YOUCAN - Youth Canada Association

Contact Information
Office Phone 613-230-1903
Toll Free Phone 1-888-496-8226
Fax 613-235-5801 * 1-877-309-5969
Primary Contact Helen Lawrence, Administrator; Phone: 613-230-1903 ext 6353; Email:
Alternate Contact Barbara Mitchell, Director of Programming and Development; Phone: 613-230-1903 ext 6352
Site Information
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
c/o St Paul University
223 Main St
Ottawa, ON K1S 1C4
View Google Map
Intersection Lees Ave and Main St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Legal Name Youth Canada Association
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1996
Primary Executive Dave Farthing, CEO; Phone: 613-230-1903 ext 6351; Email:
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 140979915 RR0001 ; Fees - workshops; conferences ; Private ; Foundation
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) National organization that works with youth :  
* promote the peaceful resolution of personal, community, and societal conflicts; 
* promote the concepts of non-violence, peer mediation and conflict resolution; 
* establish a Canadian network of peer mediators and youth peace-makers; 
* highlight and affirm the work of peace-makers of all ages, especially that of young Canadians. 
Assists youth in exploring the connection between conflict resolution and violence prevention. * Offers training workshops that provide youth with the skills and knowledge to make a real difference in their communities. 
Offer youth to youth training in the following areas: conflict resolution * peer helping * youth negotiation * mediation * facilitation * peace circles * cross cultural conflict resolution * youth taking action and Train-the-Trainer 
The primary activities undertaken are: training * facilitation * public education and research * workshops and conferences * youth taking action plans * resources * networking
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 30 year(s) 
Youth and young adults of the general public ages 12-30
Application Call to join
Languages English ; French - website is offered in French
Fees Service - training for schools, community groups and youth groups are offered at reduced charitable rates
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Conflict Resolution Training ; Dating Violence Prevention ; Peace/Anti War Advocacy Programs ; Peer to Peer Networking ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Young Adults ~ Anger/Violence Issues ; Youth Enrichment Programs ; Youth Violence Prevention
Other Details
Resources Peace Builders Resource Manuals

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