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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Operation Springboard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Report to the Community | Program Highlights
Operation Springboard | 2004                                                                                                                                       Our Partners in the Provision of Service
                                                                                                                                                                   Algoma District School Board                         Industry Canada                             Ministry of Community Safety and
                                                                                                                                                                   Canada Mortgage & Housing                            Legal Aid Ontario                             Correctional Services
                                                      Building Safer Communities                                                                                   City of Toronto                                      Mississauga Board of Trade                  Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities
                                                                                                                                                                   Department of Justice Canada                         Ministry of the Attorney General            National Crime Prevention Centre
                                                      A Note from the President and the Executive Director                                                         Human Resources and Skills                           Ministry of Children and Youth Services     Toronto District School Board
                                                                                                                                                                     Development Canada                                 Ministry of Community and Social Services   Toronto Police Service
Bonnie Foster
                         Margaret Stanowski
                         Executive Director           T    he past year has been a period of transition influenced by changes in
                                                           government, legislation and community needs.
                                                                                                                                                                   Springboard Locations
                                                                                                                                                                   HEAD OFFICE                                          EMPLOYMENT SERVICES                         North Beaches Residence
                                                      Through the delivery of diverse programs and innovative projects, Springboard                                2 Carlton Street, Suite 800                          Resource Room                               2305 Gerrard Street East
                                                      has been very successful in meeting the challenges and changing needs of our                                 Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3                             The Aris Kaplanis Centre for Youth          Toronto, Ontario M4E 2E4

                                                      communities. Over 9,000 individuals participated in Springboard’s services this
                                                      past year and we helped them develop skills and the supports to reach their
                                                                                                                                                                   Fax: 416-977-2840
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         & Attendance Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2568 Lawrence Ave. East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Scarborough, Ontario M1P 2R7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fax: 416-690-9646                                                                              Community Engagement
                                                                                                                                                                   COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROGRAMS                           416-615-0788                                Seeking Opportunities, Accessing
Words of support...                                   potential and become contributing members of their communities.
                                                                                                                                                                   The Attendance Program                               Fax: 647-436-7741                           Resources (S.O.A.R.)
                                                                                                                                                                   2568 Lawrence Ave. East                                                                          1118 Victoria Park Avenue
                                                      Through the excellence and dedicated efforts of our staff, students and                                                                                           EAST OFFICE                                 Toronto, Ontario M4B 2K3
                                                                                                                                                                   Scarborough, Ontario M1P 2R7
“I am grateful and I believe I benefited from being   volunteers, and guided by a skilled group of Board of Directors, Advisory                                    416-615-0788                                         Job Connect                                 416-913-1301
involved with the Choices program. A lot of what
we talked about stayed with me…”
                                                      Members and Patrons, Springboard has achieved great strides in meeting
                                                      our strategic goals and directions. We have been very successful in strengthening
                                                                                                                                                                   Fax: 647-436-7741

                                                                                                                                                                   Choices - Toronto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Summer Job Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Youth at Work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1464 Midland Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fax: 416-913-1304

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    YOUTH JUSTICE HOMES
Choices Participant                                   local partnerships and engaging non-traditional groups, particularly the                                     2 Carlton Street, Suite 300                          Scarborough, Ontario M1P 3B9                BLUE JAYS LODGE
                                                      business community. There are now over 2,000 organizations, employers and                                    Toronto, Ontario M5B 1 J3                            416-757-4181                                51 Dawes Road
“With the assistance of Operation Springboard                                                                                                                      416-977-0089 Ext 505                                 Fax: 757-8636                               Toronto, Ontario M4C 5B1
                                                      citizens involved in our work.                                                                               Fax: 416-977-2840
I moved past my addictions and unemployment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        416-698-0047
With your encouragement and guidance                                                                                                                                                                                    DOWNTOWN OFFICE                             Fax: 416-698-0051
                                                      In efforts to meet the ever-increasing                                                                       Choices - Mississauga
I achieved my goals.”
