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.

Visit our website for up-to-date information on events and activities planned for West Vancouver’s 2020 Youth Week celebrations.

Youth

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

  • April 23   Join us pre-Youth Week and during National Volunteer Week (April 19 – 25, 2020) for our annual Youth Volunteer Appreciation Event! Join us for a BBQ, prizes and more!
  • May 2   Join the ‘Whatever’ Youth Committee at the WVCC for a night of free and fun rec activities for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies! Start your evening by checking out the gymnastics centre, follow that up with snacks and games in the Youth Lounge, and then top off your night with a special afterhours all-bodies swim, just for youth.
  • May 6   The 19th annual Youth Appreciation Awards & Youth Council will both inspire and impress you. Come and meet some of our community’s amazing youth!

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

604-921-3467

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.

604-925-7222

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

NEW! Interim Youth Hub

West Vancouver Council has approved the establishment of an Interim Youth Services Hub. It will be located at Unit 404, Park Royal South, the former location of the Kin’s Market. It is accessible by transit, and at 2,400 square feet, is large enough to provide a dedicated space with specialized programs and services for youth in grades 8 to 12.

Please contact the Youth Services & Community Recreation Manager at 604-925-7244 for more information.