The Dam

Record #: CDR0117
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2023
Last Full Update: 26 Jul 2023

Record Details

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Description & Services

Alternate Name Dam Youth Drop-In
Description The Dam is a community program for youth (13-19yrs). All teens are welcome, free of charge, to come to the drop-in and participate in the programs. The drop-in provides a positive, healthy, encouraging and neutral turf environment that is drug-free and alcohol-free. 
Drop-in Program: 
Offers a safe, fun place where youth can hang-out and get help when they need it. Provides a positive, healthy, encouraging environment for youth by offering free programs welcoming all regardless of race, colour, and creed and developing long-term, caring, consistent, one on one relationships. 
In addition to daily drop-in times The Dam offers youth volunteer, mentor, leadership, and employment readiness programs. 
Drop-ins are currently running in Meadowvale at Meadowvale Town Centre and in Cooksville at 3115 Hurontario St. opposite T L Kennedy High School 
Volunteer opportunities available.
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Drop-ins: after-school and some evening programs at both locations Meadowvale and Cooksville. 
Please refer to The Dam's website for detailed information on programs or call for more information.
Areas Served Cooksville ; Meadowvale ; Mississauga - & surrounding communities
Eligibility Ages: 13 year(s) - 19 year(s)
Application Volunteer applications (for drop-in) available upon request. 
For youth volunteer opportunities, come to a drop-in and speak with the staff.  
For adult volunteer opportunities check out
Fees None
Languages English

Contact Information

Address & Map
The Dam - Cooksville
3115 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, ON L5A 2G9
Site Location Mississauga Drop-in Centres: Meadowvale Town Centre & Cooksville: 3115 Hurontario St.
Mailing Address c/o The Dam 
PO Box 21217 
Meadowvale Postal Stn 
Mississauga, ON L5N 6A2
Office Phone 905-826-6558
Fax 905-826-4482
Toll Free Phone 1-800-635-3227
Primary Contact Stewart Vander Velden, Operations Manager; Phone: ext 201; Email:
Alternate Contact Email:
Primary Executive Carol Reist, Executive Director
Volunteer Coordinator Fiona Steyn, Executive Assistant; Phone: ext 206; Email:

Other Details

Established 1994
Elections AGM: Sept
Service Level (50) Non Profit


Subjects Advocacy ; Counselling ; Drop-in centres ; Educational programs ; Employment ; Homeless people ; Housing ; Information and referral ; Job search training ; Volunteer opportunities ; Young adults ; Youth