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Youth Engagement


School Year Programs

Youth Leadership Development

You’ve got influence – why not use it for some good? Youth Leadership Development (YLD) helps you get to know yourself better, become a skilled leader and interact with a variety of...

Youth Leadership Development | Tong Louie Family YMCA

Youth Leadership Development | The Y at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Youth Leadership Development | The Y at Cloverdale Recreation Centre

Youth Leadership Development | The Y at Guildford Recreation Centre

Youth Leadership Development | Langara Family YMCA

Youth Leadership Development | The Y at Gibsons & Area Community Centre

Youth Leadership Development Conference

It’s the weekend you look forward to all year—the Youth Leadership Development Conference. Get away to YMCA Camp Elphinstone with other Youth Leadership Development (YLD) teens to get to...

Plusone Mentoring

Plusone Mentoring is a community-based program for youth ages 10 to 17 who are experiencing challenges in their social and academic development. Participants are referred to the program by community...

Aquatic Leadership

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safety supervision. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training...

Bronze Medallion

Learn advanced lifesaving techniques for challenging rescues of increased risk, involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths. Participants develop stroke efficiency and...

Bronze Medallion | Langara Family YMCA

Bronze Star

Bronze Star helps prepare candidates for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. Candidates learn basic lifesaving...

Services & Social Activities

Alternative Suspension

A suspension from school doesn’t have to be a negative experience. The Alternative Suspension program is designed to provide immediate intervention for students who are experiencing academic...

Teen/Youth Night

Looking for somewhere to go with your friends on a Friday night? Come to the YMCA, where young people can enjoy an evening of table tennis, video games and open gym. Every Friday night we have a...

Teen/Youth Night | Tong Louie Family YMCA

Youth Drop In

Youth need spaces to connect with one another without being told what to do. A safe, comfortable space where they can hang out, make friends, be themselves—discover and reach their potential....

Plusone Mentoring

Plusone Mentoring is a community-based program for youth ages 10 to 17 who are experiencing challenges in their social and academic development. Participants are referred to the program by community...

Mind Fit

Did you know that physical activity can improve mental health? Studies have shown that regular physical activity can be as effective as medication or cognitive therapy for improving mental health and...


After recognizing a need for more inclusion-based programming within our community,the YMCA of Greater Vancouver isbringing together Indigenous, settler and newcomers between 18 and30 years old...

Graphic Lab

*Due to COVID-19 the SCRD Gibsons Community Centre is closed until further notice* The Graphic Lab is a free art and design studio for people age 12-18. We are open Monday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm....

Teen Mindfulness Group

Do you worry a lot about school? Do you worry about making friends or stress about what others think of you? You’re not alone—everyone experiences worries, anxiety and stress. The Teen...

Employment & Training

Self Employment

Dream about starting your own business? Success is much greater if you have the right knowledge, tools and resources. The Self Employment program is designed to help Canadians start up small...

Youth BEAT

The YMCA Youth BEAT program supports youth with mental health barriers to Breakthrough to Employment And Training. The program also helps youth gain confidence in kick-starting their careers. This...

Travel & Cultural Exchanges

Youth Exchanges Canada

Do you work or volunteer with a group of young people who like to travel, learn, and explore? The Youth Exchanges Canada program may be right for your group! Groups of teens ages 12 to 17 are matched...

Youth Peace Network

Imagine what a group of young, motivated peacemakers from all around the world could accomplish in three months? The Youth Peace Network program brings youth together from all corners of the globe to...

Summer Work Student Exchange

Discover how one summer can change your life! Being part of the Summer Work Student Exchange program means you’ll discover a new part of Canada, improve your French language skills and gain...