NOTE: Services will likely be impacted in response to COVID-19. Please contact any service prior to visiting in person.

Strides Toronto

Reaching Youth Through Engagement Programs

COVID19 Telephone or virtual service only; for intake or to reach a service provider, call Intake 416-438-3697 ext 12248


East QREW Group
Queer and trans drop-in for youth 12-24 years who self-identify as LGBTQQIP2SAA+; drop in, call 416-438-3697 ext 12405, or email
  • peer and staff support
  • development of social support peer network
  • activities include art, games, music, discussion, workshops and speakers
  • snacks available

Respect In Schools Everywhere (RISE) Program
Youth led school based violence prevention program for grades 7-12
  • addresses bullying, cyber-bullying, dating violence and harassment
  • available to schools and community agencies, fee

Studio 2 Multimedia Program
Multimedia, journalism and social skills for marginalized youth and youth living in priority neighbourhoods
  • emphasis on violence prevention and media literacy

The Zone Youth Centre
Drop-in activities include violence prevention and newcomer services

Also consultation and training for educators and other professionals serving youth, in developing and implementing violence prevention strategies, fee
Programs vary, call for details

Residency Requirements: Scarborough
Application Process
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Mailing Address
1200 Markham Rd
Suite 200
Toronto, ON, M1H 3C3
Cantonese, Dari, English, Farsi, Mandarin, Interpretation for French and other languages arranged if necessary
Jessica Warner, Youth Engagement Manager
Fees for consultation, training and some programs
Documents Required
May vary; contact for information
Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
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Last Updated On
April 28, 2022
1200 Markham Rd, Suite 200
Toronto, ON, M1H 3C3
Strides Toronto Site Location: Markham Road EMYS Office;
Cross street: Markham Rd and Ellesmere Rd;

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Hours of Operation
COVID19 Telephone or virtual services only, call for details; varies by program; QREW Wed 5 pm-8 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Scarborough
  • Scarborough Central
  • Scarborough North
  • Scarborough South