Programs and services for youth

The District has a vibrant population of young people from a variety of backgrounds and interests.

Through our partnerships, we support many exciting and interesting activities and initiatives for youth, including recreation services, social issue advisory committees, services for at-risk youth, fun projects, and leadership and volunteer opportunities on a wide variety of topics.

Youth services directory

For youth who need to talk to someone about an issue at home or school, or are  having difficulty finding friends or transitioning to the job market, the North Shore Youth Services Directory is a great resource for young people on the North Shore.

It covers the range of issues facing youth today and provides the contact information you need to help you connect with the right people.

Get the youth services directory

Youth Week

Youth Week is a provincial 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 issues, accomplishments, and diversity of youth across the province.

Learn more about Youth Week

The Indie Filmmakers Lab

The Indie Filmmakers Lab is a two-week program for aspiring independent filmmakers, ages 14-19, presented by the Cinematheque Education Department in partnership with SFU School for Contemporary Arts.

Students are encouraged to draw inspiration and ideas from art of all kinds and, with the support of Lab instructors and SFU artists, to push themselves, stretch their minds, and collaborate to realize ideas with a team of peers. 

Learn more about the lab

Recreational programming

North Shore Recreation and Culture offers a variety of recreation and leisure programs for youth, as well as outreach workers to talk to, and safe places to hang, play games, and meet friends.

Learn more about youth programs