Martin, Successful Employment Strategies client
                                                      demand for our programs, Springboard
                                                      also pioneered the development of an
                                                                                                                                                                   110 Dundas Street West.
                                                                                                                                                                   Mississauga, Ontario L5B 1H3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Successful Employment Strategies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 Carlton Street, Suite 800
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GORD SAUNDERS HOUSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    136 Pilgrim Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        416-977-2356                                Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 3E9
                                                      e-learning prototype, which is described                                                                     Fax: 905-803-8841
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fax: 416-977-2840                           705-942-8013
“As parents of a child in trouble we have found
                                                      in more detail in this Report. This is                                                                       Community Service Order Program                                                                  Fax: 705-942-0140
this program to be invaluable … our time spent in                                                                                                                                                                       Youth at Work – Malvern location
court was reduced substantially thus saving the
                                                      another example of our innovation and                                                                        1464 Midland Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                   Scarborough, Ontario M1P 3B9                         1371 Neilson Rd., Suite 323                 KING CLANCY RESIDENCE
                                                      quest to find and implement programs
government valuable court time and dollars.”
Parents of a YCAPP client
                                                      which will deliver the best value in
                                                      serving the interests of our community
                                                                                                                                                                   Fax: 416-757-8636
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Scarborough, ON M1B 4Z8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fax: 416-850-0172
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    236 Annette Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Toronto, Ontario M6P 1P8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Diverse Services
                                                                                                                                                                   COURT DIVERSION SERVICES                                                                         Fax: 416-762-4463
“I have no doubt that my client’s involvement and     and clients.                                                                                                                                                      HOUSING SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                                     Scarborough Court- 416-755-1168
participation with Operation Springboard greatly                                                                                                                     Old City Hall - 416-214-2469                                                                   ST. PAUL STREET RESIDENCE
                                                      We will be relying on the input of our                                                                                                                            Markeen House
contributed to his rehabilitation and well being.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                  177 St. Paul Street West
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        76 Pembroke Street
                                                      many partners and supporters as we                                                                                                                                Toronto, Ontario M5A 2N8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 2C8
Adam J. Bernstein, Counsel                                                                                                                                         YOUTH COURT ACTION PLANNING

“The employment services at Operation
                                                      develop our multi-year strategic plan. This proven process will shape our
                                                      directions for the next five years in making communities even safer and better
                                                                                                                                                                   2 Carlton Street, Suite 800
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fax: 416-975-9667
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fax: 905-988-1477
                                                      places to live.                                                                                              Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3                                                                         TERRY FOX HOUSE
Springboard are helping to maximize my client’s                                                                                                                                                                         SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED
                                                                                                                                                                   416-977-0089, Ext 236                                                                            976 College Street
learning opportunities for positive reintegration                                                                                                                                                                       Frank Drea House                            Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A5
                                                                                                                                                                   Fax: 416-977-2840
into the labour market.”                                                                                                                                                                                                335 Leslie Street                           416-588-7706
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Toronto, Ontario M4M 3C8                    Fax: 416-536-6676
Maria Vieira, Bail Supervisor                                                                                                                                      Youth Justice Committees                             416-465-9477

“We believe that the Youth At Work Program is
an important partner in the community and that
                                                                 Total Clients Served = 9,000                     Total Community Service = 88,000 hrs
                                                                                                                                                                   Scarborough – 416- 755-1168
                                                                                                                                                                   York Region – 905-751-9328
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fax: 416-465-3509
                                                                                                                                        Adult Justice Programs
this program provides vital services to the youth                       Community Justice Programs

it serves.”
Ron Beleno, Executive Director                              Diversion
                                                                                                                 Youth Justice
Youth Job Action Centre                                                                             Employment   Programs
                                                                                                                                                                     For more information on Springboard’s programs and
                                                       Youth Justice Homes          Developmental
                                                                       Markeen House Services                                    Developmental Services                   services or how you can become involved,
“As Minister, I want to thank Operation                                                                                                                                           please visit our website at:
Springboard for helping make Ontario a safer
place to live, work and raise a family.”
