Our Board Team

Youth Without Shelter is governed by a 12 ­member volunteer Board of Directors and an Advisory Board, consisting of community and corporate representatives with diverse professional skills and abilities.

A finance and audit committee provides enhanced oversight of the shelter’s financial management.




Advisory Board

Executive Director

  • Steve Doherty

    Executive Director

    Youth Without Shelter

    Why I support YWS

    Steve is the Executive Director of YWS.  Steve’s focus has been on children’s mental health and family treatment as well as developmental services for over 25 years.  Steve has managed residential treatment facilities and day treatment programs including the first substance abuse treatment program for youth incorporating both harm reduction and family therapy.  Steve is a former instructor in the child and youth worker program at Sheridan College.  He is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax and has presented at local, provincial, and national conferences.  Greatest YWS inspiration: the youth who despite their struggles find a way to keep moving forward.