Jump Start Youth
For Life

Providing support and training for teens with life barriers, giving them valuable technical experience and helping them gain employment.

Donate Vehicles

Vehicles For Sale

What We Do

Our vision began in 1999 with a pilot program involving a few cars and a few youth. It proved to be a workable program, and by late 2002 our small team of volunteers and staff were ready to launch! 

Today, we are a youth training center that prepares young men and women for a satisfying life of work in any number of trades! We are a licensed automobile dealership that refurbishes and sells donated vehicles.

How It Works


Donate your vehicle in exchange for a charitable tax receipt.

Youth Involvement

Youth learn by examining or working on vehicles at our shop facilities.

Sale or Auction

Vehicles are sold or sent to auction, producing revenue for our program.

“…It’s a privilege to be able to be trusted enough to walk with them and talk to them through these dark times…difficult times.”

-Mark Dean, Director

Youth Involvement

About 6 hours a week, youth aged 15-25 will get hands on experience working on basic automotive, small engines, carpentry, detailing, welding and other trades. The youth will work one-on-one with a mentor in a safe and supportive environment. The content of the mentorship will be tailor-made to fit the interests and ability of the youth.

Check out New Vehicles for Sale

When you buy a vehicle from Youth Unlimited / The Shop, we include all the licensing fees in the price. Since you are buying a vehicle that was donated to a charity, there will not be any tax added to the sale.  We are an Ontario Motor Vehicle Dealer, fully registered with OMVIC, and will process all the paperwork for you and include the licensing and ownership transfer for no extra charge.  You can buy with peace of mind, confidence, and without worrying about extra fees or taxes.  It’s a win-win for all of us!

We receive new vehicles throughout the year, and so our vehicle availability changes all the time. If you’re looking for a vehicle, check out our Vehicles For Sale section daily to see what exciting new additions we’ve added!  And if there’s something you like that we don’t have, feel free to Contact Us so we can add you to our vehicle waiting list – then you’ll get a call if something shows up.  How easy is that?!

Have  a Car to Donate?

We’d love to hear from you! To Donate a car, van, truck, boat, or RV, simply download our Vehicle Donation Form by clicking below and following the Instructions.