Robert W. Runciman, MPP
                                                         The depth and breadth of services offered by Springboard is reflected in the composition of the graphs                 or contact our Head Office at:
                                                         above. In addition, Springboard’s volunteers contributed 31,500 hours of their time over the past year,
                                                         at a value of $215,775.                                                                                         2 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1J3
                                                                                                                                                                          Phone: 416-977-0089 Fax: 416-977-2840
                                                                                                                                                                       email:                                                                                                Building a Safer Community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Building a Safer Community
                                                                                                                                                                   *Springboard’s Audited Financial Statements are available upon request.
Serving Our Communities                                                                                                                                Building Partnerships and Awareness                                                                                                       Events & Acknowledgements
Connecting people & services                                                                                                                           Engaging service partners and citizens                                                                                                    Supporting our services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Building awareness and support for our programs, Springboard locations host several community education, sports and fundraising events
Meeting the Needs of a Troubled Community                                                                                                                                                                           E-Learning                                                                   throughout the year. Donations have increased by 36% as a result of funds raised from annual barbecues, car washes, walk-a-thons and
through:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the corporate sponsorship of these events.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In partnership with
1 ] Youth Justice Committee in Malvern                                                                                                                                                                              S4Potential, Springboard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    is now developing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Springboard Golf Events
Based on Springboard’s successful role in supporting Youth
Justice Committees in Scarborough and York Region, the                                                                                                                                                              e-learning programs to                                                       On September 16, 2004 Springboard hosted its 10th Annual 100 Holes of Golf
Ministry of the Attorney General is expanding this program                                                                                                                                                          enrich the effectiveness                                                     Marathon and its 14th Annual Golf Classic at Nobleton Lakes Golf Club.
to the Malvern community. These committees engage                                                                                                                                                                   and reach of our existing                                                    These events represent our premier fundraisers and have generated over
ordinary citizens in meeting with young people accused of                                                                                                                                                           programs for at risk youth.                                                  $750,000 for our programs and services since their inception.
minor non-violent offenses, their parents and victims to                                                                                                                                                            Entitled Jumpstart, this                                                     Springboard would like to thank all the golfers and marathoners and our
negotiate how a young person can make amends for his or                              Youth Court Action Planning Program:                                                                                           multi media tool interacts                                                   lead Corporate Sponsors, Teranet and RBC Global Asset Management for
her actions.                                                                         Notable Results                                                                                                                with the young person                                                        their participation. Special thanks go out to Aris Kaplanis and Bonnie Foster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    adjusting its lessons and                                                    of Teranet, and George Lewis of RBC Global Asset Management for their
2 ] Youth at Work Expansion in Malvern                                               YCAPP, funded by Legal Aid Ontario, continues to provide youth                                                                 contents to their learning                                                   valuable contributions in making these events a success.
This past year Springboard’s Youth at Work program exceeded                          with effective alternatives to the court process and custody. A   Community Partnership Initiatives                            needs.                                                                                                                                                                                          Springboard marathoners and volunteers
its service target by 14%. The program helped over 400                               recent evaluation of the program, sponsored by the Department
Scarborough youth develop the skills to find and keep                                of Justice Canada, confirmed a 93% success rate for over 700      As lead agency for Central Region, Springboard engaged       The Ministry of Children and Youth Services funded
employment. Building on this success, Human Resources                                youth in Toronto, Newmarket and Kenora and saved taxpayers        over 1,000 service partners and citizens in Toronto, Peel,   Jumpstart’s first module, Cool Factor, an anger management                                                                                                                Valentine’s Day at the Venetian
and Skills Development Canada supported the opening of a                             over $100 a day per youth due to court efficiencies.              Halton, York, Simcoe and Durham Regions to help              program for at risk youth. Thanks are extended to Bell                                                                                                                    On February 12, 2005 Springboard will host its Fourth Annual
new office on Neilson Road, providing Malvern youth with                                                                                               communities effectively respond to youth issues and needs.   Canada, HP Canada and the Rotary Club of Toronto for                                                                                                                      Dinner Gala at the Venetian Banquet Centre. This night has
much needed employment counselling and resources.                                    Services for those                                                Through the delivery of six Youth Justice Forums, three      joining as corporate sponsors for this e-learning program.                                                                                                                been well attended by such celebrities as Brian Williams, Chief
                                                                                                                                                       Town Hall Meetings and a Regional Conference, plans                                                                                                                                                                                    Julian Fantino, Peter Kent, Senator Con DiNino and others.
