• Our dream is to see the young people we serve

    Experience God and His love

    Creating communities of hope and becoming beacons of light in Jane & Finch

  • Through grassroot initiatives,
    we develop long term mentoring relationships.
    We walk with people through the ups and downs of life,

    helping them know
    God's deep love for them.

About us

Who we are

YU Jane & Finch is an area team of Youth Unlimited, a faith-based organization that has been serving young people in Toronto since 1945. Our vision, put simply, is to see transformed youth transforming our city. We do this through grassroots programming, a focus on wholistic transformation, and a network of local partnerships. Learn more about our work and impact at yugta.ca.

Youth Unlimited's current four-year strategy - called “Making Space” – includes a focus on: (1) increasing our engagement with vulnerable youth; (2) accompanying youth in the midst of their mental health challenges; (3) integrating youth into neighbourhood churches; and (4) living out wholistic transformation. You can learn more about this strategy and how you can make a difference in our city at making-space.yugta.ca.

More about Youth Unlimited

The team

Benjamin Osei
Outreach Worker
Betty Bailey
Outreach Worker
Clement Lee
Jane Finch Community Director
Judith Otto
Community Development Coordinator
Paul Bartley
Outreach Worker
Paul Buchan
Outreach Worker
Scott Veals
Outreach Worker
Tope Famutimi
Jane Finch Associate Director


Our Initiatives

What we are doing in the neighbourhood

Seeds of Hope

Day Camp

Heart 2 Soul

Community Development

RJF Boxing


Iron Fruits


His Royal Diadems

After School

Get Involved

Become a financial partner!

Your financial partnership matters! Impacting hundreds of young lives with the life-changing love of Jesus requires the faithful and generous partnership of people like you. Join us in being difference makers in Jane & Finch through the youth we serve today. Youth Unlimited is a registered charity. All our programs and staff salaries are funded through the generosity of individuals like yourselves.

You can also donate by mail or phone. Send your gift of support via cheque to Youth Unlimited at 95 Jonesville Cr. 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON, M4A 1H2. Or call us at 416.383.1477 to donate or if you have any questions.

Donate today

Come and Volunteer with Us!

Our programs relies on a hardworking group of volunteers who invest their time and energy in youth transformation through mentoring, visiting, participating in our programs, sharing a meal, checking in, and more.

Because relationships of trust take time to build, we look for a minimum one-year commitment for involvement with youth. Projects or events can be more short-term. Due to the nature of our work with young people, we generally prefer youth work volunteers to be 21 or older. For those mentoring youth, volunteers share our faith-based approach to ministry.

Inquire about Volunteering Today!

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  • "Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes; and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit."

    - Jeremiah 17:7,8

  • "Preach the Gospel at all times and if necessary use words."

    - St. Francis of Assisi

  • "It is precisely when we see and experience poverty — whether far away, close by, or in our hearts — that we need to become the Church; that is, hold hands as brothers and sisters, confess our own brokenness and need, forgive one another, heal one another's wounds, and gather around the table of Jesus for the breaking of the bread. Thus, as the poor we recognize Jesus, who became poor for us."

    –Henri Nouwen

    Bread for the Journey
  • "I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance."

    - John 10: 10


Our Stories

Explore what's been happening

Discovering Meaning and Purpose through Employment

April 7, 2022

Alison Chuck, a seasoned recruiter with international experience, has recently joined YU to launch our Job Opportunities Placement Initiative (JOPI) which will pilot in the Jane- Finch community. We joined in conversation with her and Benjamin Osei, who has more than 20 years of experience in the community as an Outreach Worker.

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The Impact of Long-term Presence: A Mutual Blessing

March 17, 2021

One of YU’s guiding principles is this: Since we know that transformation takes time, trust and modeling, we seek to develop meaningful, long term relationships with youth. Scott Veals has been an outreach worker in the Rexdale and Downsview area since 1999. He has walked with countless youth over the years, living out wholistic transformation with them.

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