Helping vulnerable youth and seniors impacted by the lack of social and economic support through supportive programs.
Our programs are designed to target vulnerable youth and isolated seniors, with some youth programs designed primarily for vulnerable individuals within the Black and Indigenous Communities. We are offering support in three broad areas: health, education / mentoring, and employment.
We invite everyone to connect with us as we fulfil our mission.
Attention parents of the Halton-Mississauga regions! If your child is grappling with STEM subjects or seeking to enhance their reading skills, Re-imagine Ontario, based in Oakville, is here with a solution: our Homework Squad. Tailored for youth up to grade 12, our program offers support in science, mathematics, reading, and other subjects.
Through focused one-on-one sessions or group settings, our dedicated tutors ensure every student is met with the understanding and guidance they need. In our supportive and welcoming environment, we prioritize skill development, confidence building, and the nurturing of a love for learning. Give your child the academic boost they need and witness their transformation under the guidance and instruction from our skilled homework tutors.
This is an enhanced form of Friendly Visiting program that promotes social interaction among our friendly visiting volunteer friends and older adults 55+.
If you are 55 years old or older, live alone and feel isolated from friends and family, or may just need someone to talk to, please reach out to us. Our vetted and trained volunteer friendly visitors or friends, will call or zoom or visit with you to engage in conversations & other activities, to get you more engaged within your community.
Community social gatherings for isolated seniors also take place from time to time so please continue checking our website and social media.
This program is targeted primarily at vulnerable youth, to foster group counselling, peer group discussions and recreation with a view to find solutions of everyday living.
Our program is about providing support through connecting youth with a mental health professional and peers who are also share the same lived experience who can impart their own experience and provide encouragement and support.
The program operates in an informal, social setting that allow participants to bond. Light refreshments are served.
Our support volunteers help students and mentors discuss their professions, business, or service and take questions. They discuss various career options, schoolwork, college, help youth with college applications, choosing a college, self-care, budgets and any other topic young adults may be interested in discussing. The programs also offers limited summer jobs placements and helps to connect youth with potential employers.
Building Empowerment, Education, Character, & Hope (B.E.E.C.H) is a program designed for vulnerable youth to build character, resilience, promote education, and well-being. It includes a summer camp and will soon offer other youth supports.
Our BEECH summer STEM and Adventure camp offers youth an opportunity to engage and grow through recreation and education. To see when the next summer camp will be run, follow our Facebook page and check our Events page on our website for all of the latest events.
Check out our last camp: BEECH Camp 2023
Re-Imagine Ontario wants to spread our message that we can be the change we seek through hope, compassion and action. We believe that a single action can make a difference in our communities, and that collective action can change the world. Through action, partnership, and outreach, Re-Imagine Ontario works tirelessly each day to support, and change perceptions about the most vulnerable among us. Come join us as we work to change lives.
Our vision is to improve the social and economic indicators of all vulnerable populations.
We see value in everyone. For a brief moment, let’s re-imagine Ontario where everyone can share the Canadian dream regardless of race, gender, age, religion, or politics. Where we look out for each other and support the most vulnerable among us. Where a culture of care is the norm rather than the exception.
Our vision re-imagines a world where we change lives through community. We believe that if we each do our small part to reach out to that young person struggling with family, school, or career, or that new immigrant who is unsure of their footing in our great country, or that isolated senior who just needs to hear a friendly voice, then that’s one additional step in creating healthy, productive, safe, and happy communities.
We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and we are driven by the same ideas we initially founded our organization upon: support, empowerment, progress, and changing lives.
Our mission is to improve the health, education and employment of vulnerable people, with focus on black and indigenous youth, by fostering strong community support networks.
Our youth mental health programs address the problem in Ontario where one in five young person is not fully accessing the mental help they need. Low income and racialized youth are among those most impacted.
We also address mental health in seniors through our friendly visiting programs for isolated seniors.
We also do our part to help with better outcomes in education, especially in vulnerable communities. If young people have role models from within their communities, they will benefit from them. Our mentoring programs introduce young people to successful people from within their own communities, who will share their own stories and provide useful life lessons.
Our mission also extends to fostering support for individuals who are vulnerable due to the frailty that often comes with aging, through our in-home supports.
We want to thank these generous and supportive organizations who have provided funding and those individuals and organizations who are working in partnership with Re-Imagine Ontario.
Interested in being part of the Re-Imagine Volunteer Team? Fill in the form below and we will contact you to talk further about your interests and how you might be able to participate in our programs and services.