Youth Spotlight: Holy Cross Student Wellness Team

The Holy Cross Student Wellness Team works tirelessly throughout the school year to both promote health as well as enhance the wellbeing of its students and staff at HCCSS. The Wellness Team meets every month to plan various initiatives that centre around the messages of FUEL, CHILL, CHAT & PLAY. Holy Cross promotes FUEL-ing up with  healthy food through ‘Wellness Wednesdays’ where team members prepare and serve hundreds of servings of fruits and vegetables for staff and students free of charge! CHILL days promote relaxation and stress reduction through interacting with therapy dogs, massage therapists, and yoga instructors. The students also understand the importance of a supportive community within the school and host CHAT days, during which the cafeteria is transformed into a cafe with live music, students have access to a photo booth, free refreshments, and a ball pit to jump into with friends! Finally, PLAY is encouraged by being active in their open and non-competitive athletic events on ‘Fit Fridays’. The team also works diligently to plan and deliver a full week of healthy living activities during its annual Wellness Week.

Overall, The Wellness Team has had a huge success by focusing on the positive and encouraging everyone at HCCSS to make healthier choices. All members of the Holy Cross Wellness Team are deserving of this recognitions for their diligent efforts aimed at making Holy Cross a healthier and happier place to be!

To learn more about KFL&A Public Health visit their website 

Summer Work Positions at Y2K!


Know any amazing young people who are passionate about helping improve their community? Looking to gain valuable work experience? Interested in participating in more city-wide events as a paid facilitator?

Y2K is hiring 3 part-time Youth Facilitators for the summer starting June 27th 2016! Send your resume  and cover letter to by Tuesday June 21st 2016 to be considered!


Youth Spotlight: Daniel Amaral from GameFace

Daniel is a 20-year-old youth participant in the City of Kingston’s GameFace program. Since being a part of GameFace, Daniel has transformed from a very quiet and shy participant, to a very vocal and involved youth with lots to say! He is passionate about Kingston and what our city has to offer people like him. Ever since Daniel decided to join GameFace,  he has become an ambassador for other youth. He is very enthusiastic about being a part of the various meetings and events. His role within GameFace when volunteering  consists of letting participants into the building, setting up the gaming systems, handing out snacks, and other helpful tasks.

We are happy to have him both as a participant and a reliable, helpful and friendly volunteer!

To learn more about GameFace, visit