YWS Class of 2024!

Congratulations to the YWS Class of 2024! "They are tenacious, strong, and brave. Our graduates have grit and ambition that far exceed any expectations. I am so proud of each and every youth who showed up every day and demonstrated that there are no limits to their...

2024 Spring Newsletter

Home for the Holidays 2023 Commercial Shoot

Have you experienced the magic of the movies in the GTA this holiday season? In November, we collaborated with the dedicated team at Borealis Creative, longstanding supporters of YWS, to bring to life a compelling commercial for Cineplex Theaters. This project...

2023 Winter Newsletter

WINTER NEWSLETTER   Download your Winter Newsletter for updates on our current programming and events. This season’s issue includes: Home for the Holidays Matching Campaign  Message from Helix House Winter Wonderland - decorating YWS for the holidays No Kid...

OPINION: Often-hidden population of homeless youth being left behind

OPINION: Often-hidden population of homeless youth being left behind About 40,000 youth between 13 and 24 are homeless in Canada Author of the article: Steve Doherty, YWS Executive Director Toronto Sun Published Dec 14, 2023 The kind of encampments once only seen in...

Volunteer Blog: Mental Health Supports for the School Year

Here at YWS, we have many ways for our community to get involved. From volunteering on-site at the shelter, to meal drop-offs and off-site kit building, we work with our community as best we can to help support the youth who call YWS home. This blog post was written...

Fall Newsletter

FALL NEWSLETTER   Download your Summer Newsletter for updates on our current programming and events. This season’s issue includes: 2022-2023 Annual Report Welcome to #TeamYWS, newest hires to our team A look at our new front entrance stairway  Back-to-school...

My Perspective

Written by: Jasmeet Randhawa of the Young Philosophers Society Children huddled in a cold, decaying, bunker-esqe room, holding out a bowl as they line up for porridge, huddled in masses and thoroughly malnourished, dying of either scarlet fever, or tuberculosis-a...

Broken Chains

August 1st marks Emancipation Day. Many Canadians are unaware of our history of the enslavement of Black and Indigenous Peoples. This day marks a time to learn about a dark part of our history of enslavement in Canada.  Between the mid-17th century and 1834, it was...

2023 Summer Newsletter

SUMMER NEWSLETTER   Download your Summer Newsletter for updates on our current programming and events. This season's issue includes: Congratulations to our YWS Graduates Cover Me Urban - Tkaronto update A Look into Housing for Our Youth in Toronto Helix House...

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