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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

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

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

Vancouver Public Library

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

Youth Gym Time

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Basketball 4:15-5:00, 5:15-6:00, or 6:15-7:00 and Volleyball 7:30-8:15

Renfrew Park Community Centre youth gym time is open for basketball and volleyball. If you’re interested in booking a 45 minute gym time slot, you need to register online 3 days before. There is a max of 12 participants between 13-18 years old. There will be protocols such as hand sanitizing, no contact play, only skills development and the staff will walk through the rules on a regular basis.

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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October 5-30 Monday- Friday 4:00-6:00pm

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.


Collingwood Neighbourhood House

Youth Centre Drop in 

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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

Youth Badminton Drop-in

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Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm

Badminton Drop-In for youth between the ages 12-14. Cost is $10 for a 6 visit pass. Limited capacity, reserve your spot at

Contact: Sanjeev Karwal,, 604-412-3844

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