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Youth-in-Transition Program

What is it?

The Youth-in-Transition Program is a new program funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services that offers young people assistance with employment services and training, education resources, housing supports, health and mental health services, life skills training and legal services by connecting them to the numerous resources present within the community. The Youth-in-Transition Worker offers the youth support while guiding and mentoring them through their transition to independence.

Who is eligible?

The target population for the program is youth leaving care who are aged 16-24 who were subject to either:

  1. A Crown wardship, legal custody order under section 65.2 of the Child and Family Services Act, or formal customary care agreement as defined under the Ontario Permanency Funding Policy Guidelines immediately prior to the youth’s 18th birthday; or
  2. Were eligible to receive Renewed Youth Supports (RYS) at ages 16 and/or 17, whether or not the youth actually received RYS.

What does it offer?

The Youth-in-Transition Program will:

  • Assess your current situation and assist you with achieving your goals;
  • Support you through your transition to independence;
  • Provide you with relevant Community Partners' contact information;
  • Assist you with the development of life skills through workshops and one-to-one supports;
  • Provide you with occasional transportation and accompaniment for appointments and meetings;
  • Provide you with a safe environment to express yourself, without judgement;
  • Provide you with an opportunity to get involved in all of the free activities and trips that Big Brothers Big Sisters offers such as Halloween and Christmas Parties, Wonderland, Annual Camping Trips, Barbecues, Fishing, and many more!

How do I enroll?

For more information, please contact Kristin Malboeuf at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Office by phone at (705) 474-3041 or by e-mail at kristin.malboeuf@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

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