Youth Drop-In Centre

The youth drop-in centre provides a safe, non-judgemental environment where youth between the ages of 16-24 are able to gather for the purpose of socialization, recreation and access to social services. It is an alternative to roaming the streets and is equipped with a billiards table, kitchen and computer area with free internet access. In addition to healthy evening meals, coffee and snacks are provided throughout the day. The no-pressure environment allows youth to feel comfortable and, when they are ready, access the services they need.

Drop in between 9 am and 8 pm Monday to Friday.

KEY CONTACT

Holly Canniff
Youth Program Coordinator

E holly.canniff@sacy.ca  P 705-673-4396 x.210

CARE Program

CARE’s (Caring And Respect Everywhere) goal is to connect homeless or at risk youth with new learning opportunities (NOSM), community partners, (Art Gallery of Sudbury) and creative and education experiences (School of Education) in order to discover, strengthen and celebrate the transition into adulthood. Each Friday, CARE youth gather with professionals from the community to explore creative means of expression for young people. These include provocative learning opportunities with art, drumming, conversation and monologue creations.

Many aspects of the CARE programming are
grounded in the Seven Grandfather Teachings from the local First Nations Communities, of which several of the CARE members belong. The youth attending the CARE program have openly showed their sense of inclusion, empowerment and how these feelings have impacted their future involvement with the system.

Mondays and Fridays 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

KEY CONTACT

Holly Canniff
Youth Program Coordinator

E holly.canniff@sacy.ca  P 705-673-4396 x.210

Café and Conversations

Café and Conversations is a literacy program that started by offering library lending services to youth who cannot access the Sudbury Libraries. A book club for youth aged 16-24 is offered for those who want to share in their love of literature. This program is open to anyone, and also includes creative writing days. Staff work with youth to find new and creative ways to appreciate reading and writing.

Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

KEY CONTACTS

Youth Program Facilitators
P 705-673-4396 x.209

Ashley O’Hearn
E ashley.ohearn@sacy.ca

Monique St. Pierre
E monique.stpierre@sacy.ca  

VIBES

The Valuing Independence and Benevolence when Entering Society Program (V.I.B.E.S) was developed for youth by youth. Youth recieve training to broaden their self-awareness and help them grow, while developing skills to assist with issues that other youth may struggle with. V.I.B.E.S. provides both individual and group training: Life skills workshops, a meal, a certificate, and a personalized sweater. The program facilitators can be used as employer references upon completing the program. One-on-one sessions with a facilitator are available.

Tuesdays 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

KEY CONTACTS

Youth Program Facilitators
P 705-673-4396 x.209

Ashley O’Hearn
E ashley.ohearn@sacy.ca

Monique St. Pierre
E monique.stpierre@sacy.ca  

Hip Hop School

The Hip Hop School is open to anyone in Sudbury aged 16-24. The program teaches different elements of hip hop (dancing, rapping, graffiti) to help youth stay active and have fun in an open, non-judgmental environment with other like-minded people. The Hip Hop School boosts the confidence of youth, provides them with an outlet for their creative energy, and provides them with the opportunity to hone their creativity.

Thursdays 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

KEY CONTACTS

Youth Program Facilitators
P 705-673-4396 x.209

Ashley O’Hearn
E ashley.ohearn@sacy.ca

Monique St. Pierre
E monique.stpierre@sacy.ca  

After School Program

The After School Program allows youth to get active, develop healthy eating habits, gain confidence, and do better in school, which helps to decrease obesity and youth violence.

KEY CONTACTS

Youth Program Facilitators
P 705-673-4396 x.209

Ashley O’Hearn
E ashley.ohearn@sacy.ca

Monique St. Pierre
E monique.stpierre@sacy.ca