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Organization: Peer Project - Youth Assisting Youth  
Phone Numbers: 416-932-1919
Toll-Free: 1-877-932-1919
Fax: 416-932-1924
Email: mail@yay.org
Website: www.yay.org
Address:
5734 Yonge St, Suite 401
Toronto, ON
M2M 4E7
Intersection: Yonge St and Finch Ave E
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Sally Spencer - Chief Executive Officer
Contacts: John van Rhee - Director, Programs and Client Services
Service Description: Matches children and youth with volunteer mentors * parent support * monthly activities * workshops -- child abuse, multiculturalism, behaviour management, mentoring, bullying, mental health, learning challenges * literature in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu

Community Connections Mentorship Program -- for newly arrived youth immigrants and refugees * group activities to help orient newcomers to their new community and establish social and professional networks * trained and experienced volunteer mentors assist, with focus on citizenship and civic engagement or skills and career development

Fees: None
Application: Referrals for children -- through medical, legal, social service or educational authorities * interested youth volunteers -- call for details of next orientation meeting, or visit website
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Children and youth 6-15 years experiencing emotional, behavioural, social or cultural adjustment difficulties, including newcomer children in Canada less than 10 years * volunteers -- youth 16-29 years
Languages: English ; Arabic ; Bengali ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dutch ; Hindi ; Portuguese ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Urdu
Area(s) Served:
Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Durham North East, Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, Halton, Mississauga, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, Toronto, Wellington, York - Toronto, York Region  
See Also: Child Abuse and Welfare
Child Safety
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services
Mentoring Programs for Children and Youth

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