Youth Action Kommittee of Perth & District

Site: Youth Action Kommittee of Perth & District (YAK)

Service: YAK Youth Services

Alternate Name YAK ; YAK Youth Centre ; Youth Action Kommittee of Perth & District (YAK)
Legal Name Youth Action Kommittee of Perth and District Inc.
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Perth
Address & Map
The Old Perth Shoe Factory
1 Sherbrooke St E
Perth, ON K7H 1A1
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Intersection Gore St E and North St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Offers various youth programs and services including: 
* After School Programs: focuses on healthy living and healthy choices 
* Employment Readiness: paid work placements 
* Physical fitness, recreation and sports 
* Life Skills: including cooking, financial literacy and community volunteering 
* Dinner and snacks served nightly  
* Open Kitchen Program 
* Health: sexual health, addiction 
* Mental health: referrals for support 
* Homeless support: clothing, food, hygiene supplies, referrals for rent supports 
* Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ2) support and information 
* Young Entrepreneurs program: self employment 
* Peer mentoring program 
* Electronics recycling program 
* Summer camp 
* Field trips
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 9 am-7 pm * Summer Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm (closed during field trips). 
Youth Centre Mon-Fri 2 pm-7 pm
Meetings Municipal Drug Strategy: Monthly
Areas Served Lanark County ; Rideau Lakes ; Sharbot Lake ; Other communities through North Leeds
Eligibility Ages: 10 year(s) - 26 year(s) 
Drop in and programs: 10-18 years old 
After School fitness programs and summer programs: 10-18
Application Drop in
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories Community Meals ; Drug Use Disorder Education/Prevention ; Homeless Drop In Centres ; Homework Help Programs ; Subject Tutoring ; Substance Use Disorder Counselling ; Substance Use Disorder Drop In Programs
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-264-8381
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Jeff Kohl, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Contact Rayna Critchley, Program Manager; Email:
Primary Executive Jeff Kohl, Executive Director
Other Details
Established 1997
Funding City / Town - Perth ; Regional / Municipal - Lanark County ; Provincial - Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport ; Federal - Service Canada ; Fundraising ; United Way ; Foundation - Perth & District Country Foundation
Elections Annual General Meeting: June
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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