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Y.E.L.P (Youth Empowerment & Leadership Program)

**COVID-19: Please note that in-person program sessions have been put on pause in response to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

About Y.E.L.P

The Youth Empowerment and Leadership Program guarantees fun and interactive group sessions! Youth and young adults can make new friends, acquire life, employment and leadership skills and explore self-empowerment tools that can be applied in their daily lives.

Program Goals

  • Empower participants to learn how to advocate for themselves.
  • Develop skills such as, leadership, time management, organization, problem solving, and life skills.
  • Improve social skills and communication.
  • Promote self-esteem and build self-confidence.

Program Topics

The topics covered during each session include:

Week 1:

Welcome to YELP, Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Week 2:

Setting SMART Goals & Planning

Week 3:

Developing Confidence & Leadership Skills

Week 4:

Self-Empowerment & Self-Advocacy

Week 5:

Financial Literacy & Independent Living

Week 6:

Organization & Time Management Skills


Y.E.L.P welcome individuals who:

Are youth or young adults between the ages of 14 -25.

Learn differently and/or have attention challenges.

Participants are grouped according to age in the following categories:

  • Group 1: 14 – 17 years old.
  • Group 2: 18 – 25 years old.


North York

121 Willowdale Avenue.


For questions regarding program registration, dates, times, payments or all other inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto