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 Youth Program 

Connect with one of our 
Youth Team:

Nick Avery

Youth Program Coordinator

Cell: 604-417-7095

Office: 604-988-7115 ext. 2005

nick@capservices.ca

Capilano Community Services Youth

 

What We Do

We provide services to potentially at-risk youth who are 12 to 24 years of age, with priority assistance being provided to residents in our catchment area of: Lower and Upper Capilano, Pemberton, Pemberton Heights and Norgate. The goals of our programs and services are to support and strengthen families, provide opportunities for activities that promote and enhance health and well-being, and advocate for youth needs.

How We Do It

One-to-One Support Services for Youth

Our Youth Outreach Workers offer one-to-one support; listening and advocating for youth in need. They assist with a range of topics such as: problems at school, anger management, anxiety, self-esteem, job search, family and/or peer relationship challenges, and volunteer opportunities within the community.

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Youth Drop-In Programs

Our Youth Outreach Workers provide centre based drop-in programs that foster community engagement in fun, safe and supervised settings that include activities like games clubs, drop-in art and sports. Check our Instagram for updated schedules!

 

The following drop-in programs are on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that room capacity limits will apply.

Brotherhood

Who: Identifying males aged 16-24  

Where: LGCRC Canyon Room 

Details: A place for young identifying males to feel a sense of community and belonging. Socialize, build connections, and educate one another.

Mondays in Motion (MIM)

Who: Youth 12-16 

Where: LGCRC Gymnasium 

Details: Come play sports in a fun and supportive environment! No previous skills or experience needed, we are here to have fun.

Authentically Me (AM) 

Who: Youth 16-22

Where: LGCRC Canyon Room 

Details: Authentically Me is a 6-week program focused on self-love and debunking the standards of health and beauty. A space to explore your relationship with yourself and learn coping skills to support you while you learn to fall in love with the body you have. Please note, this program is not a treatment group for eating disorders, substance abuse, or any other self-harming behaviours. *Sign up is required*

Please reach out to Nick Avery if you would like sign up or if you have any questions regarding the program.

Text/Call: 604-417-7095

Email: nick@capservices.ca

Wellness Wednesday (WW) 

Who: Youth 16-24

Where: LGCRC Canyon Room 

When: Every Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:30 pm 

Details: Join us each week for a different hands-on activity with our youth workers! This program is a brave space to talk all things wellness, create connections, and get exposed to different interests.

 

Gaming Club

Who: Youth 12-18

Where: LGCRC River Room

When: Every Friday from 3:30 - 5:00 pm 

Details: Come play some games with us, whether it be video games or board games!

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Registered Programs: 

Authentically Me (AM) 

Who: Youth 16-22

Where: LGCRC Canyon Room 

When: Tuesdays @4:00 - 5:30 pm (see dates below) 

Details: Authentically Me is a 6-week program focused on self-love and debunking the standards of health and beauty. This program is not focused on weight or numbers, but instead a space to develop sustainable self-care practices in an open, non-judgment, caring environment for individuals to express their relationship with their body.

 

Program Dates:

Tuesday July 18 @4:00 – 5:30 PM

Tuesday July 25 @4:00 – 5:30 PM

Tuesday August 1 @4:00 – 5:30 PM

Tuesday August 15 @4:00 – 5:30 PM

Tuesday June 22 @2:30 – 6:00 PM 

 

If you would like to learn more or sign up, please reach out to Nick Avery:

Email: nick@capservices.ca

Text/Call: 604-417-7095

Instagram: @ccssyouthprogram

 

Please note, this program is not a treatment group for eating disorders, substance abuse, or any other self-harming behaviours. However, individuals are welcome regardless of where they are at in their journey.

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Upcoming workshops & Events:

CAPTALKS: Dr. Taylor Thurston, ND 

Who: All ages 

Where: LGCRC River Room 

When: Wednesday June 7 @6:00 - 7:30 pm 

Bio: Please help us welcome Dr. Taylor Thurston! Dr. Thurston's personal experience with mental illness inspired her to pursue career in integrative mental health. She believes in an integrative approach to healthcare where there is a combination of both conventional medicine and evidence based holistic care. Dr. Thurston will be bringing her knowledge and strategies of how we can take care of our mental and physical health. Feel free to bring some questions! 

This event has a suggested donation of five-dollars. 

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If you have any further questions, please reach out to any of our youth staff!  

Nick: 604-417-7095

Jordan: 604-417-5457

Lexy: 604-418-3525

Michael: 604-418-3354

Check us out on Instagram for updates and reminders: @ccssyouthprogram

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Interested in volunteering? Please click here to discover exciting opportunities!

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If you, or a youth you know, would benefit from additional support, please contact one of our Youth Outreach Workers, or call our offices at 604-988-7115 for more information.

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