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Community Schools Team

The Windermere Community Schools Team is comprised of our Youth and Family Worker and Community Schools Coordinator. Our team is based at Windermere Secondary in room 209 (WCP room) and room 124 (Oasis Room). 

Our Family of Schools consists of Windermere Secondary, Graham Bruce Elementary, Collingwood Neighbourhood School, Sir Wilfred Grenfell Elementary, Nootka Elementary, John Norquay Elementary and Renfrew Elementary.

Windermere students can visit our room to learn about volunteer and leadership opportunities in the school and community and find free snacks for students.

To find out more, please contact our Windermere Community Schools Team at 604-713-5885. 

Community Organizations' Youth Opportunities 

Fall 2020

Collingwood Neighbourhood House 

Kid's Kitchen

Saturdays Oct 30 - Dec 19 2020 

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Kid’s Kitchen is a FREE take-home cooking program. Participants pick-up a box of ingredients from Collingwood NH on Friday evenings and then take part in a virtual cooking demonstration on Saturdays.  They can try the recipe whenever it suits them and their parents.   The program is for ages 12-18 and it’s free.  Currently we have about 8 spaces open and registration is open until all the spots fill up.  


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Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00pm-8:00pm

The youth centre has sports, games and arts activities available for youth between the ages of 10-18. Activity descriptions, registration and reservation information can be found at 

Contact: Sanjeev Karwal,, 604-412-3844.

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House


Apply here

Participants will also complete 120 hours of volunteer hours (inclusive of workshop time). We will work with participants to figure out which organizations or projects they're interested in working with and support them in finding these opportunities to put the skills we (un)learn into action!  Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

Make It! Art Therapy 

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Thursday evenings - 2106 Commercial Drive

Make It! is an art therapy program for youth ages 16-30 that struggle with mental health and well being. Youth drop-in to create art, build peer relationships, and connect to community resources. 

Contact: Robin 604-253-9675 or

Youth Advisory Committee 

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One evening every 2 weeks, 6:00pm-8:00pm, virtually and in the community

The Youth Advisory Committee provides young people a forum to voice their needs and gives them an opportunity to make a difference in their community through volunteerism. Projects vary from fund raising ideas to supporting social issues in the community.

Contact: Vania Chan

Yes Chef Program 

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Sundays at 2131 Renfrew, FHNH kitchen

Yes Chef is a youth employment program operating out of Frog Hollow’s kitchen targeting newcomer youth (permanent residents and convention refugees, i.e. they have been accepted and can now apply for PR). Youth overcoming barriers to employment learn life skills and food production skills through weekly cooking sessions.

Contact: Paulina Lennartson

Drive Youth Employment Services 

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Mon-Wed 10am–4:30pm in person, Thursday and Friday virtually/phone

Work BC services for youth ages 16-30 at 2106 Commercial Drive for youth not enrolled in full time school or who are in their final year of full time schooling and identify a disability (can be self-identified).

Contact: Rosie Forth,, 604-253-9675


Wraparound Youth Program

December 3 

On December 3rd, MOSAIC Wraparound Youth Program is proudly partnering with TakingITGlobal’s #RisingYouth to host an info session about its Community Service Grants!   It offers grants of $250, $750, or $1500, to empower young people, age 15-30, to imagine ideas and put those ideas into action! The initiative is celebrating 3400 youth grants across the country:  and it needs you.   Come & Join us at the Info Session on Thu. Dec 3rd @ 3:30pm, Meeting ID: 931 1266 4115 To learn more about #RisingYouth, visit

Vancouver Public Library

Paid Youth Internship

VPL has just posted a paid youth internship. See website  for more info

For ages 15-30 35 hrs/week, some evening/weekend work $30.98/hr 

Starting/ending dates: Jan-Mar 31 

 Positions available in Children & Teens Services // Digital Services // Marketing & Communications // Programming & Learning 

 Deadline: Sunday, November 29, 2020 at midnight.   

The Vancouver Public Library aims to reflect our diverse community in the people we hire. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as IBPoC (Indigenous, Black or People of Colour), people who identify as LGBTQA2+, official language minorities, and people with disabilities. You can choose to tell us if you are a member of these communities in your application, but it is not required.

Resources for Teens 

Check out to borrow ebooks & audiobooks, watch movies, get homework help and find resources on jobs and careers.

Collingwood Branch: Open for take out by appointment.

Renfrew Branch: Open for browsing, returning items, or computer use.

Renfrew Park Community Centre

Sr. Youth Council

Thursdays 4:00pm-5:30pm

Sr. Youth Council will problem solve issues around today's restrictions regarding COVID 19 and learn to function in a safe learning environment. You can expect to receive many workshops and even play some fun "physically distant" games. Individual snacks will be provided. Register in advance. Space is limited.

Contact: Starla Bayley 604-257-8156

Craft time

Fridays – 3:30pm-5:30pm

Come and join the Community Youth Worker and complete some fantastic crafts! Could be anything from inspirational rocks to building bird houses - every week will be a new craft that has you hanging out with your friends in a safe distanced environment.

Contact: Starla Bayley 604-257-8156


Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) 

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Every Thursday or Friday  5:00pm-7:00pm virtually, now – February 19th 2021

Join YLM to discover the inner leader inside you, make new friends, gain 120 +volunteer hours, go on exciting field trips and hiking trips (pending), earn your first aid certificate and Duke of Edinburgh’s award! You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, and available to commit to the full duration of the program to join.

Contact: Kevin Doan, 236-881-1681

HSBC Youth Support Program

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This program is for newcomers in Canada to build new friendships, and have an the support of a youth worker to help you create short, mid, and long term goals! Youth ages 16-24 are eligible to apply. International students are welcome to apply!

Contact: Jenna Kasteel  236-881-1246

Vancouver Coastal Health


SACY strives for connections in school and community to raise awareness, skills and relationships that foster health. We are a drug prevention and health promotion program that needs school and community partnerships for success.


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