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Toronto Youth Development and MiiScan Corporation Form Alliance to Create Regent Park Soccer League for At-Risk Youth



Toronto Youth Development is formally announcing their partnership with MiiScan Corporation to help launch the TYD Regent Park House League Soccer League (MiiScan RPSC) for inner-city youth. The new league will allow all children and teenagers in the Regent Park and surrounding communities a chance to participate in their own soccer league, encouraging at-risk children to take part in organized sport without incurring any costs, and steer them away from crime alternatives.

MiiScan RPSC will hold their games on the new Regent Park Soccer Field (tentative opening date 2015), part of the state-of-the-art sports facilities being constructed for the City of Toronto’s Regent Park Social revitalization project. MiiScan Corporation who together with other sponsors will contribute to the development of the new soccer field. Both Toronto Youth Development and MiiScan Corporation are working with Toronto Community Housing on transforming and revitalizing Regent Park into a mixed-income downtown community, for more than 12,500 residents.

Special thank you for the enormous contribution by Mark Itwaru, Chairman and CEO, MiiScan Corporation to help Toronto Youth Development & at-risk youth.  Mr. Itwaru’s contribution was significant to start-up the soccer club.  Can your organization match it?

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Boardsports Proud Contributors of Toronto Youth Development


At Toronto Youth Development, we have been working with the Regent Park community for over 18 years, through our summer and winter programs, shifting kids into understanding social responsibility and their own potential through education.  Thank you to Boardsports for their valuable contribution this year in assisting Toronto’s at-risk youth.

Boardsports is a premium sports store offering a wide variety of sporting goods for all seasons.  Steve Martin and his wife Liz donated their summer sales to Toronto Youth Development.  Boardsports is owned and operated by Steve Martin. Steve started with the store back in 1995 as a summer employee. In 2003, after working a handful of years as an Engineer, Steve’s passion for boarding brought him back to rejoin the Boardsports crew.  Today, he helps us help kids.  Many thanks to the generosity of the Martin family and the Boardsports crew.


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Tissot Canada Donors

Enormous generosity from Tissot Canada at the event on August 23rd, 2012 featuring top goal scorer of the Tampa Bay Lightning: Steven Stamkos.  Managing Director of Tissot Canada and Steven Stamkos were on hand amongst a large crowd of puck shooters up for the challenge to score more goals than Steven Stamkos within a Tissot minute. Congratulations to Barry Earhart for winning the Tissot watch, scoring 68 goals!  Special thanks to Tissot Canada for presenting a cheque to TYD in the amount of $5000.  Super thank you to Tissot Canada!  The event was spectacular, drawing hundreds of people at the RBC Plaza at Bay St. & Wellington on a gorgeous day.  TYD appreciates Tissot Canada for helping inner city youth & making TYD a success.




TYD- Toronto Youth Development is very proud to have received significant contributions from our valued organizations.  Without you, it simply wouldn’t be possible.

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On August 26th, 2012, posted in: All News, Special Events, TYD in the News by

Scarboro Kia Driving Change



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On August 15th, 2012, posted in: All News, TYD in the News by

Theatrix School of Makeup Hosts TYD Fundraiser

Theatrix School of Makeup host fundraiser for Toronto Youth Development“TSOM Grand Opening and Fundraiser event for TYD”

Proceeds to benefit Toronto Youth Development Programs

We will be holding an auction and all proceeds raised at the event will be donated directly to Toronto Youth Development, which focuses on the development of a thriving, supportive, healthy and safe community for youth.

Download Brochure (PDF): Theatrix-TYD-Press-Release-21Mar2012

Theatrix School of Makeup
165 Geary Ave. 2nd Floor P: 416 588 8008
Toronto, ON M6H 28S

Donate Online

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On March 26th, 2012, posted in: All News, Fundraising Event by

14th Annual Shorcan|TMX Charity event with Toronto Youth Development

On January 19, 2012, Toronto Youth Development once again helped open the TSX with other charities for the 14th Annual Shorcan|TMX Charity event. All trade revenue for the day is donated to various charities including TYD.

Accompanying TYD Executive Director Brian Keaney (first from the right) this year is Gerson D’Souza (third from the right), one of TYD’s board member.

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On January 22nd, 2012, posted in: All News, TYD in the News by

George Brown College Students Holding a Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser in June

Calling all “scavengers” to come out and to participate in a fun event for a worthy cause!

Scavenger Hunt In support the Toronto Youth Development!

Do you remember the first time you walked on the Glass Floor at the CN Tower? Or the thrill of exploring the Bat Cave at the ROM? How about skating at the City Hall rink or playing in the fountains at Yonge and Dundas Square?

Being a kid in Toronto was like having an endless playground to explore and experience, and on June 24, 2012, we invite you to re-live all of your favourite memories of growing up in this vibrant city.

Here’s your opportunity to experience your childhood again while raising money for a great cause. Toronto Youth Development focuses on providing a thriving, supportive, healthy and safe environment for underprivileged children in our city. By supporting this event, you will help these children experience the city the way you did and make their own memories while developing their academic, athletic and leadership skills.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Scavenger Hunt: 2-5pm

Reception: 5-7pm

For more information and to register click here.

Or contact the organizers directly at

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On January 19th, 2012, posted in: All News, Fundraising Event by Partners With TYD

Toronto Youth Development is proud to be partnered with  in order to bring to you another avenue of donating funds to our charity.

Do you have an old vehicle that you would like to salvage and don’t know where to go from here? Not only do you want to dispose of it, but you want it done

in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible manner? under the umbrella of Green Vehicle Disposal along with all of their network of affiliate

recycling yards do just that.   All of your vehicles’ fluids are drained, and along with all dismantled parts, are recycled in a “green” manner.  Charity Car and Green Vehicle

Disposal pride themselves in being socially responsible and all of their affiliates are licensed automotive recyclers.

You receive:

  • A free pickup of your vehicle
  • 100% of the quoted value of your vehicle is donated to Toronto Youth Development
  • Peace of mind  – that your vehicle is disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner by licensed recyclers
  • Tax receipt from Toronto Youth Development for your donation

Thank you in advance for donating to our cause

Just click the link below to begin the process.

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On January 15th, 2012, posted in: All News, Fundraising Event by

Toronto Raptors Provide TYD Kids With Corporate Suite

On January 6th, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment provides 25 youth a chance to see the Raptors vs. New York Nets in a corporate suite. Lots of pizza, pop & popcorn were enthusiastically devoured with all kids being shown on the scoreboard! Many thanks to Kristina Flynn, “Toronto Raptors community relations girl” for arranging this wonderful excursion!

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On January 6th, 2012, posted in: All News, Special Events by

Apex Public Relations Donates 25 Bicycles to ACE Kids

TYD extends a big thank you to Apex Public Relations for their generous donation of 25 bicycles to TYD’s youth! The event was held at our program site with media and executives of Apex in attendance. Many smiles and a lot of laughter were shared! Stay tuned for a video coming soon.

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On December 3rd, 2011, posted in: All News, Fundraising Event by