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Jeremy Anderson

Jeremy Anderson

Board Chair

My past work experience includes project management and business consulting, and I am now pursuing an entrepreneurial venture in the food industry. Looking for a way to give back to my community, I came across YouthSpeak. I could not have been more on-board with its mission to empower youth and its unique approach to creating awareness around mental and social well-being through storytelling. I am...

Samuel Chan

Samuel Chan


Samuel is a Chartered Professional Accountant working at a Public Accounting Firm in Toronto. Throughout his career, Sam has been involved with several volunteering initiatives relating to youth mentorship and education. He was inspired to volunteer with YouthSpeak because it provides a unique opportunity to open the conversation and raise awareness about mental health among youths.

Diana Lacaria

Diana Lacaria


For the last 20 years Diana has been working as Executive Assistant, to the CEO of the Ontario Dental Association.  She has supported many Board and committee meetings during her career.  The Youth Speaks assemblies at her childrens school really resonated with her and thus peaked her interest in wanting to become involved in the well mental health being of youth.  Diana lives in York...

Andrea Leacock

Working and advocating for youth mental health and well-being will forever hold a special place for Andrea. As a teacher, coach, and student leadership advisor in York Region for about 10 years, she is continually looking for ways to give back to the community that has given so much to her. YouthSpeak offers exactly this.

Faye Shen

Faye Shen


Faye is an agile marketer specialized in integrated marketing communication. She is working at a legal technology company in Toronto. Simplicity is in Faye’s character and in all thing. She dedicates to apply her expertise to raise mental health awareness among youth and their families.

Core Values


We value youth as an integral part of a healthy society where their potential is nurtured and supported and their voice is heard; when youth speak, youth listen


We embrace opportunities that encourage youth and strengthen resilience and self-worth

Youth engagement

We offer a continuum of high quality programs that embrace accessibility, inclusivity and diversity as a catalyst that provides meaning to the lived experience of youth


We work collaboratively with our community partners to build upon resources, experience and expertise in order to provide evidence-based programs that are empowering and meaningful to youth

Diversity and Inclusivity

We acknowledge the unique aspects of all people and promote greater self-acceptance

YouthSpeak Strategic Goals 2020-2023

Financial Statements August 31, 2020

Annual Report August 31, 2020

Our Donors

We greatly appreciate our sponsors and donors who are helping us to support youth facing challenges with mental health, bullying and addiction.


Our Donaors and Sponsors can be found at the bottom of our home page under our testimonials.

(please note: if you have donated and do not see your name/logo on the list, we are continually updating this list)



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