Youth Empowerment Team

Youth Empowerment – YETeam

WAYS is committed to meaningfully engaging our youth in issues and activities and to co-creating opportunities for youth voice and action with our youth themselves.

As a part of the New Mentality Network, we work with agencies across the province with leadership from Children’s Mental Health Ontario to raise the profile of youth thought and action on mental health stigma in Ontario communities.

YETeam is a group of WAYS youth and their adult allies that meets regularly to give input to the agency, make plans for exciting and meaningful activities and social action, and to learn and develop leadership, teamwork and social justice skills.

To join YETeam

Send an email to or talk to your primary worker or program supervisor. We welcome current and former clients of any WAYS program who are aged 13 to 24 and are interested in developing leadership, teamwork and social justice skills as a member of this group.

Have an idea for YETeam?

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re interested in partnering with YETeam or learning more about what our group aims to do. Email with inquiries. All communication sent through this address is shared with the YETeam and acted upon collaboratively.