday- Friday Time: 10:00am -11:30am

Eligibility Criteria and Registration Requirements: Child is a York Region resident between 6-12 years of age. Child's household income must be $70,000 or less (based on a family of 4). Notice of assessment is not needed for income criteria.
If you are interested in having your child participate in this program, please email Stacey at ssalmon@vaughanchc.com or call 905 303- 8490 ext 2651
After-School

360Kids Virtual After School Program.

The 360kids After School Program (ASP) is now running virtually via ZOOM. The programs run three days a week and continues to focus on our three core values: educational support (homework help), nutrition and healthy living, as well as physical education through interactive lessons, games, activities, crafts and more. Our team of staff make weekly deliveries straight to the homes of our youth with a package that provides all materials needed for the upcoming week.

Available for Grade 1-5 who attend schools below:

Every Monday or Wednesday or Thursday

-          Aldergrove Public School

-          Red Maple Public School

Registration Form

Contact Mackenzie Morton, Team Lead of the After School Program at Mackenzie.morton@360kids.ca or at 416- 898-7754 for more information.

Homework Help or Tutoring

Girls’ Inc. Homework Help

Some homework help available within the group virtual afterschool program.

*Separate sessions may be available upon request. Contact us directly for more information.

Pre-register through email, you will receive a link and password.

Registration@girlsincyork.org

 

Type of Program 

Program and Agency 

Contact Information 

1:1 Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York

Virtual Mentoring (6-15)

Virtual Mentoring is a free 1:1 mentoring program that provides young people (aged 6-15) with virtual Mentors with whom they can connect with via phone, text, and video calling applications. Matches communicate regularly and have a weekly activity or task to work on together. Each activity is specifically designed to promote connectedness and build a developmental relationship between mentee and mentor.

Registration form for the Virtual Mentoring program.

 

If you have any questions please contact Katie Lowes at katie.lowes@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca 

1:1

Future Possibilities for Kids (FPK)

Program: Ready, Set, Goal!

Description: The RSG! Program runs for 6 months from November to May and serves children between ages 9-12. Children are paired 1:1 with a trained adult volunteer called a KidCoach. They participate in weekly 30 minute phone calls and follow a ‘Kid-led’ curriculum to support their development in the areas of leadership, agency, confidence, awareness, and ‘doing good’ within the community. Through the weekly phone calls, Kids will create and take action towards achieving their very own Goal of Contribution. There are 4 virtual ‘Activity Days’ where Kids will participate in teams of up to 10 other Kids and 10 other adult KidCoaches. To see what our Kids were capable of achieving last year, see our POP!Fest Graduation Ceremony

Immediate Contact: Eric Tam eric@fpcanada.org  the Program & Community Outreach Coordinator at FPK.

Application and information for parents, caregivers, and Kids. 


 

1:1 

 

 

Girls Inc. of York Region    

 

Program:Curbside Check-in (Mental Health Support)

 

Date/Time: *Available upon request

 

Description: This is a unique program developed this spring/summer to meet the

needs of our girls and their families. Our staff have a variety of educational backgrounds, experience and expertise. Some professions include B.CYC, CYCPs, (Child and Youth Workers), SSWs, Social Workers and a Psychotherapist. 

 

This program is unique in the sense that it offers the child/youth time to check in  with Girls Inc. Staff, along with a basic assessment and recommendations for further resources for the child/you and/or the family.

Program Supervisor: 

Jill Petrie

905-830-0776 x 307

registration@girlsincyork.org 

 

 

1:1

John Howard Society of York Region 

Youth Counselling Program  Serves 11-29 

The Youth Counselling Program is designed to build strengths, resilience and coping skills among youth. Through individualized one-on-one support, this service provides free weekly sessions for youth to discuss issues affecting their lives. The counsellor will work collaboratively with the youth to enhance their understanding, overcome their challenges and meet their goals.

Referrals can be made for youth experiencing the following:

  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Bullying
  • Stress
  • Criminal Justice Involvement

This program is ideal for youth aged 11-29. Counselling is currently being offered virtually and free of charge. 

Contact info: 905-470-0003 ext. 209

athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca 

 

Instagram and Facebook: 

@jhsyorkregion 

1:1 Counselling and Financial Support

John Howard Society of York Region 

Emergency Support for Youth and Families Project

This support is specifically for racialized families who have had some level of contact with the child welfare system.

JHSYR will provide support to youth and families through access to free counselling and financial supports to purchase basic necessities and technology support. 

This support includes:

  • Free counselling sessions for youth and family
  • Basic necessities may include providing gift cards to purchase groceries, toiletries, diapers, etc.
  • Technology Support may include providing tablets, cell phone minutes, or other technological support

Contact information: 905-470-0003 ext. 209

athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca 

Instagram and Facebook: @jhsyorkregion

Tutoring

Learning Disabilities of York Region

Online Tutoring for Students in Grades 3-7 with a primary diagnosis of a Learning Disability or ADHD

  • Support in homework help, literacy, numeracy,
  • Four One-hour virtual sessions per month on a platform of your choice (e.g. Zoom, Facetime, Google Meet, etc.)
  • Cost: $60/month (4 1-hour virtual sessions)
  • Must Submit an EIP

 

Contact: Tresa Jules

tresa.jules@ldayr.org 

Group Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York – Virtual Go Girls! (10-15)

Virtual Go Girls! is a free group program for female-identified youth between the ages of 10-15 years old, focusing on healthy living and female empowerment. The program will run for 8 weeks with one session each week at a pre-set day and time, and will be facilitated by 2-3 trained Mentors. Virtual Go Girls! will provide an opportunity for young people who may be feeling isolated and lonely during this time to connect with other participants, and engage in interactive activities and discussions.

Registration form for the Virtual Go Girls! program: 

 

If you have any questions please contact Sara Congiusti at sara.congiusti@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca 

Group Programs

 

 

Next Gen Men (NGM) Boys Club

Ages: 12-14 (Grade 7-9)

NGM Boys Club is an online community for boys in Grade 7-9 to connect, develop trusting friendships, and find the support they need to navigate the tough school year ahead. It’s hosted on a private Discord server—a robust digital platform that is popular with youth and accessible to anyone with a device and access to the internet. 

There are reduced and free spots available upon request as we are committed to making this space as accessible as possible.

Get in touch to find out more

 jonathon@nextgenmen.ca 

Group Programs

Future Possibilities for Kids 

Age Group (9-12)

Summer Program: Ready, Set, Connect!  

Ready, Set, Connect! is a 2 week virtual leadership development program designed to empower children between the ages of 9-12 from communities across the GTA. Through daily interactive activities and guided discussions led by a supportive Program Leader, Ready, Set, Connect! aims to provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Have fun in a supportive and positive environment
  • Develop teamwork and collaboration skills through interaction with other children
  • Practice and strengthen creative thinking and important problem solving skills
  • Enhance community awareness and learn about civic engagement possibilities
  • Build confidence and leadership skills

Session dates and times are available on our website.


 

Registration

 

Contact Eric Tam eric@fpcanada.org         Program & Community Outreach Coordinator

Group Programs

Girls Inc. of York Region 

Program: Girls CLUB Virtual Afterschool Program

Ages: 5-8

Date/Time: Mondays and Thursdays 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Description: Girls CLUB is a social group for girls. Girls will participate in engaging, educational and fun activities such as S.T.E.A.M, baking, crafts, physical and sports literacy. They will learn about healthy friendships, social and communication skills.

