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"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." - Maya Angelou

About Our

Direct Your Life Organization is a non-profit in Ontario run by mentors with lived experience navigating the criminal justice system.  Our objective is to prevent incarceration and recidivism among at-risk youth and recently released people in the Black community.   All members of our team are dedicated to empowering our participants by providing the tools and mentorship for success.  DYL believes that people can recover, reclaim and transform their lives.

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Institutions We Serve


Participants Served


Programs initiated since 2015


Across the Greater Toronto Area


GAME (Guidance Awareness Mentorship Employment/Education)

One on One Support

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Sports Leadership Program

Mentor Training

Get Involved -
Rebuild Our Communities!

Become a Mentor

DYL Mentors come from all walks of life, from Community Leaders to people who want to learn how to help. 

If you have any questions on how you can support our participants, reach out to us to learn more!

Become a Mentee

DYL believe in the power of mentorship, and our goal is to provide our mentees with the guidance and resources they need to become successful members of society.
Whether you’re looking to learn new skills, gain insight from someone with experience, or just need a listening ear, we’re here to help. Contact us now to get started on your journey.

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