Direct Your Life collaborates with industry leaders who share the same values that people can recover, reclaim and transform their lives, all people have unique strengths, talents and skills and community provides a key to helping people achieve well-being.
Institutions We Serve
This 12-bed facility for males provides a safe, consistent and highly structured environment for high-risk youth who have been detained or sentenced (in custody) under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Kennedy House Youth Treatment Center
Opened in 2013, Kennedy House Youth Shelter offers emergency and supportive care to youth ages 16-24 who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. Located in East York, with a temporary second location in Scarborough, Kennedy House Youth Shelter can house up to 55 youth in need.
Kennedy House Youth Shelter
The Vanier Center for Women in Milton, Ontario is a medium and maximum correctional facility for female offenders serving sentences of less than two years or who have been arrested and are remanded in custody awaiting trial . The institution has capacity for 333 inmates.
The current facility was opened in 2003 on the campus of the Maplehurst Correctional Complex replacing an older facility in Brampton, Ontario which had been opened in 1967 to house the Ontario Women's Guidance Centre, and the Ontario Women's Treatment Center and was then renamed the Vanier Center for Women in 1970 when it was consolidated with the former Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women.
Vanier Center for Women
Collins Bay Institution is located on the Bath Road in the City of Kingston, Ontario. Collins Bay Institution first opened in 1930 as a medium-security facility under the name "Preferred Class Penitentiary (Ontario)".
Effective April 1, 2013, Collins Bay Institution, a medium-security facility and Frontenac Institution, a minimum-security facility built in 1962, amalgamated as a clustered site. In addition, effective January 2015, Collins Bay Institution opened a maximum-security unit.
Collins Bay Institution
Projects DYL Supports
NexGen Builders mentorship program is helping to form the next generation of construction trades workers and professionals.
The Collaborative was created to establish a more effective and equitable justice system that is
responsive to the needs, rights, and perspectives of all young people. Specifically, we envision a future where interaction with the justice system no longer increases the likelihood of recidivism for youth. Instead, in our vision, the justice experience will foster large support networks and impart tools to youth so that they may effectively navigate any systemic barriers they
Elizabeth Fry Toronto is undertaking a 30-month project called WE LEARN – Women’s Equality Leadership & Employment Access Response Network, to support a feminist response and recovery from the current impacts of COVID - 19, through systemic change.
The project ’s aim is to build relationship and bring together equality seeking multi-sectoral partners to address gaps and barriers, implement strategies, and develop pathways to improve the economic security and prosperity for women who have been in conflict with the law, as part of an inclusive feminist recovery.
Apprenticeship Service – Bridging Skilled Trades
The focus is on supporting Equity Deserving Groups within the Municipality of Peel and the program is funded by Employment Ontario.