Help youth gain access to life’s necessities.

Youth need your time, your money and your contacts. Join us in the mission to help youth succeed. Participate in our inclusive giving community. Click the button below to donate.

Total cost of a year in
prison is $130,000.
Our cost for each successful
youth is $35,000.

Fernie Youth is a better investment in youth. Your return creates a tax paying adult, not a tax burden, paying dividends for life.

For over fifty-five years, Fernie has given opportunities to young people as young as 12 years old that society has given up on. Compassionate residential, employment, and community reintegration support transform at-risk youth into their best selves.

We work with over 100 youth each year to put them on a journey toward purposeful living. With your help, that number can grow exponentially, and our work readiness program can evolve to support and connect young people to the careers that suit them.

Ways to give

Become a donor

Feeling inspired in this moment? Online donations go directly to youth and community success.                    Click to donate today.                                                           

become a monthly donor

Be part of the whole journey and help improve programs to meet the changing needs of youth and communities by donating monthly.

honour a loved one

Recognize someone special with a gift in their name. We’ll send a tribute message and you will receive a tax receipt.    Ask us how.                                                                 

plan your giving

Your legacy gift to Fernie ensures the future of life changing programs. Ask us how to get started.

become a partner

Whether it’s funding, job placements, or mentorship. Join us every step of the way as a major donor or corporate partner. Get in touch today.

join or host an event

Fernie relies on our events and those hosted on our behalf to spread the word and raise needed resources for success. Get in touch today.

Donation Breakdown

100% of your donations go right into our programs. No donations are spent on administration and overhead as these funds are provided from other sources.

  • Youth Wages 44% 44%
  • Safe Housing 18% 18%
  • Maintenance and Supplies 16% 16%
  • Charity Program Staff 22% 22%

What your donations can do

These are just a few of the things your donations could help our youth obtain. Your generous contributions make all the difference.

$50 = work boots
$75 = work clothes
$100 = transportation
$150 = G1 license
$300 = food for a month
$500 = rent for a month

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$25,000 OTF Grant for Imperative Youth Justice Enhancements

$25,000 OTF Grant for Imperative Youth Justice Enhancements

“With the new OTF funding, Fernie Youth Services is embracing the future. We’re excited to implement technology solutions that will enhance how we connect with and support the youth in our community,” said Jeff Johnson, CEO, Fernie Youth Services

Hope for Housing

Hope for Housing

On any given night, roughly 2,000 youth are unhoused in Toronto alone.[1] Statistically, more than half of them will have involvement with the justice system.[2] While every young client that comes to Fernie is unique, an unfortunately common trait is a need for safe...

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