Youth Assisting Youth

Record Details
Alternate Name CCMP ; Community Connection Mentorship Program ; Community Connections Mentorship Program ; The Peer Project
Former Name Youth Assisting Youth (YAY) (2016)
Office Phone 416-932-1919
Toll Free Phone 1-877-932-1919
Fax 416-932-1924
E-Mail mail@yay.org
Website www.yay.org
Primary Contact John van Rhee, Director, Programs and Client Services
Primary Executive Sally Spencer, Chief Executive Officer
Funding United Way ; Regional / Municipal - Community Service Partnerships (CSP)
Description (Service) Matches children and youth with volunteer mentors * parent support * monthly activities * workshops -- child abuse, multiculturalism, behaviour management, mentoring, bullying, mental health, learning challenges * literature in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu

Community Connections Mentorship Program -- for newly arrived youth immigrants and refugees * group activities to help orient newcomers to their new community and establish social and professional networks * trained and experienced volunteer mentors assist, with focus on citizenship and civic engagement or skills and career development
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Toronto ; York Region
Boundaries Greater Toronto Area, including York Region
Eligibility Children and youth 6-15 years experiencing emotional, behavioural, social or cultural adjustment difficulties, including newcomer children in Canada less than 10 years * volunteers -- youth 16-29 years
Application Referrals for children -- through medical, legal, social service or educational authorities * interested youth volunteers -- call for details of next orientation meeting, or visit website
Languages English ; Arabic ; Bengali ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dutch ; Hindi ; Portuguese ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Urdu ; Interpretation for other languages may be arranged
Fees None
Located In Community North York Central
Address & Map
5734 Yonge St, Suite 401
Toronto, ON M2M 4E7
 
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Intersection Yonge St and Finch Ave E
Physical Access Street parking close to entrance, also parking at rear of building ; Wheelchair accessible rear entrance ; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Service Categories Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ~ Children and Youth with Emotional Disturbance ; Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Children and Youth with Emotional Disturbance ; Bullying Prevention ; Child Abuse Prevention ; Cultural Awareness/Competencies Training ~ Youth ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Children and Youth with Emotional Disturbance ; Parent Counselling ~ Families/Friends of Mentally Ill ; Social Skills Training ~ Youth

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