Girls Inc. of York Region

Program: Girls SQUAD Virtual Afterschool Program

Ages: 9-12

Date/Time: Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Description: Our Girls SQUADIs a social group for girls, providing the opportunity to participate in hands on, minds on activities, games and programs, with a focus on S.T.E.A.M, self-esteem, mind and body, healthy relationships/friendships, life skills, sports and more

Pre-register through email, you will receive a link and password.

Call or Email us at: 905-830-0776 

Registration@girlsincyork.org 

 

 

Group Programs

 

 

John Howard Society of York Region

Healthy Youth Preventative Education Program

The HYPE (Healthy Youth Preventative Education) Program is an evidence-based program that targets the prevention of violence through the promotion of positive, healthy relationships. The HYPE program offers small group sessions that promote healthy relationships and target a wide range of risk behaviours, and addictions among adolescents.

Through this program, youth will be equipped to engage in healthier relationships and build social and emotional strengths.

  • This program is ideal for youth aged 11-25.
  • This program is run virtually and free of charge.
  • This program is offered in both a group and one on one format.
  • Group program will run Tuesday and Thursday Evenings!
  • Youth may also receive volunteer hours for attending 

Contact information:                 905-470-0003 ext. 209

athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca 

Instagram and Facebook: @jhsyorkregion

Group Programs

Vaughan Community Health Centre 

MYSTERY AND SCIENCE VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP

Free of cost

** There is presently a Waiting List

Children 6-8: July 5th, 2021 - July 23rd, 2021 

Children 9-12: August 2nd, 2021 - August 20th, 2021 

Dates and Time: Monday- Friday Time: 10:00am -11:30am

 

Eligibility Criteria and Registration Requirements: Child is a York Region resident between 6-12 years of age. Child's household income must be $70,000 or less (based on a family of 4).  Notice of assessment is not needed for income criteria.

If you are interested in having your child participate in this program, please email Stacey at ssalmon@vaughanchc.com  or call 905 303- 8490 ext 2651

Group Programs

Vaughan Community Health Centre 

Female Empowered Minds (F.E.M.)

The F.E.M. program is a blend of personal development, self-love and health. The program gives the opportunity for youth to explore different weekly topics on empowerment, confidence building, self-esteem, health and making informed life choices.

Free Program held on Zoom Youth 9-14 years of age

Date: Tuesdays, April 6, 2021- June 15, 2021 Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

To register contact: klo@vaughanchc.com  or call                905-303-8490 ext 2653

After-School Program

360Kids Virtual After School Program.

The 360kids After School Program (ASP) is now running virtually via ZOOM. The programs run three days a week and continues to focus on our three core values: educational support (homework help), nutrition and healthy living, as well as physical education through interactive lessons, games, activities, crafts and more. Our team of staff make weekly deliveries straight to the homes of our youth with a package that provides all materials needed for the upcoming week. 

Available for Grades 1-5 who attend schools below: 

Every Monday/Wednesday/Thursday

-          Aldergrove Public School

-          Red Maple Public School

Registration Form

Contact Mackenzie Morton, Team Lead of the After School Program at 

Mackenzie.morton@360kids.caor at 416- 898-7754 for more information.

Social Skills

Learning Disabilities of York Region

Social Skills Sessions for Fall/Winter 2020

  • For children age 6-16 with a primary diagnosis of learning disabilities or ADHD.
  • Safe, encouraging and positive environment
  • Skills that will be learned: introducing oneself, ways to make friends, responding to teasing, being a good winner and a good loser, dealing with emotions, problem-solving, relaxation, and self-esteem.
  • Maximum 6 Students per Session with a caring child to staff ratio of 1:3
  • $300 for LDAYR members and $350 for non-members
  • Partial subsidies for qualified individuals

 

For Registration Info and Costs

Deondra Duncan 905-884-7933 ext. 05

deondra.duncan@ldayr.org 

Homework Help or Tutoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York – Virtual In-School Mentoring (6-15) 

Virtual In-School Mentoring+ is a free 1:1 mentoring program that provides young people with a uniquely suited Mentor to virtually meet with for an hour each week at a pre-set day and time. Matches will be able to engage in fun, interactive activities designed to promote connectedness and build a developmental relationship. Mentors can also provide academic support for Mentees and have received formal training to do so.

Registration form for the Virtual In-School Mentoring+ program.

- Please ensure to select educational support on the registration form

If you have any questions please contact Sara Congiusti at sara.congiusti@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca 

Homework Help or Tutoring

Girls’ Inc. Homework Help

Some homework help available within the group virtual afterschool program.

*Separate sessions may be available upon request. Contact us directly for more information.

Pre-register through email, you will receive a link and password.

Registration@girlsincyork.org 

 

Type of Program 

Program and Agency 

Contact Information 

1:1

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York – Virtual Mentoring (6-15) 

Virtual Mentoring is a free 1:1 mentoring program that provides young people (aged 6-15) with virtual Mentors with whom they can connect with via phone, text, and video calling applications. Matches communicate regularly and have a weekly activity or task to work on together. Each activity is specifically designed to promote connectedness and build a developmental relationship between mentee and mentor.

Registration form for the Virtual Mentoring program.

 If you have any questions please contact Katie Lowes at katie.lowes@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca 

1:1

Future Possibilities for Kids (FPK) Website

Program: Ready, Set, Goal!

Description: The RSG! Program runs for 6 months from November to May and serves children between ages 9-12. Children are paired 1:1 with a trained adult volunteer called a KidCoach. They participate in weekly 30 minute phone calls and follow a ‘Kid-led’ curriculum to support their development in the areas of leadership, agency, confidence, awareness, and ‘doing good’ within the community. Through the weekly phone calls, Kids will create and take action towards achieving their very own Goal of Contribution. There are 4 virtual ‘Activity Days’ where Kids will participate in teams of up to 10 other Kids and 10 other adult KidCoaches. To see what our Kids were capable of achieving last year, see ourPOP!FestGraduation Ceremony. 

Immediate Contact: Eric Tam eric@fpcanada.org  the Program & Community Outreach Coordinator at FPK.

Application and information for parents, caregivers, and Kids. 

1:1 

 

 

Girls Inc. of York Region 

Program: Curbside Check-In (Mental Health Support)

Date/Time:*Available upon request

Description: This is a unique program developed this spring/summer to meet the needs of our girls and their families. Our staff have a variety of educational backgrounds, experience and expertise. Some professions include B.CYC, CYCPs, (Child and Youth Workers) SSWs, Social Workers, and a Psychotherapist. This program is unique in the sense that it offers the child/youth time to check in  with Girls Inc. Staff, along with a basic assessment and recommendations for further resources for the child/you and/or the family.

Program Supervisor: 

Jill Petrie

905-830-0776 x 307

jill@girlsincyork.org

 

 

1:1

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS) 

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre  

Age group: Newcomer Youth Ages 13-24

Instagram: @ImmigrantYouthCentre / Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre / WeChat: CICSIYC

One-on-One Support Services

Example: Resume and cover letter support, settlement document assistance, supportive counselling, etc.

