Our work is driven by a passionate and open group of staff & volunteers 

Our network includes over 200 grassroots youth-led initiatives, youth-serving organizations, and youth-friendly funding bodies from across the province, representing a range of sectors, cultures and geographies. Our members are innovators in a variety of youth-serving fields, including mental health, physical activity, anti-poverty, and anti-discrimination work.


Staff & Stewards

YSI's Stewards are our Aunties and Uncles that have been with us from the start, and continue to provide mentorship in various capacities. We are eternally grateful for their loving support!

Provincial core team

Our core team is made up of a passionate and talented crew of volunteers from across Ontario! From Thunder Bay to Downtown Toronto, they are the pulse of our family. 


Stories from our community


Our network

Our volunteer Core Team members work together with the support of a lean and dedicated staff team who to coordinate our collaborative initiatives. Membership in the Core Team is open, non-hierarchical and in a constant state of renewal. People step in and step out depending on their own interests, availability and what is happening in the Collaborative.

Some of the organizations that have taken part recently include:


Our Trustee

Since formally starting, different host organizations have provided administrative support to the YSI Collaborative, including Motivate Canada from 2010-2011. Since 2012 we have been supported by Children's Mental Health Ontario. We acknowledge and appreciate this important contribution.