Alternative Suspension

Alternative Suspension's Impact

“I feel like I’m finally on the right track.” 

Ages 12 to 18

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 and behavioural difficulties and are at risk of academic failure or eventually withdrawing from the school system.

Run in partnership with the Abbotsford, Surrey and Coquitlam school districts, this program supports students while temporarily away from school, through structured programming aimed at increasing personal growth, motivation, self-awareness, academic performance and social consciousness.

Alternative Suspension is an educational prevention, intervention and suspension program. The individualized non-judgmental approach enables students to examine their attitudes toward school and identify what motivates them, develop tools and social skills for success at school.

To learn more, contact or 604-652-3656.

Delivered in partnership with the Abbotsford, Surrey and Coquitlam school districts.


This program is made possible in part due to the generous support of


This program acknowledges the financial support of the Government of British Columbia. 

Learn how you can donate to support YMCA Alternative Suspension.

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