                                                                                     with Disabilities                                                 were developed to support the Youth Criminal Justice Act’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Jumpstart program will also soon include modules for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    employment readiness, substance abuse, personal relationships                                                                                                             Please join our Hosts Marlane Oliver and John Stall from 680
                                                                                     For the second year,                                              implementation and crime prevention strategies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and programs to meet the needs of aboriginal youth.                                                                                                                       News with the musical sounds of Aubry Mann and Reflections
                                                                                     Springboard’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            for a memorable night of fine dining and entertainment. For
                                                                                     Developmental Services                                            The Apprenticeship Experience                                                                                                                                                                                                          tickets or more information please contact Troy Bolton at (416)
                                                                                     Department participated
                                                                                                                                                       Funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mississauga Board                    Bonnie Foster & Aris Kaplanis                  A Night at the Venetian (2004)          977-0089 Ext.219.
                                                                                     in The Exceptional People’s
                                                                                     Olympiad at the Collin’s                                          Universities enabled the start-up of the Apprenticeship                                                    of Trade’s
                                                                                     Bay Penitentiary. Inmates                                         Experience program, giving mentorship opportunities to                                                     Investment                     Board of Directors                                           Patrons                                                 Advisory Board Members (cont.)
                                                                                     serve as “God Brothers” for athletes with disabilities who are    youth in the skilled trades such as construction.                                                          in Youth                       Sandy Bozzo, Owner, Frank & Sandy’s Hair Design              The Toronto Blue Jays                                   Barry Clayton, Partner, Law Chambers
                                                                                     clients of various Ontario agencies. Everyone works together to   The program also                                                                                                                          MaryEtta Cheney, Cheney & Associates, Human Resources        The Honourable Mr. Justice David Cole,                     Management Group Inc.
   Youth Justice Committee volunteers working together to build safer communities.                                                                                                                                                                                     The Mississauga Board         Planning and Organizational Development                      Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto                   Arthur Daniels, Former Assistant Deputy Minister,
                                                                                     achieve a common goal, providing the athletes with a fun and      enhanced                                                                                                                                  Bonnie Foster, Vice President, Corporate Communications      The Honourable Senator Consiglio DiNino                    OPS Restructuring Secretariat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Trade continues to
                                                                                     memorable weekend where differences and prejudices don’t exist.   Springboard’s                                                                                                                                 & Government Relations, Teranet                          Don Harrison, William Dunne & Associates (retired)      The Honourable Mr. Justice Norm Dyson,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       support Springboard in    Fran Grant, Assistant Deputy Minister,                       Dr. Frederic L.R. Jackman, President,                      Superior Court of Justice, Toronto
Extending Our Appreciation                                                                                                                             knowledge of this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       reaching youth early by       Ontario Public Service (retired)                             Invicta Investments Inc.                            Michael Eagan, National Parole Board member
                                                                                                                                                       growing field,                                                                                                                            Blain Hicks, Chief Financial Officer, Teranet                The Honourable Mr. Justice Peter Jarvis,                The Honourable Mr. Justice D.S. Ferguson,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       helping them build
Springboard retains the support of its 200 staff, 400 volunteers, 700 employers and hundreds of service partners through some of                       preparing us for an                                                                                                                       M. George Lewis, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,             Superior Court of Justice, Toronto                     Superior Court of Justice, Durham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       skills for positive           RBC Global Asset Management                              Aris Kaplanis, President & Chief Executive Officer,     Melanie Goldhar, Director, Information and
the following annual events:                                                                                                                           emerging                                                       Left to right: Linda Keen-Lausberg (Square One),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       relationships while       Paul Manna, President, Manna Franchise Corporation               Teranet                                                Service Branch, Ontario Ministry of Consumer
                                                                                                                                                       apprenticeship                                                 Troy Bolton & Joan Dunn (Springboard) and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lori B. Montague, Assistant Crown Attorney, Brampton         Embassy of Hope Foundation                                 and Corporate Relations
➧ Springboard’s Recognition Event provides awards of excellence to staff, students, volunteers and community leaders.                                                                                                 Wayne Barrett (Mississauga Board of Trade).      preventing bullying                                                                    The Toronto Raptors Foundation
                                                                                                                                                       partnership with the                                                                                                                      Steven Reesor, Deputy Chief, Toronto Police Service                                                                  Robert D. Grant, Chartered Accountant,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       behaviours. The           John Stall, Broadcaster, 680 News                                                                                       Olympian Financial Inc.
