Welcome to Becky Wells, our new Transitional Connector

Becky studied Criminology at Carleton University, as well as Community and Justice Services at Algonquin College. She has recently moved back to the HPE area from Ottawa, where she was a support worker for young women at risk of justice involvement and/or homelessness. Becky is very excited about her new role to help youth accomplish their goals and take some strain out of their lives by connecting...


Youth At Risk

Join Southeast Ontario Regional Human Services & Justice for a day of networking and knowledge exchange. This promises to be an interesting, dynamic and energizing day at the Ambassador Hotel, with workshops and keynote presentations. Watch for updates and registration on the HSJCC Provincial website! www.hsjcc.on.ca Conference Registration fee: $25.00 For more information, please contact Sherry...


Ontario Electricity Support Program

Are you struggling with your electricity bill?  Do you live in a lower income home?  There is help available from the Ontario Energy Board that can help you reduce the cost of your electricity bill.  Click here at Ontario Electricity Support Program to read more.


Be Nice To Our Young Workers

It’s a busy winter morning and I find myself in a cheerful mood. But as I wait in the Tim Hortons’ line I can’t help but overhear the woman in front of me berating the young man serving her. Her voice is raised and she’s telling him he’s too slow and is keeping everyone waiting. As she vents, a deep flush crawls up his cheeks. My cheerful mood seeps away and I feel a hot...


The State of Homelessness in Canada 2014

Canada is nearing an important crossroads in our response to homelessness. Since homelessness emerged as a significant problem – in fact, as a crisis – in the 1990s, with the withdrawal of the federal government’s investment in affordable housing, communities have struggled to respond. Declining wages (even minimum wage has not kept up with inflation in any jurisdiction in Canada),...


Back to School, Happy and Healthy

Mind your Mind is a program similar to ours where reaching youth and getting them they help they deserve is the foremost objective.  This article gives some great tips you can use to enjoy your school experience.  Back to School, Happy and Healthy Going back to school is stressful. Balancing your grades, social life, responsibilities and still having time to have fun can seem impossible......