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 

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

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  • Life is tough and complicated. The RAFT aids you in the transition from youth to adulthood. Without them I am unsure if I would ever be successful.
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