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

To unlock the potential of teens and young adults in York South-Weston with the mentorship, tools and support they need to thrive.

Our Vision

Empowered youth leading change and strengthening communities.

Our Values

Respect. We treat others with kindness, patience and empathy.
Allowing others to feel heard & valued.

Inclusion. We embrace all aspects of diversity and involve others openly.
Building community together.

Collaboration. We work together, share with others and learn from each other.
Connecting to create better outcomes.

Integrity. We demonstrate courage, transparency and honesty.
Doing what is right, not what is easy.

Curiosity. We approach everything with open minds and inquisitive spirits.
Bringing an authentic desire to learn.

Our Logo

Download a hi-res copy of the FYI logo here.