Youth Haven Receives Second Harvest and the Government of Canada Grant

  We are thrilled to announce that Second Harvest and the Government of Canada have selected Youth Haven as one of their 2021 grant recipients. The purpose of this gift Learn More


Innovative Automation (IA) Inc. in Barrie leads by example. This high tech company has been a sponsor of Youth Haven’s Coldest Night of the Year since 2016. IA employs 140 Learn More

Barrie Teen Celebrates Birthday with Donation to Youth Haven

Birthday celebrations and fundraisers go hand-in-hand for Kaitlyn McKnight. When she was a youngster, Kaitlyn’s birthday parties always included a fundraiser. As Kaitlyn grew older, she had fewer parties, but Learn More

Boxes of coats for our youth

Stephen Fox, branch manager of FirstOnSite Restoration in Barrie, spent part of his Tuesday dropping off donated coats to various charities including Youth Haven. The firm held a coat drive Learn More

The Hawerchuk Strong 12 Days of Giving

Hawerchuk Strong is a new initiative supporting important causes close to the heart of Dale and the Hawerchuk Family. Youth Haven is honoured to be selected as one of the Learn More

The power of giving from Peak Powersports!

Our friends at Peak Powersports & Indian Motorcycle of Barrie have once again stepped up for our youth who are experiencing homelessness in our community with a generation donation of Learn More

R Cottage Washago giving back to Youth Haven

Tis’ the Season for Giving! As part of R Cottage‘s BUY ONE, FEED ONE campaign, every “Prime Rib Special’ order purchased on the Sundays of December 13 & 20, a Learn More

Coldest Night Of The Year 2021 has launched!

During these challenging times, having something to look forward to is so important. At Youth Haven, we can’t wait for Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) 2021 (#cnoy21) on February Learn More

Another wonderful donation to our shelter

Sylvia Grant and her two children, Judah and Elizabeth, dropped by the Youth Haven to drop off some wonderful donations! Sylvia is a part of The Garden – Outreach Initiatives, Learn More

Youth Haven Interview on CBC Radio 1 Fresh Air

Youth Haven’s Executive Director, Lucy Gowers, was interviewed on Sunday, November 15th by Jason D’Souza, interim host of CBC Radio 1 Fresh Air. The focus of the discussion was caring Learn More