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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 

Winter 2021

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House


PeerNet BC

Workshop 1: C(r)apitalism register here

Saturday, April 17 3 - 5 pm Saturday, April 17 3 - 5 pm


Workshop 2: Anti-Oppression 101 register here

Saturday, April 24. 3 - 5 pm


Workshop 3: Ally-ship register here

Sunday, May 2 3 - 5 pm


Fresh Roots Urban Farm 

Applications are OPEN for SOYL 2021!

Do you know a high school student looking to build leadership skills and work experience this summer?
Fresh Roots is looking for youth that are ready to learn, build community, and grow Good Food for All on our schoolyard farms through SOYL, our 6-week leadership and employment program. SOYL runs in 3 locations:
🥕 Vancouver - David Thompson Secondary School & Vancouver Technical Secondary School
🥕 Coquitlam - Suwa'lkh School
🥕 Delta - Farm Roots
Learn more>>


RISE Health Centre

Gender Journeys Group for Youth

When: Saturdays from May 1 – June 5, 1:00-2:30

Where: Virtual

Who Is It For? *Youth aged 16-23 who are exploring their gender identity and expression, or who identify as transgender, 2-spirit, or gender nonconforming.

Gender Journeys is a 6-week, virtual support group for youth exploring their gender identity and expression. Connect with other trans, 2-spirit, and gender-nonconforming young people, build community, and get support in a nonjudgmental environment. Access reliable information from our team of healthcare workers and discuss topics such as gender-affirming healthcare, mental health, dealing with discrimination, and negotiating relationships, family and community.

*Think you might not fit the criteria? Get in touch anyway! We will have future groups for different age-groups and we’d love to hear from you!

To register for all workshops or for more info:
• Email info@cnh.bc.ca
• Call Collingwood Neighbourhood House at 604-435-0323
• Or ask a RISE Staff member
Spots are limited. Registration required.



Renfrew Park Community Centre

SR. YOUTH COUNCIL 

Thursdays 4:00pm-5:30pm 

 Sr. Youth Council is meeting virtually!  Work with your peers on building community while apart – as well as spends some time supporting a philanthropic organization. You can expect to receive many workshops and even play some fun (virtual) games. Pre-registration is required and an email address to receive personal invitations to the meeting.  (If computer access is an issue – or internet access; please contact Starla and we will find an alternate solution for your participation.  

Contact: Starla Bayley starla.bayley@vancouver.ca     (c) 604-404-0238      (o)604-257-8156  

CRAFT TIME 

Fridays – 3:30pm-5:00pm 

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 starla.bayley@vancouver.ca     (c) 604-404-0238      (o)604-257-8156  

CRAFT TIME X2 

Saturdays – 2:30pm-4:00pm 

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 starla.bayley@vancouver.ca     (c) 604-404-0238      (o)604-257-8156  

BASKETBALL INDIVIDUAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 

Fridays – 4:15pm-5:00pm Fridays – 5:15pm-6:00pm

The gym is opening for individual skills development.  Registration is open three days before the program(s) – AKA – registration is open on Tuesday at 9:00am.  Limited 6 people per time slot.  One person per hoop (no sharing hoops – no scrimmaging). If this program becomes busy – you will only be allowed to sign up for one time slot each Friday.  We encourage you to bring your own basketball.  COVID safety rules will have to be followed at all times. Contact: Starla Bayley starla.bayley@vancouver.ca     (c) 604-404-0238      (o)604-257-8156 

VOLLEYBALL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 

Fridays –6:20-7:10 (Grades 10-12)  7:25pm-8:15pm 

The gym is opening for skills development.  Registration is open three days before the program(s) – AKA – registration is open on Tuesday at 9:00am.  Limited 6 people per time slot.  No spiking, blocking or “game” play.  COVID safety rules will have to be followed at all times. 

Contact: Starla Bayley starla.bayley@vancouver.ca     (c) 604-404-0238    (o)604-257-8156


Environmental Youth Alliance 

Learn more and apply here www.eya.ca/apply


CNH YOUTH CENTRE ACTIVITIES 

Saturday fitness group, Leader's group & Real T Sesh

Click here to learn more

Saturdays on Zoom


Vancouver Public Library

Resources for Teens 

Check out vpl.ca/teens 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.


Still Moon Arts Society

Still Moon’s Youth Programs provide free to low cost programming to the culturally diverse Renfrew-Collingwood Neighbourhood and surrounding communities. They offer versatile arts, stewardship and leadership training, providing youth with opportunities to discover or pursue a passion, connect with their environment, and thrive within their community. Ongoing initiatives include their youth engaged art projects, the Youth Committee, Youth Performing Arts, and vital youth contributions to Still Moon’s signature event, the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival.

If you have questions regarding Still Moon Arts Youth Programs, please email Sierra Megas, Youth Programs Manager, at sierra@stillmoonarts.ca. To learn about Still Moon’s other events check out their Events Calendar.


Vancouver Coastal Health

SACY 

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.

Contact: gerry.odonnell@vch.ca.

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