If you are seeking to develop life skills and explore supports and resources to build a successful future, then the Pape Adolescent Resources Centre is a refreshing alternative as a safe, accepting resource for youth and former youth in care who are making the transition to adulthood.
Since 1985 we've been helping young people in care from the age of 15 prepare for independent living - because you have the power to be anything you want to be.
We encourage you to take ownership of your life choices. At PARC we call this process "speaking out." We'll provide a safe and supportive environment to speak out and make those important life decisions.
Be part of an exchange of ideas and information. Young people are encouraged to support each other and participate in many activities, groups and day-to-day life at PARC.
Part of having a voice at PARC may take the form of participation in speaking/orientation sessions at children's aid societies, other community agencies an international organizations. PARC youth are advocates for other youth in care.
Opportunities exist for older PARC youth to be leaders, mentoring and teaching other young people through groups and workshops. Young people can help facilitate workshops on topics from healthy relationships to small business development. Young people at PARC also participate in community events, speaking engagements and conferences for other youth in care; city and province-wide.
PARC is a safe community and a point of connection where young people have the opportunity to grow and receive support from staff and other youth. Some young people find PARC provides them with a sense of belonging and as a result, many young people choose to give back to the other members of the community by becoming involved in and leading various programs and support networks that develop inside PARC.
Young people can participate in cultural activities to support and strengthen their own identity and development. They can get involved in activities such as camping trips, and celebrations in the community.
If you are interested in learning more about PARC and our programming, OR to make a donation to support our youth, please contact us.