Our History

Founded by Winnipeggers in 1929 as a youth hostel dedicated to helping young offenders chart a new path forward, Macdonald Youth Services has grown into an entire community of wraparound supports and services for youth and families throughout Manitoba.

Originally housed in a rented home on Mountain Avenue, the hostel was incorporated as a charity in 1931 and moved to 175 Mayfair Avenue, where our head office remains today - part of a network that has grown to include services in Thompson and The Pas/Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

In 1993, we officially became Macdonald Youth Services.