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Brighten the winter season for vulnerable youth & families

Kennedy House works with youth to enable them to grow as individuals and contribute as members of the community. This is achieved in our residential and community-based programs by providing customized support and building trusting relationships.

Every year thousands of young people across the GTA face challenges at school, at home, and in life. Our knowledgeable, professional staff members are devoted to the principles of child welfare, respect, integrity in relationships, and responsible care delivered in controlled and safe environments.

Our Impact

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lives changed by Kennedy House

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youth experiencing homelessness found shelter at Kennedy House Youth Shelter last year

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clients embarked on an exciting future by entering job training last year

For Young People

Services that provide a safe place to grow and heal

In 1971, Kennedy House Founders Ed Blazo and Doug Chin opened the doors of our first program on Kennedy Rd., providing a safe and family-like environment for youth in care.

Today, Kennedy House has grown into a dynamic multi-service agency. We remain focused on the importance of individual care-planning for a diverse group of clients with unique needs.

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Hear From Our Clients

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"There is always support here and always someone I can talk to when I feel down. I can take some space when I need it without questions being asked."


Day Treatment Student

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"I learned that I was way stronger and smarter than I thought I was. Things that I didn’t think I could do, I can do!"


Shelter Client

Work with Youth

Join a team of dedicated and passionate people who work together to help youth rise up.

We offer meaningful career opportunities for those passionate about child welfare, youth justice, ending poverty, and more.

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