The Sudbury Action Centre for Youth began in 1986 as an employment centre. The centre offered casual labour for people who were recently released from prison.
Within a year it became apparent that many of the youth registering for the labour program had shown a need for specialized support.
The youth drop-in centre provides a safe, non-judgemental environment where youth between the ages of 16-24 are able to gather for the purpose of socialization, recreation and access to social services. It is an alternative to roaming the streets and is equipped with a billiards table, kitchen and computer area with free internet access. In addition to healthy evening meals, coffee and snacks are provided throughout the day. The no-pressure environment allows youth to feel comfortable and, when they are ready, access the services they need.
Youth Program Coordinator
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Youth Program Team Lead
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Youth receive training to broaden their self-awareness and help them grow, while developing skills to assist with issues that are common among peers.
This program provides both individual and group training to support youth in their growth and development into adults within our community with jobs, homes, and active social lives.
In the Life Skills/Cooking program outh experience life skills programming developed and facilitated by people training to become professionals within the medical field.
One-on-one sessions with a facilitator are available.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Youth Proram Team Lead
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SACY is one of more than 12 communities across Ontario that have a PYOW dedicated to meeting youth who are poorly connected to necessary services and provide them with the support and community referrals that they need.
In addition to the PYOW, we also offer the free psychotherapeutic services of a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist on site. This staff, the “Enhanced Youth outreach Worker”, works with youth from the ages of 12 and 25.
Provincial Youth Outreach Worker
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Enhanced Youth Outreach Worker
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The After School Program allows youth to get active, develop healthy eating habits, gain confidence, and do better in school, which helps to decrease obesity and youth violence.
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The NEST Youth Overnight shelter runs at 95 Pine street from 10pm until 10am 7 days a week including Holidays. We provide overnight drop-in services, food, hygiene supplies, and a safe place to rest for the night. Based on philosophies of harm reduction and low barriers service delivery, we accept anybody between the ages of 16-24 within our shelter space
7-days a week 10am – 10pm
NEST Shelter Manager
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TG Innerselves offer three distinct support groups to discuss common topics and ideas.
Peer Support Group: a group for people ages 16+ who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming and are looking for a safe space to meet and spend time with like-minded people.Tuesday evenings.
Family Support Group: a group for family members and allies of people who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming, providing a safe space to talk not only about their family member’s transition, but also work through their own thoughts and feelings about the transition.
Every second Wednesday 40+ Peer Support Group: a group for people ages 40+ who identify as transgender or gender no conforming and are looking for a safe space to meet and spend time with like-minded people.Alternate WednesdaysTransgender Education
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The Sudbury Action Centre for Youth is a member of the Homelessness Network of Sudbury. The Homelessness Network of Sudbury is a network of local organizations who provide housing case management to the people who are chronically homeless within our community. Case management services are provided from Monday to Friday.
If you would like to become a client of the housing case management team, you can register for the program through the Homelessness Network Intake located in two places for your convenience:
Corner Clinic, 344 Elgin Street 705-673-3721
John Howard Society of Sudbury, 204 Pine Street
KEY CONTACTS for SACY's Case Management Team
Intensive Case Manager - Housing Services
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Case Manager - Housing Services
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Harm reduction is an evidence-based, client-centered program for the treatment and support of people who use substances. The goal of harm reduction is to reduce the bio-psycho-social harms associated with substance use, without the requirement for people to abstain or quit the substance in the process.
Our harm reduction program provides supports, some basic needs, and fresh medical supplies to people who use substances.
These services tend to support those people who are both living below the poverty line and using substances. This program is the only in our community to prove Fentanyl test strips for people to test their substances for trace amounts of fentanyl/Norfentanyl. We also provide a supply delivery service throughout the week to the doors of people who want to order larger amounts, or for those who are looking for more discretion.
Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm
The Community Support Team collects improperly discarded harm reduction supplies from public spaces. The team is trained in the appropriate handling of biohazardous waste and is passionate about ensuring that we create a positive impact on our community and the environment.
If you spot a needle please call 3-1-1, or the syringe collection cell phone
Syringe Collection Hours:
Monday to Friday
8am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday
Harm Reduction Program Coordinator
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A collaborative effort between the Sudbury Action Centre for Youth and Sudbury and Area Victims Services provides programming and one-on-one support for youth who are potentially at risk of human trafficking.
This program is hosted in the youth drop-in, and focuses on working with youth to provide them with the skills necessary to maintain their own stability and safety, while fostering independence and self-sufficiency.
Wednesdays at 6pm.
Free food and prizes.
Anti-Human Trafficking Program Worker
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Our non-profit agency is driven by a dedicated volunteer board that consists of individuals of various backgrounds.
The Sudbury Action Centre for Youth is dedicated to serving the community and as such we would love to hear back from you. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or generalfeedback for us, please do not hesitate to contact us, a representative will usually reply within the work week