Our vision is that every young person in the GTA will be transformed by God’s love and life-changing power and will be a redemptive presence in this city, our nation and beyond.
As members of the Christian community, Youth Unlimited exists to help young people in the Greater Toronto Area attain their full life potential, showing love and care for their whole person, and encouraging them to serve God as fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
These core values represent the heart of our mission; the reasons underlying everything we do. These help define our ministry. They are not goals or minimum standards; they are ideals which shape our goals and priorities as we seek to pursue God’s calling to us.
God-Centred: spirit-led and empowered, Christ incarnating, committed to furthering the Kingdom
Biblically-Based: guiding all thinking and actions in life and work
Prayer-Dependent: the foundation of our entire ministry
Church-Committed: fully engaged in the body of Christ both locally and globally
Holistically-Evangelistic: addressing the whole-person in the sharing of the Gospel
Servant-Based in Leadership: God first, others second, self last
Compassionate in all Relationships: treating everyone with grace and respect, offering trust and hope, and providing a helping hand regardless of race, faith or culture
Integrity in all things Personal and Corporate: upright and honest, committed to wise stewardship, excellence in all things
Our Guiding Principles
We are committed to five principles that guide the development of our programs and services. They are:
Youth Wholeness: we go to where youth are found by means of staff/volunteer teams, seek to foster them in whole-person development – physical, emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual – and leadership formation, both within the context of mentoring relationships and communities of care, and to advocate for their needs.
Staff Wholeness: we strive to facilitate team and individual development of staff and volunteers in spiritual formation, knowledge, skill, gifting, leadership, personal and family relationships.
Strategic Leadership: we strive to be strategic in our vision and entrepreneurial in our response, utilizing diversity in programming and doing ongoing evaluation so as to be relevant and effective in reaching a wide-range of youth.
Community Engagement: we seek to mobilize the Christian community and to partner with those who are like-minded in order to optimize a coordinated response to youth needs.
Resource Sharing: we seek to share our God-given resources with the broader community locally, nationally and globally.