Introducing YouthLink

Introducing Youthlink
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Know us as a resource to youth and their families in Scarborough and Toronto as a whole.
During the year that ended on March 31, 2020, over 2,600 unique, new clients of youth, aged 12 to 24, and their families received service from our organization.

They came to us seeking a wide range of support for their emotional well-being, mental health and intellectual development. In response, we delivered over 100,000 service encounters with them.

As a result, those youth are now developing their strengths, building their life skills, and going after more promising, exciting futures, making more positive connections with caring adults in their lives.

For more on our record of service and results, read our 2021 Annual Report.


Know us as a long-time community builder.
YouthLink began as The Big Sister Association of Toronto in 1914. With time, we outgrew the original name: in the 1970s we became Huntley Youth Services and, later, YouthLink.
Whatever our name, we’ve worked hard to help build our city to be more supportive of youth in our community. Take a quick look at our roots over the past 100 years!

Know us as a change agent for Scarborough youth and their families.

Our Vision
We imagine a strong Scarborough where all youth and their families thrive.


Our Mission
We join with youth, families and partners to highlight and develop strengths, aspirations and positive actions that improve the health and well-being of all who live, work, study and play in our community.


Read our Strategic Plan 2020-2024
YouthLink is accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation. This is an incredible recognition that our programs and services represent the best practices in youth mental health and that we are taking the necessary steps to continue to improve on that quality.


Know us as a recognized community partner.
Many youth and families learn about our work through word of mouth. In addition, other organizations and professionals refer their clients to us. We’re humbled when we hear the reason for these referrals is that we have a great deal to offer young people and their families. We’re proud of that. And should we not be the best fit, we, too, will refer them to one of our partners.
YouthLink is a registered Canadian charity and an anchor agency of the United Way of Toronto and York Region.