PROFILE: Tropicana Community Services

  Tropicana's mission "Tropicana Community Services, a Toronto-based multi-service organization, provides all youth, newcomers, people of Black and Caribbean heritage and others in need with opportunities and alternatives that lead to success and positive life choices.  They achieve this through culturally appropriate programs such as counseling, child care, educational and employment services, and youth development."  ... Continue Reading →

Special Event: Celebration of Success 2013

Celebration of Success 2013 After a long six weeks, Focus on Youth’s 2013 summer program came to an end. To mark the occasion, staff and counselors were invited to a special Celebration of Success at the University of Toronto's Hart House. Stefan Brum and Christina Martin served as the evening's MCs, keeping things light. The... Continue Reading →

Profile: Champs Mentoring Champs

Champs Mentoring Champs began as a  homework club in 2007 for children ages 4-11, with only 11 children. The following year they applied with the Focus On Youth program in hopes of expanding this initiative. Their first camp started at Blessed Mother Teresa with 25 children, and has since increased to more than 265 participants aged... Continue Reading →

Special Event: Caribana Launch

  This year marked the 46th annual Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival in Toronto, formerly know as Caribana. The kick-off event was hosted by the Toronto Police Services on Thursday, July 25th. The Service has had a float in the parade since 1991, and this year the theme was "Diversity in Motion." Hundreds of campers from the... Continue Reading →

Profile: Heart Beatz

Heart Beatz provides camp, day camp, and youth program services to residents from the McCowan to Kingston areas. Their target age group is 2 1/2 to 12 years old. The centre operates from 7am-6pm. The organization began as a community centre over 30 years ago in a basement of a church and has flourished  into... Continue Reading →

Profile: Scarborough Basketball Association

The Scarborough Basketball Association formed in 1996 with the goal of providing youth of the Scarborough area with opportunities to grow and enjoy life, using basketball. The SBA could even serve as the beginning of someone's successful professional basketball career. But the organization is mostly interested in character-building, friendships, and fun through providing people with coaching, volunteer,... Continue Reading →

Profile: WoodGreen Community Services

WoodGreen Community Services is based in east Toronto, and provides support and assistance to all ages. The organization started as a volunteer-based during the Great Depression, and they are now celebrating their 75th year, still helping to build a better community. WoodGreen Community Services runs programs ranging from childcare to senior assistance. They help out by giving... Continue Reading →

Profile: Tropicana Community Services

The Tropicana Community Services is a Toronto-based organization providing youth, newcomers, people of Black and Caribbean heritage, and others in need with options and direction towards a positive life. It was founded in 1980 as a non-profit organization to serve those in disadvantaged youth and families. Today, they are a growing-service delivery agency with programs... Continue Reading →

Profile: United Youth Against Drugs

United Youth Against Drugs is an organization created to serve local youth and less fortunate children, and protect against negative influences. They started off as a tutoring and day camp in 2006. Their objective is to help keep kids in school and off the streets by providing school programs, tutoring, mentoring, and other programs that... Continue Reading →

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