Mental health services for children and youth

Be the Boss 2016

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:00

Come and celebrate International Youth Day! We are hosting an fun filled day centralized around entrepreneurship.

There will be different workshops for youth (13-19) to attend and learn more about the world of business while being able to win great prizes. 

Think you have what it takes to Be the Boss? Participants can register to participate in a pitch competition for top prizes of $200, $300 and $500 cash!!

The day will end with a party through our partnership with Freedom Fridayz after our Community BBQ!

Transportation and Food included!

People of Colour only support circle - Thurs July 21

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:00

As some of you know, earlier this year I began something I am calling the Community Healers Project, which something I consider to be a legacy project coming out of my work over several years with Frontline Partners with Youth Network (see for more info).

Recent Violence - What the City Can Do - Town Hall - July 18

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 17:30


As you may know, the City of Toronto has recently experienced a surge in gun violence and is currently on pace to breaking the gun deaths record of the year 2005 dubbed “The Year of the Gun”.  It has many wondering what measures must we take in order to stop gun crime, & how we can focus on the needs of (MVP) youth most vulnerable to serious violence & crime.

Grief Support Groups starting in July

An opportunity to connect with other bereaved people in a safe,
supportive and confidential setting. This 10-week bereavement group
is facilitated by trained peer support volunteers.

Daytime Grief Support Group (Mixed Loss):

For anyone who has experienced the death of a family member or friend

Thursdays, July 7 to September 1, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Zero Gun Violence Movement 3rd Anniversary Message and Video

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture - A Youth Forum - June 30

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:30

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture presents A Youth Forum from ages 14-24  on June 30th 11:30-4:00 pm at John Innes Community Centre.

·       It will be a great opportunity for youth to connect, participate in workshops, and enhance their community engagement

·       Topics include Perseverance through HardshipYouth Empowerment andLeadership

How to Support Grieving Children - Video Series

Children and Youth Grief Network

The Children and Youth Grief Network (CYGN) is a collaboration of 7 organizations that aim to provide education, information and resources related to supporting children and youth that are grieving the dying or death of someone they care about.

Our vision is that every child and youth has honest information and well-informed support when someone they care about is dying of has died. Our mission is to advocate for educational opportunities and support services that will benefit children and youth who are grieving the dying or death of someone they care about.

Grief Support Tips


Grief Support Tip

"Comfort In, Dump Out"   

A One Day Healing & Wellness Retreat For The Afrikan Canadian Community Worker

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 09:30

Experiencing Stress? Burn Out? Frustrated? Dealing With Issues Like Anti-Black Racism in the Workplace? Hard Time Coping? 

This Retreat Is for You!

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival. " Audre Lorde


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