Annual Report 2022
Every kid has access to a safe home.
To help youth overcome crisis and transition to a state of safety & stability.
Compassion, Integrity, Accountability, Dignity.
Year in Review Highlights
2021-2022 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.
youth served across York Region
awarded in scholarships to youth in our 360°kids programs
bed nights provided to youth across our 7 housing programs
increase in employment workshops provided in 2021/2022 vs 2020/2021 (604 in 2022)
increase in youth served in our counselling program
207 youth clients in 2020/2021 to 207 youth in 2021/2022
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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.
Ensuring youth have access to a variety of housing options available to them
bed nights provided to youth throughout the 2020/2021 lockdowns
increase in youth moving from our Connections program into secure housing
increase in youth leaving our 360°kids housing programs and moving on to independent housing
youth transitional isolation beds created to support youth safely quarantining and moving to more stable housing programs
youth reunited with their families through the support of 360°kids team
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.
youth served in our 7 different employment programs
pre-employment workshops held
of youth in our programs were employed or returned to school
training certifications earned by youth clients in our programs
youth successfully completed a 360°kids employment program
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.
youth graduated through our iGrad program
high school credits earned
youth awarded academic scholarships toward post-secondary education
record high total of scholarships dollars raised and distributed
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.
meals provided to youth across York region
youth served in our drop-in centres
life skills workshops held
youth who received counselling
recreation support provided to youth
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 of the past two years 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 for your generosity and continued support!