At StepStones, youth find belonging and connection in their community with people who care about and support them unconditionally. Youth are connected with mentors, long-term community allies, forever families, and permanent caregivers. Our workers support youth in developing a strong network of caring people that they can depend on for life.
Every young person in and from foster care deserves the opportunity to thrive.
Award-winning programs that increase housing stability, educational achievement, and long-lasting support networks.
If you know a youth who could benefit from StepStones’ programs, fill out our referral form to let us know.
Support youth from the child welfare system by making a gift or find more ways to give on our donation website
StepStones is a National Award Winner
Winner of the National 2022 Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Prevention Award for our evidence-based Safe at Home Project
Youth who are involved with child protection services have significantly lower outcomes in comparison to their peers
StepStones for Youth works to correct the injustices faced by youth in and from the foster care and group home care systems who have become involved with Ontario’s Child Protection Services through no fault of their own. These young people deserve to have the same outcomes as those who have secure families.
What We Do
There are just under 12,000 children and youth in the child welfare system in Ontario. You can make a difference in their lives.