Community Youth Network (CYN)
CYN is a non-profit, youth-driven organization funded by Human Resources Labour and Employment whose mandate is to assist those ages 10-29 who are living in or at-risk of poverty. This mandate is achieved through activities and services delivered along its four business lines: employment, learning, community building and support services.
That every child and youth deserves:
- A personal, one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation
- A chance to give back to peers and community
- A healthy start in life
Alternative Suspension is a Canada-wide rollout program that deals with teen clients age 12-17 who, for various reasons, find themselves temporarily excluded from the school setting. The Alternative Suspension program aims to ensure rapid intervention for students experiencing academic and behavioural difficulties that often result in their being suspended from school. The Program is guided by a local steering committee representing the Western School District, the YMCA, Community Youth Network and Extra Judicial Sanctions.