YOUCAN Edmonton

YOUCAN offers youth programs in Edmonton, including: OUTREACH Relentless Youth Outreach Workers; connecting and building relationships with at-risk youth. EMPLOYABILITY Verto, a 15 week pre-employability skills program for youth (check out the brochure) LEADERSHIP Step Up and Step In, a youth engagement, leadership and empowerment program geared toward the prevention of youth violence and criminal activity. Includes media arts. MENTORING The YOUCAN … Continue reading

Youth Charged or Found Guilty of a Crime

If you are 12-17 years old, and have been charged or found guilty of a Crime, here are some links that may be helpful: Resources and Supports BearPaw Youth Criminal Justice Resource Centre (has videos and podcasts) Programs for Young Offenders (Solicitor General) Edmonton Public Schools programming for Young Offenders Young Offender therapy, counseling, life skills  Edmonton Young Offenders Book … Continue reading

Stop Shoplifting

Stop Shoplifting is a John Howard Society Program for Youth A one day course offered to young males and females (17 and under).  The workshop includes: the law surrounding shoplifting, motivations and stressors, who is affected? and making a plan to stop shoplifting.  The workshop is offered at the Edmonton John Howard Society.  Please contact … Continue reading


 REE*START is a John Howard Society youth program that offers: Resources – assistance getting I.D. and training for employment, referrals to services. Education Employment – resumes, employment coaching, job search, interview techniques,  Support – you set the goals, they will support you to achieve them through advocacy and referral. Teaching Advocacy Respect Transition REE*START is open to … Continue reading

The LOFT (Life Opportunities for Transition)

The John Howard Society’s LOFT program for youth offers: Semi-independent housing A shared living environment for 6 male youth Transition Support Workers who guide residents to learn the skills they will need to live independently. Opportunity to pay ‘rent’ that is saved for your transition to independent living. Assistance in transition to the community, including … Continue reading

Inner City Youth Housing Project (ICYHP)

Inner City Youth Housing Project (ICYHP) serves homeless youth ages 14 to 17 who may or may not have Children’s Services status and have no other viable and appropriate place to live. What kind of Home is offered? What youth does ICYHP accet? Who can live there? How do I contact ICYHP? ICYHP clients include but are not limited … Continue reading

Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS)

Formerly the Youth Emergency Shelter Society, YESS offers youth programming including: Short term shelter and housing referrals through NEXUS Programming and specialized services through the Armoury Resource Centre (ARC) One on one youth workers through MOSAIC Support for youth who have experienced neglect, abuse, or trauma through COMPASS A safe, supportive, longer-term home through Shanoa’s … Continue reading

211 Resource Lists

211 Offers PDF (printable) information lists, including:   Resource List for Aboriginal People Resource List for Addictions Resource List for Anger Management Resource List for Basic Needs Resource List for Children Resource List for People with Disabilities Resource List for Family Violence and Abuse Resource List for Leisure/Personal Enrichment Resource List for Men Resource List … Continue reading

NOVA Youth

NOVA offers homeless young people a safe place as they develop the skills to make positive lifestyle choices and live independent and productive lives in the community. NOVA ProvideS: A home and supports: recreation, life coaches, career or upgrading information.  We create a non-judgmental atmosphere, where young people progress at the pace that suits them.  We … Continue reading