The Peer Project/ Youth Assisting Youth York Region

Site: Maple, Keele Street

Service: A community-based Peer Mentoring Program

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Record #: NKT0844 Last Modified: 30 May 2015 Last Full Update: 19 Nov 2014
Record Details
Toll Free Phone1-877-932-1919
Primary ContactPaula Da Rocha, Volunteer Coordinator, Youth Assisting Youth; Phone: ext 234; Fax: 416-932-1924; Email:
Volunteer CoordinatorPaula Da Rocha, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, Youth Assisting Youth; Phone: ext 234; Fax: 416-932-1924; Email:
EstablishedApril 1976
Primary ExecutiveSally Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Assisting Youth; Phone: 1-877-932-1919; Fax: 416- 932-1924; Email:
Alternate ExecutiveJohn Vanrhee, Manager, Youth Assisting Youth; Phone: 1-877-932-1919; Fax: 416-932-1924; Email:
FundingFederal ; Donations ; Foundation
Description (Service)A community-based Peer Mentoring Program that matches youth volunteers, aged 16 to 29, in a one-one basis with at risk children aged 6-15 who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioral or cultural adjustment problems * volunteer provides a positive role model through a mentoring relationship * the HOST program is for newcomer children who have been in the country 4 years or less who are paired with one of our volunteers (we have a higher mandate for male volunteers due to the fact that most of our clients are boys) 
The volunteer will spend approximately 3 hours a week with the child engaging in activities they both enjoy * sharing their hobbies and skills to help a kid stay on the right track. 
For More info contact Paula DaRocha via email
Hours9 am-5 pm
Areas ServedYork Region
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) - 29 year(s) 
Volunteers are between 16 and 29 years old * children are between 6 and 15 years old
LanguagesEnglish ; Bengali ; Chinese ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dutch ; Hindi ; Korean ; Portuguese ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Urdu
Located In CommunityMaple
Address & Map
10190 Keele St
Maple, ON L6A 1R7
IntersectionMajor Mackenzie Dr & McNaughton Rd
Service CategoriesAdult/Child Mentoring Programs ; At Risk Youth ; General Counselling Services ~ Youth