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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

Youth Night at Ron Andrews

Youth in grades 6-9 can will have the entire Ron Andrews facility to themselves on Fridays from 8-10pm! There will be swimming, fitness*, games, concession and more! 
$6 drop-in or free with NVRC fitness membership. No registration required. 

*Must be 13yrs+ to use the fitness centre. Youth 13-14yrs must go through a consultation prior to using the fitness centre on their own. Staff will be available on Fridays to provide a consultation.  

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.


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?

Drop-in for FREE and meet your friends at the Delbrook and Harry Jerome youth centres.  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 hours below. 

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

Delbrook Youth Centre

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre
851 West Queens

Fridays - 4:00-9:00pm
4:00-6:00pm: grades 5-7
6:00-9:00pm: grades 8-12

Saturdays - 6:00-9:00pm

For youth programming information at Delbrook, contact Amanda Dickson at 604-983-6327.

Youth Centre: 604-983-6301

Front Desk: 604-983-6530

Lonsdale Youth Lounge 
Harry Jerome Centre
123 East 23rd Street

Mondays 4:00-7:00pm  Nov 7 - CLOSED
Wednesdays 5:00-7:00pm 
Saturdays 12:00-4:00pm 

View the activity calendar for November

For youth programming information at Harry Jerome, contact Jennifer Folkersen 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

Office: 604-983-6492
Cell: 604-868-7095

Youth Drop-in Hours:

Pre-Teen Drop-in, 3:30-5:30pm
Grade 8-12 Drop-in, 6:00-9:00pm

Grade 8-12 Drop-in, 6:00-9:00pm

Grade 8-12 Drop-in, 6:00-9:00pm

Grade 8-12 Drop-in, 6:00-10:00pm
Youth Open Gym Drop-in, 7:00-10:00pm

Grade 8-12 Drop-in, 6:00-10:00pm
Youth Open Gym Drop-in, 7:00-10:00pm

Lynn Valley Centre
3590 Mountain Hwy.

Wednesdays - Open when school is in session
Pre-Teen Drop-in (Grade 5-7), 3:30-5:30pm

Youth Outreach Workers:
(Sean) 604.258.8765

North Shore Neighbourhood House
225 E 2nd Street

Norvan Boys & Girls Club
800 Forsman Avenue


Parkgate Youth Centre
3625 Banff Court


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)

Nick A. Youth Outreach Worker 604-417-7095 email
Ashley L. Youth Outreach Worker 604-417-5474 email
Laura P. Youth Program Coordinator  604-418-3525 email

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

Dave Huber Youth Services Manager 604-987-8138 email
Richard Meister Youth Coordinator 604-868-7065 email
Andrew Araneta Youth Outreach Worker 604-258-8589 email
Michelle Murry CNV/LV Youth Outreach Worker 604-258-8325 email
Emily Vondruska Pre-teen Outreach Worker 604-258-8750 email

City of North Vancouver Family Resources

Carolina Acosta Family Support Worker 604-258-8539 email

Deep Cove/Seymour (Parkgate Community Services)

Dale Youth Services Supervisor 604-783-8053 email
Nic Youth Outreach Worker 778-882-2566 email
Molly Youth Outreach Worker 778-885-9583 email
Natasha Youth Centre Coordinator 604-783-5754 email


Format: 2022-12-09
Format: 2022-12-09