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Our 43rd Annual General Meeting was a great success. Highlights of the meeting included our wonderful keynote speakers and award-winners.

Speaker Highlights

AGM Speakers


Dr. Peter Szatmari shared his perspectives on child and youth mental health as a seasoned professional in the field. His insightful speech put Canada’s efforts in a global context, and inspired attendees to apply this broader view of the topic to their own experiences here in Toronto.

New DYS Board member Mike Scott spoke passionately about his daughter’s experience with Visions, one of our Day Treatment programs. We heard his thoughts, as a father, on the difference that DYS made in the life of his daughter, and in their family as a whole. We are proud that our organization has made such a difference for his family.

Awards Highlights

Mary Muir took home the Motivator Award for her achievements with James’ Journey, a fundraiser dedicated to removing the stigma associated with mental illness and supporting the In-School & Counselling Programs at Delisle Youth Services. Since 2013, James’ Journey has raised nearly $60,000 for Delisle’s in-school and counselling programs. You can join her in her efforts by donating to James’ Journey here.

Jenna took home the youth-focussed “Stepping Forward, Speaking Up” award for her involvement in the Merge Day Treatment program, and delivered a passionate speech about her experience with Delisle. She’s also featured in one of our summer student youth mental health videos, where she speaks about Merge.

DYS Annual Report

Thank you to all who came out to the DYS AGM. If you didn’t make it out, you can still download a copy of the Delisle Youth Services Annual Report.

Check out these four videos created by our talented summer students, Marc and Shayna. They’ll help you learn a little more about trans youth, bust a mental health myth, and hear about some of the services here at DYS:

In I AM ME: The Lives of 4 Trans Youth, Jhun, Christopher, Leo, and Rachel share their opinions on topics like pronouns, coming out, and the trans community.

Mental Health Myth-Busting! dispels five of today’s most common myths about mental health issues. Watch the video to help #BustTheStigma.

Learn about DYS’s Merge Day Treatment Program. In this video, we hear from staff and students about the importance of Merge.

Counselling Intake at Delisle is a simple and friendly overview of what to expect when you come in for counselling intake at DYS.

We hope you’ve learned a little more about Delisle Youth Services and our youth clients. Please share these videos with those who may benefit from them.