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS) www.cicscanada.com

 

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre:  

www.cicsiyc.org

Instagram: @immigrantyouthcentre

Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre

WeChat: CICSIYC

1:1 Programs:

Tutoring, Mentorship &

Academic Support

 

 

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre   

Homework club (ages 13-24)

·   Enhance English communication skills

·   Individualized homework and study skills support

·   Improve social skills and expand networks

·   Learn about daily life in Canada

French Connection (Beginner)

Fri, Jun 4-18, 4-5:30pm

Parlez-vous le français? Immerse yourself and connect with all things French from language to culture

 

 

Instagram: @immigrantyouthcentre

Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre

WeChat: CICSIYC

 

1:1

Supportive Counselling:

Settlement document support

Post-secondary applications & resources Pre-employment and job search

Homework and study skills support

Community referrals

 

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre  

Are you facing difficulties, needing advice or just needing someone to listen to you? Youth Workers are available to provide free, one-on-one support in-person or by phone. Confidentiality is assured. An appointment is necessary for counselling in your own language. 

  • Emotion Management 
  • Needs Assessment 
  • Referrals to CICS programs and services
  • Referrals to other services

 

 

Instagram: @immigrantyouthcentre

Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre

WeChat: CICSIYC

 

Volunteering:

·   Volunteering in the Community

·   Mentorship

·   IYC Zoom Theatre

·   Homework Club

 

 

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre  

Ages 13-24

Creative Writing: Intro to Blogging, Tues, Jun 8 -29

5:30-6:30pm

Flex your creative muscles by writing a blog post for the new IYC website and learn how you can start your own blog. Volunteer hours may be earned

 

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre:  

Instagram: @immigrantyouthcentre

Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre

WeChat: CICSIYC

 

1:1

John Howard Society of York Region

Youth Counselling Program  Serves 11-29 

The Youth Counselling Program is designed to build strengths, resilience and coping skills among youth. Through individualized one-on-one support, this service provides free weekly sessions for youth to discuss issues affecting their lives. The counsellor will work collaboratively with the youth to enhance their understanding, overcome their challenges and meet their goals.

Referrals can be made for youth experiencing the following:

  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Bullying
  • Stress
  • Criminal Justice Involvement

This program is ideal for youth aged 11-29. Counselling is currently being offered virtually and free of charge. 

Contact info: 905-470-0003 ext. 209

athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca 

Instagram and Facebook: @jhsyorkregion 

1:1 Counselling and Financial Support

John Howard Society of York Region 

Emergency Support for Youth and Families Project

This support is specifically for racialized families who have had some level of contact with the child welfare system.

JHSYR will provide support to youth and families through access to free counselling and financial supports to purchase basic necessities and technology support. 

This support includes:

  • Free counselling sessions for youth and family
  • Basic necessities may include providing gift cards to purchase groceries, toiletries, diapers, etc.
  • Technology Support may include providing tablets, cellphone minutes, or other technological support

Contact information: 905-470-0003 ext. 209

athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca 

Instagram and Facebook: @jhsyorkregion 


 

1:1

Sankofa Mentoring Program

For Black Youth Between Ages 12-18

The Sankofa Mentoring Program is rooted in an African Rites of Passage framework that highlights the principles of Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, Faith and Self-Respect.

Virtual Program/Workshop Now Open for Registration

For More information please contact the Program Manager at Pgmmgr@yorkregionaacc.ca or

Call 647-807-2016

 

1:1

MOBYSS Youth Walk-In Clinic   

Free and confidential services for Youth between 12-25

Our Team includes: Nurse Practitioner, Youth Mental Health Worker and Peer Support Specialist.

No Health Card Required

 

(289) 879-2376

Instagram and Facebook:

@mobyssbus

1:1

 

YOUTH SPEAK                

Main Topics: Mental Health & Wellness; Bullying Prevention; Online Overdrive; Substance Use Also, anti-racism; body image; healthy relationships and others depending on speakers.

All programs include positive key messages related to hope, resilience, positive decision-making, healthy relationships, self-awareness, inclusivity, respect, perseverance, and empowerment

For-Youth-By-Youth Online Public Programming

Weekly Podcasts and Youtube Videos

 

Weekly – interviews with trained youth speakers who share their personal stories           and self-care strategies related to relevant topics such as Mental Health & Wellness; Bullying Prevention; Online Issues; Anti-Racism; Back to school anxiety and more.

 

Instagram Live Discussions 

Youth-led interactive discussions on various topics: Youth Personal Stories; Self-Care Strategies; Mental Health & Wellness; Bullying Prevention; Online Issues; Substance Use; Body Image; Healthy Relationships; Anti-Racism and more (Be sure to follow up and be online at 8pm)

Via Instagram Live @ YouthSpeakCan

 

To book: una@youthspeak.ca 

(905) 967-0604

1:1

 

Hong Fook Mental Health Association 

 

Hong Fook Virtual Walk-in Counselling for Asian Youth: 

 

Single Session Mental Health Support

 

Offered in:Cantonese, Mandarin, English

 

For: Ages 12-25

                                                                                                

Provided by: Qualified mental health professionals

Call:  647-619-9030 to schedule a virtual (phone and video) counselling session

Tutoring

Learning Disabilities of York Region

Online Tutoring for Students in Grades 3-7 with a primary diagnosis of a Learning Disability or ADHD

  • Support in homework help, literacy, numeracy,
  • Four One-hour virtual sessions per month on a platform of your choice (e.g. Zoom, Facetime, Google Meet, etc.)
  • Cost: $60/month (4 1-hour virtual sessions)
  • Must Submit an EIP

 

Contact: Tresa Jules

tresa.jules@ldayr.org 

Academic Support

Learning Disabilities of York Region

SOAR Academic Skills Program for Grades 8-12

  • For Students preparing for or are in high school and are identified with a Learning Disability or ADHD.
  • 4 session program focuses on building skills for vocational and academic success such as self-advocacy, learning strategies, study and test skills, learning your accommodations, etc.
  • $35/session cost for members of LDAYR and $50.session cost for non-members.

Contact: Teresa Jules

tresa.jules@ldayr.org 

Group Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of YorkVirtual Go Girls! (10-15)  

Virtual Go Girls! is a free group program for female-identified youth between the ages of 10-15 years old, focusing on healthy living and female empowerment. The program will run for 8 weeks with one sessions each week at a pre-set day and time, and will be facilitated by 2-3 trained Mentors. Virtual Go Girls! will provide an opportunity for young people who may be feeling isolated and lonely during this time to connect with other participants, and engage in interactive activities and discussions.

 

Registration form for the Virtual Go Girls! program. 

 If you have any questions please contact Sara Congiusti at sara.congiusti@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Group Programs

Girls Inc. of York Region  

Program: Girls SQUAD Virtual Afterschool Program

Ages: 9-12

Date/Time: Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Description: Our Girls SQUAD

Is a social group for girls, providing the opportunity to participate in hands on, minds on activities, games and programs, with a focus on S.T.E.A.M, self-esteem, mind and body, healthy relationships/friendships, life skills, sports and mor

Girls Inc. of York Region

Program: Girls GROUP Virtual Afterschool Program

Ages: 13-16

Date/Time: Thursday’s 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Description: Our Girls GROUP is a social hour where girls will meet weekly through ZOOM with program staff for a mental health check in, activities and discussions in a safe space. Activity topics include: advocacy, employment, nutrition, healthy relationships, social challenges, sports, and more.

