International Day of Persons with Disabilities The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is celebrated annually on December 3rd. First sanctioned by the United Nations in 1992, IDPD is a day to celebrate the disability community and the progress being made globally on the issue of disability inclusion.First Indigenous Braille A Mi’kmaw braille code was recently developed by Christine Muise, a Halifax transcriber. The code has been accepted by Braille Literacy Canada, the Braille Authority of North America and will soon be added to the World Braille Usage.

November 29th is Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving back that happens each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a time when Canadians, charities and businesses come together to celebrate giving and participate in activities that support charities and non-profits.

We are hiring, check out or employment link on the CONTACT US page to apply for openings for RESIDENTIAL YOUTH JUSTICE WORKER CASUAL, posted Nov 3, 2022 closing Nov 17, 2022.

We are hiring, check out or employment link on the CONTACT US page to apply for openings for RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM MANAGER, posted Sep 6, 2022 closing Sep 16, 2022.

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.”

We are hiring, check out or employment link on the CONTACT US page to apply for openings for Casual Residential Youth Justice Workers, posted July 5, 2022 closing July 19, 2022.

20 June 2022: Annual General Meeting

Join us for a breakfast buffet and celebration of our 47th Annual General Meeting at the Italio-Canadian Club at 8:30am.

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.