Child & Family Services
Prevention & Youth Services
Manager, Child & Youth Services: John Dema-ala
Team Lead, Child & Youth Services: Gloria Sun
The child and youth workers provide support by having a safe, fun, holistic and cultural approach when working with our youth at the youth centre, youth programs, youth camps, and one-on-one support services. The emphasis is on cultural training, life skills, emotional support, and building self-esteem.
We help youth find meaningful connections in their community. The general practice and philosophy is to actively reach out to community youth to support the physical, emotional, nutritional, and spiritual well-being of the youth, to encourage life skills development, and provide cultural teachings. Over the years, the Youth Services program has participated in coordinating canoe journeys, youth camps, workshops, community honouring celebrations, fitness classes, and life skills courses.
Through life-changing programs, community-based services, and relationships with peers and caring adults, Ayás Mén̓men Youth Services can help children and youth develop the skills and connections they need to be healthy contributing adults. Having one or more caring adults in a child’s life can prevent issues like bullying and crime so that children can grow into healthier, more giving and more compassionate adults.
Referral or access process:
Youth centre – Drop-in
Camps and programs – Registration required
1-1 support – Self-referral, registration, social worker referral
The Youth Centre is located at 100A Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Monday to Saturday, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw History Book For Sale
We are excited to announce that tiná7 cht ti temíxw (We Come From This Land) will be published in early January 2024! The book is intended to be a snapshot – a collection of some of the multi-faceted stories and histories that are held by the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh People and a starting point for future conversations.
Squamish Strong Protocol Agreements Signed
As a part of the celebrations of the 100-year anniversary of the Amalgamation of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, we are pleased to announce the Nation is signing a Wa Iyí̓m ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Protocol Agreement with the City of North Vancouver, District of Squamish, and the City of Vancouver respectively.
New Squamish Nation Residential Tenancy Regulations for Sen̓áḵw
Today, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw announces that the protections in the British Columbia Residential Tenancy Act (BCRTA) will be in place for the Sen̓áḵw development and for future on-reserve housing developments.