Annual Report 2021

Resiliency in the face of the pandemic

Vision

Every kid has access to a safe home.

Mission

To help youth overcome crisis and transition to a state of safety & stability.

Values

Compassion, Integrity, Accountability, Dignity.

Message from our CEO and Board Chair

UNPRECEDENTED… an overused word from the past year to describe COVID-19 and its worldwide impact.

RESILIENT– not as frequently used but such an important way to describe the young people who came to 360°kids over the past year. RESILIENT means being able to withstand or recover from difficult conditions… It is a fitting theme for this Annual Report as we look back on the work of 360°kids over the past year, supporting vulnerable young people whose world got even more challenging but who found a way forward, despite great odds.

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Clovis Grant

Chief Executive Officer

Laura Williams

Chair, Board of Directors

Year in Review Highlights

2020-2021 proved to be a year of resilience and adaptability for 360°kids and the youth who utilize our programs. Here is a snapshot of the impact that our programs and services had on our youth clients throughout York Region.

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1,488

youth served across York Region

$31,000

awarded in scholarships to youth in our 360°kids programs
20% more youth were awarded scholarships this year in comparison to last year

10,914

bed nights provided to youth across our 7 housing programs

62.5%

increase in youth gaining essential job training and work placements in our Every Bite Matters program
32 youth in 2019/2020 to 52 youth in 2020/2021

95.3%

increase in youth served in our counselling program
106 youth clients in 2019/2020 to 207 youth in 2020/2021

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Message to Staff

Learn about our Pillars of Support

Housing

To address the housing needs of young people, 360°kids provides a range of housing programs including emergency, transitional, residential homes, and specific housing support provided to survivors of human trafficking. Housing workers also meet with youth throughout the Region to assist them in finding and maintaining safe and appropriate housing.



Our goal:
Ensuring youth have access to a variety of housing options available to them

10,914

bed nights provided to youth throughout the 2020/2021 lockdowns

600%

increase in youth moving from our Connections program into secure housing

8.3%

increase in youth leaving our 360°kids housing programs and moving on to independent housing

2

youth transitional isolation beds created to support youth safely quarantining and moving to more stable housing programs

12

youth reunited with their families through the support of 360°kids team

Employment

In York Region approximately 1 in 5 youth are unemployed, which is almost four times higher than the adult unemployment rate (Workforce Trends in York Region, 2017-18). Shockingly, this unemployment rate dramatically increases to 75% for homeless youth (Without a Home – The National Homelessness Survey, 2016).
360°kids offers young people a range of employment supports to help them acquire the training and skills needed to enter and stay in the labour market. Over the past year, the program has experienced significant growth to seven different program streams and 19 staff members.

Our goal: Ensuring youth have employment supports to help secure and maintain employment.

427

youth served in our 7 different employment programs

491

pre-employment workshops held

75%

of youth in our programs were employed or returned to school

249

training certifications earned by youth clients in our programs

196

youth successfully completed a 360°kids employment program

Education

While the dropout rate in Canada is less than 10%, for homeless youth the rate is over 50%. Of those who dropped out, however, 3 of 4 youth would like to return to school (Without a Home – The National Homelessness Survey, 2016). The iGrad program at 360°kids, in partnership with the York Region District School Board, provides an opportunity for youth to earn their high school diploma while getting the additional supports needed to be successful.

Our goal: Helping youth achieve success in their educational pursuits.

10

youth graduated through our iGrad program

79

high school credits earned

12

youth awarded academic scholarships toward post-secondary education

$31,000

record high total of scholarships dollars raised and distributed

54

total students participated in iGrad over the past year

Health & Wellbeing

360°kids have provided increased supports to ensure the health and well-being of young people throughout the pandemic. This includes more access to mental health training for staff, additional partnership supports as well as continuing to provide young people with access to healthy meals, recreation opportunities, and access to counselling.

Our goal: Ensuring wraparound supports are available to help youth achieve greater independence.

8,576

meals provided to youth across York region

575

youth served in our drop-in centres

1,003

life skills workshops held

207

youth who received counselling

3,161

recreation support provided to youth

Jesse’s Story

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS:

We have never been more grateful to be part of generous York Region community. Overall this past year, fundraising was higher than ever before. We asked the community to step up in a new and different way and they showed up for the youth who needed them most. Despite the shutdowns and stay at home orders, people still held drives and dropped off PPE and the safety items youth needed when masks and sanitizer and food were hard to find.

Thank you so much to our donors who in the middle of the pandemic our community didn’t step away they stepped up.

  • September 2021

    $10,000

    Dontated by:
    Alectra Cares

    Program
    Hope

  • January 2021

    $23,585

    Dontated by:
    United Way

    Program
    Transitions

  • March 2021

    $10,000

    Dontated by:
    Canada Post

    Program
    After School Program

  • April 2021

    $20,000

    Dontated by:
    Food Rescue

    Program
    Home Base

  • May 2021

    $2,500

    Dontated by:
    McLean Foundation

    Program
    Unregistered

  • Nov 2020

    $566,900

    Dontated by:
    Ontario Trillium Foundation

    Program
    Transitions

  • June 2020

    $1,500

    Dontated by:
    Invanhoe Cambridge

    Program
    Unregistered

  • June 2020

    $3,500

    Dontated by:
    FCT

    Program
    Unregistered

  • June 2020

    $398,131

    Dontated by:
    TD Grant

    Program
    Transitions

  • June 2020

    $3,000

    Dontated by:
    C and C Family Foundation

    Program
    Unregistered

  • June 2020

    $20,000

    Dontated by:
    AMDF

    Program
    Hope

  • July 2020

    $15,000

    Dontated by:
    Ontario Realitors Board

    Program
    Unregistered

  • August 2020

    $20,000

    Dontated by:
    Ecclessicatical Ins

    Program
    Hope

  • August 2020

    $15,000

    Dontated by:
    J.P. Bickell

    Program
    Hope

  • August 2020

    $800

    Dontated by:
    CN Employees

    Program
    Unregistered

  • August 2020

    $66,400

    Dontated by:
    Yardi

    Program
    Unregistered

  • August 2020

    $177,010.65

    Dontated by:
    Public Service Grant

    Program
    Hope

Financial Snapshots

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