John Howard Society of Toronto

Youth Services


Committed in providing a person-centered approach which is flexible and based on effective communications, that is holistic, and culturally relevant.

HiPP is a youth centered program for those aged 16 years and older whom are at risk of becoming engaged in pro-criminal behaviours. This program focuses on helping these young people build the skills to meet educational, employment and personal goals there by reducing the likelihood of conflict with the law. HIPP strives to find proactive solutions to solve the problems of youth violence in neighborhoods and families.

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Crossroads Youth Program (CYP)

In partnership with the National African Integration and Families Association (NAIFA) this program provides coordinated and integrated support services focused on preventing youth from engaging in criminal behaviours. CYP is an African-Caribbean youth centered program for those aged 16 years and older whom are at risk of becoming engaged in pro-criminal behaviours. Through individualized case management and group programming youth have access to positive social and personal development opportunities. Culturally specific programming is incorporated to reduce the over-representation of Toronto’s most marginalized youth. Support is also provided to families and communities that are impacted by youth violence.


Youth Training to Employment (YT2E)

This program helps all youth aged (15-30) to navigate through the labour market and to successfully transition into sustained employment. Participants will be paid an allowance equivalent to the provincial minimum wage rate, during Employment Skills Training and Employment Services.

Please note this is a 14-week program in which participants must attend all sessions!!!

4 weeks-5 days/30hrs
Employment Skills Training (held virtually) – Essential and Employment skills including career exploration, and other activities aimed at improving employment readiness and job maintenance.

2 weeks-5 days/30hrs
Employment Services (held virtually) – Short-term training activities designed to assist in job searching and how to obtain employment.

8 weeks-5 days/30hrs
Quality Employment Opportunity (on site) – Develop and enhance employability and occupational skills through practical on-the-job experience.

Program Dates:

Registration is now open. Our next group starts August 9th 2021.

Program Schedule – Monday- Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm (tentative times, depending on guest speakers)

Employment Placement (On site) – 30 hours per week

For further information or registration please contact:
Gilbert Kandawasvika – Employment Case Manager,
Phone: 416-925-4386 ext. 223