John Howard Society of York Region

Youth Programs

The HYPE (Healthy Youth Preventative Education) Program is a evidence-based program that targets the prevention of violence through the promotion of positive, healthy relationships.

The HYPE program offers small group sessions that promote healthy relationships and target a wide range of abusive and violent behaviours, and addictions among adolescents.

This program is for youth aged 11-25 and is available at no cost. Through this program, youth will be equipped to engage in healthier relationships and build social and emotional strengths.

For more information on times and locations, please contact The HYPE Program Staff:

Alexandra Thomson
Program Coordinator
t: 905.470.0003 ext. 205
f: 905.470.0090
e: athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca

Danielle David
Youth Outreach Worker
t: 905.470.0003 ext. 209
f: 905.470.0090
e: ddavid@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca

HYPE Brochure

The HYPE Program is supported by the Regional Municipality of York and Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Youth Counselling Program

The Youth Counselling Program is designed to build strengths, resilience and coping skills among youth. Through individualized one-on-one support, the Youth Counselling service provides free weekly sessions for youth to discuss issues affecting their lives. The counsellor will work collaboratively with the youth to enhance their understanding, overcome their challenges and meet their goals.

Referrals can be made for youth experiencing the following:

  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Bullying
  • Stress
  • Criminal Justice Involvement

The service is for ages 11-29 and available at no cost. Counselling is offered across York Region.

For more information services or if you would like to make a referral, please contact:

Alexandra Thomson
Program Coordinator
t: 905.470.0003 ext. 205
f: 905.470.0090
e: athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca

Funded by the Regional Municipality of York.