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Strategic Plan 2020-2024

 

STRATEGIC
PLAN

2020 – 2024

Mission: YOUTHLINK believes in the potential of
every youth and we are dedicated to providing them
with the support, guidance and opportunities they
need to make positive life choices.

Vision:A stronger Scarborough where all youth
and families thrive. YouthLink joins 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.

STRATEGY 1: RESILENCY

Youth in Scarborough are thriving within a caring
community

 

STRATEGY 2: SAFETY, SECURITY AND WORLDVIEW

Youth who are marginalized are achieving personal growth, fulfillment and satisfaction through improved physical safety, emotional security and worldview gained from their involvement in positive relationships and effective use of suitable support resources

STRATEGY 3: ANTI-RACISM, EQUITY, INCLUSION,
AND TRUST

Communities who experience racism and discrimination and have encountered social dysfunction are experiencing emotional and relational stability through improved capabilities, self-confidence and trust in themselves and their families

 

STRATEGY 4: INCLUSION AND INVOLVEMENT

Youth who have addressed their primary issues and are prepared to contribute to the development of community-based solutions for youth mental health and wellbeing are supported

STRATEGY 5: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

People of every age who care about young people are actively engaged through organized means in nurturing the success of Scarborough youth

STRATEGY 6: UNITY AND INTEGRATION

Scarborough’s community-based system of services for youth mental health, beginning with YouthLink, is demonstrably efficacious

STRATEGY 7: PUBLIC SECTOR ALIGNMENT WITH
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SECTOR

Public policies and practices are better addressing the needs of marginalized youth, particularly as these relate to racism, poverty and violence

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our What’s Up Walk-In services are now being offered online through video-conferencing. We know this is a stressful time for everyone, and we want you to be able to continue to access our counsellors and clinicians in a safe and secure way so we are now offering you online video-conferencing counselling and support.

 

Our E-Counselling What’s Up Walk-In service will be open Monday – Friday until further notice. If you would be interested in booking one of our daily video-conferencing appointments for a counselling or support session with a clinician, call 416-967-1773 extension 222 and you will be connected to our Intake department. E-Counselling and support is also available for many of our other programs. Intake staff can provide you with more information if you are interested.

 

Although many of our staff are temporarily working off-site, all of our housing and residential programs continue to operate as usual.