Cedar Walk provides a respectful, safe, and culturally relevant
environment to address the needs of Indigenous students who have an
extended history of non-engagement in school. Cedar Walk provides
social, emotional, mental health, physical and spiritual support to
students through sports and recreation, arts and crafts, Aboriginal
cultural enrichment, field trips, alcohol and drug support, life skills
and health information.
|Administering School:||Vancouver Alternate Secondary School
|Program Location:||1043 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C. V5V 3C7
Cedar Walk serves Indigenous youth ages 16 - 18 years old who are connected to MCFD and/or
Aboriginal delegated agency and youth that have ongoing MCFD and/or
Aboriginal delegated agency involvement. Cedar Walk provides a team approach which includes
but is not limited to program staff, Social Worker, Probation Officer,
parent/caregiver, mental health worker and/or one-to-one worker to help
them to be successful.
Student progress is managed through the Individualized Education Plan
(IEP) process which involves the student, the parent/caregiver and
program staff. Cedar Walk is a graduation program provided students meet the Ministry requirements for graduation in either the regular Dogwood program or the Adult Dogwood program. Adaptations
and modifications are made where necessary to meet the needs of the
students. Academic upgrading and job readiness skills are an integral
aspect of the Cedar Walk Program. In addition to providing educational
programming, the program staff is dedicated to working individually with
students to focus on their social, emotional and mental health needs.
Transition Plans will be developed to provide transition to a senior
alternative program, a vocational program, or employment.
Referrals come from either MCFD or an Aboriginal delegated agency Social Worker or
from a Youth Justice Officer. Referrals are accepted on an on-going basis and reviewed by a
MCFD/VSB screening committee to determine eligibility, placement and