Programs and Services

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

Financial Sustainability

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

Partnerships

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

Governance

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

YAK Youth Services stands for [Y]outh [A]ction [K]Committee. We are a charitable youth organization that has been operating in Perth, Ontario since 1996. Our focus is to provide opportunities, support, resources, information, training and encouragement to local youth. We bring youth together in a safe and supportive space, elevate skills and confidence while activating participation in new opportunities, positive relationships and our local community.

A few things we’re great at

Fitness Gym Hour at Perth Athletic Centre (PAC)

Monday to Friday 2:15-3:15. We meet after the last bell rings at the PAC Gym on the North side of our building. Weight Lifting, Core Exercise Routines, and Personal Fitness Trainers are available to create and adapt the perfect exercise routine for you.

Food Programs

We are always cooking up something yummy: chicken souvlaki, steak and potatoes, lasagna, pork chops, broccoli and rice – dinner is served Monday to Friday @ 5pm. Hampers are currently going out bi-weekly.

Employment Readiness Workshops

YAK ran Skills Link Ontario from 2002-2017; and has been offering regular employment workshops since, we have an array of lesson plans and workplace readiness modules at our centre and are always happy to put them on.

The Arts: Music and Theatre

We currently have two artist in residence representing both the music and film industry. Zack and Allison bring a breadth of knowledge and experience in the arts and are always willing to share. 

The secret of our success

Team Mentality

it is important to us to work together, nourish each other’s strengths and help build one another; we are all in this together.

Strategic Partnerships

increase impact, enhance efficiency, effectiveness, capacity, mentorship opportunities, and share expertise and services.

Passion for Supporting Youth

we focus our efforts to ensure the emotional well-being of our youth participants and support their ideas and initiatives.

QUALIFIED Board of Directors and Staff

when the right people are chosen and put together there is nothing that can stand in their way to success.

Our Team

Rachel Roth

Executive Director

Andrew Wilson

Program Coordinator

Allison Graham

Youth Worker

Madison Phair

Youth Worker

contact information

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Charitable Registration Number: 892320920RR0001