Position: Coldest Night of the Year Dinner Logistician

Are you a whiz with details, care about bringing community together, and great with working a diverse group of people? We want you!

The Role

Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to coordinate the dinner served during the Coldest Night of the Year event. You will coordinate volunteers, liase with food vendors, create a welcoming environment, and generally be an awesome shining star of a person while feeding approximately 200 cold walkers. You will be responsible for the planning, coordination,… Continue reading

ST. JOHN’S – On December 1st, 2014 Choices for Youth will be launching its Holiday Giving Campaign, 25 Days of Inspiration | 25 Stories of Hope.

Sheldon Pollett, Executive Director of Choices for Youth (CFY), as well as program directors will share insights into what the holiday season is often like for the many homeless and at-risk youth in St. John’s. Perhaps more importantly, they will share the achievements and realities made possible by the work of CFY. The holiday campaign centres on this celebration of hope, and seeks to… Continue reading

Momma Moments was started in response to the significant number of pregnant and parenting young women who come to Choices for support. These moms have identified an extensive gap in programs and support groups that enable them to ease social isolation and find healthy ways to interact with other moms. They also expressed difficulty in being able to connect in a safe environment where they can enjoy much-needed breaks from the rigors of raising children. Choices is currently running a group in St. John’s and Conception Bay South. They run… Continue reading

We’re looking for volunteers to help out across the organization. There are three opportunities you can apply to right now.

  1. Outreach Kitchen Support
  2. Monday Support Worker – Outreach Program
  3. Shelter Cooking Program

See you soon,
The CFY Team

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Christmas CampaignChristmas is often a tough time of year for the young people who access our services. That’s why every year Choices for Youth looks to the broader community to help us “play Santa” and bring Christmas to each and every young person connected to us.

Through the generous contributions we receive at Christmas time – from groups and individuals in the community – you help some of the most at-risk youth in our city.


Please help support our Christmas Campaign and check out our

Christmas Wishlist 2013

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Moving Forward RecreationChoices for Youth Summer Recreation Schedule



June 26th – Railway Coastal Museum


July 3rd – Mini Golf

(Rain Day Alternative: Geo Centre)


July 10th – Salmonier Nature Park

PLEASE NOTE: We will be leaving from Carter’s Hill Place at 12:00

(Rain Day Alternative: Bowling)


July 17th – Middle Cove Campfire

PLEASE NOTE: We will be meeting at Carter’s Hill Place at 12:00 p.m.


July 24th – Butterpot Park for Swimming, games and a BBQ

PLEASE NOTE: We will be leaving from Carter’s Hill Place… Continue reading

Choices for Youth’s Moving Forward program is going skiing!

Moving Forward works with 16-21 year olds who have been identified as having complex service needs. This year, they are going on their first skiing trip in Clarenville. The group is very excited and looking forward to their first experience skiing.

We are in need of supplies by March 8th. Please contact Emily Christy at or (709) 754-0446 ext. 211 for more information.


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Our Moving Forward program works from an intensive support model with young people living with mental health issues. Click here to donate towards programming that benefits the work we do.

Moving Forward had a jam packed summer filled with great events and recreational programming! Whether it was the long awaited camping trips, swimming at La Manche, sea kayaking or rock climbing, the young people in our Moving Forward program were really moving this summer!

Providing recreational programming for youth in our intensive support program gives us an opportunity to provide… Continue reading

New Leaf Community Garden

Help us foster a sense of community with our young people as they plant seedlings and care for our community garden.

Over the spring and summer our staff and young people came together to create the New Leaf Organic Community Garden. Led by our Transitional Housing Coordinator, Cheryl Coleman, this garden is about providing healthy food options to youth who can’t afford it, while promoting ‘healthy communities’. The youth residents of our Transitional Housing Program have been heavily involved in the development and planning of the… Continue reading

We are in constant need of art supplies for our Art Space at the Lilly and always welcome donations of paints, canvases, brushes and all that fun stuff!

The Art Space at the Lilly plays an integral role in the youth programming and provides a vehicle for youth to voice their lived experiences. Several artists in St. John’s have held workshops with residents to explore various art forms from graffiti to oil painting.

“The art room at the Lilly has given me a safe space to express myself artistically. This… Continue reading

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