Youth Support Network - North Toronto (YSN - NT)
Youth Support Network - North Toronto is a coalition of agencies/resources, community representatives and parent/youth advocates who meet regularly to discuss issues facing youth in North Toronto. The Network shares and promotes information, resources, services and projects of benefit to youth and their families and then takes this information back to the broader North Toronto community.
The following agencies are current network members:
Delisle Youth Services, Toronto Public Health, People and Organizations In North Toronto (POINT), Parks and Recreation, Parent advocates, Toronto Police Services –Youth Divisions, Parents in Transition, The Fairlawn Neighbourhood Centre, Toronto Public Libraries
FAIRLAWN AVENUE UNITED CHURCH
Visit this website to get involved in great youth initiatives. Click here to learn more!
DELISLE YOUTH SERVICES
Delisle is a youth serving agency that has been in North Toronto for over 20 years. Delisle provides individual and group short term counseling to youth 14-19. We also have two residences for longer-term care for higher risk youth. We provide community outreach to young women who have experienced violence, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans youth in North Toronto. We also offer a youth art gallery in March of each year, where youth get to showcase their work, and run the gallery. Youth are able to get community hours and have meaningful input into the theme of each year’s gallery.
Location: 40 Orchard View Blvd., Suite 255
PARENTS IN TRANSITION (PIT) 'Parents parenting troubled teens'
Sexual Health/Healthy Growth and Development
Injury Prevention /Substance Abuse Prevention
Tobacco Use Prevention
PIT offers parents weekly meetings where effective strategies and coping techniques are discussed dealing with inappropriate and frightening adolescent behaviours (truancy, substance abuse, physical and verbal abuse, etc.) Members benefit by valuable group discussion, guest speakers and individual support. In addition PIT provides parent and family consultation, interpersonal mediation and conflict resolution, referrals to other community services and professionals.
Location: 3216 Yonge Street 2nd floor
Phone: 416-481- 4543
Contact: Donna Culbert, ED
THE FAIRLAWN NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
The Fairlawn Neighbourhood Centre is a unique place - a vision of Fairlawn Avenue United Church (F.A.U.C.) made possible through their gift of space. Started in 1997, this not-for-profit charity is financially independent from F.A.U.C. and totally self-funded through program and membership fees. To date over 26,000 people have enjoyed the programs. Youth enjoy drama, fitness, workshops and volunteering at the Centre.
Location: 28 Fairlawn Ave.
Contact: Naomi Schafler, Executive Director
POINT (People & Organizations in North Toronto)
POINT can provide students in North Toronto with information and referrals to all youth agencies and services across the Greater Toronto area. POINT also publishes “The Student Volunteer Resource Guide” to assist students to fulfill their mandatory 40 hours of community involvement to obtain. In addition, youth can have free access to computers, the internet, a scanner, and 1-hour internet training sessions. Other resources include access to a photocopier, fax machine, babysitting binder, and bulletin board for job search activities.
Location: 200 Eglinton Ave. East
Contact: Diane Werner ED
Phone: 416- 487-2390
THE ANNE JOHNSTON HEALTH STATION
The Anne Johnston Health Station (AJHS) is a Community Health Centre that offers programs and services to youth between the ages of 13 and 24, who live, work or attend school in AJHS’s catchment area.
The Youth Program includes: reproductive health, birth control, STI testing, chiropody, health promotion workshops, counselling on a wide range of topics, such as: self-esteem/body image, healthy eating and nutrition, sexual abuse/assault, family violence, relationship/family issues, mental health issues (depression, anxiety, anger, etc.), stress, peer pressure, and anti-oppression among others. In addition the Youth Program continues to provide youth-focused, health prevention workshops at the AJHS and at local high schools and agencies in the community.
Location: 2398 Yonge Street,
Phone: 416- 486-8666, extension 262 or 255
Contact: Health Promoter Beatrice Raposo
TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH
Toronto Public Health is one of many community resources that contribute to the present and future health of students. A dedicated team of School Health Services professionals offers services and resources to support school communities in the area of:
To find out about any of these services, to obtain resources, or to start any of these programs please contact your school liaison Public Health Nurse or call Toronto Health Connection for the contact information of the Public Health Liaison Nurse at your school.
Contact: Liaison Public Health Nurse Or Toronto Health Connection at 416-339-7600 E-mail: www.toronto.ca/health TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH
Contact: Elaine Ebach Community Health Officer
CHRISTINE HARMANTAS - Mental Health Worker
Christine has extensive experience in Mental Health, specifically Depression, Psychosis and Anxiety disorders in youth. She is also interested in issues related to health in other cultures, and teaches part time at Centennial College.
TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARIES - Northern Branch
We invite schools to visit our teen website launched last spring called "ramp" www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ramp. Approximately 70 teens helped develop the site and it's a great success.
Contact: Helena Dong Phone: 416- 393-7615 E-mail: email@example.com
DONNA CULBERT As the Executive Director of Parents in Transition (parents parenting troubling teens), who has been involved with the organization for 10 years, Donna is happy to share her experience, knowledge and strategies with parents for dealing effectively and coping well with the challenges of parenting teenagers.
CHRISTINE HARMANTAS With her background in Mental Health and youth, Christine is ideally suited to speak on mental health and/or cultural health issues relating to youth as well as the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Anxiety Disorders. 416-480-5820
BIANCA FEITELBERG An outreach youth coordinator with Delisle Youth Services, Bianca would be willing to deliver workshops to teens or parents on stress reduction, Gay/Lesbian Identity Issues, Youth and Expressive arts and How to Identify substance misuse/abuse for yourself or another. 416-482-0081 Ext 240
BEATICE RAPOSO Beatrice is a health promoter with Anne Johnston HS offering health prevention workshops. Topics include: self-esteem, body image, birth control methods, substance use, relationships healthy/unhealthy, stress management, study skills, conflict resolution, decision making (sexuality etc), communicating with parents. 416- 486-8666, ext. 262 or 255
TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH This dedicated team of School Health Services professionals can speak on: Physical Activity, Sexual Health/Healthy Growth and Development, Cancer Prevention, Injury Prevention /Substance Abuse Prevention, Tobacco Use/ Prevention. Contact: Liaison Public Health Nurse or Toronto Health Connection. 416-339-7600