The CYC promotes the well-being and seeks to improve the quality of life of residents in Cabbagetown and St. James Town. It does this through the provision of social and recreational programs developed in response to community needs. The CYC serves as a focal point in developing leadership and encourages self-help and mutual aid.
About CABBAGETOWN YOUTH CENTRE INC
The Cabbagetown Youth Centre (CYC) was founded in 1972 as the Cabbagetown Boxing Club to provide at-risk youth with positive alternatives through sport and recreation, while encouraging ongoing education. Over the past 45 years, the CYC has expanded to meet the growing needs of the community to provide a complete range of recreational, social and educational & skill development programs for ages ranging from newborns to seniors, while maintaining a specific focus on at-risk children and youth.CYC’s mandate is to provide barrier-free access to a full range of programs otherwise not available to some of the most marginalized and high-need children, youth and families through the support and creation of sustainable programming to respond to gaps in services and combat risk factors. The CYC operates programs in many off-site locations to further this mission.