Youth service charities work to protect against childhood poverty, substance abuse, mental health issues, and much, much more.
Below are some of the top youth service charities in Canada – they all have a four-star rating by Charity Intelligence, meaning they provide maximum impact for every dollar they receive!
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada
Big Brothers and Big Sisters is one of the most well-known charities in Canada. They offer volunteer mentorship to kids from all backgrounds. Volunteers act as role models, encouraging youth to learn the value of citizenship, education, and family.
Covenant House Vancouver and Covenant House Toronto offer 24-hour Crisis Shelters, long term supported living programs and a daily drop-in for homeless, runaway and street involved youth. They support young people by providing food, shelter, clothing and care.
Junior Achievement Canada
Since they began in 1955, Junior Achievement has educated and inspired over 5 million Canadian youth. They work in partnership with educators, volunteers and businesses to educate students about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
Aunt Leah’s Place
Aunt Leah’s Place helps kids in foster care and young mothers to achieve a better future by providing guidance, supported housing, and coaching on essential life skills. They support young people at critical times, to help them realize their potential and become resilient, independent adults.
Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youths
Eva’s Initiatives works to address and prevent youth homelessness through providing shelter and support services. They operate three unique facilities in Toronto to provide safe shelter, transitional housing, and programs for 123 young people every night.
Have you donated to one (or more!) of these youth service charities in Canada? Let us know at @wearechimp.
Want to donate to a different cause? Check our our Top Impact Charities in Canada for 2018 post.