➧ An Employer Appreciation Event, hosted by East Side Mario’s in Scarborough, acknowledges key employers who train and hire                            Labourer’s Union of
  our clients.                                                                                                                                         North America, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    program is now expanding in Peel Region with the support of                  Andrea Tuck-Jackson, Lawyer, Cooper, Sandler & West          Advisory Board Members                                  Nancy Griffin, Financial Planner, TD Evergreen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      John Keith, Lawyer, Cox, O’Reilly, Matheson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    local schools, community agencies and service partners. More                 Margaret Stanowski, Executive Director,
                                                                                                                                                       Toronto Police                                                                                                                                Operation Springboard (Ex-officio)                       Susan Addario, Director, Student Affairs,               Wendy Leaver, Detective, Sexual Assault Squad,
➧ A recognition event was held by the Community Service Order program to thank Probation officers and organizations that                                                                                            businesses are also involved in sustaining the program                                                                                         University of Toronto                                Toronto Police Service
                                                                                                                                                       Service and L.O.V.E.                                                                                                                                                                                   David Arbuckle, Former Executive Director               Sandra G. Leonard, Lawyer, Parole & Prison Law
  provide community placement opportunities for adults and youth completing community service orders.                                                                                                               including Square One Shopping Centre.                                                                                                          Operation Springboard                              Rick Reid, President, Tech Data Canada Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jeff Arbus, Professor, Sault College                    Dawna Speers, Executive Director, Speers Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wayne Barrett, Barrett Architect Inc.                   Morris Zbar, Vice President, United Jewish Appeal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Honourable Mr. Justice James Carthy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ontario Court of Appeal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Springboard gratefully acknowledges:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 680 News                          CHUM Charitable Foundation         Infostream Technologies             Prime Restaurants                 Renton Stevenson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Susan Addario                     CIBC                               Dr. Fredric Jackman                 Allan Redford                     Tang Technologies Corp.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Altech Security Systems           Mr. Justice David Cole             Aris Kaplanis                       RBC Investments                   TD Financial Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Barbizon Restaurant               Duke of Edinburgh Awards           M. George Lewis                     RBC VISA Platinum Avion           Tech Data Canada Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wayne Barrett                     East Side Mario’s                  Paul Manna,Manna Franchise          Running Room                      Teranet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bell Canada                       Embassy of Hope                       Corporation                      Sam Sorbara Foundation            The Dr. Scholl Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Building Box                      Entire Imaging                     McDonald’s                          Scotia McLeod                     The Jackman Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Canada Goose - Robin Yates        F.W. Barrett                       Chief Justice Roy McMurtry          Segal & Partners                  The Morrow Foundation

Community Awareness                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Success
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cassels Brock & Blackwell         Bonnie Foster                      Mississauga Board of Trade          Seneca College                    The Rotary Club of Toronto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CAW Canada                        Don Harrison                       Mississauga Crime Prevention        Sonicwall                         The Tippet Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ceridian Ltd.                     HP Canada                             Association                      Standard Broadcasting             The Trillium Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cheney and Associates             Home Depot                         National Life                       Marg & Skip Stanowski             The Venetian Banquet &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hospitality Centre

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