Youth at a Glance

Youth Week

Youth Week is an international 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 accomplishments and diversity of youth. Youth Week events in West Vancouver typically consist of a variety of events designed to showcase, entertain, and empower youth in our community. Please visit our Youth website for up-to-date information on events and activities planned for West Vancouver’s 2017 Youth Week


But here is a sneak peek of what’s to come (dates and activities subject to change)! 

May 3 The 16th annual Youth Appreciation Awards and Youth Council will both inspire and impress you. Come and meet some of our community’s amazing youth! 

May 4 Join us for an international-themed party and open house at Ambleside Youth Centre, complete with fun foods, traditions, and games from around the world!

May 7 Not only will we be closing Youth Week in style with a free screening of a Hollywood blockbuster at Gleneagles Community Centre, May 7 is also National Child & Youth Mental Health Day. We invite you to come down for the entertainment and to help acknowledge and raise public awareness of the thousands of children, youth and families needing mentalvhealth support and care across Canada.

Become a Volunteer

Would you like to become a volunteer with Community Services? Check out the Training & Leadership section for more details!

Training & Leadership

Youth Outreach Workers

Our Youth Outreach Workers connect with youth in the community to provide one-to-one support referrals to specialized services for those experiencing difficulties, such as family conflict, substance misuse, or mental health concerns. Complete a referral form on our website or call the Youth Services Supervisor.

Youth Resources


Youth Committees

Interested in becoming a member of one of our Youth Committees in September? 

There are many opportunities to get involved including with your local civic government, the West Vancouver Memorial Library, West Vancouver Police Department, and more! 

Contact the Youth Program Coordinator for more information.


Youth Spaces

Hang with your friends, play pool, do stuff online, ride your board...check out for all the places in West Vancouver for youth to gather.

Youth Spaces

Gig Nights at AYC

Are you in a band?

Need a venue for your Gig?

Let us offer you our expertise!

Gig Nights at Ambleside Youth Centre help youth in grades 8 – 12 gain experience by performing live! Prior to the big night, the Youth Services team provides mentoring, support, and ideas for a rewarding event, including how to successfully market and promote your Gig! Your $30 fee includes the rental of AYC, a sound check, and the use of our PA system and its setup. 

To register, please contact Melanie:



Ambleside Youth Centre is centrally located and ideal for your band!