As per our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan, we are attempting to create a central Child and Youth Service’s Space in Perth. YAK is looking to provide a “one stop shop” for youth to access support, activities and necessary services. Other jurisdictions have proven success with this approach; it has been shown to be extremely helpful in supporting youth as they transition into adulthood.

Organizations that can be found at 1881 at different times throughout the week include: Girl Guides Canada, Lanark County Community Justice, The Table Community Food Centre, Community Living; 1881 is also home to the Perth Fire Services – Firedawgs, and Jesse Swain Fitness. Our space also hosts the Canadian Federation of University Women CFUW Social Justice Club monthly meetings.

We have reached out to: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, Community Employment Services and Open Doors in offering services here, and we have also spoken to Cornerstone Landing, and YouthHAB on how this space can be used for one-on-one counselling sessions.

If you are interested in booking space or want to come for a tour to see what we can offer or how we can work together- please email yakbookings1881@gmail.com with all interests and/or

Community Letters of Support for us to collaborate and create this central services space at 1881 Rogers Rd.:

The Table, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lanark County Community Justice, Open Doors, PDCF