Children & Youth

Supporting Our Youth to Become the Future Leaders of Toronto

Dixon Hall’s Children & Youth department works with over 600 children and young people every year, from ages 3 to 29. Our programs are built with their voices in mind and their needs guide our work.

We believe that all children and youth deserve opportunities to learn, to grow, to be challenged, to inspire one another, to feel safe, to feel exceptional and to have an adult in their life who will support them through anything.

Summer Camp 2021 - Update

Camp will be run with heightened sanitary and physical distancing measures in order to ensure the safety of all the campers, staff and families we serve.

Thank you for your interest in Dixon Hall Summer Camp. Registration for our 2021 session is full. We were not able to accommodate the number of campers we have in previous years due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19.

Summer Camp 2021 - Update

Camp will be run with heightened sanitary and physical distancing measures in order to ensure the safety of all the campers, staff and families we serve.

Thank you for your interest in Dixon Hall Summer Camp. Registration for our 2021 session is full. We were not able to accommodate the number of campers we have in previous years due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19.

Our Summer and March Break Camps provide children and youth with the opportunity to develop positive social skills, discover new experiences and create good memories.

Summer Day Camp runs Monday to Friday in July and August for children ages 4 to 12.

Summer Slam Camp and March Break Camp are for youth ages 13 to 17, and focus on skills development, positive risk-taking, recreation and education through experience.

Many of our camp activities take place outside of the GTA to provide experience with new environments for youth.

To learn more about Summer Day Camp, contact:
Sandra Costain, Children & Youth Director e. sandra.costain@dixonhall.org

dixon hall parent engagementIn partnership with seven community organizations, Growing Up Healthy Downtown (GUHD) is a program that focuses on improving the health and well-being of young children ages 0 to 6 by offering support and skills-based workshops for their parents or caregivers.

Program topics include how to prepare affordable healthy meals, positive parenting, social skills development, and more.

To learn more about this program, contact: Ronnie Thompson
e. ronnie.thompson@dixonhall.org

Our Mentoring for Violence Prevention (MVP) program uses sport to provide mentorship to young people and to address issues around youth violence.

Youth have the opportunity to join a team and experience the benefits of taking part in positive, productive and anti-violence activities. During practices and throughout the season, team members and their peers are encouraged to discuss real life issues and to seek help whenever they need it.

To learn more about our MVP Program and/or how to join a team, contact:
Youth Worker, Interim Children & Youth Manager e. kenneth.slater@dixonhall.org

A special thank you to our generous program sponsor Freedom Mobile

dixon hall youth at riskA leader in downtown East communities when it comes to working with high-risk youth, our Youth At-Risk program offers a dedicated safe space and access to a Youth Worker who’s available throughout the week for one-to-one counselling, as well as intervention and support.

To learn more about this program, contact:
Youth Worker, Interim Children & Youth Manager
e. kenneth.slater@dixonhall.org

dixon hall girls and yount womenDesigned specifically for young women, our girls and young women’s programming offers activities that are aimed at promoting resiliency, self-care, coping skills, stress and anger management, healthy relationships, physical and mental health, healthy eating, and positive risk-taking.

One-to-one support and counselling services are also available at our Girls Only Drop-in Centre.

To learn more about this program, contact:
Aleshia Nigh-Neverson, Youth Worker
e. aleshia.neverson@dixonhall.org

dixon hall youth leadershipOur Keeping Youth Motived Committee (KYM) is made up of 12 young, aspiring future leaders who plan events for youth in the community and lead by example. All of KYM’s events are youth-led, youth-focused, and are aimed at highlighting and elevating young people in our community. They range from art-based, to sport-focused, to community beautification.

To learn more about the KYM Committee, contact:
Aleshia Neverson, Youth Worker
e. aleshia.neverson@dixonhall.org

A new project that is supporting youth and their families, in community home and school. The program explores life skills, tailor made supports, and excursions.

Trevlyn Kennedy is the manager, her email is
e. trevlyn.kennedy@dixonhall.org

Latest News

Find out about latest happenings at Dixon Hall:

Children & Youth Update
August 13, 2021

Children & Youth Update

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The Challenges of COVID-19: A year of Hunger, Hope, and Resilience at Dixon Hall
March 19, 2021

The Challenges of COVID-19: A year of Hunger, Hope, and Resilience at Dixon Hall

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the start of…

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Essential programming made possible by the Scheinberg Relief Fund
February 16, 2021

Essential programming made possible by the Scheinberg Relief Fund

The Scheinberg Relief Fund created an opportunity for us to…

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Community Caring in the ‘6: Zelek’s Story
October 15, 2020

Community Caring in the ‘6: Zelek’s Story

The Children & Youth department at Dixon Hall has been…

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Contact

Bill Graham Youth Centre
51 Wyatt Avenue
Toronto, ON M5A 1Y7

Janet Lambert
Director, Special Projects. Janet.Lambert@dixonhall.org