Prevention & Youth Services

Team Lead, Child & Youth Services:Autumn Juanicotena-Heal
Cell: 604-396-1721

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

Youth Centre

The Youth Centre is located at 100A Capilano Road, North Vancouver

Monday to Saturday, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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