Youth Programs and Activities
All our programs are delivered in a safe, youth-friendly environment and designed with youth in mind to keep you coming back for more! Check out the leisure guide to find out all the stuff there is to do.
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.
Are you interested in becoming a member of one of our youth committees in September? Please contact the Youth Program Coordinator at 604-925-7222 for more information.
Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
Supported by Youth Services, YAC focuses on community-wide initiatives and policy and program development as it relates to youth and plays a key role in developing Youth Week events in West Vancouver.
Youth Programs & Opportunities for Wellness & Recreation (Youth POWR)
Supported by Youth Services and the Health and Fitness team, Youth POWR focuses on assisting with program development as it relates to the overall health and wellness of youth in our Community Centres.
Student Work & Advisory Team (SWAT)
Supported by the West Vancouver Police Department and co-facilitated by Youth Services, youth involved in SWAT are exposed to leadership skills, communication strategies, civic responsibility, cultural awareness and modern policing leadership and methods.
To express your interest in being a member of one of the above committees, please contact the Youth Program Coordinator:
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
The West Vancouver Memorial Library’s TAG meets monthly to provide input and feedback on library services for teens. For meeting dates, visit:
Youth Stewardship Project
Join the West Vancouver Secondary school club, the Environmental Protection Network, to help remove invasive species, plant native plants and work with local streamkeepers on fish counts and related projects. For more information, contact West Vancouver Secondary School at 604-981-1100.
Youth Week is the first week of May each year. It's all about recognizing and celebrating young people and their contributions! Join this celebration of youth accomplishments, diversity and issues, while helping to build a strong connection between young people and your community.
Highlights of past celebrations include music talent competitions, dances, pool parties, barbecues, awards and more.
Join us every Thursday for activities, events, information, resources and referrals for queer and transgendered youth, allies, families and friends.
There will be opportunities to be involved in special events, raising community awareness and leadership development.
Location: Youth Lounge, West Vancouver Community Centre
The Summer Work Experience & Adventure Program is a unique opportunity for West Vancouver youth ages 15-18. Offered at Ambleside Youth Centre (AYC), 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
Hang with your friends, play pool, do stuff online, ride your board...see below for all the places in West Vancouver for youth to gather.
Here's everything you need to know about youth dances, from rules to registration:
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!