iHuman Youth Society is a non-profit youth organization in Edmonton, Alberta. We work with marginalized and traumatized youth who live in poverty and on the streets, struggle with addictions and mental health issues, are gang involved, experience familial neglect or abuse, in conflict with the law and involved with child welfare. Through our programs, we help them foster positive personal development, to build community with them, and to contribute to positive social change.

iHuman Youth Society was born in 1997 when a few Edmonton artists came together with a group of marginalized youth to solve a problem: There were too many traumatized and marginalized young people on the streets and no existing model that worked well to engage them creatively and meet their needs.

Over the last twenty years, we’ve built an arts-based model that is more attractive, more powerful, and more creative because our model was born with young people themselves. Through our caring, creative, and authentic programs, we invite Edmonton’s most marginalized youth to find new directions, to express themselves, and to heal. Our programs provide opportunities for youth to develop their creative skills, to build self-esteem and a sense of worth, and to support them in crises.

iHuman serves over 500 youth between 12-24 years of age every year. Our programs are open to all youth across demographics. Indigenous youth make up an estimated 80 percent of our young people. iHuman recognizes the continued impact of colonialism, residential schools, and intergenerational trauma and violence on Indigenous communities.

Do you need help?

If you’re between 12 and 24 years old, living on the streets, in conflict with the law, or struggling with mental health issues and/or addictions, or if you are pregnant,
call or visit us.
9635-102A Ave. Edmonton
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 11am to 6pm 
Thursday 1pm – 6pm
iHuman has helped hundreds of youth who have beaten the odds, broken the cycle, and become healthy members of our community. We encourage youth to develop their talents, confidence, self-worth within a supportive environment.

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