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Youth Connect

This enhanced Extra Judicial Sanctions program supports youth that are before the court to address factors that have contributed to their criminal behaviour and improve their performance in school and in work. We work together with the youth to create and implement a personalized action plan as an alternative to the formal court process. Through a partnership with East Metro Youth Services, the L.I.K.E (Leadership, Integrity, Knowledge, Empowerment) group program is also available for the youth and focuses on relationship skills. Youth are referred by the Crown or Probation EJS coordinator through the courts.

Hear Some Youth Connect Clients


“Springboard inspired me to become a mentor for youths and help youths as Springboard did for me and also to choose a career in this field.”

“As I got older, what I learned at Springboard, stuck with me.”

“I have no idea where I would be without my counsellor. The program helped me in every area that I was struggling with”.

– Youth Connect Client, Cameron Scholarship recipient