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Youth Centre for Change is a residential treatment facility located in London, Ontario, for male youth between 12 and 18 years of age who have demonstrated harmful sexual behaviours

our vision

to become a leader in providing client-centered treatment to vulnerable youth who demonstrate harmful sexual behaviour while supporting their unique needs and building on their gifts

our mission

our mission is to assist & guide male youths to address harmful sexual behaviour and create a safe and healthy future for themselves and their communities.



the capacity to recover from adversities


a willingness to accept responsibility for ones actions


the ability to control one's thoughts and feelings to overcome one's weaknesses


who we treat

we are licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to treat male youth aged 12 to 18

priority is given to youth that have been charged, adjudicated, and placed on probation with a mandate to participate in treatment

what we treat

youth exhibiting: 

problematic sexualized behaviours

harmful sexual behaviour

sexual offences
mood disorders
attention deficits

hyperactivity disorders 
post-traumatic stress disorder
developmental/intellectual disabilities
autism spectrum disorder
fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

how we treat

YCFC is heavily treatment focused with the ultimate goal of graduating youth into adulthood with a thorough understanding of healthy relationships 

our treatment follows the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) best practices guidelines

for more in depth information on The YCFC Path, click below

founded in 1986, YCFC was previously known as the Raoul Wallenberg Centre

our story

where we started

why we work

approximately 3 out of every 4 youth criminal offences in Canada are committed by a male

7.4% of Males youths reoffend after specialized treatment

the Canadian FASD Research Network shows that 52% of Canadians suffering from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder will exhibit problematic sexualized behaviours

94% of sexual assaults are committed by a male

18.93% of Males youths reoffend without
specialized treatment

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