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New friends, new skills, counselling – you can find it all and more at your YMCA. Our youth programs are specifically designed to help you achieve your goals, or help you get your life back on track.
Each year, the YMCA provides a platform for youth between the ages of 11 and 29 to demonstrate their talent and eccentricities – a space for youth to express themselves. Rep Your Region isn’t simply an opportunity for youth to come together to perform; it also encourages individuals from all age groups to unite for one evening embodying the YMCA core values of inclusiveness and respect.
At the YMCA Academy, we know that all students have their own learning styles. That’s why we offer an alternative learning experience for high school students interested in an interactive, experience-based learning process.
The YMCA has been providing housing and shelter for youth for decades. Whether it is family problems, trouble with the law or being locked out of the house, we’ll help you stay warm and safe, and get you the help that you need.
The YMCA Digital Skills Youth Internship Program (DSYIP) offers fully subsidized internships for 16 weeks to unemployed/underemployed post-secondary graduates under the age of 30 across Canada.
If you, or someone you know, is looking for help with substance use and misuse problems, our counsellors are there to help show how to practice safely and make healthier choices.
The YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program is a free service offering educational prevention programs designed to raise youth awareness with regards to gambling, healthy/active living and making informed decisions.
Join one of our YMCA exchanges to experience and learn more about the different communities that make up our great country, all while making connections with youth in other parts of Canada.
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