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We are hiring, check out or employment link on the CONTACT US page to apply for openings for RESIDENTIAL YOUTH JUSTICE WORKER CASUAL, posting March 21, 2023 closing March 27, 2023 .



August 10, 2022 – St. Lawrence Youth Association is pleased to receive two United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) and City of Kingston 2022 Community Investment Funds grants . The first grant is for The Specialized Treatment Program for youth and, the second grant is for Reintegration and Support for youth. These one-time grants encourage innovative and collaborative responses to social needs in our community. United Way of KFL&A & City of Kingston jointly grant $451,169 to local programs through Community Investment Fund Non-profit organizations in the community will receive one-time grants through the joint fund.

Project Maple Leaf extends ProjectOnRoute

an initiative of a 16 year old survivor of human trafficking (commercial sexual exploitation). Project Maple Leaf, supported by Courage 4 Freedom (, is taking the next step in bringing greater awareness to human trafficking in Canada. On July 30th 2021, the UN recognizes “World Day to End Human Trafficking” and Project Maple Leaf takes a bold new direction in the fight of child exploitation. As Kelly Tallon Franklin (Chief Executive Director – Courage for Freedom) so aptly stated “we need to stop fishing downstream and move up stream to stop the exploitation of children by johns.”

30 September 2021: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

St. Lawrence Youth Association would like to acknowledge September 30, 2021, as the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.