Barrie Colts are champs for Youth Haven

A heartfelt thank you to the Barrie Colts Foundation (BCF) for their donation of $5,000. The BCF was established to support local charities and organizations and to contribute to the Learn More

Youth Haven Gets Its Pride On

Youth Haven was thrilled to participate in the Barrie Pride Parade on Saturday, June 11, 2022. A number of our youth joined in the celebration. Thank you to Barrie Pride Learn More

Incredible donation from Nouvelle-Alliance students

Students from ÉSC Nouvelle-Alliance, dropped off an enormous donation of food and other essentials to Youth Haven on May 27th.   Youth Haven executive director, Lucy Gowers, asked one of Learn More

Innisfil school chooses to be the difference for our youth

Youth Haven is grateful for the holiday donations received from the students, staff, and the Kempenfelt Bay School community. Thank you for thinking of our youth during the holiday season.

Portage View pivots to assist Youth Haven

A thank you to Portage View Public School in Barrie for the donation of $1,700. Traditionally, Portage View holds a gift gala, and through school community donations, students are given Learn More


Dr. Nancy Trimble

Since approximately 2013, a team of residents from the Family Medicine Teaching Unit (FMTU) at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Team RVH in Barrie have been assisting Youth Haven to Learn More

Youth Haven is Home Sweet Home

A message from Youth Haven executive director Lucy Gowers: This week (October 5), we celebrated a big success as we made the move back to our emergency shelter. Due to Learn More

Reminder – Youth Haven AGM on September 15th

Our Annual General Meeting on September 15th starting at 5:30 pm.  It will be held via Zoom. Please contact Lucy Gowers for the link and a copy of our 2020 Learn More


Mike Rudkins probably drives one of the most recognizable trucks in the Barrie area. Mike and his wife, Krista, are the owners of Mike The Mattress Guy, at 555 Mapleview 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