Stella's Place provides free, comprehensive and peer-to-peer mental health services for individuals aged 16 to 29 in Toronto. The COVID-19 crisis is having immediate and long-term impacts on mental health, and young adults are disproportionately affected. Join us in supporting youth mental health.
Centennial focuses on the developmental challenges faced by children born with genetic disorders or born prematurely. AMDF supports the NICU Early Intervention Program, which will allow CICC staff to work with infants and their families while still in the hospital.
Since 1901, Massey Centre has provided housing and wraparound services for thousands of at-risk and homeless teenage mothers (aged 13-24). The Prenatal Residential Program is a group-living setting for 22 young mothers, aged 13-21, and their babies. The Postnatal Transitional Housing Program allows young mothers and their babies to live for up to a year in their own partially furnished, self-contained apartment units.
The Children's Book Bank provides free books and literacy support to children living in Neighbourhood Improvement Areas across Toronto. Mental Health Story Time is a program for children who have not yet learned to read by themselves or enjoy having someone read to them.
The Centre for At-Risk Youth provides culturally/trauma-informed mental health assessment and treatment for refugee and immigrant children and families in Western Ontario. The program is now expanding to include services for Indigenous youth.
JACS delivers unified education, programming, care and support to the community’s fight against addiction and its causes. The Courage to Change (C2C) program includes mental health workshops that educate and support university students.
Lay-Up uses basketball to provide programming that promotes confidence, teambuilding, healthy lifestyles and social development in middle school youth living in Neighbourhood Improvement Areas. Off-court programming includes sneaker design, spoken word poetry, music production, robotics, photography, filmmaking, video game design and mindfulness.
Movember is changing the face of men's health. The organization invests in research and initiatives in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention; these are the top three areas that end men's lives too young. Breaking the Ice is an evidence-based program that promotes mental health literacy and mental wellness in sport for young men, in this case, through hockey.
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) facilitates community programming that provides access for at-risk youth in rural and remote communities across Northern Ontario to attend educational sessions focused on health, life and human sciences. The organization offers the following programming: Science Days with Science North for ages 8-14, Science Days with Science North for ages 15-18 and CampMed for ages 15-18.
The San Romanoway Revitalization Association (SRRA) creates social/cultural, educational, employment, recreational and enrichment programs for children, youth and families in the Jane & Finch area. The Tween-Teen Mental Health Program is a free after-school program for girls that promotes mental well-being and life skills development.
Save the Children offers programming, provides emergency response aid and advocates for children around the world. The Art-Based Hurt & Healing Program addresses youth mental health, by creating safe spaces for youth to express their pain creatively through music during the protractive community health crisis occurring in Cat Lake First Nation, Ontario.
National Eating Disorder Information Centre is Canada's oldest non-profit dedicated to providing information and resources on eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation. The Whole School Approach provides workshops and panel presentations for students (aged 11-14), educators and parents to ensure that young people and the adult influences in their lives receive consistent messaging regarding body image, self-esteem and mental well-being.
Interval House opened in 1973 and was the first shelter for abused women and their children in Canada. The Children and Youth Program takes an individualized approach, which uses informal counselling and activity-based rehabilitation, enabling counsellors to get at the root of each child's and youth's specific challenges.
As a leader in launching new works in Canada, SummerWorks produces two performing arts festivals annually. Survival Seeds engages Switch Collective, an interdisciplinary performance group of Queer, Trans & Two Spirit artists, to develop a series of skill-sharing workshops with Parkdale community members that will allow participants to share stories about local wisdom and practices of resistance.
WoodGreen offers a variety of services - from employment assistance, to aid for youth leaving the child welfare system, to mental health services for community members. The two-year pilot of the Youth Housing Navigator will offer an expansion of housing support specifically for youth leaving care.
Young People's Theatre (YPT) is a national producer and presenter of theatre for young audiences – the first and largest of its kind in Canada. YPT's Family Shelter Program delivers free weekly drama-based programming for children aged six to 12 living with their families at two City of Toronto Shelters: Birkdale Residence and Toronto Plaza Hotel.
Youth Without Shelter (YWS) has helped more than 16,000 vulnerable youth (aged 16 – 24) build their confidence and life-skills, and find long-term stable housing and jobs since its inception in 1986. Through the addition of a Psychological Associate (PA) who will be providing clinical consultation services, YWS has expanded its on-site mental health services into their continuum of care.