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Organization: YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford - Burlington - Career Development & Learning Centre - Halton Region Youth in Transition Worker Program  
Phone Numbers: 905-681-1140 ext 6235
Fax: 905-681-8366
Ron Edwards Family YMCA, Career Development & Learning Centre
500 Drury Lane, Lower Level
Burlington, ON
L7R 2X2
Intersection: Drury Lane and New St
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30, flexibility for evening hours
Executives: Vanessa Werstine - Program Coordinator
905-526-8452 ext 3416
Contacts: Michelle Blackburn - Youth in Transition Worker, Halton Region
Call or text:905-928-8803 *
Service Description: Designed to assist youth ages 16-24 who have been involved with Children's Aid or child welfare services with their transition to independence.
  • clients may self-refer or be referred by community agencies
  • Assists and supports youth to identify, develop and implement an individualized plan based on their goals
  • Supports youth leaving care to identify, access and navigate adult service systems relevant to their needs and transitional into self-reliance, providing emotional support

Connects youth with existing supports and resources in the community, including:
  • housing supports
  • educational opportunities
  • employment services and training
  • life skills training, such as financial management
  • health and mental health services
  • legal services
  • other social and community supports

Fees: None
Application: Clients may self-refer or be referred by community agency
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: and are, or have been, involved with child welfare
Age: 16.00 - 24.00 years
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Burlington, Halton  
See Also: Employment Assistance for Youth

This information was last completely updated on August 9, 2017

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