Program: L.I.T Virtual Program

Ages: 14-18

Date/Time: MONDAYS at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m

Description: Our L.I.T program is a social group for girls who want to build on their leadership, communication, and advocacy skills. This programming puts the tools for empowerment in girls’ hands, encouraging female leadership. This program is also an opportunity for girls to earn their community hours for high school and receive hands-on experience working in the helping field.

Pre-register through email, you will receive a link and password.

Call or Email us!

905-830-0776 x 307

Registration@girlsincyork.org  

 

 

Group Programs

 

 

Next Gen Men (NGM) Boys Club

Ages: 12-14 (Grade 7-9)

NGM Boys Club is an online community for boys in Grade 7-9 to connect, develop trusting friendships, and find the support they need to navigate the tough school year ahead. It’s hosted on a private Discord server—a robust digital platform that is popular with youth and accessible to anyone with a device and access to the internet. 

There are reduced and free spots available upon request as we are committed to making this space as accessible as possible.

Get in touch to find out more

 jonathon@nextgenmen.ca 

Group Programs

 

 

Hong Fook Mental Health Association 

 

Digital Storytelling Initiative: A 8-session workshop series where East Asian youth will participate in arts-based activities to create a digital video on a topic of their choice. Through group collaboration and critical reflection, youth can redefine and represent their lived experience.  Participants: East Asian youth 13-17

 

Youth Advisory Committee: a youth leadership group that encourages participants to get involved in social or civic social projects that are important to them. The activities that we do weekly will depend on what the youth decide they want to work on.       Participants: East Asian youth 13-17

 

Game On: Drop-in program for youth to play games. Participants: 12-17

 

 

Contact:

Joyce Chiu: jchiu@hongfook.ca

Naomi Wong: nwong@hongfook.ca

 

Group Programs:

·   English language & academic support

·   Pre-employment & education pathways

·   Leadership opportunities & life skills training

·   Community engagement and volunteering

·   Field trips and community connections

·   Summer and March Break Camps

·   Youth Leadership Councils

 

 

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre

Ages 13-24

Meet and Greet Community Guest Speaker Series

Friday, June 4-18, 5:30-7pm

Each week we'll have guest speakers from various cultural backgrounds who will be sharing how they're making a positive difference within their communities

Summer Camps (July to August)

Topics offered:

Leadership

Volunteering

Coding

Future CEO

Wilderness/Outdoor

 

 

Instagram: @immigrantyouthcentre

Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre

WeChat: CICSIYC

 

Youth Leadership:

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre

Ages 13-24

IYC Community Action Network (iCAN Committee)

Represent IYC youth voices by developing initiatives to enhance engagement opportunities within the local community

Build various skills and expand social networks

Obtain hands-on leadership experience.

 

 

Instagram: @immigrantyouthcentre

Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre

WeChat: CICSIYC

 

Healthy Living and Physical Fitness

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre

Provides a variety of programs and workshops for youth ages 13-24.

Programs such as:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Healthy Cooking
  • Emergency First Aid & CPR Training
  • Physical Fitness

 

 

Instagram: @ImmigrantYouthCentre / Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre / WeChat: CICSIYC

 

Summer Camps

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre

Various camps throughout the summer (e.g. leadership, sports, English, and music camps).

 

 

Instagram: @ImmigrantYouthCentre  Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre  WeChat: CICSIYC

Workshops

 

 

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre

We have a wide range of one-time workshops that are delivered by request during field trips, at schools, conferences or events. 

Workshops include:

Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Anti-bullying, Cultural Sensitivity & Diversity, Time Management, Goal Setting, Public Speaking, Leadership, and many more.

 

Instagram: @immigrantyouthcentre

Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre

WeChat: CICSIYC

 

Group Programs

Vaughan Community Health Centre 

Female Empowered Minds (F.E.M.)

The F.E.M. program is a blend of personal development, self-love and health. The program gives the opportunity for youth to explore different weekly topics on empowerment, confidence building, self-esteem, health and making informed life choices.

Free Program held on Zoom Youth 9-14 years of age

Date: Tuesdays, April 6, 2021- June 15, 2021 Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

To register contact: klo@vaughanchc.com  or call                905-303-8490 ext 2653

Group Programs

 

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre   

Virtual Group Programs Volunteer Opportunities

Our goal is to engage immigrant youths’ sense of community that is youth-led, youth-centered, and youth-developed. We offer a wide variety of group programming that surround topics such as: academic and English language learning, health and wellness, community engagement and volunteering, self-expression and understanding, pre-employment and education support, and leadership/life-skills. 

 

 

Email: infoiyc@cicscanada.com

Phone: 647-456-1971

For volunteering:

Sarmini Vettrivelu, Youth Worker

Email: Sarmini.vettrivelu@cicscanda.com 

Phone: 

416-873-0490 / 905-294-8868 ext. 202

Group Programs

 

 

John Howard Society of York Region 

Healthy Youth Preventative Education Program

The HYPE (Healthy Youth Preventative Education) Program is an evidence-based program that targets the prevention of violence through the promotion of positive, healthy relationships. The HYPE program offers small group sessions that promote healthy relationships and target a wide range of risk behaviours, and addictions among adolescents.

Through this program, youth will be equipped to engage in healthier relationships and build social and emotional strengths.

  • This program is ideal for youth aged 11-25.
  • This program is run virtually and free of charge.
  • This program is offered in both group and one on one format.
  • Group program will run Tuesday and Thursday Evenings!
  • Youth may also receive volunteer hours for attending 

Contact information:                 905-470-0003 ext. 209

athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca 

Instagram and Facebook: @jhsyorkregion  

Group Programs

CAYRCC Rainbow Space Program 

Who:   (for Youth Aged 13-29)

What:  Youth Fun biweekly drop-in program for 2SLGBTQ+ and allies; 

Description: If you are a person who identifies as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in York Region or are seeking support for a friend or family member as an ally, here is what you can access through our Rainbow Space program:

                                                                                                                                              -  Inclusive and safer spaces to gather together and build social networks

-  Opportunities to organize and participate in recreational activities

-  Information and resources about health and social services

-  Harm reduction education, supplies and resources

-  Sexual Health education, supplies and resources

-  Lending library of queer literature and books

-  Volunteering & leadership development opportunities

-  Peer learning & wellness promotion groups

Rainbow Space programs are peer-led and peer-directed.

2SLGBTQ+ community members including youth, older adults, and seniors can access both drop-in and facilitated groups through Rainbow Space.

All programs and services through Rainbow Space are free and confidential.

 

rainbowspace@cayrcc.org 

Program staff: 

Kyana Graham: kgraham@cayrcc.org     or 416 606 4200

Jennifer Silk: jsilk@cayrcc.org                     or 416 938 4458

Social media: 

Facebook:  @cayrcommunityconnections

 

Instagram:   @cayrcommunity

Rainbow Space Monthly Newsletter

(where to find upcoming events and offerings for Rainbow Space)

 


 

Group Programs

Community Living York South

 Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Age 13+

July 5th- Aug 21

$30 for registration and must be a member of Community Living York South

  

Marketplace program:

Provides a full range of educational, recreational and job related programs. Some of these eight or ten week courses teach skills that are geared towards independence-for example cooking and creating a personal budget. Other courses are social in nature such as the Social Club and Friends that Last.

