IMG_0901Hello!  My name is Jillian Ruch.  I am so excited to have recently taken over the position of York-Scarborough Area Youth Coordinator, and look forward to meeting you all in the coming months.  I am passionate about all things related to youth and those who work to better their lives.  I have been working with youth in one way or another for almost 16 years.

The youth in our area have so many different needs and through our work together, I look forward to building networks of youth engaging with God  intentionally and meaningfully.  My work as the area coordinator is twofold: to provide youth leaders with the support and resources they need &  to plan events for youth in the area. We have a monthly newsletter, with all the upcoming events and general information on our Facebook Page; on this website; and/or I can also add you to the mailing if you wish.

I would be very interested in connecting with you and in turn, networking together with others in our Area and Diocese so we can continue to grow in faith and camaraderie within youth ministry and the larger church.  Please contact me at either the email address or on our Facebook page (click the links below).

Finally, if you are a young person looking for a youth program to connect with, please also email me and I will put you in touch with the youth leader in your neighbourhood.

With Many Blessings,

We have a monthly York-Scarborough Youth Newsletter.


NOW Event at St.Paul’s Bloor Street 7-9pm  January 16th

Meet and Greet Jillian at:

January 28th – 7:00-8:30pm.
St. Simon the Apostle
525 Bloor St E,
Toronto, ON
M4W 1J1
Closest Subway: Sherbourne

January 29th – 7:00-8:30pm
Grace Church Scarborough
700 Kennedy Rd.,
Toronto, ON
M1K 2B5
Closest Subway: Kennedy

The purpose of these meetings is to meet and to discuss the Trailblazing Curriculum that we are utilizing in this next year to enhance our skills leading our youth.

Looking for other youth events in the diocese? Visit our online Calendar of Events and search under Youth.