News and Events


Moncton - Drug Intervention Program final evaluation. Final Evaluation Report:  Youth Justice Fund

Saint John - We are excited to announce our upcoming conference featuring Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., who will be discussing the workings with traumatized children and youth. The 2-day conference will take place in Saint John, NB on May 26 & 27, 2016. For more information and to buy tickets now, visit: Hope to see you there.

June 2012

Moncton - Acting Child and Youth Advocate, Christian Whalen spoke at Youth Impact's 27th Annual General Meeting.  Click here for the 2 books he recommended.

February 2012
Toque sales support Raising the Roof

Moncton - Youth Impact takes part in national campaign to fight homelessness

January 26, 2012
New funds target at-risk inner city youth in a bid to ease mental illness

Moncton - Thanks to a $55,000 donation from the Medavie Health Foundation, Youth Impact is expanding programming at Youth Quest Central for young people with mental illness.

January 9, 2012
At-risk youth centre expands mental health services

Moncton - Donation will help fund a new support program for at-risk youth.  A program for young New Brunswickers with social, emotional and behavioural problems is expanding after a large grant from the Medavie Health Foundation.

December 20, 2011
Government of Canada helps Moncton youth prepare for job market

Moncton - Local youth who face barriers to employment will get job preparation training and work experience through the Government of Canada’s support for an employment project. Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

November 2011
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Youth Impact helping youth to reconnect

Moncton - Adam was living temporarily with a friend in Moncton, without adult support or contact with his parents. Recovering from addictions, he was not in school and was working only sporadically. Although he had goals, he was not able to follow through on them.

September 30, 2011

Gardening provides a fresh outlook for a former drug addict

Moncton -  A former addict learns how to take care of a garden and how to take care of himself.

April 2010
Cora’s Pancakes Help Youth

Moncton - Cora Breakfast and Lunch on Mapleton Road & the Youth Impact co-hosted a Pancake Supper to benefit homeless youths.

October 2009
Homeless youth find more than shelter at Youth Quest

Moncton - Youth Quest is a transitional housing program for homeless youth ages 16 to 20 in Moncton. Their mandate is to provide safe, quality care and guidance to youth looking to bridge social, emotional and financial hurdles on their quest from troubled to taxpayer.

20 April 2009
Government contributing $150,000 to Youth Impact

Moncton - The provincial government is making an investment of $150,000 toward a new transitional housing facility to serve youth-at-risk in Greater Moncton.

Putting Out Fires - Reclaiming Moncton
As published in Heritage Magazine

February 28, 2005
Funding for new youth resource centre

Moncton - The Province of New Brunswick is investing $310,000 toward the establishment of Youth QUEST Central, a new youth resource centre to serve at-risk youth in the Greater Moncton region. From left: Len Lockart, member of the capital fundraising campaign, Mel Kennah, executive director of Youth Impact, and Premier Bernard Lord.

“For as long as I have been in New Brunswick, Youth Impact has had a vision for community education that is more akin to a public legal education role then one would anticipate from an agency primarily responsible for programming for youth at-risk. I have been impressed by the dedication and commitment of the staff of Youth Impact for their on going involvement and cooperation with other agencies.”

Susan Reid, Ph.D
Professor, St. Thomas University and Director, Centre for Research on At-Risk Youth