YAK’S WINTER WARM UP – save this date !


Friday March 9th, 2018.

2:30-7:30 pm

(Rain date March 10)

Where: YAK YOUTH CENTRE, 1 Sherbrooke St.E, Perth, Ontario

End your winter right at with YAK’s Winter Warm Up!

We will help you melt away that last bit of snow in a fun and family friendly way!

Experience games, prizes, food ( chili & bun ), music and a collaborative art project!

Hot Chocolate, snow sculptures, obstacle course…… ( weather dependent of course )

Donations gratefully accepted.All proceeds going towards YAK’s youth programs.

Come make this a great day!


Upcoming Training available:

All courses are being held at YAK , email or call us for details.

*Home Alone Course. (5 hours to complete ) Afterschool- Monday March 5th and Wednesday March 7th. 4- 6:30 pm .Free. Age: (if you were born in 2007 or before you are eligible)This course will prepare a young person for staying alone for brief periods of time in their home. A certificate from the Canadian Safety Council will be given upon completion.

*Babysitting Course ( 12 hours to complete) Afterschool- Monday March 19, Tuesday March 20, Monday March 26, Tuesday March 27. 4pm -7 pm . This course is will teach you about your rights  and responsibilities when looking after children. A review of basic first aid and safety , handling emergencies and many other things will be covered.You will receive a certificate from the Canadian Safety Council upon completion. This course is for those 12 years and up. 

YAK Wish List for 2018:

To all those who have helped us, thank you!

YAK could really use the following items:

-One or more hardy three or more seater couches ( no smoke or pullout beds )

-A room divider or screen that is approximately 6-8 feet long, six feet or so high,that can be moved around

-A few warm new throws/blankets for youth to keep warm under (plain is nice )

-We really need a new pool table! Ours is crooked and sad.

-New dish towels ( cotton )

-Some stainless steel mixing bowls for our baking nights

-Some nice towels for our homeless youth- in- need cupboard

We would really love:

– Some big comfy cushions to be put on the floor for us to sit on

-Wii Dance dvds

-A stack washer and dryer/ apartment size would be sooo perfect!

-two small armchairs

-rolls of brown craft paper

-nice quilting squares for craft night

**If you are considering donating or buying items for us, a call  to the centre first on :(613)- 264-8381 would be appreciated, that way you will know if the item is still needed.



ewaste-recycling-logoYAK IS THE REGION’S E-WASTE DEPOT .Every TV, Stereo, computer, or other piece of electronics is traded in and the funds raised help to pay our Gas and Hydro bills all year round.  It may be a few wires and a monitor to you, but to us, it’s warmth, light, piece of mind and a steady income. THANK YOU!

Click here to see what’s new with YAK’s Ewaste Recycling Program



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