Youth Hostel and drop in resource centre: Open 24/7 - 17 Centre Street, in St. Catharines ( View Map)

  • Phone: (905) 984-4365 / 1-833-984-4365
  • Email: Click here

Board of Directors

We a grateful to the members of the RAFT Board of Directors who support the success of our organization.


Niagara Resource Service for Youth is operated by a community based board of directors who commit their energies, compassion and expertise to helping at risk youth in Niagara. To learn more about our board and how you can help, please contact our chair.


Kevin P. Kortekaas, Chair
TULLOCH Engineering Inc.

Larry Huibers, Director
Executive Director, Housing Help Centre Hamilton & Area

Maureen Aitken, Director
Aitken Family Foundation

Scott Plugers, Director 
KPMG LLP

Darlene Edgar, Director
Director, Children's Services Niagara Region

Robert Waite, Director
Retired Principal, District School Board of Niagara

Heidi Payne, Director
Child Protection Worker, Family and Children's Services Niagara

Bruce Krushelnicki, Director
Retired Teacher & Public Servant

Michael Lethby, Executive Director


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  • I enjoyed cooking group because it teaches us to cook new things we didn't know how to before. The instructor Brian did an amazing job running the program because he made cooking fun. I always look forward to it. It's great to learn how to cook good tasty food when you're on a tight budget.
    - John, Age 20
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