Youth

Youth lounging on bean bag

Please note program offerings have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, for details of current programs please visit the COVID-19 section. Youth centres are re-opening in October, 2020 with reduced capacity to enable physical distancing.

Be Active, Learn & Connect

NVRC provides great ways for youth to be active, learn new things and connect with others through various drop-in activities at youth centres, registered programs, drop-in sports and volunteering opportunities.

NVRC works together with local community organizations, Capilano Community Services,  Parkgate Community Services and North Shore Neighbourhood House, who offer youth outreach, variety of programs, events and activities for pre-teens and youth across North Vancouver.

From drop-in activities at youth centres and connections with youth outreach workers to drop-in sports and volunteering, NVRC provides great ways for youth to be active, learn new things and connect with others.

Youth Programs

NVRC offers a number of drop-in sports, personal development, sports, and arts programs for youth aged 10 to 18yrs.  

Featured Youth Programs

NVRC Youth Advisory Committees

Grades 8 to 12
Make a positive difference to the community for youth by youth!  Learn how to plan special events and services for the community.  Have your say on NVRC youth programs and services.  Excellent volunteer experience and meetings are 1 hr weekly after school at Delbrook or Harry Jerome Recreation Centre.  

For more information contact:
Chill Yin Lee, Delbrook at 604-983-6327 or email
Jennifer Folkersen, Harry Jerome at  604-983-6414 or email

First Aid Babysitter Training 11yrs+ 

Receive instruction in child care, safety procedures and activities for young children. Must be 11yrs old by the last class and attend all sessions and meet competency requirements to receive the certification. Fee includes manual.
 

Home Alone

Home Alone is a Canada Childsafe program that prepares children to stay home alone and be safe in their community. Home Alone teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth’s capacity to improve his or her own safety. Whether in their community or on their own, this group will be given better tools to be Home Alone in a variety of different situations. The second half of our day is spent in the Parkgate kitchen learning to prepare a delicious snack and meal.
 

Leadership – CPR, Red Cross & More!

Knowing what to do in an emergency is an important life skill. Whether you're a babysitter, job seeker or responsible citizen, you can learn how to recognize and respond to emergency situations with these first aid and leadership courses. View First Aid Programs.
 

Certifications

Swim Instructor & Lifeguard & Children’s Program Instructor

Whether you're interested in a career in recreation or just want to upgrade your skills, North Vancouver Recreation and Culture can help you get there.  View Certifications Page
Youth Drop-in Programs
Youth Centres

Come Hang Out With Us!

Looking for a safe, relaxed place to hang out?

Register for FREE and meet your friends at Delbrook or Harry Jerome Youth Centre.  Hang out and play games like foosball, table tennis and more, or join some of our planned activities. We have separate times for preteens and teens, check out our locations and hours below. We will be following COVID-19 safety protocols. 

NVRC Operated Youth Centre Drop-In & Activity Schedule
Location Day / Hours Contact

Delbrook Youth Centre

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
851 West Queens

Looking for something fun to do?  Play table tennis, fooseball or gym sports, challenge a friend to a video game or watch a movie on the big screen.  A Youth Leader will be there to coordinate safe and fun activities for YOUth!  A mask may need to be worn as needed.  

This program is FREE but there is limited space and advance registration is required! Registration begins at 9am on Monday, the week before the program date.

10- 12 yrs   Fridays, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
13-18 yrs  Fridays, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Contact Chill Yin Lee 604-987-6327 

 

Youth Centre: 604-983-6301

Front Desk: 604-983-6530

Lonsdale Youth Lounge 
Harry Jerome Centre
123 East 23rd Street

A place to drop in, hang out and have fun!  A variety of activities offered such as gym sports and games, ping pong, videogames and more!  

This program is FREE but there is limited space and advance registration is required! Registration begins at 9am on Monday, the week before the program date.

10-18yrs Tuesdays, 3:30-7:00pm
Contact Jennifer Folkerson 604-983-6414

 

Youth Centre Office: 604-983-6414

Front Desk: 604-983-6402
 

Service Partner Youth Centre Drop-In & Activity Schedule
Location Contact
John Braithwaite Youth Centre
145 West 1st Street
604-982-8318
Lynn Valley Centre
3590 Mountain Hwy.
Heidi & Kristen 604-258-8775
North Shore Neighbourhood House
225 E 2nd Street
604-868-7065

Norvan Boys & Girls Club
800 Forsman Avenue

604-986-3449

Parkgate Youth Centre
3625 Banff Court

 

604-983-6358
Seycove Youth Centre
1204 Caledonia Avenue
604-903-3666 ext.276
Youth Outreach Services

Available Almost Anywhere, Anytime

When you need someone to talk to, Youth Outreach Workers are there. Youth Outreach workers will meet you almost anywhere, almost anytime. 

Youth outreach workers from North Shore Neighbourhood House, Parkgate Community Services Society and Capilano Community Services can help you:

  • Work through problems
  • Take charge of your life
  • Accomplish your dreams
  • Learn skills to help you at school, work and home.

When you don't know where to turn, give us a call...

Youth Outreach Workers
Name   Phone Email

Capilano/Norgate/Delbrook (Capilano Community Services)

Adam   604-417-7095 email
Treya B   604-417-5474 email
Laura P   604-418-3525 email

City of North Vancouver Youth Outreach Workers (North Shore Neighbourhood House)

Ayesha S. Family Support Worker - Young Parents Program 604-258-8539 email
Chris Z.   604-258-8765 email
Dave H. Youth Services Manager 604-987-8138 email
Pria B.   604-258-8325 email
Addie M.   604-258-8775 email
Kyla S.  

604-258-8589

email
Kyle M. Youth Centre Coordinator 604868-7065 email
Alice N. Pre-teen Outreach 604-258-8750 email

Deep Cove/Seymour (Parkgate Community Services)

Dale  Youth Services Supervisor 604-783-8053 email
Erika Youth Outreach Worker 778-882-2566  
Shikila A. Youth Outreach Worker 778-885-9583 email
Natasha Youth Centre Coordinator 604-783-5754 email

Schedules

Format: 2020-11-29
Format: 2020-11-29