PROFILE: South Etobicoke Youth Assembly


The South Etobicoke Youth Assembly (SEYA) is located at LAMP Community Health Center. It was founded in 2000 by youth in the Lakeshore area who wished to tackle issues that they were facing. There was a lack of recreational and arts programs, and they wanted to bring this to the attention of politicians. Together, they formed SEYA and brought these up these issues at general meetings and they were able to achieve their original goal. Today, SEYA provides free workshops and programs for youth in the community to develop leadership and various other skills.


Campers learn how much is enough!

The summer camp runs for two weeks, one in July and one in August, for youth ages 13-21. The camp runs from 12:00pm-4:30pm, lunch and bus tickets are provided for the campers. The camp is located at Second Street Junior Middle School.


Staff trying out vision impaired glasses

Camp activities include workshops, sports and games. Campers learn to cooperate throughout the various activities and build relationships along the way. There is a field trip at the end of each camp, and the campers receive certificates for their participation.


Campers learning how to save a passed out victim!



FOY STAFF (BOSCO Centre) (From Left to Right): Tiana Sandy, Marina Catena


South Etobicoke Youth Assembly

LAMP Community Health Centre
185 Fifth Street, Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5

July 18 to 22, 2016, & August 8-12, 2016

13 years old – 21 years old

Contact Information:
Jasmin Dooh
(416) 252 6471



Every year, Focus on Youth hires custodians to help maintain and clean schools during the summer for the upcoming school year. Brandon Sugia is a custodian working with Focus On Youth at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School this year. Sugia enjoys his job of keeping the school nice and clean for the campers currently there, as well as for the students who will be returning in September.

Sugia starts his work day at 8am, and ends at 4pm. His daily tasks vary day to day depending on what his supervisors assign. Once the plans for the day have been decided, Sugia works with his coworkers to get the work done efficiently.

There are many things that must be done to keep the schools clean for students and campers. Classrooms must be cleaned, including all the furniture inside, staircases have to be mopped, railings and windows have to be wiped, and hallways have to be swept. The floors have to be waxed before school starts in fall, and little to no dust or dirt left. The main goal is for the students to start the year with a clean environment.

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Brandon Sugia (Johnson Centre)

PROFILE: St Andrew Parish Camp

St Andrew’s Parish Camp focuses on Parish, Family, and Community/Neighbourhood. Founded nine years ago with the help of the parish, St Andrew, the camp flourished into what it is today with the assistance of other community members. It is located at St Andrew Parish Church and runs from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm on Monday to Friday.


Media team greeted by curious camper

To focus on Parish, the camp holds activities and games that explores and introduces the Catholic faith to the children. They play trivia games that help them learn about stories in the Bible. It is a fun and engaging way to help the children learn about their religion.

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Campers get lessons on how to create charm bracelets

Camp activities include arts and crafts, cooking/baking, games, and sports. The children are able to develop their creativity, leadership, and cooperation skills through these activities. The camp also goes on trips to places like trampolines, laser tag, High Park zoo, movies, and swimming. Campers can gain valuable and memorable experiences through these trips.


Campers take turns mixing the batter!

The camp also values family, as it was with the help of various families throughout the years that the camp was able to become the way it is today. They will often host discussions and activities in relation to the theme of family. To develop a sense of community, firefighters were invited to present to the campers, and the camp has done cleanups around the community as well.


FOY Staff (Johnson Centre) (Left to Right): Sean Brijmohan, Tyler Manu, Lawrence Osei, Jad Abdalnour, and Jean-Pierre Istanbul.


St Andrew Roman Catholic Church

St Andrew Roman Catholic Church
2547 Kipling Ave, Toronto, ON

Monday to Friday

6 years old –  13 years old

Contact Information:
Lorrine Perera

PROFILE: Community MicroSkills Development


MicroSkills - Helping You Build A Better Future

Microskills Youth Services hosts a summer camp that focuses on leadership and the arts, open to youth ages 13-18 years old. Founded in 1985, the program was initially created for women, to teach them skills in technology. Later, it developed into a program that taught newcomers. Ten years ago, it became the program it is now; an arts and leadership camp for youth.


Campers and counsellors come together for a group shot!

The camp is located at Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School, and runs from 11am-6pm on a daily basis.


Creating a one take scene

The camp has various activities that focus mainly on arts, such as various forms of film. There are also leadership building activities as well as physical activities such as soccer or capture the flag that keep the youth active and engaged.


Receiving lessons in videography

Through the skills and experience gained from this camp, campers will learn more of Canadian culture and have the necessary skills to enter the workforce in the future.


(Left To Right) FOY Staff: Arianna Bent (BOSCO), Nathaniel Bennett (BOSCO)



Community MicroSkills Development

Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School
2 St Andrews Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9R 1V8

Dates & Times:
Monday to Friday
11:00 am-6:00 pm

13 years old – 18 years old

Contact Information:
Andrae Walsh
416-247-7181 ext. 2606