Resources

I support.

There are so many great organizations out there, and it’s hard to know what to give your time to. I have another project in which I talk about the different organizations across Canada that serve their communities, but here’s a listing of some of the organizations I’ve been involved with. 

Youth Action Network

Youth Action Network (YAN) is a non-profit organization run fully by youth, for youth. We are dedicated towards motivating and empowering young people to take action on social justice and environmental issues that concern them. As a fully independent organization, YAN is committed to ensuring that youth play an integral role in their communities. To this end, YAN runs several projects aimed at educating and empowering youth, connecting them with the resources they need to take action.
www.youthactionnetwork.org

YWCA

The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world. Across the globe, they have more than 25 million members in 122 countries. More important than the numbers, is their mission to eliminate racism and empower women. They provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women's rights and civil rights. Women come to the Y in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence. They come for job training and career counseling. They come for childcare. They come for health and fitness. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come. And they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.
www.ywca.org

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

The mission of all Boys and Girls Clubs in Canada is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. For over 100 years, Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada have carried on a tradition of helping young people to discover, develop and achieve their full potential as adults, citizens and leaders, by engaging them in activities that challenge and enrich their minds, bodies and spirits and nurture their self-esteem.
www.bgccan.com

The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation

The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation is committed to the greatest of Canada's natural resources: our youth. CMSF works to identify and support talented students who show promise of leadership and a strong commitment to service in the community. We fund these citizens to study on Canadian campuses, to the benefit of their future and ours.
www.cmsf.ca

Family Services Association

Family Service Association of Toronto (FSA) helps people dealing with a wide variety of life challenges. For over 90 years, they have been assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs. Their services are available to everyone who lives or works in Toronto.
www.fsatoronto.com

Top 20 under 20

Top 20 Under 20 is a national youth awards program presented by Youth in Motion. It honours young Canadians who have demonstrated a significant level of achievement, innovation and leadership, but who have not yet reached the age of 20. Academics play a minor role in the selection for these awards.
www.top20under20.ca

Hispanic Development Council

The Hispanic Development Council HDC was founded in 1978 by a group of community workers and activists involved in the key issues, at that time, immigration and refugee settlement of Latin Americans in Metropolitan Toronto. For 25 years, the Council has been committed to its mandate through consistent work in the areas of research, policy analysis, professional development and networking among Spanish speaking service providers Through inter-agency networks and other community organizations, the HDC actively promotes the strengthening of new Canadian community groups, community self-sustainability
www.hispaniccouncil.net

Scarborough Women’s Centre

Scarborough Women's Centre facilitates the empowerment of any woman wanting to leave an abusive or isolating situation, so she can implement long term positive changes with confidence.
www.scarboroughwomenscentre.ca

Equal Voice

Equal Voice is a multi-partisan action group dedicated to increasing the political presence of women and women elected to all levels of political office in Canada. Formed in May 2001, Equal Voice has attracted individuals in every province, women and some men drawn from most groups in society. Many of their members are elected representatives at the federal, provincial or municipal levels, and some are cabinet ministers. They are multipartisan, and include representatives of the major political parties. They aim to promulgate fresh ideas, to grab media attention and to influence the existing political parties into fairer treatment of our half of the population.
www.equalvoice.ca

Jane Finch Community and Family Centre

Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre is a community based organization driven by passion, innovation, and a strong commitment to social justice, community engagement and collaboration.

www.janefinchcentre.org


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