Introducing youth to their futures.

SMSJ Youth Association 

Magued Hanna, President
I am Magued Hanna, the President of SMSJYA. With a strong leadership vision and a passion for our mission, I guide and oversee our non-profit's strategic direction. Together with our dedicated team, I am committed to making a positive impact in our community and driving meaningful change.

Sawsan Elraheb, Secretary
I am Sawsan Elraheb, the Secretary at our non-profit organization. As the primary point of contact for communication and coordination, I manage documentation, and facilitate efficient operations. With attention to detail and organizational skills, I strive to maintain smooth workflow and assist in achieving our organization's objectives. I am committed to supporting our team and making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Sandra Salama, Administrator 

I’m Sandra Salama, the administrator for SMSJYA. I’m thrilled to be part of an organization that makes a difference in the community. As an administrator, I oversee program development and implementation, manage our grant portfolio, and ensure that our organizational goals are met. I’m passionate about securing funding for our programs and services and working with a team of dedicated professionals who share the same vision. I’m committed to contributing my best efforts to help the organization grow and succeed.

Maged Bebawi, Treasurer
I am Maged Bebawi, the Treasurer at our non-profit organization. With a passion for financial management and a commitment to our mission, I oversee the organization's financial affairs to ensure transparency and accountability. I am dedicated to utilizing my expertise to support our organization's goals and make a positive impact in our community.
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Veronica Armanious, Finance Coordinator 

I'm Veronica Armanious, the finance coordinator behind SMSJ YA organization's mission to empower youth through sound financial management. With my expertise in financial planning and a passion for community development, I play a vital role in facilitating various non-profit initiatives for the betterment of our youth. I'm dedicated to ensuring financial transparency and accountability, which helps to efficiently allocate resources and create a positive impact in the lives of countless young people in our community. Through my work, I'm committed to making a difference and paving the way for a brighter future for our youth. It's a privilege to be a part of such an incredible organization and contribute to its meaningful mission

Andrew Mikaeel, IT Administrator

I'm Andrew Mikaeel, the IT administrator powering SMSJ YA organization's mission to empower youth through services, events, and facilities. My passion for expertise in technology allows me to facilitate various youth-involved initiatives, creating positive impact in the lives of  young people in our community. Through my commitment to the organization's non-profit goals, I'm dedicated to making paving the way for a brighter future for our youth.

The Saint Mary and Saint Joseph Youth Association (SMJSYA) Inc., is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing engaging services to our community, with a particular focus on children, youth, and young adults.

Our mandate is to promote activities to help youth gain new skills such that they become both active and contributing members within society. Our focus is on developing youth oriented programs and activities that cater to their various needs, including: sporting events, artistic events, academic and early career support, community service, volunteer opportunities that teach social justice, and trips and services with the aim to assist those in need.

​We offer different programs dedicated to encourage the youth academically, which include, youth counseling, tutoring programs, and career fairs. Mentorship programs offer youth a positive role model with proven success in the work field and support youth in their academic and career aspirations. SMSJYA strives to inspire the youth to explore career options by providing in parallel volunteer opportunities in order to develop professional skills including leadership, communication, collaboration, management, teamwork and reliability. Many of these skills are developed through experiences such as event planning, fundraising, coaching, and teaching. By partaking in activities organized by SMSJYA, the youth learn the importance of giving back to one’s community, and increase their own sense of self worth.

SMSJYA is also dedicated to educating the youth about the harms of abusing drugs and alcohol. We also promote open discussion of any issues or topics they may need to address and we offer support to those who require assistance with their mental well-being through different activities.

We utilize various methods to demonstrate the significance of diversity and the importance of aiding those in need, while emphasizing the notion that our differences are what make us exceptional. We instill in youth the importance of extending love and care to all individuals, and provide various services to assist those in need. We strive to cultivate a generation of exceptional young people who have a positive outlook on life and are committed to creating a better world for all.

our hope

We hope to expand the reach of our services and aid a larger number of people. If you are as enthusiastic about the multitude of opportunities our organization has to offer and believe in the beauty of self realization, community building, and engagement with society; We are eager for your ideas and encourage you to consider volunteering with us!

OUr mission

SMSJ Youth Association seeks to Provide an environment that enables the young people of Ontario to explore their potential, socialize and enjoy themselves through subsidized and helpful initiatives. By offering various activities, services, and programs; we aim to foster the personal, educational, professional and mental health growth of young individuals. By harnessing the vitality of youth, we can extend assistance to numerous members of the community across a broad range of domains.

our vision

By fostering young people's positive and open-minded perspective, providing them with opportunities, and leveraging their capabilities to aid their communities; We aspire to promote a sense of community spirit and encourage young people to make a meaningful and positive impact on the world.

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