Youth Programs

University Settlement’s Youth Programs provide opportunities for youth ages 13 and up to develop leadership skills, gain valuable experience, and participate in their communities.

Develop Leadership Skills. Gain Valuable Experience. Participate in Your Community.

LIT Program (Leaders in Training)

The LIT Program (Leaders in Training) provides youth with the opportunity to work with their peers and HIGH FIVE™ staff. They will develop leadership skills, gain valuable volunteer experience, give back to the community and earn community service volunteer hours.

Who is this for?

  • High school students, grades 10 to 12
  • Some opportunities may include: PA Days, March Break, Summer Camps, Grange Festival

What you will receive

  • Certificate upon completion of 40 hours
  • Signed community service form
  • Opportunity for future employment
  • Reference letter

What you will do

LITs will support staff in some of the following ways:

  • preparing material for activities
  • facilitating children’s activities
  • helping with clean-up after activities
  • assisting in escorting children on trips
  • providing supervision during breaks
  • support the learning of children ages 4 to 13


  • Fully vaccinated
  • Interview
  • $10 LIT t-shirt
  • Commit to a minimum of 40 hours

How to Apply

To apply, please email your resume to:

Youth Council

Calling all youth ages 13 and 24 to connect and collaborate on a youth-led advisory board to University Settlement, promoting youth participation in the community.

Our Youth Council is open to all youth ages 13 to 24 that live, work, and learn around the neighbourhood.

Two Age Groups

  • Ages 13 to 17
  • Ages 18 to 24 (up to 29 with a disability)

Date, Time, and Location

Join us every other Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 23 Grange Road (in the Board Room):

  • February 3: Goals
  • February 24: Speed Mentoring with UofT students
  • February 26: Black History Month Celebration
  • March 24: Job applications
  • April 14 and April 28: Resume building
  • May (TBC): Asian Heritage Month
  • June (TBC)

How to Register

Please email or call (416) 598‑3444 ext. 229.

High Five

Proudly HIGH FIVE™ Accredited

HIGH FIVE™ is Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for children’s programs. Based on a holistic approach to healthy child development, it’s quality framework addresses Staff Training and Development, Program Assessments, Policies/Procedures, and Awareness.