Hope beneath the overpass

Hope beneath the overpass

When, in the fall of 2019, Dwight returned to work at YSM Evergreen Centre, there was a new vision to reach out to youth and individuals living under the Gardiner Expressway. “There are 50 – 70 people living in those areas [under the bridge and along the Lakeshore], I have […]

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Jacob’s Story, Volunteering in the Food Bank

Jacob’s Story, Volunteering in the Food Bank

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to affect our city and our neighbours, YSM has been so grateful for your support in all the many ways you have been showing it: through messages of encouragement, funds, time, supplies and more. YSM has redistributed our staff to fill in gaps where volunteers […]

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Caring for the community’s pets

Caring for the community’s pets

When Mark isn’t in a taekwondo class with his children, he works as a veterinary keeping Toronto’s furry neighbours healthy and happy. Seeing a community need, Mark, in partnership with Community Veterinary Outreach, started a free, bi-monthly veterinary clinic at YSM back in 2011. “It’s amazing to see the gratitude […]

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Double Take Staff Member Samantha’s Story

Double Take Staff Member Samantha’s Story

Growing up in group homes, and without a stable family to rely on, Samantha struggled through her teenage years. When about to enter college, she learned she was pregnant and knew she needed to put off her education to find work. With no employment experience, it was a daunting task. […]

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Azan – “YSM has been a life-saver…”

Azan – “YSM has been a life-saver…”

“YSM is a life-saver for me. I wish that I had met them sooner. YSM is making a big difference in my life and the lives of my children.” For nearly two years, Azan* had been struggling to navigate systems he knew little about, in hopes of being reunited with […]

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Ismail – Building access to recreation for all

Ismail – Building access to recreation for all

In 2005, the City of Toronto began the Regent Park Revitalization Project to rebuild housing, support a vibrant community and create enjoyable spaces in the neighbourhood. A part of the early development was the Regent Park Aquatic Centre, offering recreational activities and classes. However, registration is mostly online and has […]

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YSM's COVID-19 Response

To ensure the health and safety of all, and under the direction of Public Health safety protocols, YSM’s program buildings are closed to public access. However, we are providing food, counselling, and other services. Please click to learn about services being offered and how you can help.