The Pape Adolescent Resource Centre (PARC) is a voluntary program that provides support and access to resources through case management, group programming, in person and virtual life skills workshops, specialized supports and programming and special events for former youth in care and youth between the ages of 16-29 years who are leaving the child welfare system.

PARC provides support and access to resources through case management, programming, workshops, specialized supports and special events for youth transitioning to independent living.


PARC staff work with youth individually to help develop the youth’s goals and key competencies in the following areas: health and mental health, education, employment, immigration, nutrition and wellness, identity, financial literacy, housing, legal, life skill development, resources in the community, artistic expression, and crisis counselling.

Core Programs

In addition to working one-on-one with youth, PARC also offers virtual and core programs to further support a youth’s goals and aspirations as they transition out of care.

If you are a youth in or transitioning from care and would like to learn more about one or more of these programs, please speak to your worker or contact PARC during business hours at 416-462-1010.

The Ambassador School program provides youth with supports from staff and information and resources to support their personal and life skills development. Young people can receive supports in the following areas: employment, education, housing, substance abuse, immigration, health/mental health, identity, sexual health and/or sexuality. The program provides opportunities for youth to take part in gym, nutrition, life skills and academic sessions regularly.

The Connections program is an in-house health and wellness “transition hub” that introduces youth transitioning to independent living to service providers for primary care, mental health, addiction services, as well as short-term psychotherapy and psychological assessments.

Youth taking part in the program work with a nurse navigator who assesses and determines their needs and connects them with service providers who can support them.

Connections is a Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada program delivered in the Greater Toronto Area by PARC and CAST. Learn more about the Connections Program here.

The HSBC Skills and Leadership program is for youth interested in developing and enhancing their leadership skills and building confidence, while establishing personal and professional goals for themselves.  The program provides one-on-one coaching, training and workshops to participating PARC youth.

The HSBC Skills and Leadership program is supported by HSBC and the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. Learn more about the program here.


The RBC Youth Works program is a pre-employment development program that aims to help youth transition to independence. The program provides youth with access to career development and networking opportunities, employment counselling and workshops, in-house skills training and referrals to external certification and access to job listings, placement and internships.

PARC and CAST work with the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada (CAFC) to deliver the RBC Youth Works program in the Greater Toronto Area.

Youth Works is supported by the RBC Future Launch and funded in part by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program. Learn more about the RBC Youth Works program here.