 

Check the link below to register for summer courses in June:

Register here

 

Contact:

Jayanthini Jega

905-294-4971 ext 703

jjega@communitylivingyorksouth.ca 

 

Kamal Dhillon

904-294-4971 ext 347

kdhillon@communitylivingyorksouth.ca 

 

Sadia Shaukat

905-294-4971 ext 640

sshaukat@communitylvingyorksouth.ca 

 

Winny Ho

905-294-4971 ext 382

who@communitylivingyorksouth.ca 

 

Check the link below to register for summer courses in June:

Register here

Group Programs

 

York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities (YRAACC)

Sankofa Mentoring Program: For youth between the ages of 12 and 18

Bridging the past with the present. Navigating the present into the future.

Mentorship, Leadership, Cultural Experience, Field Trips, Life Skills, Retreats, Self-Awareness, Career Exploration, Academic Support

The Sankofa Mentoring Program is rooted in an African Rites of Passage framework that highlights the principles of Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, Faith and Self-Respect.

During this period of physical distancing due to COVID-19, the program will be delivered online on Thursdays only from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for all York Region students. 

The program will continue to offer mentoring, workshops and tutoring.  

** We are also offering laptops and cellphones to students to support their participation.  

 

For more information please contact the program manager at pgmmgr@yorkregionaacc.ca  or 

call 647 807-2016

Group Programs

Hong Fook Mental Health Association 

CHOICE Youth Program

A free ten-week prevention and early-intervention program that helps youth develop skills to make informed decisions and the confidence to resist risk-taking behaviours. By providing opportunities for open discussion, participants learn positive coping strategies, refusal skills and practice new skills in a safe space.

Email or Call for Dates/Times

 

Where: Virtual meetings

WEEKLY TOPICS

Communication, Decision making, Goal setting, Alcohol, Coping strategies, mental health, and self care, Relationships, Leadership and confidence, Self respect, Risk taking & social media.

WHO CAN JOIN - Youth ages 12-17

 

Program: Creative Leadership Through Video Production

Learn to create a video to support and inspire your peers during COVID.

 

Eligibility: Youth 16-30

Youth self-identify with lived experience with mental health challenges (diagnosis not necessary).

  • Open to individual living in the GTS
  • Availability for trainings in October and November and for video production until mid-December
  • Trainings are offered in English and online
  • Video production can be in: Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin or Vietnamese
  • Successfully complete an application process

Other Program Offerings

  • Engaging Youth: Youth Drop-In (For ages 11-15), Mixed Media Drop-In (For high school students)
  • Building Resiliency: Amazing YOUth (For ages 11-15), CHOICES (For ages 12-18)
  • Building Leadership: Youth Advisory Committee (For high school students)
  • Supporting Youth with Transitional Challenges: YOU-Thrive (For ages 11-18)
  • Supporting Parents: Raising Amazing YOUth (For parents with youth)
  • Facilitating Service Navigation: Youth Outreach Worker (For ages 12-21)

REGISTRATIONS

Joyce Chiu, Youth Program Worker

Tel: (416) 493-4242 X 2246

Email: jchiu@hongfook.ca 










 

To Register Contact:

 Moshe Sakal or Wilson Ho 

msakal@hongfook.ca or

who@hongfood.ca 

Workshops

 

Hong Fook Mental Health Association 

Space to Process: This 4-session anti-Asian racism workshop is held in partnership with the Chinese Canadian National Council – Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO). Led by CCNCTO Youth Facilitators and Hong Fook Youth Program Workers, participants will be learning from peers and discussing topics such as the model minority myth, settler identity, gender and solidarity.

Participants: ages 12-18

 

Caregiver mental health: A virtual 6-sessions Vietnamese speaking psychoeducation and mutual support group for Vietnamese parents of youth age 12 to 25 to discuss coping strategies, emotional regulation, and parenting support. The group is led by a registered social worker.

Participants: Vietnamese parents of youth age 12 to 25

 

Back-to-school workshop: Event announcements/additional details to come.

Participants: ages 12-18

 

Contact: Cherry Cheung, ccheung@hongfook.ca 

 

 

 

 

  

Contact: Hannah Xu, hxu@hongfook.ca 

 

 

 

 Contact: Hannah Xu, hxu@hongfook.ca 

Group Programs

Learning Disabilities of York Region

SOAR Academic Skills / Virtual Sessions / Elementary and Secondary Students

For students in grades 7-12 preparing for high school or college/university and are identified with a Learning Disability and/or ADHD.

4 Session Program focuses on building skills for vocational and academic success, such as, self advocacy, learning strategies, study skills, knowing your accommodations, etc.

Book your spot for in-school sessions via Zoom or Google Meet

$150/4 sessions; 6 students per session

To register email

tresa.jules@ldayr.org 

Social Skills

Learning Disabilities of York Region

Social Skills Sessions for Fall/Winter 2020-2021

  • For children age 6-16 with a primary diagnosis of learning disabilities or ADHD.
  • Safe, encouraging and positive environment
  • Skills that will be learned: introducing oneself, ways to make friends, responding to teasing, being a good winner and a good loser, dealing with emotions, problem-solving, relaxation, and self-esteem.
  • Maximum 6 Students per Session with a caring child to staff ratio of 1:3
  • $300 for LDAYR members and $350 for non-members
  • Partial subsidies for qualified individuals

 

For Registration Info and Costs

Deondra Duncan 905-884-7933 ext. 05

deondra.duncan@ldayr.org 

Homework Help or Tutoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York – Virtual In-School Mentoring (6-15) 

 

Virtual In-School Mentoring+is a free 1:1 mentoring program that provides young people with a uniquely suited Mentor to virtually meet with for an hour each week at a pre-set day and time. Matches will be able to engage in fun, interactive activities designed to promote connectedness and build a developmental relationship. Mentors can also provide academic support for Mentees and have received formal training to do so.

Registration form for the Virtual In-School Mentoring+ program.

- Please ensure to select educational support on the registration form

If you have any questions please contact Sara Congiusti at sara.congiusti@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Homework Help

 

  Immigrant Youth Centre

For Newcomer Youth Ages 13-18

Virtual Homework Club: In collaboration with post-secondary student tutors from the University of Guelph – Participants will receive one-on-one tutoring and mentorship on any academic subjects needed via Zoom. Participants will join weekly group sessions to support soft-skills building, learn about community resources and career or education pathways. Tutoring schedule is personalized to participant’s availability. 

 

Amanda Chi, Youth Worker

Email: Amanda.chi@cicscanada.com  Amanda.chi@welcomecentre.ca 

Phone: 

416-899-9839 / 905-294-8868 ext. 201 

Homework Help or Tutoring

 

Girls’ Inc. Homework Help

Some homework help available within the group virtual afterschool program.

*Separate sessions may be available upon request. Contact us directly for more information.

 

Pre-register through email, you will receive a link and password.

Registration@girlsincyork.org  

Workshops

 

CAYR and Rainbow Workshops:

For more Info on Digital Storytelling workshops  

CAYR's Digital Storytelling workshops provide individuals who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, use substances, and/or are impacted by HIV/AIDS an opportunity to tell their story in a creative way. Participants have the opportunity to create a short video (2-4 minutes) of image, voice, text and music layered together to tell any part of their life story.  The workshop is grounded in the storyteller’s control over telling their story. Share your story and make an impact!

Part 1 of this workshop will focus on script writing and voicing your story in a story circle. 

Part 2 of the workshop will focus on getting in touch with your creative side and transforming your story into a digital story video.

