Youth Hostel and drop in resource centre: Open 24/7 - 17 Centre Street, in St. Catharines ( View Map)

Board of Directors

We a grateful to the members of the RAFT Board of Directors who support the success of our organization.


Niagara Resource Service for Youth is operated by a community based board of directors who commit their energies, compassion and expertise to helping at risk youth in Niagara. To learn more about our board and how you can help, please contact our chair.


Larry Huibers, Chair
Executive Director, Hamilton Housing Help Centre

Maureen Aitken, Director
Aitken Family Foundation

Kevin P. Kortekaas, Director 
Hatch Ltd.

Scott Plugers, Director 
KPMG LLP

Susan Garbutt, Director
Public Health Nurse, Region of Niagara

Jessica Manuel, Director
Meridian Credit Union

Darlene Edgar, Director
Director, Children's Services Niagara Region

Paul Niesink, Director 
Clinical Supervisor, Community Addiction Services of Niagara

Robert Waite, Director
Retired Principal, District School Board of Niagara

Reverend Grant Wolf, Director
Grapeview Free Methodist Church

Michael Lethby, Executive Director


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The Push for Change - Follow-up

Nov 7th, 2016

Coverage of the Push for Change through downtown St. Catharines. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the RAFT and The Push for Change Tuesday, November 1!

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  • I just wanted to say thank-you to the staff who helped me get to where I am now. You showed me I could be better then I was and for that, I thank you.
    - David
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