Anne, Executive Director (she/her)


First and foremost what drew me to the Timmins YWH is my passion to support young people in our community in any way that I can. Our youth know what they want and need for their well being. As Executive Director of the YWH, I am fortunate to oversee the magic that happens when youth, staff, peer mentors and our many community partners all work collaboratively together. The result: safe, welcoming and inclusive spaces for youth to make new friends and access a huge array of activities, resources and services to support their well being. I am inspired every day by the incredible young people I get to meet and work alongside. I cannot imagine doing anything more fulfilling!

Michelle, Care Coordinator (she/her)

What drew you to working at the YWH?
I was aware there was a gap in services for youth and wanted to be part of the solution.  The mission, vision and values of the YWH really spoke to me, first and foremost.  Creating opportunities for youth to grow and feel like they belong in an inclusive, safe space is so important to their development and being able to contribute to their wellbeing speaks volumes to me.

What do you bring to the hub?
Above all else, I bring compassion and an open mind to the hub.  I’m told I have a bubbly personality and a genuine smile.  I also have extensive knowledge in the social services sector, where community services are concerned.  Meeting youth where they are at and helping them reach their full potential, whatever that may look like, is beyond measure.  I’m all about creating connections.

Amanda, Peer Mentor (she/her)

What drew you to working at the YWH?
When I heard about the Hub, I was immediately interested in what they stood for. I strongly believe that our community can benefit from having a Hub designated to the Youths. As someone who could of used this when I was younger, I am grateful of having the opportunity of getting involved as a Peer Mentor. The Hub offers amazing activities as a way of bringing the Youths together in a welcoming, inclusive and safe space. I look forward to the changes we can make in Timmins.

What do you bring to the hub?
I am understanding, open-minded, accepting and empathetic.  With my background in conflict resolution and my own struggles with mental health, I want to encourage the Youths to reach their full potential and grow as an individual through their own journey. I believe that everyone deserves the chance to better themselves and want to become the best version of themselves.

Catharine, Skills & Wellbeing Programming Coordinator (she/her)

What drew you to working at the YWH?
I have always wanted to create a safe space for youth with resources that I didn’t have growing up. The YWH goes above and beyond for youth in Timmins and I wanted to be a part of it!

What do you bring to the hub?
I have lots of experience working with youth and in programming! My own mental health experiences have made me empathetic, and most importantly passionate! I want to help support youth in any way I can and I will work hard to create a space that is safe and comfortable for everyone.

Phoenix, Peer Support Worker (he/they)

What drew you to working at the YWH?
When I heard about the YWH and the work that they do to help and support the youth in our community, I felt like it would be somewhere I truly belong. Being able to provide mental health services to those in need is something that brings me a lot of joy. As a non-binary person who grew up in Timmins, I understand the importance of having an inclusive environment where young people can feel safe to be themselves.

What do you bring to the hub?
I believe that I am a compassionate, understanding, and empathetic individual who is easy to talk to. My own experiences working on my mental health and well-being will be an asset in helping others find the resources they need to do the same.

Avery, Summer Student (she/her)

What drew you to working at the YWH?Since I’m still a student, I wanted to expand my skills but also have fun doing it! I want to work with all kinds of people and learn from them and hope maybe I can teach them something too!

What do you bring to the hub?

I bring to the Hub my love of keeping busy and activities of any kind! I’m always looking for something fun to do, whether it’s playing a sport, watching a movie, doing a craft or just having a conversation. I love other people’s company!

Maegan, Intake Coordinator (she/her)

What drew you to working at the YWH?
As someone who was born and raised in Timmins, I understand the value that an organization like YWH Timmins brings to the community. Having a healthy space for young people to learn and gather is something that is integral to the health of our community as a whole. I love that the Hub offers such a wide range of services for youth in the Timmins area, and that these services are developed using input and feedback from those who use them. I am also very passionate about creating inclusive spaces where everyone feels welcome and heard. The opportunity to work in a place where I can be an active changemaker in my community is a dream come true!

What do you bring to the hub?
I am a very compassionate, understanding, and open-minded person. My background in education has given me great insight into what the young people of Timmins want and need. I have a deep passion for learning and love to help others become their best selves, which I always do with kindness, empathy, and a good sense of humour.

Kathleen, Mental Health & Substance Use Counsellor (she/her)

What drew you to working at the YWH?
I have always been passionate about supporting the growth and development of young people. I was drawn to the Youth Wellness Hub because of its holistic approach to youth well-being, community engagement opportunities, and the chance to make a meaningful impact in the lives of youth.

What do you bring to the hub?
I bring a compassionate and empathetic approach to supporting the well-being of youth. I bring clinical skills and knowledge in various types of counselling including but not limited to individual, couple and family therapy. My commitment to fostering a safe and non-judgmental environment would create a space where youth feel comfortable sharing their struggles and working towards positive change. Utilizing evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I will ensure to guide youth in developing coping skills, managing stressors, and helping them navigate through their mental health and substance use challenges.

Mikayla, Summer Student (she/her)

What drew you to working at the YWH?What drew my attention to the YWH is their active role in the community. Their presence was refreshing because you always knew that you were well surrounded and in a safe and healthy environment. When a job opportunity came up at the YWH, I did not hesitate. I knew that working with a beautiful team as such would be the perfect experience for me before heading off to university at the end of the summer. 

What do you bring to the hub?

I bring a fresh perspective as a young adult as well as a bilingual woman and a member of the LGBTQ+ community. On the more professional side I bring experience. During my high school years, I was fortunate enough to be student vice-president and the student trustee for the wonderful school board CSCDGR. There, I was presented with opportunities such as attending the National Sommet of French Education where I learned many practical skills such as teamwork, leadership and problem solving. Being a fast learner as well as extraverted I am able to adapt to multiple situations and create many wonderful relationships with those who surround me! 

Our Board of Directors

  • Brian Marks, Chair of TYWH Board
  • Michael Scott, Vice-Chair of TYWH Board
  • Trisha Turner, Treasurer, TYWH Board
  • Paul Jalbert
  • Mélanie Watson
  • Amy Beaven
  • Taran Bassan
  • Meagan Baranyk
  • Brittney Roy
  • Sarah Leonard

Hub Schedule

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