Our Approach

  • We work from a client-centred, strength-based approach and believe, through support, individuals can reach their potential
  • We work hard to engage all children, youth, and families in a manner which is culturally sensitive, non-judgmental and respectful
  • Our approach is based on a systemic perspective – taking into account individual, family, peer, school, employment and neighbourhood factors
  • We use restorative principles to ensure the rights of persons harmed, clients and communities are respected, with an emphasis on the reintegration and rehabilitation of youth
  • We value diversity, inclusivity and persons from all ethno racial groups, abilities and sexual and gender identities
  • AYSP is committed to anti oppressive and anti-racist principles, with the expectation that the framework is reflected in the work we do
  • AYSP strives to provide programs and services that are evidence-based and evidence-informed
  • We understand some individuals and families need multiple services within the community, and we are proud to partner with other service providers, including those in the areas of child welfare, children’s mental health, education and justice to provide well-coordinated services for our community
  • We are committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals who participate in our programs by ensuring the confidentiality and security of client information
  • Our services are provided free of charge to residents of our service community