YWCA Muskoka piloted a school-based program to support boys at critical turning points in their lives in 2008. Grade 5/6 boys were invited by school staff to meet weekly with a facilitator over 12 weeks. Now 8years later, the QUEST program is also offered as a Grade 9 and 10 program in four high schools in the region. Quest programs are offered to boys in grade 5/6 or grade 7/8 during the school year. Information and registration forms for this program are distributed in the schools.

Together, participants embark on a QUEST to explore individual strengths and uniqueness, learn about character, build life skills, develop positive peer relations, and learn how to navigate challenges. These topics are introduced through a variety of games, collaborative building activities, art activities and discussions.

What school staff have to say about the QUEST program:
"In addition to Restorative Justice Practices, Quest reinforces the model of talking things out, identifying feelings, so this is increasingly more commonplace."

We also wish to acknowledge the financial support of the Rotary Club of Bracebridge, Bala Cranberry Festival and Christ Church Windermere.


I got the chance to hang out with guys that I do not always get to see.

I learned lots of ways to express anger that will not get me into trouble.

I feel better about my future.
Location: Check with your school to see if the program is running or contact us at 705 645 9827.
Start Date: 03-Oct-2017
End Date: 25-May-2018
Cost: $25
Phone: 705 645 9827
To Register: See Above or Contact Stacey Schat