Our Story

Operating out of the Yonge Street Mission's Evergreen drop-in centre in downtown Toronto, Jubilee Designs employs homeless and at-risk youth artists to lead workshops and create handmade, one of a kind products.

Jubilee Designs is a workplace that understands the many obstacles facing our employees that make it difficult to come into work on a given day.

Obstacles to employment may include things such as:

- Trauma and rejection due to race, gender, sexual orientation or varying abilities

- Homelessness and unstable housing

- Mental health

- Addiction

- Incomplete education

Our staff work with each youth towards personal and professional goals. Whether that's moving out of the shelter system into an apartment, getting connected to health or mental health care, or learning how to navigate conflicts in the work environment, our staff and connection to the services offered by Yonge Street Mission can assist.

Jubilee Designs is a familiar, encouraging and safe work environment creating a positive atmosphere to gain work experience.

"Jubilee was really helpful in stabilizing my mental health... I knew I could call in sick, or call in 'homeless' and that I wouldn't have to worry about being punished or judged."