Marcel spent three long solitary nights in a downtown Toronto park when he first came to Canada. He remembers assuming that this would simply be what life was like in his new country. He recalls gazing at the stars overhead–their beauty and constancy in contrast to his own uncertainty.
Mark’s childhood home was a battle zone. After a long day at work, Mark’s father would sometimes explode in anger and beat Mark with his belt. Hardened from her own difficult life, his mother was often cold and hostile to her son as well.
It was a movie that got Trevor talking. For months, his Children’s Aid case worker could not get him to open up. She hoped a male role model might make the difference, so she referred him to Mike in our Youth in Transition (YIT) program.