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we strive to deliver high quality programs and services that reflect best practices.

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we focus on strategic fundraising initiatives, diversifying sources, donor cultivation and recognition. 


we understand the importance of partnering with local businesses, service providers, local governments and schools.


we strengthen our board through diversity, training and recruiting qualified directors.

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YAK Youth Services (YYS)

Not-for-Profit Charitable Youth Organization focused on the well-being of local youth through a variety of support services and connections. YYS provides assistance to local youth in building opportunities, supports, resources, information, training and encouragement, while strengthening youth voice and promoting awareness on youth issues. Programs at YYS include: Youth and Parent Referral Services, March and Summer Day Camps (6-10 year olds), Food Security Initiatives, Tutoring, Community Response Action Projects, the Perth Youth Centre, Perth Community Services Hub and Youth Service Provider Trainings.

Perth Youth Centre

A safe and supportive space where local youth in grades 6-12 can elevate their skills and self-confidence, explore new opportunities, and develop positive relationships while getting more involved in the community. The Perth Youth Centre offers both an Ontario Ministry Registered After School Program (2pm-5pm) and a Youth Drop In (5pm-7pm) Mondays to Fridays. Dinner is served nightly between 4-5PM and a Free Shuttle Service to the centre is offered through Lanark Transportation. A variety of sports (basketball, skating, soccer, and frisbee golf) are offered, inside there is a weight room, pool table, art section, computer lab and lounge, ping pong, kitchen, gaming systems, a piano, multiple guitars and shuffleboard. We have something for everyone!

Perth Community Services Hub

A place where organizations are working together to offer multiple services, increase accessibility, and better meet the needs of our local residents. 1881 is the office headquarters for both YAK Youth Services and Lanark County Community Justice. Inside, residents will find Perth Fire Services, Firedawgs, the Table’s CFC Free Food Pantry, the Perth Union Library’s Youth Book Nook, and 4 Bay Fitness. As well as, shared meeting space and offices utilized by the CFUW, Queer Connection Lanark, Open Doors, Girl Guides Canada, and Community Living; with hopes of more service providers joining within the next two years.

Charitable Registration Number: 892320920RR0001