The Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, announced today that the Ontario government is investing in a community partnership to support children and youth living with autism through a mentorship program.
The Ontario government is supporting skill-building mentorships for children and youth living with autism through a new program at Toronto-based Jake’s House for Children with Autism (Jake’s House). This support will allow Jake’s House to launch the Legends Mentoring Program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. This program will pair children and youth living with autism between the ages of 6 and 18 with mentors to help them develop strong communication and relationship-building skills.
“Surrey Place Centre, along with our partner agencies, is thrilled to hear about this new mentorship program as we know firsthand how important investments of this nature are in supporting children and youth living with autism. We know that when children and youth can participate alongside their peers they have every opportunity to be active members of their communities.”Mr. Steven Finlay, Chief Executive Officer of Surrey Place Centre
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