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

  • Phone: (905) 984-4365 / 1-833-984-4365
  • Email: Click here

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

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

Nathalie G. Fortier, Director
Barrister & Solicitor, Fortier Law

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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News & Updates

RAFT Featured in CBC Documentary - Next of Kin

Nov 13th, 2018

The Eternal Routes program of the RAFT was featured in the CBC Docs POV documentary Next of Kin.  You can view the documentary at https://www.cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/episodes/next-of-kin

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  • The budgeting program is a great for helping people plan a budget for when they are living on their own. They take the time to listen to what kinds of things people need to put in a budget, and they explain how to spend within a specific budget, and save money by using coupons. They also showed us how to save for college! These guys are perfect.
    - Sierra, Age 17
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