One-on-One Anger Management Program

YSB works with youth to understand and address the links between anger and action, which can sometimes lead to conflict with the law. The One-on-One Anger Management Program is offered by trained and experienced facilitators who help youth realize that excessive anger can be controlled.

The program consists of four one-on-one interactive sessions that aim to show youth how to:

  • Recognize, understand and manage anger
  • Develop alternative patterns
  • Learn self control
  • Problem solve

Based on the balanced approach recommended by psychologists, this program demonstrates how to express healthy anger in appropriate ways while controlling the triggers, the intensity, and the negative effects of unhealthy anger. In this way, the program counsellors help youth develop new skills and rebuild self-esteem.

How to access the program

This individualized program is offered to youth in the justice system only by referral. Probation Services or other Youth Justice organizations can make arrangements with the program contact at the telephone number or email address below.

A YSB youth worker will conduct a brief screening interview by telephone to assess the youth’s needs. Within two weeks, the youth worker will either notify the applicant of his or her acceptance into the One-on-One program or recommend a more suitable — perhaps more in-depth — anger management program.

Contact: Fabienne Galhidi
Phone: 613-314-5588

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Milo's Story

Every year when I was little, I’d think “this will be the year that everything will be okay”. And every year, I’d be crushed. By the time I was 18 I couldn’t take my dad’s drinking or my mom’s crying anymore, so I packed a knapsack with the warmest clothes I had and I left. It was freezing cold, and I was alone…but I was free.

The next few months were rough and at times very scary. I spent nights in parks, doorways and even under bridges all with just an old sleeping bag a friend had given me. One night it was so cold that I walked until the sun came up, afraid that I would freeze to death if I slept.

It took me awhile to get over the embarrassment to start asking people for money. But, it was swallow my pride or stay cold and hungry. After two weeks of doing this I learned about YSB. I didn’t know it then but, in that moment, my life changed for the better. I got connected to YSB’s Young Men’s Emergency Shelter and my first night in the shelter I slept 11 hours. I felt so safe and secure. I remember that moment clearly and I felt so hopeful I now have my own apartment in one of YSB’s long-term housing buildings, am attending college to become a graphic designer, and am working part-time to support myself.

“For the first time I can remember, I’m really excited about my future. Growing up I just thought about getting by one day at a time.” I hope my story conveys just how life changing it was for me to be able to access YSB’s shelter during a really difficult time in my life. The team at YSB supported me every step of the way, and I’m grateful they were by my side. I hope you’ll consider taking the opportunity to transform the life of another young person like me today.


*While Milo’s story is real his name has been changed to protect his privacy