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Aug 25, 2016

New: The YouthCan Impact Walk In!

As you may have already heard, YouthCan has recently opened a new walk-in clinic in conjunction with Skylark (formerly Delisle and Oolagen)! It is located in the basement of our 40 Orchard View Blvd office in Midtown Toronto, right at Yonge and Eglinton. Alongside our What’s Up Walk In, we provide cost-free and hassle-free access […]

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Aug 05, 2016

A Visit to The Studio

Recently, our social media team went down to the basement to explore The Studio. The Studio is a LGBTQ positive drop-in space for youth ages 13-21. It’s a place for youth to create art, socialize, do homework, and gain access to food and other resources. It’s also the home of the STARS program for LGBTQ […]

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Jul 28, 2016

Guest Author: Jennifer McGregor on Coping With Suicidal Behavior In Teens

Coping With Suicidal Behavior In Teens The teen years are often confusing and overwhelming to even the most well-adjusted child. For some, an introduction to drugs or alcohol can lead to troubling behaviors; for others, emotional or psychiatric disorders play a part. When faced with a teenager who has become depressed and is exhibiting suicidal […]

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Jul 25, 2016

Mindful Breathing

Anxiety causes many physiological responses to stress and panic. Breathing problems and hyperventilation are very common with people suffering with anxiety and they can be incredibly distressing. That feeling of panic only increases when your breathing starts speeding up, so sometimes breathing exercises can really help!I know that hearing the phrase “just breathe” is the […]

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May 26, 2016

Delisle Youth Gallery 2016: Reflections of the Modern Mind

Art has the power to bring people together – and this year’s Delisle Youth Gallery exhibition, Reflections of the Modern Mind, was an event to remember for the whole community! The Delisle Youth Gallery is a youth run, for youth art exhibition that takes place each April. This year, we had a group of 10 […]

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Jan 06, 2016

Delisle’s Harm Reduction Bulletin

DYS loves Harm Reduction education! So what is Harm Reduction? One one level, Harm Reduction is a pragmatic, non-judgemental set of strategies to reduce individual and community harm caused by drug use.  It focuses on reducing harm in incremental steps and may or may not include abstinence as one of those steps.   On another level, […]

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