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Blake Boultbee Youth Outreach Service

Helping Youth Through:
  • Intensive individual and family counseling and therapy
  • Community outreach
  • Life skills training
  • Crisis intervention

    • STARS supporting BBYOS
      November 26-29, 2007

      STARS will be performing at the Phoenix Concert Theatre for 4 days. The band has invited BBYOS to all 4 nights to raise money. A table will be setup next to the merchandise sales and fans are encouraged to donate or just grab a pamphlet to learn more about the work and services that we provide.

    • BBYOS Christmas Letter 2007
      November 22, 2007

      The BBYOS 2007 Christmas letter is available for download. You can find the current and prior Christmas letters here.

    • One-on-one 'inspiration' - Sharon Ho, Toronto Sun
      Monday, October 2, 2006

      "The 19-year-old was also cutting himself with knives after the stress of being caught in the middle between his divorced parents. But the ability of Cohen, a social worker and psychotherapist, to provide 'an outside perspective' on Gillespie's life proved to be the turning point for the teen. "
      Copyright 2006 Sun Media Corporation

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    • Trust, it's all in the eyes - Patrick Evans, Toronto Star
      Saturday, July 15, 2006

      "Rod Cohen expected an Amazon. This teenager, Adan, had a reputation for busting heads... And then there she was, early for her first therapy session — barely 80 pounds on a full stomach. Still, she was fierce...'This is a girl who, there's no question in my mind, would have killed somebody and would have spent the rest of her life in jail.'"

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    • In For The Long Haul - Andrew Cash, NOW Magazine
      Thursday, March 2, 2006

      "The telephone desk at the Blake Boultbee Youth Outreach Service (BBYOS) holds an information pamphlet with the heading Normal Vaginal Fluids, a comic book entitled About Cocaine, a Sleeping Beauty video..."

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    • Toronto at Noon - CFRB 1010 AM
      Friday, February 9, 2006

      Listen to the interview. MP3 or WMA

    • Here and Now - CBC Radio One 99.1FM
      Thursday, January 27, 2006

      Listen to the interview. MP3 or WMA

    • BBYOS Benefit Concert
      Thursday, January 19, 2006

      There will be a local benefit concert Saturday, January 28, 2006 with all proceeds going to BBYOS.

      The concert will be held at the Renaissance Cafe at 9PM
      1938 Danforth Ave
      Toronto, ON Map

      Price: $10 @ the door

      Featured performers
      Shawn Sage, Peter Verity, and Seb Agnello

      For more info, please visit

    • Rod Cohen's 'fragile project' - Natalie Alcoba, National Post
      Saturday December 17, 2005

      "...a small group is gathered around a fold-out table for a board meeting of the Blake Boultbee outreach service, the last best hope for some of the city's hardest kids. A young man interrupts, a brown paper bag in his hand. He nods at Rod Cohen, the centre's executive director: "Hey Rod. I've got it," he yells. Cohen never rises from his seat. "Just take it into the back and put it under my desk." The youth does, and leaves on a promise to return the next day. Cohen looks impassively at his puzzled board members. "He just brought me his gun." For Cohen, this is a moment worth reliving, a victory in his long, weary battle to save the city's troubled youth."

      Full Article PDF or National Post On-line