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Growing up is full of challenges. The YMCA offers special support programs for youth that help them address issues that could limit their potential. 

Youth in Transition Worker Program (YITW)

If you are or have been involved with Family and Children Services and are between the ages of 16 and 24, the Youth In Transition Worker (YITW) program is available to help you transition to a more independent lifestyle. YITW will help support you identify, develop and implement a personal plan based on your own goals for personal independence. We'll help you navigate the adult service...

Youth In Transition - Human Trafficking Initiative

YMCA Youth in Transition Workers provide support to youth 24 years and younger that are or have been involved in a human trafficking situation. Services include one-on-one support from a case worker, community referrals, safety planning and harm reduction strategies. This support is available across the Golden Horseshoe. Call or text 289.659.6290 Program funding provided by the Ministry of...