A magical surprise!
A magical surprise! Author and Harry Potter creator J.K Rowling tweeted one of the Youth Project's "Happy Hal-Con" posters to support LGBT students! We're excited there has been so much support and hometown pride for the YP, we thank all the folks who recognized it and sent it to us! We want to make it known we in no way profit from these posters, and all credit goes to J.K. Rowling for her wonderful universe. This was a way for us to celebrate the LGBT-positive spaces in the series that we love and find acceptance in - we're glad it has resonated with you!
YP would like thank our volunteer designer Abby Crosby for making these happen!
10th Annual Auction & Brunch
The Youth Project's 10th Annual Auction & Brunch raised over $20,000 for our programs & services! We get to offer some of our most-loved programs like Camp Seahorse and Camp Coyote with no financial barriers to youth - and we have you to thank for it!
Thanks to a generous grant from The Home Depot Canada Foundation, the Youth Project is excited to launch The Youth Project's Energy Efficiency Project! Come help us seal drafts, repair foundation leaks, install a window and more! If you are handy or would just like to help, join us at the Youth Project on December 10th from 10am-5pm. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and treats will be provided! homedepot.ca/foundation
The Youth Project is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our Executive Director, Leighann Wichman. We lost her unexpectedly, to unforeseen health circumstances. The Youth Project will be closing regular programs and services while we process and grieve together. We encourage anyone impacted by this loss to reach out to your personal/professional supports. We are having drop-in hours until 10:00pm tonight (Friday, October 17th) for anyone who wants to be with friends, and access grief support. The coming weeks will be some of the hardest we've ever faced as a Youth Project family, but we will get through this together as we heal. We ask for your patience, understanding and compassion. Our condolences go out to the Wichman family, friends, and the many people whose lives she has touched. Please stay connected to find out the dates of further youth drop-in nights (with counsellors on hand) and other ways we will honour her memory. Leighann was a founding member of The Youth Project and our hero.
A special tribute to our Executive Director Leighann was filmed by CTV Atlantic, with major thanks to her brother David for his words. Watch Video
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It Gets Better
Check out this It Gets Better video from the employees of Pride Health, Capital Health and the IWK - a big thank-you for all the Youth Project shout-outs! These are the people in your community!