Youth Programs and Activities
Here for you during COVID-19
The Youth Services team is here to support youth during this challenging time. We are working hard to support needs that arise and help connect youth to appropriate resources where available.
The best way to stay up-to-date on the online programming and support services we offer is to connect with us on Facebook or Instagram.
Programs modified during COVID-19 include:
- Saturday online games groups
- Whatever weekly virtual and/or in-person meetings
- Youth Mind Club
- Youth Outreach Program offering virtual and in-person sessions with youth
New programs created during COVID-19 include:
- At-Home Garden Project – an initiative to help youth grow their own gardens from home this summer; the project was funded by Enhance West Van
- Pre-Employment Program –successful youth will leave the program with certifications and experiences to add to their resumes through the facilitation of various educational workshops and pre-employment training sessions; this program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and West Vancouver Community Foundation
- Food Security Program – this program is supported by Enhance West Vancouver
- Online Fitness Classes – this program is supported by Enhance West Vancouver
- In-Person Fitness Classes – this program is supported by Enhance West Vancouver
- Laptop Devices for Vulnerable Youth - this program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and West Vancouver Community Foundation.
Cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back soon for updates.
Calling all youth in Grade 6 & 7–come hang out and visit with your friends on Friday afternoons at Gleneagles Community Centre. Drop in from 3 to 5 p.m. or register for the Late Night Program from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for sports and games, arts and crafts, or field trips to awesome locations!
View the leisure guide for current dates and to sign up.
Youth Week is an international celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May. It is a week of fun, interaction and celebration intended to build a strong connection between young people and their communities and to profile the accomplishments and diversity of youth. Youth Week events in West Vancouver typically consist of a variety of events designed to showcase, entertain and empower youth in our community.
Join this celebration of youth accomplishments, diversity and issues, while helping to build a strong connection between young people and your community.
Click the link below or visit bcyouthweek.com to learn more about the events and activities we hosted for Youth Week 2019 in West Vancouver. Be sure to check back again next spring to learn all about what we'll have in store for Youth Week 2020!
The Summer Work Experience & Adventure Program (SWEAP) is a unique opportunity for West Vancouver youth ages 15-18. The program provides youth with employment training and a paid work placement for the participants, as much as possible in a setting consistent with your interests and/or career choices. You do not need to be job-ready to apply, as the focus of the program is on pre-employment training, opportunity, and direct work placement for development and growth.
We work together with local North Shore businesses to provide a positive first work experience for youth and convey a realistic healthy message to our young people about responsibility, relationships, and rewards. We also work with many local service providers and other community leaders to expose the participants to a range of workshops and training that will assist them in gaining the confidence and knowledge they need to enter the workforce.
Find out more about how to get involved in this program:
Places and spaces
Looking to complete volunteer hours for school? Want to work with a community group or start building your career skills and resume? There are lots of opportunities for you!