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Do you have a heart for our city’s most vulnerable neighbours? Come alongside YSM’s inspiring vision to end chronic poverty in Toronto within one generation!

At YSM we are doing everything we can to end the cycle of poverty for our neighbours in need. Project: GENERAT1ON invites you to play a key role in helping YSM deliver the supports and services designed to help people rise out of poverty. Let’s end chronic poverty in our city in just one generation!

Team building at its best!

If your team is looking for a service project or a way to give back the community, and want a fun and interactive team-building day to strengthen relationships and build loyalty, then Project: GENERAT1ON is for you!

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How does it work?

Project: GENERAT1ON delivers a team building and community engagement experience like none other with customizable options, including:

  • A lunch and learn presentation (in advance, at your location) to prepare and inspire your team
  • A fully hosted experience, including any training or onboarding, and a guided YSM tour
  • Education about poverty in Toronto and practical ways to help neighbours in need
  • Team photos, social media posts and FUN!

  • Through your experience, your organization or group is asked to cover associated costs, as another high impact means of giving back to street-involved youth, families in need and adults experiencing poverty, who are served by YSM.

What is included?

Project: GENERAT1ON is an investment in your employees, your community and your organization . . .

  • Give your group a unique and meaningful team-building and engagement experience
  • Undertake a hands-on activity that gives back to your community
  • Strengthen working relationships and loyalty, while having a memorable experience
  • Enhance and showcase your organization’s brand and values

Check out our current opportunities or email us at projectgeneration@ysm.ca or fill out the form below to learn more and to book your experience today!

“Companies that support the volunteering efforts of their employees experience lower staff turnover rates. Research indicates that 80% of employer-supported volunteers believe that group volunteering strengthens their relationships with colleagues. It also helps individuals learn new skills”.

Volunteer Canada – volunteer.ca

Group making meals at YSM
    Please note: Indicating your preference does not guarantee your group an engagement opportunity in the season indicated.
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YSM's COVID-19 Response

YSM has entered phase one of our re-opening plan.

Our modified services include increased services via phone, video calling or screened on-site services by appointment with enhanced safety protocols.

Please see our COVID-19 response page for ongoing service updates (food, counselling, etc.) and how you can help.