John Howard Society of Toronto

Youth Programs

H.I.P.P. ( Helping Individuals Plan Positively)

This is an African-Caribbean youth centred program for males between the age of 12 – 17. H.I.P.P focuses on helping these young people build the skills to meet educational, employment and personal goals. This program is offered in a variety of settings throughout the City of Toronto to ensure it is accessible for those in need. Program is delivered through both individual counselling and group sessions. Along with the counselling component our team will also present to forums at Secondary Schools; Community Centres and Counselling agencies. These forums can include information for youth as well as families and neighbourhoods. The overall objective is to provide a meaningful opportunity for youth to reduce risk of gang involvement.

Click here for the H.I.P.P. Flyer and Referral Form

Please Contact: Ken Williams, H.I.P.P Coordinator at:



This program is designed to assist students and youth to achieve academic success while building upon essential living and life skills.
Our staff in the STEP program create a safe and youth focused environment where individuals have the opportunity set goals through educational and training supports. For those youth seeking employment our staff work to provide resources and connections with well-matched employers. Individual counselling support is key to the success of this program. In additional a variety of workshops are delivered in school settings.

Please Contact
Caroline Hamlet
t: 416-925-4386