The Haliburton County Youth Sailing Association (HCYSA) was started in 2019 to address the growing youth mental health concerns in Haliburton County. The group of mentors will volunteer theoretical as well as hands on sailing instruction to youth. A volunteer board of directors will lead these initiatives. HCYSA is currently operating in partnership with the Kawartha North Family Health Team, a CRA registered charitable organization.
While similar programs have been shown to improve mental health outcomes, there is no current funding available and all expenses are paid for by your generous donations. Nearly every dollar donated goes to direct service delivery with all administration being donated by volunteers.