PROFILE: Davenport Perth Centre


The Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre is a multi-service agency that is committed to supporting people in its neighbourhood in order to enrich their lives and the life of our community. This includes providing ways for the children and youth to get involved in projects that allow them to build skills, develop new friendships and connections, and contribute back to their community.

YEP youth of the Davenport Perth Centre enjoying the festivities at the Harbourfront Pan Am Celebration Zone

Youth Experience Placement (YEP) is a summer leadership and pre-employment program from July 2nd to August 14th for youth aged 13-16. The camp allows youth involved to increase their leadership/planning skills, knowledge on employment, their confidence, ability to access community resources, as well as provide opportunities to meet other young people through training workshops, youth developed and implemented presentations, and volunteer placements in centre-based projects. YEP also provides them with weekly fun recreational outings and events throughout the summer.

The youth involved in the YEP program undergo training for the first two weeks followed by working at their volunteer placements three times a week. The remaining two days are spent attending further training workshops as well as field trips around the city that are planned by the hardworking staff. They go through the program Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm.

Focus on Youth Staff (left to right) Shandy Mcqueen and Melissa Neves
Focus on Youth Staff (left to right) Shandy Mcqueen and Melissa Neves


Organization: Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre

Location: Pope Paul VI Catholic School 270 Laughton Avenue Toronto, ON

Ages: 13-16

Dates/Times: July 2nd 2015 – August 14th 2015  11 am – 3 pm

Contact Info: 

Courtney McFarlane

416-656-8025 ext.242

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  1. ​As you can see special emails like this are kept for a long time, all the best this summer!

    Peace, Joy, Hope, Charity, Appreciation and Humility,
    Steve De Quintal
    Teacher, St. Mary Catholic Academy, 66 Dufferin Park Ave. Toronto, Ontario M6H-1J6. 416-393-5528 ext. 84293
    “that they may have life and have it the full.”
    “In the end, the most important thing is not to do things for people who are poor and in distress, but to enter into relationship with them, to be with them and help them find confidence in themselves and discover their own gifts.” – J. Vanier
    ***You can always email but a call or a visit will get a quicker response***

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