The Rites of Passage Youth Mentorship Program is a culturally relevant & responsive mentorship program aimed at supporting the positive development and success of African Canadian youth ages 12-16, who face multiple barriers to success & reside in the Northwest Toronto. We aim to strengthen the young person’s self-esteem, self-respect, and community responsibility, and establish connections to mentors in a positive, goal-oriented and culturally relevant way. Our Rites of Passage Youth Mentorship Program seeks to restore a sense of history and place for our youth, of where they come from and how to take the knowledge and oral history of the past to go towards the future.

Rites of Passage Programming:

  • Pan-African history
  • Social justice & civic engagement
  • Healthy mind, body & spirit
  • Positive self-identity
  • Conflict resolution & bias reduction
  • Anger management & anti-bullying
  • Strategies for educational success
  • Post-secondary education options & career exploration
  • Sexism & misogyny
  • Drugs & alcohol awareness
  • Ontario youth justice system
  • One-on-one mentoring by a vetted adult professional, elder or advanced university student for one year

Our services are offered in English and French

Housing Program

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Housing Program

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Seniors Program

Midaynta Community Services offers the ‘Breaking Down the Barriers’ seniors support program.

Seniors Program

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Project Turn-Around

Project Turn-Around is holistic, culturally appropriate and responsive community-based

Project Turn-Around

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Youth Outreach Worker

The Youth Outreach Worker (YOW) Program provides outreach, referral and follow-up services for youth.

Youth Outreach Worker

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