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.
Foundry North Shore
Foundry North Shore is a "one stop shop" where young people can find hope, help and support on Vancouver's North Shore.
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.
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.
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.
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.