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

Market Garden

Market Garden is a new social enterprise initiative, built on the success of Project Reclaim.


It combines education and community engagement. Participants learn about urban farming, while becoming active in their neighbourhoods. The program is funded by Niagara Prosperity Initiative.

Market Garden helps at risk youth gain valuable future employment skills, promote entrepreneurialism, healthy eating habits and lifestyle choices.

Market Garden fosters a spirit of entrepreneurialism, promotes healthy living and environmentalism while reinvesting funds back into community projects, and engaging children and their families living in low income.


Find out more about Market Garden

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Life Unscripted Interview

May 11th, 2022

Our Executive Director Mike Lethby was interviewed by Janice Arnoldi from Life Unscripted. "I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Janice Arnoldi on her show “Life Unscripted” on CKTB. The interview covered the RAFT’s history and our unique and successful service for youth in Niagara." - Mike Lethby, RAFT Executive Director

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  • I enjoyed cooking group because it teaches us to cook new things we didn't know how to before. The instructor Brian did an amazing job running the program because he made cooking fun. I always look forward to it. It's great to learn how to cook good tasty food when you're on a tight budget.
    - John, Age 20
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