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Supporting Our Youth (Sherbourne Health Centre)

  • Status:
    Non-profit, Program 
  • Main Communities Served:
    FNMI, Youth, LGBTQ youth ages 16 - 29 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Ontario, Toronto 
  • Languages:
    English 
  • Arts Focus:
    Multidisciplinary 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    SOY has many programs and groups where art is the focus:
    Fruit Loopz: Fruit Loopz Youth Stage at Pride is a festival of arts, words and ideas for spectrum (LGBTQ) youth, by spectrum youth. Fruit loopz includes talented young musicians, slam poets, dancers, actors, drag artists and more.

    Gender Play is a space for LGBTQ Youth 29 years and Under to talk, play, explore gender through art and performance. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    Supporting Our Youth (SOY) is an exciting, dynamic community development program designed to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgendered youth in Toronto through the active involvement of youth and adult communities. We work to create healthy arts, culture and recreational spaces for young people; to provide supportive housing and employment opportunities; and to increase youth access to adult mentoring and support. 
  • Additional Info:
    Community Served (continued): SOY serves LGBTQ youth ages 16 - 29. This includes youth who are homeless and underhoused, black youth, First Nations, and newcomers. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Bev Lepischak, Program Manager 
  • Phone:
    (416) 324-5077 
  • Main Contact Email:
    soy@sherbourne.on.ca 
  • Website:
  • Address:
    333 Sherbourne Street, 2nd Floor
    Toronto, ON  M5A 2S5 

Last updated on 2017-07-26 17:04:09. Submitted by: Supporting Our Youth