We see the hope and potential in every young person

Get Ready to Walk!

In less than 2 months, we put on our toques and scarves and get ready to walk for the youth in our community!!!

Are you ready to join us?? We are thrilled to already have 26 walkers signed up. That is awesome!!! BUT, we need more. WE NEED YOU!!!


Go to our CNOY website at: https://cnoy.org/location/stthomas, and…

  1. Gather your friends and register your team,
  2. Join a team already registered, OR
  3. Sponsor a walker or a team.


YFC has an emergency homeless shelter for youth and young adults to spend nights off the streets, where they can be safe and warm, fed a good, nutritious meal, provided with hygiene products and clothing, and able to interact with our amazing volunteers.

We also have weekly programs, summer camps, and one-on-one mentoring with youth.

So if you want to know where your money and walking efforts are going to, this is it!!!

Sign up today to walk, or to donate by going to: https://cnoy.org/location/stthomas

If you have questions or want more information, please contact our office at 51-633-6538.

Coldest Night of the Year 2018

It’s time to walk again! Put on those toques, scarves, and gloves, and get ready to get a little cold for those in need in St. Thomas.

SAVE THE DATE and join us on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 and walk 2, 5, or 10 km to raise money for our Youth for Christ homeless shelter, youth programs, and one-on-one mentoring.

The need is great in St. Thomas. Please help the hungry, homeless and hurting young people in our community.

Register to walk or donate by clicking here:


Merry Christmas!

As we go into this Christmas season, we would like to thank all of you for your support and prayers for our Youth for Christ ministry! We have had a very successful year, hosting 2 students from Germany, helping to keep young people off the street in our emergency homeless shelter, beginning a new Girls Only program, 2 amazing summer camps, our very first Coldest Night of the Year walk, and so many other awesome happenings. But the truly amazing thing is watching young people grow in their faith of Jesus Christ.

Please help us to keep this ministry going! As you think about your Christmas and end of the year giving, please consider supporting our General fund or any of our staff members. You can donate in our office or online here: http://yfcelgincounty.com/meet-the-staff-2/

May God bless you! And Merry Christmas!

14th Annual YFC Banquet

We are grateful to be celebrating 14 years in Elgin County!!!

This year our theme is “That They May Know” from John 17:3. That is what we do here at YFC, give all youth the opportunity to know Jesus!

Join us on Friday November 3, 2017 at Faith Church in St. Thomas. Doors open at 5:45pm with dinner at 6:30pm. We welcome back Mat Gautier, singing Impressionist, and will have student testimonies, staff reflections, and a delicious dinner.

Call our office at 519-633-6538 for more information and to reserve your table or seat.

Unable to attend the banquet, but want to support our ministry? You can call our office or make a donation online at http://yfcelgincounty.com/meet-the-staff-2/



A New Season Begins!!!

We are so excited to begin a new season of youth programs at YFC!!! Tonight, Sept 19th, is our first youth night. Hope to see everyone out….and bring a beach towel!

This Thursday, Sept 21st, marks the beginning of our brand new Girls Only (aka GO) night. This will take place EVERY Thursday night. Bring a friend, bring your Bible, and join us!

Both programs are open to youth in Grade 6 through 12, and run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

SUMMIT is Coming!!!!

Our end of the summer tradition continues!!!

Join us August 27th to September 1st for SUMMIT!!! Anyone going into grade 8 up to grade 12 is welcome to come. Cost is $190, which includes accommodation, travel, meals, an off-site trip, and amazing fun and games.

Contact the office ASAP to sign up!


Yard Sale Fundraiser

YardSale1Our 3rd annual YFC yard sale fundraiser is coming soon!!!

Saturday, June 24th from 8:00am to 1:00pm, rain or shine

Being held at our centre, 21 Edward Street.

Those delicious bacon breakfast sandwiches will once again be available for purchase, along with snacks and drinks.

Doing Spring cleaning?? We are currently accepting gently used, resalable items. Please contact Mandy at mandy.w@yfcelgincounty.com or 519-633-6538 to schedule pickup or drop-off.

Announcing Muskoka Woods!!!

13690979_1068954443185025_464940160496990029_oWe LOVE this time of year!!! Time to start planning for Muskoka Woods!!! Did you know that the spots for our youth and leaders are donated to us?? We are incredibly blessed for this opportunity!

We have distributed forms to our youth to express interest in attending Muskoka Woods from July 16-21 this year. Some of the youth filled out the forms right away and handed them back in, others took them home. These forms are simply to tell us the youth is interested in attending, they DO NOT guarantee a spot. Because there are limited spots available, we prioritize to those who 1) are currently in grades 7 to 12, 2) have not attended before, 3) have attended before, but are older and may not have a chance to go again before graduating high school, 4) have attended before, and show strong leadership skills.

These “interest” applications are due back to us NO LATER THAN Tuesday, April 25th. We will then begin our selection process. We will let you know either way by May 3rd. Once you have received an invitation, the $50 fee, which covers our transportation costs, will be due by May 30th.

GO Night

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Our next GO Night will be on Thursday, April 13th from 6:30-8:30pm. We’ll be talking about social media, watching some videos, and snack bar will be open too!!!

This program is for Girls Only, in grades 6-12.


391451d4837af768f122e07cd2f8b3a5It’s that time of year again….time to strap on those bowling shoes, grab a bowling ball and knock down some pins all in an effort to raise money for our YFC centre. Our goal this is year is to raise $8000!!! All money raised goes towards running our youth programs, supplies, and building maintenance and upkeep.

Join us at Heritage Lanes on Saturday April 8th from 12-3pm for 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, snacks, drinks, and a chance to win a prize! Gather together your team, dress up in costume (if you want), and have some fun!!!

We ask that each bowler aim to raise at least $100 (minimum $50 required to play), or you can donate the money yourself!!!

Call our office at 519-633-6538 to sign up with your team. Don’t have a team? That’s o.k., let us know you want to bowl with us and we’ve got a spot for you!