 

(Digital Storytelling):  Contact Praanee or Kate 

Praanee: pchandrasegaram@cayrcc.org  

Kate: kanderson@cayrcc.org 

or call 647-381-9199

 

 

 

Type of Program 

Program and Agency 

Contact Information 

1:1

  Big Brothers Big Sisters of York

 Virtual Mentoring (6-15) 

Virtual Mentoring is a free 1:1 mentoring program that provides young people (aged 6-15) with virtual Mentors with whom they can connect with via phone, text, and video calling applications. Matches communicate regularly and have a weekly activity or task to work on together. Each activity is specifically designed to promote connectedness and build a developmental relationship between mentee and mentor.

Registration form for the Virtual Mentoring program.

 

 

If you have any questions please contact Katie Lowes at katie.lowes@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca 

1:1

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS)

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre  CICS Immigrant Youth Centre

Age group: Newcomer Youth Ages 13-24

Instagram: @ImmigrantYouthCentre / Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre / WeChat: CICSIYC

For general inquiries:

Email: infoiyc@cicscanada.com 

Phone: 647-456-1971or 905-294-8868

To register 





 

1:1

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS) 

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre  

Age group: Newcomer Youth Ages 13-24

Instagram: @ImmigrantYouthCentre / Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre / WeChat: CICSIYC

One-on-One Support Services

Example: Resume and cover letter support, settlement document assistance, supportive counselling, etc.

 

Instagram: @immigrantyouthcentre

Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre

WeChat: CICSIYCFor general inquiries 

Email: infoiyc@cicscanada.com 

Phone: 647-456-1971or 905-294-8868


 

1:1 Programs:

Tutoring, Mentorship &

Academic Support

 

 

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre  

Homework club (ages 13-24)

  • Enhance English communication skills
  • Individualized homework and study skills support
  • Improve social skills and expand networks
  • Learn about daily life in Canada

French Connection (Beginner)

Fri, Jun 4-18, 4-5:30pm

Parlez-vous le français? Immerse yourself and connect with all things French from language to culture

 

Instagram: @immigrantyouthcentre

Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre

WeChat: CICSIYCFor general inquiries 

 

1:1 Programs:

Supportive Counselling:

Settlement document support

Post-secondary applications & resources Pre-employment and job search

Homework and study skills support

Community referrals

 

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre  

Are you facing difficulties, needing advice or just needing someone to listen to you? Youth Workers are available to provide free, one-on-one support in-person or by phone. Confidentiality is assured. An appointment is necessary for counselling in your own language. 

  • Emotion Management 
  • Needs Assessment 
  • Referrals to CICS programs and services
  • Referrals to other services

 

Instagram: @immigrantyouthcentre

Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre

WeChat: CICSIYCFor general inquiries 

 

Volunteering:

Volunteering in the Community

Mentorship

IYC Zoom Theatre

Homework Club

 

 

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre  

Ages 13-24

Creative Writing: Intro to Blogging, Tues, Jun 8 -29

5:30-6:30pm

Flex your creative muscles by writing a blog post for the new IYC website and learn how you can start your own blog. Volunteer hours may be earned

 

Instagram: @immigrantyouthcentre

Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre

WeChat: CICSIYCFor general inquiries

 

1:1

John Howard Society of York Region

Youth Counselling Program  Serves 11-29 

The Youth Counselling Program is designed to build strengths, resilience and coping skills among youth. Through individualized one-on-one support, this service provides free weekly sessions for youth to discuss issues affecting their lives. The counsellor will work collaboratively with the youth to enhance their understanding, overcome their challenges and meet their goals.

Referrals can be made for youth experiencing the following:

  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Bullying
  • Stress
  • Criminal Justice Involvement

This program is ideal for youth aged 11-29. Counselling is currently being offered virtually and free of charge. 

Contact info: 905-470-0003 ext. 209

athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca 

Instagram and Facebook: @jhsyorkregion 

1:1 Counselling and Financial Support

John Howard Society of York Region

Emergency Support for Youth and Families Project

This support is specifically for racialized families who have had some level of contact with the child welfare system.

JHSYR will provide support to youth and families through access to free counselling and financial supports to purchase basic necessities and technology support. 

This support includes:

  • Free counselling sessions for youth and family
  • Basic necessities may include providing gift cards to purchase groceries, toiletries, diapers, etc.
  • Technology Support may include providing tablets, cellphone minutes, or other technological support 

Contact information: 905-470-0003 ext. 209

athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca 

Instagram and Facebook: @jhsyorkregion



 

1:1

Sankofa Mentoring ProgramSankofa Mentoring Program

For Black Youth Between Ages 12-18

The Sankofa Mentoring Program is rooted in an African Rites of Passage framework that highlights the principles of Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, Faith and Self-Respect.

Virtual Program/Workshop Now Open for Registration

For More information please contact the Program Manager at Pgmmgr@yorkregionaacc.ca or

Call 647-807-2016

 

1:1

MOBYSS Youth Walk-In Clinic    

Free and confidential services for Youth between 12-25

Our Team includes: Nurse Practitioner, Youth Mental Health Worker and Peer Support Specialist.

No Health Card Required

 

(289) 879-2376

Instagram and Facebook:

@mobyssbus

1:1 

 

 

Girls Inc. of York Region 

Program: Curbside Check-In (Mental Health Support)

Date/Time:*Available upon request

Description: This is a unique program developed this spring/summer to meet the needs of our girls and their families. Our staff have a variety of educational backgrounds, experience and expertise. Some professions including B.CYC, CYCPs, (Child and Youth Workers) SSWs, Social Workers, and a Psychotherapist. This program is unique in the sense that it offers the child/youth time to check in  with Girls Inc. Staff, along with a basic assessment and recommendations for further resources for the child/you and/or the family.

Program Supervisor: 

Jill Petrie

905-830-0776 x 307

jill@girlsincyork.org

 

 

 

1:1

 

YOUTH SPEAK                 

Main Topics: Mental Health & Wellness; Bullying Prevention; Online Overdrive; Substance Use Also, anti-racism; body image; healthy relationships and others depending on speakers.

All programs include positive key messages related to hope, resilience, positive decision-making, healthy relationships, self-awareness, inclusivity, respect, perseverance, and empowerment

For-Youth-By-Youth Online Public Programming

Weekly Podcasts and Youtube Videos

 

Weekly – interviews with trained youth speakers who share their personal stories           and self-care strategies related to relevant topics such as Mental Health & Wellness; Bullying Prevention; Online Issues; Anti-Racism; Back to school anxiety and more.

 

Instagram Live Discussions 

Youth-led interactive discussions on various topics: Youth Personal Stories; Self-Care Strategies; Mental Health & Wellness; Bullying Prevention; Online Issues; Substance Use; Body Image; Healthy Relationships; Anti-Racism and more (Be sure to follow up and be online at 8pm)

Via Instagram Live @ YouthSpeakCan 

 

(905) 967-0604

1:1

Hong Fook Mental Health Association    

Hong Fook Virtual Walk-in Counselling for Asian Youth:                                     Single Session Mental Health Support                                                           

Offered in:  Cantonese, Mandarin, English                                                                    For:  Ages 12 to 25                                                                                                         

Provided by: Qualified mental health professionals

Call:  647-619-9030 to schedule a virtual (phone and video) counselling session


 

Academic Support

Learning Disabilities of York Region

SOAR Academic Skills Program for Grades 8-12

  • For Students preparing for or are in high school and are identified with a Learning Disability or ADHD.
  • 4 session program focuses on building skills for vocational and academic success such as self-advocacy, learning strategies, study and test skills, learning your accommodations, etc.
  • $35/session cost for members of LDAYR and $50.session cost for non-members.

