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YOUTH DIVERSION

OUR MISSION

Youth Diversion helps youth overcome challenges by: Providing prevention, intervention and educational services that divert youth from risk and support their ability to thrive.

OUR VISION

All youth in our community are supported in making choices that contribute to their overall wellbeing, help them reach their potential and expand their leadership capacity.

Donation Policy

The Youth Diversion Program is a Canadian registered charitable organization. Donations received by the Program are directed to support services in our prevention and early intervention programs. Administration costs are NOT funded through donation revenues.

Our Organization

The Youth Diversion Program is a charitable organization which has offered service to youth in the Kingston area since 1974. We value:

  • Youth centred approach
  • Professionalism & Leadership
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Our staff & volunteers
  • People & relationships
  • A belief in positive change

SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

MENTORING

Mentor volunteers work 1:1 to help youth to achieve goals established for the relationship. The purpose of mentoring is to help overcome the challenges of adolescence.

YOUTH OUTREACH

A prevention and intervention program that supports at-risk youth better navigate and connect with services and pro-social opportunities in their communities.

SNAP PROGRAM

Students who have been suspended or expelled from school receive academic and non-academic programming to assist reintegration to the learning environment.

Rebound Program

Rebound is a ten week structured program in a fun environment designed to provide youth with the skills necessary to overcome the challenges of adolescence.

KAIROS

A counselling service which specializes in outreach treatment for youth who are experiencing any level of substance abuse, personally or with a family member.

INTERSECTION

Intersections is an early intervention program for youth who are at-risk of becoming justice-involved and provides supports to their families as needed.

YOUTH JUSTICE

Our Youth Justice Programs can be used to support youth who are aged 12 to 17 at the time of their offence who have been charged with a low risk offence.

MEND

(Mediating by Empowering using Nurturing Dialogue) approach is a restorative practice that focuses on relationship building within LDSB school communities.

2023-2024 BOARD MEMBERS

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Silvia Cioci
Member at Large

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CHRIS CARVALHO
Member at Large

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RYAN WAHAB
President

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Nico Selibio
Member-at-Large

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Matt Murphy
Member-at-Large

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Selene Donegan
Vice President

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JOHANN ANDRADE
Member-at-Large

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Clark Moffatt
Treasurer

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Ann-Marie McDonald
Member-at-Large

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Cam Gough
Member at Large

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Hannah Sly
Member at Large

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