East Metro Youth Services is involved in a variety of diverse projects and initiatives across the City of Toronto. These projects range from prevention, intervention and education workshops to researching, developing, and improving mental health and engagement service delivery models to better support Toronto’s diverse communities.

The Black Youth Resilience Project (2018 – 2021)
The Black Youth Resilience Project (BYRP) is a three-year community-based youth research project led by REVIVE, with partnership support from East Metro Youth Services.

The goal of the BYRP is to learn from Black youth and other key stakeholders to develop new service models that help better serve Black youth who face multiple barriers, while increasing their community engagement and leadership skills.

Human Trafficking Intervention Prevention Strategy
Human Trafficking Intervention Prevention Strategy (H.I.P.S) is a collaboration between 20-plus agencies in Toronto to address domestic human trafficking.

East metro Youth Services chairs H.I.P.S. across Toronto. This successful collaborative ensures that the agencies across the Greater Toronto Area can co-ordinate their activities to achieve a greater impact and build partnerships across sectors.

Cyber Violence Research Project
The Cyber Violence Research Project is a peer-led, city-wide needs assessment on sexual cyber violence experienced by girls and young women.

The project is a collaboration between East Metro Youth Services, St. Stephen’s Community House and METRAC and is funded by the Status of Women, a federal government organization that promotes equality for women and their full participation in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.

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