Contact: Tresa Jules

tresa.jules@ldayr.org 

Group Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of YorkVirtual Go Girls! (10-15) 

Virtual Go Girls! is a free group program for female-identified youth between the ages of 10-15 years old, focusing on healthy living and female empowerment. The program will run for 8 weeks with one sessions each week at a pre-set day and time, and will be facilitated by 2-3 trained Mentors. Virtual Go Girls! will provide an opportunity for young people who may be feeling isolated and lonely during this time to connect with other participants, and engage in interactive activities and discussions.

 

Registration form for the Virtual Go Girls! program. 

 If you have any questions please contact Sara Congiusti at sara.congiusti@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Group Programs

Girls Inc. of York Region  

Program: Girls GROUP Virtual Afterschool Program

Ages: 13-16

Date/Time: Thursday’s 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Description: Our Girls GROUP is a social hour where girls will meet weekly through ZOOM with program staff for a mental health check in, activities and discussions in a safe space. Activity topics include: advocacy, employment, nutrition, healthy relationships, social challenges, sports, and more.

 

Program: L.I.T Virtual Program

Ages: 14-18

Date/Time:  MONDAYS at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m  

Description: Our L.I.T program is a social group for girls who want to build on their leadership, communication, and advocacy skills. This programming puts the tools for empowerment in girls’ hands, encouraging female leadership. This program is also an opportunity for girls to earn their community hours for high school and receive hands-on experience working in the helping field.

Pre-register through email, you will receive a link and password.

Registration@girlsincyork.org

905-830-0776

 

 

Group Programs

 

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre     

 

Virtual Group Programs Volunteer Opportunities

Our goal is to engage immigrant youths’ sense of community that is youth-led, youth-centered, and youth-developed. We offer a wide variety of group programming that surround topics such as: academic and English language learning, health and wellness, community engagement and volunteering, self-expression and understanding, pre-employment and education support, and leadership/life-skills.  

 

Email: infoiyc@cicscanada.com

Phone: 647-456-1971

For volunteering:

Sarmini Vettrivelu, Youth Worker

Email: Sarmini.vettrivelu@cicscanda.com 

Phone: 

416-873-0490 / 905-294-8868 ext. 202

Group Programs

 

 

John Howard Society of York Region 

Healthy Youth Preventative Education Program

The HYPE (Healthy Youth Preventative Education) Program is an evidence-based program that targets the prevention of violence through the promotion of positive, healthy relationships. The HYPE program offers small group sessions that promote healthy relationships and target a wide range of risk behaviours, and addictions among adolescents.

Through this program, youth will be equipped to engage in healthier relationships and build social and emotional strengths.

  • This program is ideal for youth aged 11-25.
  • This program is run virtually and free of charge.
  • This program is offered in both a group and one on one format.
  • Group program will run Tuesday and Thursday Evenings!
  • Youth may also receive volunteer hours for attending.

Contact information:                 905-470-0003 ext. 209

athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca 

Instagram and Facebook:

 @jhsyorkregion

Group Programs

CAYRCC Rainbow Space Program 

Who:   (for Youth Aged 13-29)

What:  Youth Fun biweekly drop-in program for 2SLGBTQ+ and allies; 

Description: If you are a person who identifies as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in York Region or are seeking support for a friend or family member as an ally, here is what you can access through our Rainbow Space program:

                                                                                                                                              -  Inclusive and safer spaces to gather together and build social networks

-  Opportunities to organize and participate in recreational activities

-  Information and resources about health and social services

-  Harm reduction education, supplies and resources

-  Sexual Health education, supplies and resources

-  Lending library of queer literature and books

-  Volunteering & leadership development opportunities

-  Peer learning & wellness promotion groups

Rainbow Space programs are peer-led and peer-directed.

2SLGBTQ+ community members including youth, older adults, and seniors can access both drop-in and facilitated groups through Rainbow Space.

All programs and services through Rainbow Space are free and confidential.

 

rainbowspace@cayrcc.org 

Program staff: 

Kyana Graham: kgraham@cayrcc.org     or 416 606 4200

Jennifer Silk: jsilk@cayrcc.org                     or 416 938 4458

Social media: 

Facebook:  @cayrcommunityconnections

 

Instagram:   @cayrcommunity

Rainbow Space Monthly Newsletter

(where to find upcoming events and offerings for Rainbow Space)

 


 

Group Programs

Community Living York South

 Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Age 13+

July 5th- Aug 21

$30 for registration and must be a member of Community Living York South

  

Marketplace program:

Provides a full range of educational, recreational and job related programs. Some of these eight or ten week courses teach skills that are geared towards independence-for example cooking and creating a personal budget. Other courses are social in nature such as the Social Club and Friends that Last.

 

Check the link below to register for summer courses in June:

Register here

 

Contact:

Jayanthini Jega

905-294-4971 ext 703

jjega@communitylivingyorksouth.ca 

 

Kamal Dhillon

904-294-4971 ext 347

kdhillon@communitylivingyorksouth.ca 

 

Sadia Shaukat

905-294-4971 ext 640

sshaukat@communitylvingyorksouth.ca 

 

Winny Ho

905-294-4971 ext 382

who@communitylivingyorksouth.ca 

 

Check the link below to register for summer courses in June:

Register here

Group Programs

York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities (YRAACC)

Sankofa Mentoring Program for youth between the ages of 12 and 18

Bridging the past with the present. Navigating the present into the future.

Mentorship, Leadership, Cultural Experience, Field Trips, Life Skills, Retreats, Self-Awareness, Career Exploration, Academic Support

The Sankofa Mentoring Program is rooted in an African Rites of Passage framework that highlights the principles of Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, Faith and Self-Respect.

 

During this period of physical distancing due to COVID-19, the program will be delivered online on Thursdays only from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for all York Region students. 

The program will continue to offer mentoring, workshops and tutoring.  

** We are also offering laptops and cellphones to students to support their participation.  

 

For more information please contact the program manager at pgmmgr@yorkregionaacc.ca  or 

call 647 807-2016

Group Programs

Hong Fook Mental Health Association   

CHOICE Youth Program

A free ten-week prevention and early-intervention program that helps youth develop skills to make informed decisions and the confidence to resist risk-taking behaviours. By providing opportunities for open discussion, participants learn positive coping strategies, refusal skills and practice new skills in a safe space.

WHEN & WHERE

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm

Email or Call for Dates and Times

Where: Virtual meetings

WEEKLY TOPICS

Communication, Decision making, Goal setting, Alcohol, Coping strategies, mental health, and self care, Relationships, Leadership and confidence, Self respect, Risk taking & social media.

WHO CAN JOIN - Youth ages 12-17

 

Program: Creative Leadership Through Video Production

Learn to create a video to support and inspire your peers during COVID.

 

Eligibility: Youth 16-30

Youth self-identify with lived experience with mental health challenges (diagnosis not necessary).

