All posts in “mentorship”

Girls Group Mentoring Program

Community Action Resource Centre (CARC) was incorporated in February 2004 as a result of a merger of the two local organizations that had existed since the 1980s. CARC is a non-profit organization registered in Ontario has federal charitable status, and as such is permitted to provide provide a receipt for donations for income tax purposes.

Community Action Resource Centre is beginning a new Girls Group Mentoring Program with funding and support from Canadian Women’s Foundation. This program will bring together girls aged 9-13 years old with young women mentors aged 16-23 – training and supporting young women to become group mentors while providing weekly workshops and mentoring to girls with the goal of building strong social supports and self-esteem.

We are accepting applications from young women mentors aged 16-23 who are interested in supporting the success of girls in their communities. This is a great opportunity for young women to gain volunteer hours and valuable training and experience. We are seeking applicants that are confident, responsible, and compassionate, and who want to develop leadership and mentoring skills. Applicants must be able to fulfill a 3 month commitment to the program and attend a weekly supervised group program.

Where:1652 Keele Street, Toronto. Every Wednesday from 4-6 pm starting on March 4th, 2015

Contact:Marilia Lana 416-652-2273 Ext. 226 | marilia@communityarc.ca | www.communityarc.ca

Success Beyond Limits – Support for Youth in West Toronto

Group Name: Success Beyond Limits – Support for Youth in West Toronto

Description: Success Beyond Limits is a collaborative, youth-led, community based movement that provides youth with holistic supports to complete their education and experience success in their lives. Our mission is to improve educational outcomes, expand possibilities, and support youth in Jane and Finch along their individual paths to success.

Our focus is to reduce the impact of external factors that negatively affect the educational success of youth in Jane-Finch. We operate a 6-week summer program that offers credits, mentorship, youth employment, enrichment, nutrition, engagement, graduation, and relationship building.
We continue our support through our presence within Westview Centennial Secondary School, where we operate a youth space. Through this space, our staff support youth during the school day, run an after-school program, and connect youth to an array of diverse opportunities.

Where: Room 217, Westview Centennial Secondary School | 755 Oakdale Road | Toronto, ON M3N 1W7

When: Please call for more information on programs and times.

Contact: 416-395-3320 Ext. 20215 | www.successbl.com

Afghan Women’s Organization – Support for Youth

Group Name: Afghan Women’s Organization – Support for Youth

Description: Afghan Women’s Organization (AWO) first opened its doors to address the needs of Afghan women living in Ontario. AWO began by offering English training and settlement services for newly arrived Afghan women. Not only have we significantly expanded these particular services, but have also considerably broadened the scope of our projects and programs. Currently, the AWO’s various projects and programs are assisting hundreds of Afghan refugees immigrate to Canada; helping ease the settlement process for many new immigrants in Ontario; providing resources to find employment and training opportunities; offering psychological support; and creating individual and group counseling for families, seniors and youth.

The AWO youth program is mandated to assist Youth in all aspects of adaption and integration into Canadian society through culturally-competent and linguistically –appropriate services and programs. We also provide services that are innovative and responsive to newcomer youth needs. Our program works collectively to engage youth and provide services that are creative, innovative and welcoming.

Who we serve:
The AWO Youth Program serves all Afghan Youth ages 14-29 that live in Toronto and peel region
The program has a special focus on newcomer youth and youth who are at risk
We also work in collaboration with families, and other organizations to address the needs of newcomer youth.

Where: 789 Don Mills Rd., # 700 | Toronto, ON M3C 1T5

When: Please call for more information on location and times.

Contact: 416-588-3585 | ageneral@afghanwomen.org | www.afghanwomen.org

Springtide Resources – Youth Program

Group Name: Springtide Resources – Youth Program

Description: Springtide Resources is a registered charity that develops and implements programs aimed at responding to the growing prevention, intervention and educational needs of those working toward ending violence against women and their children. Since 1978, our organization has been effectively providing training and resources to decrease the incidence of physical, psychological, emotional and sexual violence against women and the effect that woman abuse has on children.

Youth Program (Formerly the Young Women’s Program)
The Youth Program addresses the need for leadership, mentorship, and skills development opportunities for marginalized youth and young women such that they may better understand and address the violence and barriers they (and their peers and communities) experience in their lives.

Where: Suite 220, 215 Spadina Avenue | Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-968-3422 | info@womanabuseprevention.com | www.springtideresources.org

Young Ones – Youth Support

Group Name: Young Ones – Youth Support

Description: Young Ones is a charitable organization committed to breaking the barriers that all persons with mental health issues face. We provide accessible, specialized, mental-health treatment and support to youth ages 13 to 24, who are in financial need and struggling with mental health issues, addictions or concurrent disorders. We are dedicated to raising awareness and reducing stigma about mental health issues through education and sharing personal experience. Our mission is to help youth achieve better mental health, and to provide support for their families by breaking barriers to enhanced care and quality of life.

Our Mentorship Program offers a ‘free safety net’ for youth, by providing mentorship and peer support groups. Any youth can participate in the mentorship program and attend our support groups.

Contact: 416-694-3754 | doleksij@youngones.ca | youngones.ca

Youth Assisting Youth

Group Name: Youth Assisting Youth

Description: Youth Assisting Youth (YAY) provides a method of helping children who are experiencing social, emotional, cultural adjustment and/or behavioural problems by preventing the development of more severe difficulties in the future. They promote a sound, healthy, growing special friend relationship between these children and mature, responsible young adults. They also relieve parents of the parenting role for a few hours a week and provide the children with a good role model.

Young adult volunteers 16-29 are matched on a one-to-one basis with children experiencing emotional, behavioural and/or social difficulties. Each volunteer spends approximately 3 hours a week with a child for at least one year. The relationship is that of a special friend. Plan and participate in various recreational activities in the community and monthly events organized by YAY.

Where: 5734 Yonge Street, Suite 401 | Toronto, ON M4M 4E7

When: Children aged 6-15 who have been identified as experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioural problems can enter the program. Referral must be completed by a professional. Call for more information.

Contact: 416-932-1919 | mail@yay.org | www.yay.org

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