ANNUAL REPORT 22-23
The last few years have been filled with challenges for Montrealers severely impacted by inflation and housing shortages. The current economic climate also affects our organization. Thanks to the support of donors and partners, we continue to ensure that the needs of those who come to us are met with dignity, respect, and the support they deserve.
Our 2022-2023 Annual Report provides a portrait of what you have helped us accomplish in the last year. Enjoy reading it!
TOTAL BENEFICIARIES UP BY 33%
The total number of beneficiaries of Sun Youth services rose by nearly a third, to just under 90,000, up from 68,000 the year before. The recipients of our services were almost evenly divided among men (32%), women (33%) and children (36%). We serve people across the island. Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie and Montréal-Nord are the five Montreal boroughs most represented.
THE RIGHT TO PLAY
One positive step in 2022-2023 was being closer to restoring our sports programs to pre-pandemic levels. The philosophy of these programs remains the same: no matter a child’s financial background or level of ability, kids have the right to play sports, and go to day camp. Sun Youth also provides young people with social mentoring and post-secondary education scholarships. A total of 2,500 children participate in our activities, league-wide. More than 830 were registered in our teams and programs.
2,000 VOLUNTEERS MAKE THINGS HAPPEN
Without its volunteers, Sun Youth would not be able to deliver any of its major programs or special activities to benefit the community. In 2022-2023, more than 2,000 volunteers provided a total of 36,254 hours to the organization. This volunteer time has a value of more than half a million dollars. But to Sun Youth and the beneficiaries of its many services, it’s worth far more than that.