Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow

I have been attending For Youth Initiative (FYI) since I was in grade 10, in 2016. As a student of a nearby high school I was curious about this centre... Read more
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No non-profit left behind: Funding the programs that serve our communities

Written by: Sharifa Makhseem There are so many challenges that non-profit organizations face and go through, such as the increasing need for unique, free and easily accessible services in the community.... Read more

Building a city that’s safe for all

Written by: Stephen Mensah My vision for the city of Toronto is one of love and not hate; it is one of life and not death, one of prosperity and not... Read more

Providing for the future of our cities: Our youth

Written by: Daniel Bonilla Toronto is one of the most important cities in Canada, which means it requires a lot of work. For years there have been problems that instead of... Read more

A Board Message to FYI Supporters

Our Executive Director, Lekan Olawoye has taken a leave from FYI to take on the noble challenge of running for City Council in Toronto. We wish him the best of... Read more

From Trusteeship to Capacity Building: The Agency Mentorship Program

The Agency Mentorship Pilot Program: A Program Evaluation Summary Background Since 2005, a growing number of nonprofits that provide programs and services to youth aged 13-29 years living in marginalized... Read more

Helping At-Risk Youth Succeed

Ontario is helping more young people reach their full potential by adding 35 new youth outreach workers in nine communities across the province. Read more

McArthur - Youth Violence Panel

Revrand Al Bowen, pastor of the Abundant Life Assembly in Rexdale, Lekan Olawoye, Executive Director of the For-youth –initiative, Anthony Perruzza, Councillor Ward 8 – York West and Deputy Police... Read more