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YCP Toronto

55 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 502
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1G8
Tel: 416-364-1666
E-mail: info@hospicetoronto.ca

Offers a variety of FREE programs, workshops and special events throughout Toronto to children who are in a caregiving role for family members with disabilities or illnesses.  YCP provides social, recreational, educational, and skill development opportunities for Young Carers by connecting them with peers, building resilience and self esteem, and giving them time to have fun.

SKETCH Toronto

180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Tel: 416-516-1559

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A community arts enterprise for peoples aged 16-29 who are facing poverty and/or homelessness

Open: Weekdays 9am-8pm

Mural Routes

1859 Kingston Road,
Toronto, ON M1N 1T3
Tel: 416-698-7995
Kingston Rd & Birchmount Rd
http://www.muralroutes.com/programs.htm

Mural Routes holds a “Big Picture” mural making workshops. Youth age 14 and over can attend the 8 week workshop which “provides basis, context and information needed to improve communities through mural arts. Participants of this free program will gain the opportunity to develop and pursue their interest in art, explore the basis of art techniques and build upon abilities, portfolios and careers in the realm of public art”. Workshops focus on drawing and painting techniques, colour theory, composition and Creating Depths and Stencils.

PACT Urban Peace Program

312 Brooke Ave
Toronto, ON M5M 2L3
Tel: 416-656-8824
Bathurst St & the 401 hwy
http://pactprogram.ca/pact-programs/

PACT has a number of programs for youth including Pact Fashion (puts on a fashion show), PACTFilm (instruction in many facets of film production) and PACT Haunted Theatre Project (in support of the Powerhouse of Terror – a professional haunt attraction in Toronto and includes three separate program areas: Set/Prop Design and Build Special FX, Make-up and Costume Design Acting, Character Development and On-site Support).

PACT also has a gardening program where you learn gardening techniques.

We Will Now

We.R99 Campaign
http://wewillnow.com/wwn/global-responsibility/we-r99-campaign/

The We.R99 Campaign is an opportunity for young people to present their vision of the world to the masses. We.Will.Now will be working with young people from across Toronto to create “We.R”. What “We Are the World” (song produced 1985) was to the top 1 percent – “We.R” will be that to the bottom 99, our opportunity to have a positive impact on the world, and speak for the voiceless.

Young people selected to participate in this campaign will participate in music and social cause workshops, and work as a team to write, record and PRODUCE “We.R”. The final track will be performed live at We.Will.Now’s 2013 Refocus Fashion Show taking place in downtown Toronto in May 2013.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto

Tel: 416-928-9622
Toll Free: 1-800-223-8024
http://www.ymcagta.org/en/youth/index.html

A charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. They offer numerous free programs for youth such as help with finding employment, various training’s  camps, help with substance abuse issues and educational workshops. There are various YMCA locations around Toronto,  please call all to find a location nearest you.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto

Teen Night
Tel: 416-928-9622
Toll Free: 1-800-223-8024
http://www.ymcagta.org/en/youth/teen-nights.html

The YMCA is open every Saturday night. Youth are invited to use the pool, workout with weights and cardio machines, shoot hoops, join in discussion and workshops or just hang out with friends for free.

The Remix Project

2 Pardee Avenue, Suite 201
Toronto, ON M6K 3H5
Tel: 416-583-2120
King St W & Dufferin St
http://theremixproject.ca/site/

Serves youth who are trying to enter into the creative industries or further their formal education; The REMIX Project provides top-notch alternative, creative, educational programs, facilitators and facilities.

Big Brother’s Big Sisters of Toronto

501 – 2345 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4P 2E5
Tel: 416-925-8981
Yonge St & Eglinton Ave E
http://www.bbbst.com/en/Home/default.aspx

BBBS provides mentors to children and youth in need of additional positive adult support.

Open: Monday 8:30am-7:00pm
Tuesdays-Fridays 8:30am-5:00pm

The Arcade Drop In

260 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2L6
Tel: 416-964-8747
College St & Spadina Ave
http://www.ststephenshouse.com/youth.shtml

Drop-in is a comfortable rec room/Arcade environment with a pool table, lounge area, foose ball table, computer lab, and kitchen for youth aged 12-21.

Drop in Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm daily. The drop-in is open twice a day; from 11:15am – 12:30pm and from 3:00pm – 6:00pm