IN-PERSON GROUPS CURRENTLY RUNNING
SOY programming including Trans Fusion Crew (TFC), Black Queer Youth (BQY), SOY JOY, and Wellness Mornings are currently running in-person sessions at Sherbourne Health in Toronto.
To stay updated on our current schedule, visit our Groups and Drop-Ins page and follow SOY on Instagram. Contact the SOY Program Coordinator for more information. Please visit the Sherbourne Health website for other service changes.
Our highly anticipated annual Supporting Our Youth fundraiser is back and this year it’s THE ULTIMATE BOWLATHON! For over twenty years, the Bowlathon has raised vital funds for SOY, an innovative and award-winning community development program that opens up opportunities and pathways to health and wellness by addressing the complex needs of 2SLGBTQ youth aged 14-29.
On SATURDAY OCTOBER 21, our community of youth, donors, volunteers, mentors, workplace teams, community partners, and allies will come together to raise $40,000 for the SOY program. The event will take place at The Ballroom in downtown Toronto where over 100 participants will enjoy 10 pin bowling, sensational awards and prizes, entertainment, a fundraising draw, and buffet lunch. Teams of up to 8 bowlers aim to raise $1,500 as a group and each individual bowler has their own online fundraising page where family and friends can donate.
What is SOY?
Supporting Our Youth (SOY) is an innovative community development program of Sherbourne Health. SOY is a set of health promotion services and programming centered on supporting the health and well-being goals established by 2SLGBTQ youth and young adults, many of whom are homeless, racialized and newcomers to Canada.
As a 2SLGBTQ youth or young adult you are resourceful, resilient and important. You are the expert in your own life and have found ways to survive and thrive. The SOY team is here to help support you by providing community connections, housing resources, mental health care, and goal planning strategies.
Supporting Our Youth is designed to support you to restore, maintain or improve your health and well-being.
We support your goals, strengths, resourcefulness and success
We can support you with:
- Reaching your goals through our Goal Planning Services with Youth Resource Workers
- Community wellness and health promotion through drop-in group programs
- Increasing leadership skills through our Mentorship and Peer Leadership programs
- Finding housing support through Our Internal Housing program
Guided by your goals, we work with you to restore, maintain and improve your overall health and well-being.