YouthLink

During the year that ended on March 31, 2017, over 8,000 youth, aged 12 to 24, and their families received service from our organization.
They came to us seeking a wide range of support for their emotional well-being, mental health, and intellectual development. In response, we delivered over 100,000 service encounters with them.
As a result, those youth are now developing their strengths, building their life skills, and going after more promising, exciting futures. Moreover, they connect more positively now with caring adults on what they still want to learn.
Their success is what drives us to want to serve even more youth and families. For more on our record of service and results, read our 2016-17 annual report HERE.

Know us as a long-time community builder.

YouthLink began as The Big Sister Association of Toronto in 1914. With time we outgrew the original name: in the 1970s we became Huntley Youth Services and, later, YouthLink.
Whatever our name, we’ve worked hard to help build our city and country to be youth-friendlier. Take a quick look HERE to see how much of a difference we’ve made.

Know us as a change agent for Scarborough youth and their families.

We at YouthLink are not resting on our past successes. There is much change still much to be done.

Our vision

We imagine a strong Scarborough where all youth and their families thrive.

Our mission

We join with youth, families and partners to highlight and develop strengths, aspirations and positive actions that improve the health and well-being of all who live, work, study and play in our community.

Our values

As we go about our work, we are guided by the following values. They help us to come together in the most fulfilling ways.
Leadership. Our actions model what we expect of ourselves as well as our co-workers, volunteers and clients. We aim to bring out the best in each other through strong relationships too. We also seek to show our professional ethics in what we do and the decisions we make.
Humanity. We are considerate of all people, including their backgrounds, abilities, skills, and viewpoints. Along with that we include everyone and celebrate individual differences. Our actions show us to be empathetic, of goodwill and honest as well.
Innovation. We are flexible and willing to change in order to adapt to our work and community. Moreover we are courageous in developing service initiatives for improving the well-being of our young people and their families.
Respect. We value all people for who they are and for their knowledge, skills and experiences. Furthermore we interact respectfully and fairly with all the people we serve and work with. We also encourage the same in return.
Excellence. We are competent and accountable in our work. To every situation we strive to bring clear judgment, thinking and reasoning. We also continually seek to accomplish all tasks to the best of our abilities and resources.

Most Needed Kits for YouthLink

Winter Warmth Kit
Period Kit
Back to School Kit

Host a Kit Pack

We’re here to help you get involved in your local community and truly make a difference. Whether you’re looking for more information about the charities we partner with or it’s time to get started, get in touch with us today. After you’ve completed the form below, a member of our team will be in touch with you.