Sheway̓ántsut (Growing Up) Group for Youth

Are you a youth age 16-24 looking for support to build independence, create connections in your community, and gain important life skills? 

Sheway̓ántsut (growing up) group is running April 13 to June 29 in North Vancouver. Contact us to register – we can’t wait to hear from you!

If you are interested in joining the Sheway̓ántsut group, contact Elliot Lanceley:

Email: Elliot_Lanceley@squamish.net

Phone: 236-808-8702 (call or text)

Sheway̓ántsut (growing up) group is a 12-week program offered by Ayás Mén̓men (Child & Family Services). Squamish Nation youth have the opportunity to be grounded in Squamish Teachings while learning how to build independence, create connections in their community, and gain essential life-skills to help support in their transition to adulthood.

Participants are provided with $25 gift cards for each week of participation. 
Transportation is available to and from the program.

  • Eligibility
  • Program Topics
  • Interested?
  • Squamish Nation youth, age 16-24, living on- or off-reserve in Squamish Valley and the Lower Mainland.
  • A desire to participate, learn, and meet regularly with support team and other youth.
  • Have goals around learning more about building independence, life skill development, and deepening your community connections and cultural knowledge.

Topics to be covered during the program:

  • Cultural teachings: traditional territory, family knowledge, plants & medicines, spirituality
  • Life skills: mindfulness, health & well-being, self-care, medicine wheel, finances, cooking
  • Employment & post-secondary education
  • Finding housing
  • Healthy relationships and communication
  • An overview of what different Squamish Nation departments can offer you

If you are interested in joining the Sheway̓ántsut group, contact Elliot Lanceley:

Email: Elliot_Lanceley@squamish.net

Phone: 236-808-8702 (call or text)