About Us

About Us

For Youth Initiative is a non-profit organization that has served, inspired and advocated for thousands of teens and young adults in York South-Weston since 1995. Our multi-service agency provides year-round programs and services to local youth to meet their needs and empower them to reach their full potential.

Every young person’s journey is unique and their needs are too. Our case management model meets young people where they are and helps them get to where they want to be. Our programs and services are designed to support youth to graduate high school, enroll in post-secondary education, gain employment and prepare for adulthood.

Our Mission

Supporting youth in York South-Weston as they prepare for the future with the resources and mentorship they need to thrive

Our Vision

Ending the cycle of inequity

Our Values

Equity - we promote equal access to life’s opportunities 

Respect- we treat each other with kindness, patience, and empathy

Inclusion - we welcome everyone; diversity is our strength

Collaboration - we work together, share, and learn from each other

Integrity - we demonstrate the courage to do what is right, not what is easy