  • Open to individual living in the GTS
  • Availability for trainings in October and November and for video production until mid-December
  • Trainings are offered in English and online
  • Video production can be in: Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin or Vietnamese
  • Successfully complete an application process

REGISTRATIONS

Joyce Chiu, Youth Program Worker

Tel: (416) 493-4242 X 2246

Email: jchiu@hongfook.ca 










 

To Register Contact:

 Moshe Sakal or Wilson Ho 

msakal@hongfook.ca or

who@hongfood.ca 






 

Group Programs

Learning Disabilities of York Region

SOAR Academic Skills / Virtual Sessions / Elementary and Secondary Students

For students in grades 7-12 preparing for high school or college/university and are identified with a Learning Disability and/or ADHD.

4 Session Program focuses on building skills for vocational and academic success, such as, self advocacy, learning strategies, study skills, knowing your accommodations, etc.

Book your spot for in-school sessions via Zoom or Google Meet

$150/4 sessions; 6 students per session

To register email

tresa.jules@ldayr.org 

Social Skills

Learning Disabilities of York Region

Social Skills Sessions for Fall/Winter 2020

  • For children age 6-16 with a primary diagnosis of learning disabilities or ADHD.
  • Safe, encouraging and positive environment
  • Skills that will be learned: introducing oneself, ways to make friends, responding to teasing, being a good winner and a good loser, dealing with emotions, problem-solving, relaxation, and self-esteem.
  • Maximum 6 Students per Session with a caring child to staff ratio of 1:3
  • $300 for LDAYR members and $350 for non-members
  • Partial subsidies for qualified individuals

 

For Registration Info and Costs

Deondra Duncan 905-884-7933 ext. 05

deondra.duncan@ldayr.org 

Homework Help or Tutoring

Big Sisters of York– Virtual In-School Mentoring (6-15) Big Brothers Big Sisters of York

Virtual In-School Mentoring+is a free 1:1 mentoring program that provides young people with a uniquely suited Mentor to virtually meet with for an hour each week at a pre-set day and time. Matches will be able to engage in fun, interactive activities designed to promote connectedness and build a developmental relationship. Mentors can also provide academic support for Mentees and have received formal training to do so.

Registration form for the Virtual In-School Mentoring+ program.

- Please ensure to select educational support on the registration form

 If you have any questions please contact Sara Congiusti at sara.congiusti@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca 

Homework Help

 

Immigrant Youth Centre   

For Newcomer Youth Ages 13-18

Virtual Homework Club: In collaboration with post-secondary student tutors from the University of Guelph – Participants will receive one-on-one tutoring and mentorship on any academic subjects needed via Zoom. Participants will join weekly group sessions to support soft-skills building, learn about community resources and career or education pathways. Tutoring schedule is personalized to participant’s availability. 

 

Amanda Chi, Youth Worker

Email: Amanda.chi@cicscanada.com  Amanda.chi@welcomecentre.ca 

Phone: 

416-899-9839 / 905-294-8868 ext. 201

Homework Help or Tutoring

Girls’ Inc. Homework 

Some homework help available within the group virtual afterschool program.

*Separate sessions may be available upon request. Contact us directly for more information.

Pre-register through email, you will receive a link and password.

Registration@girlsincyork.org 

 

 

Workshops

 

CAYR and Rainbow Workshops:

 

For more Info on Digital Storytelling workshops  

 

CAYR's Digital Storytelling workshops provide individuals who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, use substances, and/or are impacted by HIV/AIDS an opportunity to tell their story in a creative way. Participants have the opportunity to create a short video (2-4 minutes) of image, voice, text and music layered together to tell any part of their life story.  The workshop is grounded in the storyteller’s control over telling their story. Share your story and make an impact!

 

Part 1 of this workshop will focus on script writing and voicing your story in a story circle. 

Part 2 of the workshop will focus on getting in touch with your creative side and transforming your story into a digital story video.

 

 Contact Praanee or Kate 

Praanee: pchandrasegaram@cayrcc.org  

Kate: kanderson@cayrcc.org 

or call 647-381-9199

 

 

 

Type of Program 

Program and Agency 

Contact Information 

Parent Support Group

LDAYR - Learning Disabilities Association of York Region 

Parent Support Group - Every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am

For Parents and/or Guardians who are accepting and managing their child’s learning disability or ADHD.

Our Support Group shares common experiences, handles emotions, and strategizes for strengths and challenges in a positive way.

Contact:

Renee.flannery@ldayr.org or

905-884-7933  Ext. 004

Family Program

Community Living York South

Community Living York South is a not-for-profit organization that provides support services to children, youth, adults and seniors who have an intellectual disability and live in the Southern York Region. Support is also provided to the families of those we support. We support people to live, learn, work, and participate in their community. 

Check out our website regularly for new offerings and our calendars of events.

 

Tuesday and Thursday Night Program:

Various fun activities to develop social and life skills as well as to connect youth with each other.

Age 13+

 

Adapted Skills Weekend Program:

Various physical activities, Yoga, Music, Dance and Art & Craft to Tamil Youth with intellectual disability.

- Every Saturday from 10am- 12pm.

 

Pink Ladies Group:

This program is for young girls who want to have fun while working on self-esteem, encourage experiential learning, life skills and friendship.

Age 16+

 

Special Dad’s Group:

An opportunity to meet and mingle with families who are similar life experience in raising a child with an intellectual disability.

Contact:  Jude Farjami

647-271-5487 .farjami@gmail.com 

 

Contact Sumathy Seran

416-554-9253 sumathy@thetcsn.com 

  

Contact Carmela Petsinis

Email: carmela.petsinis@toronto.ca 

 

Contact Brett Phillips

Email: brett@specialdads.org 

SpecialDads.org – Special Dads is a place where you’ll find helpful resources for dad’s of children with disabilities.

 

 

 

 

Family Programs

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS)

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre

For youth ages 13-24 and their parents

Family Connections: Zumba

(Fri, June 25, 4:00pm-5:30pm)

Zumba session for youth and their family members at no cost

 

Zoo Connections: Virtual Field Trip to The Toronto Zoo

Sat, June 26, 11:00am-12:30pm

A great chance to visit selected animals residing at the Toronto Zoo, at no cost! Open to immigrant youth ages 13-24 and their parents. First priority for Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees.

 

Biking for Parents

Mon, June 14 (English) & 28 (Mandarin), 5:00pm-6:00pm

Learn all about bicycle safety, maintenance, the benefits of cycling and local routes for you and your family to help foster a healthy active lifestyle.


 
 

Instagram: @immigrantyouthcentre

Facebook: Immigrant Youth Centre

WeChat: CICSIYC
Family Program

Hong Fook Mental Health Association 

Parent Support Network: bi-weekly meetings to support caregivers. Topics include: mental health, physical wellbeing, safe internet use, etc

Participants: Mandarin-speaking caregivers
Contact: Hannah Xu, hxu@hongfook.ca

Family Program

 

Vaughan Community Health Centre

Virtual Friends and family Bingo

Need a night of stress-free fun that you can enjoy with family and friends? Come and join us for Bingo nights! The program is designed to enhance social cohesiveness, reduce stress and social isolation.

Program held on Zoom.

Dates: Bi-weekly, Tuesdays starting April 6th, 2021- June 29, 2021

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm       

 

To RSVP contact:  VVoorberg@vaughanchc.com 

Tel: 905-476-5621 Ext.2604 

Family Support

 

Girls’ Inc.     

 
  • Food, Meals, and Gift Cards
  • Transportation support (i.e. bus passes)

Contact:  

Carleen Riffle, SSW  -Carleen@girlsincyork.org