The Dam

Registered Name: The Dam - Develop Assist Mentor

Business Number: 889327466RR0001

Our Mission

Partnering with youth to create inclusive community where all are welcomed, valued and respected.

Our Vision

Youth are empowered to discover their worth, enabling them to grow and thrive in their communities.

About The Dam

The Dam is a community based non-profit that utilizes a unique approach of coming alongside the youth in Mississauga. Our Meadowvale and Cooksville daily drop-in sites provide a variety of programs in partnership with the youth served:

* Drop-in - which targets youth-at-risk and sees over 21,200 youth visits per year
* Dinner program
* Lunch programs
* Volunteer night
* Arts program
* Girls, Boys, LGBTQ++ groups
* Recreation & Fitness programs
* Mentoring - over 130 youth being mentored
* Youth Leadership program
* Outreach - reaching thousands of teens in their schools & in the community

D - Develop: To provide opportunities for youth to reach their full potential.

A - Assist: To be a resource, supporting youth as they make better choices.

M - Mentor: To be a consistent, relational presence in the lives of youth.

What People Are Saying

"I love The Dam because everyone here has taught me lots of important life lessons and mental health help I didn't know I needed. Since I've been coming here, I feel I have only grown as an individual and have lots more trust and overall awareness of myself, everyone else, and my life."

— 18 year old Trans youth

"I love The Dam because I can talk to the people and I get life experience. I'm glad I have The Dam because I'm lonely. I make friends here and I need family. "

— 18 year old male youth born outside of Canada

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