Indigenous youth paddling in the Coast Salish Canoe Races

Giving Vancouver's youth a strong voice

We work to engage Vancouver's young residents, and ensure that youth have a strong voice in municipal decision-making.

Our goals are to:

  • Ensure youth have a place in the city
  • Ensure a strong youth voice in decision-making
  • Promote youth and their contributions as a resource to the City
  • Strengthen the support base for youth in Vancouver

What's happeningBuilding Safer Communities Program (BSCP)

Through the Building Safer Communities Program (BSCP), we are working to prevent and address the root causes of youth violence, create safe spaces, and empower young people and communities to develop and implement solutions.

Learn more about BSCP

About our services

Get information on where to find youth services, what types of services are available, and our bi-annual reports.

Recreation programs for youth

Review a full range of sport, recreational, social, cultural, and educational programs for youth. Find details for programs in your area.

Getting involved

Ways youth can get involved in advisory committees, councils, surveys, and programs.


Review crisis, health, education and employment, financial support, and community resources for youth.

Youth firefighting opportunities

Are you thinking of a career in firefighting? Learn about our special youth programs that give elite groups of high school students the total firefighting experience.

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