Our mission is to challenge and equip vulnerable youth from at risk areas to become contributing members of the community
Every year thousands of vulnerable Toronto youth do not get a chance to realize their potential. They are consistently challenged by a combination of barriers stemming from their circumstances. By no fault of their own they are at risk of not achieving positive life outcomes and are most vulnerable to violence, poverty, and crime.
At Trails we strive to ensure youth can pursue their hopes, dreams, and aspirations, free of barriers based on race, gender, economic status, or geography, so that they can achieve success and meaningfully contribute to their community.
We believe that early intervention, the right amount of guidance, support, and structure can change everything. Trails is about prevention: helping our participants identify their strengths and imbuing them with a desire to complete high school, seek further education and/or productive careers, and to contribute to their community.
|1992||Became a registered charity|
|1997||Opened camp in Whitchurch-Stoufville|
|90%||4-year retention rate|
|4+2||Length of programme in years|
|20||New students per year|
|31%||$ from Board of Governors|
|24%||$ from Events|
|19%||$ from Corporations|
|0%||$ from Government|
|77%||$ spent of Programming|
Holiday Campaign 2017read more
May 1st, 2018
Adelaide Club, First Canadian Place, 100 King St W, Toronto, ONread more
Oct 12th, 2017
250 Adelaide Street West Toronto, ONread more
Jun 3rd, 2017
Annual Graduation Celebration
15599 Warden Avenue, Stouffvilleread more
Being at Trails has created opportunities for me to expand my communication skills, my problem solving skills, and my leadership skills during the four years at Trails. Before I came to Trails, I was down a path of trouble – I was irresponsible, unapologetic, and deviant. I listened to respond, not to understand. That all changed when I started to attend Trails. I was challenged in many ways such as camping, high ropes, swimming, problematic situations and using “I-statements”. I had positive people supporting me to do better and with these people and staff, I have grown into the person I’ve become today.
Latoya Reid, Year 4 Participant
Through a longitudinal approach, Trails focuses on creating lasting change in youths.
Our participants come from a variety of diverse and multicultural backgrounds in Toronto.
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