Trails Youth Initiatives

We are a unique charity that provides life-long, consistent programming for vulnerable youth. 100% of our youth graduate high school, 100% give back to the community, 75% go on to post-secondary school. Founded in 1992, Trails has over 500 graduates. It costs $1.3 million a year, all raised through private funding.
We foster community, emotional intelligence, and self-knowledge through outdoor experiential education. We focus on growing skills such as conflict resolution, leadership, critical thinking, and reflection. With our focus on transference, participants build a positive engagement with Trails, the outdoors, and their authentic selves. Through equal parts challenge and opportunity, Trails doesn’t aim to just make a difference, we change lives. 

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Trails' "Four Seasons, Four Years, For Life" outdoor programme builds confidence through skill development, high school credits, bursaries and mentorship. We challenge and equip vulnerable youth to become contributing members of the community.


Trails Lakeside Wellness Retreat

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
Join us at Trails Lakeside for the first adult Wellness Retreat with yoga and art. Enjoy a beautiful and peaceful weekend getaway less than an hour outside of Toronto. Rest, rejuvenate and enjoy outdoor activities and incredible plant-based food while learning about wellness, mindfulness and health at informative workshops.

Vancestock VIII

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Mark your calenders Vancestock fans!  Vancestock VIII is returning to RADIO (formerly Adelaide Hall) on Thursday October 10th for a night of incredible music, fun and community.  This year exciting line up includes; Tommy Youngsteen; a tribute to Bruce Springsteen, The Emburys, Franks and Beans and Sisters and Brothers (Logan and Jessica & S


About the Programme

Through a longitudinal approach, Trails focuses on creating lasting change in youths.


Our Participants

Our participants come from a variety of diverse and multicultural backgrounds in Toronto.


Support Trails

Help empower youth to become contributing members in their communities.


News and Updates

Learn more about what's happening with the Trails programme.