The Youth Advocacy Training Institute (YATI) is a program of The Lung Association. YATI supports youth and youth-serving organizations in Ontario. We do so by providing exciting and interactive learning experiences that equip youth, young adults, and adults working with youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and reduce tobacco use, promote health and advocate for positive change in their communities through youth engagement.
YATI was initiated by The Lung Association in support of the Smoke-Free Ontario strategy. YATI has supported thousands of Ontario adults and youth to work together to improve the health of their communities through education, partnership, advocacy and positive youth development. The YATI program has helped to further develop The Lung Association's capacity to educate and engage youth in meaningful roles for change.