Toronto July supports for families and youth

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 Virtual Services

Since the start of the COVID-19 shutdown in March, many of our other service providers have changed their services to offer them virtually to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

We appreciate the effort you’ve taken to support youth and their families in your communities. To support these efforts, we wanted to share the attached list of current available services and supports created by City of Toronto.

Please feel free to share it with your youth and families as needed.

Stay, Play, and Learn at Home Web Page

The City of Toronto has launched a web page called: Stay, Play and Learn at Home. Here you will find a list of free, high-quality recreation, active living, arts and culture, and child development resources that will help individuals and families stay engaged and active while protecting themselves and others by staying at home. Please feel free to share information about the web page with the youth and families that use your services.

Youth Accessing Technology

TO Family Supports is currently conducting a very short survey to gain an understanding about youth needs in accessing technology. This survey will support us in making the right connections between agencies and organizations and to provide information on how to access technology for youth who need it in order to stay connected.

1. Peer Support Training for Front-line Youth Workers & Volunteers

The Community Healing Project for Crime Prevention takes a trauma-informed and peer-based approach to addressing the impact of exposure to violence on youth and their communities.

Upcoming dates for the program:

Tuesdays, starting July 14 from 2pm-6 p.m. Approximately 28 hours of training, with sessions taking place on weekdays and two Saturdays.

For more information contact or

 2. The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) Youth Team-Virtual Summer Program

The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) Youth Team is happy to announce that it’s running a free Virtual Summer Camp Program, for children and youth from Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Park communities.

Pick One Weekly Session Start Date:

 Session 1: July 6 to 10

Session 2: July 20 to 24

Session 3: August 4 to 7​

Session 4: August 17 to 21

 3. Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women's Empowerment

The Jean Augustine Centre is offering free virtual summer camp programs for girls ages 7-17 yrs. old living in South Etobicoke.

The empowerment camps are comprised of activities like sports, arts and free play, and also personal development workshops with topics ranging from self-esteem, human rights and financial literacy. 

Upcoming program dates:






Empowerment through Exploration

July 6-10

11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Empowerment through Exploration

July 13-17

11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Career Crush Camp: Virtual Leadership

July 20-24

11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Career Crush Camp: Virtual Leadership

July 27-31

11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Chef's Catering: Cooking Camp

Aug 10-14

12 p.m.-2 p.m.


Chef's Catering: Cooking Camp

Aug 17-21

12 p.m.-2 p.m.


For more information or to register for camps contact or call (416) 253-9797.


4. COSTI-Youth Job Connection (YJC)

Assists youth facing multiple and/or complex barriers to employment build better futures. Youth between the ages of 15-29 who are currently not in school, employed or in training may be eligible for this program. Upcoming dates for the program. Online 2-week YJC Workshops from June 29 — July 10