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Prevention & Early Intervention Services

Provincial Youth Outreach Worker (YOW) Program

Prevention & Early Intervention Services

Building Relationships with Youth

The provincial Youth Outreach Worker (YOW) program is aimed at building relationships with youth to support and facilitate their access to opportunities, solutions and resources within their own communities.

Are you:

  • a youth (aged 12 to 21) living in the Flemingdon Park, Thorncliffe Park or Victoria Village neighbourhoods?
  • looking for mental health support?
  • needing social or emotional help?
  • have questions about education, employment, health care or housing options?
  • interested in learning about resources in your community?
A young teen of colour is playing chess with a Youth worker/mentor

YOWs can meet with you at school, in the community or, if needed, in your home.

2 black teens with a black female mentor smiling and speaking together outside

To learn more about the YOW program please contact or call 416-924-1164, ext. 8710.

Feel free to visit our Youth page.

Funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.