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Community Schools Team

Fall 2021

Current Community Youth Opportunities 

Adam's Apples

The Adam’s Apples Foundation is thrilled to announce that we are facilitating ‘The Core Connectors Initiative’, our mental health literacy program, from November 1st - December 20th. 

The sessions will be conducted via zoom by mental health professionals from Three Story Clinic, free of charge. The curriculum will unfold over the course of 8 weeks, on Monday afternoons from 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM. See the summary of our curriculum below:

Session 1 (November 1st): An Introduction to the Core Connectors Program & Mental Health Overview.

Session 2 (November 8th): Skill Building for Active Listening, Friendships, and Family Dynamics.

Session 3 (November 15th): Stress, Social Media, Body Image, and Screen Use.

November 22nd: BREAK, no class. 

Session 4 (November 29th): Anxiety and Depression  Session 5 (December 6th): Addiction, Impulse Control, and Maladaptive Coping Behaviours

Session 6 (December 13th): Suicidal Ideation and Intervention

Session 7 (December 20th): Positive Mental Health, Resilience & Closure

Register here 

Hoping to learn more? Helpful resources may include our website ( which describes the Core Connectors Initiative in more detail, or our social media platforms such as Instagram (@adamsapplesfdn) and YouTube (Adam’s Apples Foundation) which provide more personal experiences and feedback. 

Collingwood Neighbourhood House

Peer 2 Peer x McCreary Youth-Led Research Training: Which health issues are most important for youth in our community today? 

This year, the Peer 2 Peer team at Collingwood Neighbourhood House aims to find out by conducting a youth-led and youth-focused, community health research project. To prepare for this project, the McCreary Centre Society will be hosting a one-day research training on Sunday, Oct. 17th from 12:00PM to 3:00PM via Zoom. This training will cover topics such as how to develop research questions, comparing different research methods, basic research skills, and the importance of ethics and confidentiality.  

If you have any questions or would like to take part in this FREE training and research project, please email the Peer 2 Peer Program Manager, Jennifer Lingbaoan, at


Click here to learn more 

Vancouver Public Library

Reading Buddies

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Reading Buddies for Teens What is Reading Buddies? Reading Buddies is a program that pairs teens aged 13-18 with kids in grades 2 to 4 who would like to improve their reading. We are looking for role models who can connect with children and help them become engaged with the library and develop a love of reading and learning. The program includes a training component and will have ongoing support from library staff.

Teen Advisory Group

Teen Advisory Group

TAG stands for Teen Advisory Group – a place where you can share your ideas about the library’s teen programs, services and collections! Our citywide TAG brings teens together from all over Vancouver using Zoom.  

What does TAG do?

  • Advise librarians on programs and services
  • Develop and lead teen programs when possible
  • Meet every two weeks online using Zoom
  • Promote the library as a great place to be

When does TAG meet? TAG meets September-June.

Meetings take place virtually on Zoom (link will be emailed before the meeting). There are 2 separate TAG groups that meet on alternating Tuesdays at 4-5pm starting on September 28th. There are 2 separate TAG groups that meet on alternating Thursdays at 4-5pm starting on September 30th.

Where does TAG meet?

For this program you will need a computer, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone and the Zoom app. A link and password to join the event will be emailed to registrants.

How can I volunteer for TAG? Membership is open to anyone 13-18 years of age living in Vancouver. Register here! Have additional questions? Email


YWCA Circle of Sisters Indigenous Mentorship Program