Inspiring and supporting youth is an essential part of how the Y works to build strong communities. We nurture the next generation through programs designed to help them create a brighter future for themselves and others. With opportunities to develop leadership skills, gain experience, and grow positive connections, we allow youth to share their voice and discover their full potential.
YGAP (Youth Gambling Awareness Program)
A free service for educators and youth offering educational prevention workshops to help youth make healthy and informed decisions.
YMAP (Mapping the Way for Newcomer Youth)
London, Sarnia, Windsor
An interactive program supporting newcomer youth as they adjust to life in Canada, focused on social connection, community involvement, leadership development, and more.
Early-intervention mental wellness support for teens and youth experiencing anxiety, through coping skills and connection in a safe and supportive environment.
Flexible, customized employment support for newcomer youth with one-on-one counselling, workshops, and assistance securing employment.
Y Transitions Program
Mentorship, workshops, and one-on-one support for youth ages 12 – 19 to help them reach educational and future goals and develop life skills.
A program for youth ages 15 – 30 to help them overcome barriers to employment through workshops, training, and paid opportunities.