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Child and Youth Engagement Programs

Organization Name


Service Location

Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA) Affiliation of over 75 multicultural agencies providing immigrant settlement and multicultural services in BC BC - Province Wide
BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centers Umbrella association of 23 friendship centers throughout BC that provide services to Aboriginal communities in an urban setting. BC - Province Wide
BC Federation for Youth in Care Networks Provides programs, services, learning opportunities and opportunities to network for youth in and from government care in BC BC - Province Wide
BC Teachers' Federation Union of professionals representing 41,000 public school teachers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. BC - Province Wide
Big Brothers Offer friendship-based mentoring programs for boys and girls and provide volunteer opportunities for men and women. BC - Province Wide
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland Committed to enhancing the confidence, self-esteem and well-being of girls through supportive friendships with caring women BC - Province Wide
Boys and Girls Club Provides a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. BC - Province Wide
Britannia Community Services Centre Develops, coordinates and supports a wide range of programs and services for Grandview-Woodland and Strathcona, by working with community members, partners, and local agencies. BC - Lower Mainland
Broadway Youth Resource Centre An integrated one-stop centre that provides a wide range of social, health, education, employment and life skills services to homeless and at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 24. BC - Lower Mainland
Cape Breton Center for Child Rights The focus of the Centre is on child rights research, education, student training, and advocacy activities. Nova Scotia
Covenant House Vancouver Youth community support services which provides street outreach, a non-residential drop-in program, a 54 bed 24-hour crisis shelter, and Rights of Passage, ROP, a 6- 24 months transitional living program). BC - Lower Mainland
Developmental Disabilities Association Developmental Disabilities Association supports people with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential and is one of the largest daycare providers in the Lower Mainland. BC - Province Wide
Environmental Youth Alliance Implement community driven projects with a mission to engage youth in the inner city and recognize youth as assets and leaders in building healthy communities. BC - Lower Mainland
Equitas Offers human rights education and capacity building programs, assists with civil society and government participation in human rights in Canada and abroad. International
Family Services of Greater Vancouver Offers professional counselling, therapy, education, advocacy, planning, and other supportive services to children and adults. BC - Lower Mainland
Free the Children World’s largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million youth involved in education and development programs in 45 countries. Canada - National
Immigrant Services Society The society provides a variety of services to Lower Mainland immigrant and refugee communities. BC - Province Wide
International Institute on Child Rights and Development (IICRD) Organization that conducts research, runs projects and creates resources locally and internationally with the aim of advancing the quality of life and development of vulnerable children around the globe. BC - Province Wide
Justice Education Society of BC Provides hands-on, targeted, two-way education between the public and those working in the justice system. BC - Province Wide
KAYA (Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association) KAYA advocates for Aboriginal Youth representation and participation in the community. BC - Province Wide
Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights Facilitates the development of initiatives and projects dedicated to the advancement and betterment of the lives of children. Canada - National
LOVE LOVE is a program that prevents youth violence by training youth to lead a movement against it BC - Lower Mainland
McCreary Centre Society Conducts community-based research and projects addressing current youth health issues of young people in BC. BC - Province Wide
BC Ministry of Aboriginal Relations Initiates and promotes innovative approaches to Aboriginal policy and is BC's representative for all treaty negotiations. BC - Province Wide
BC Ministry of Children and Family Development Promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children and youth, and supports healthy child and family development to maximize the potential of every child in B.C. BC - Province Wide
BC Ministry of Education (BC) Creates educational goals and strategies through working with school boards and community groups to ensure that K - 12 students in BC are able to reach their full potential. BC - Province Wide
BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Works to maintain and enhance public safety in every community across the province. BC - Province Wide
Options Organization that provides a range of health related services ranging from housing to mental health services. BC - Province Wide
Options for Sexual Health Provides comprehensive education, information, support for sexual expression and reproductive choice, and confidential clinical services that help British Columbians enjoy healthy sexuality throughout life. BC - Province Wide
PeerNet BC Provides support and resources to peer groups and peer-led initiatives across BC. BC - Province Wide
Plea Provides support and service to children, youth, adults and families who face significant challenges in their communities through Volunteer Mentoring, Addiction, Residential Care, Youth Justice, Youth Outreach, School & Work and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). BC - Province Wide
Qmunity Gab Youth (HAS HELP LINE) Provides information, support, referrals, education workshops, and a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersex, queer, questioning (queer) youth 25 years of age and under and their allies. BC - Lower Mainland
Canadian Red Cross RespectED: Child Abuse and Violence Prevention Program Provides prevention education workshops, online courses, peer-to-peer antibully programs, and materials to children, youth and adults. Canada - National
Reel Youth Media empowerment program supporting young people to create and distribute films about their visions for a more just and sustainable world. BC - Province Wide
Representative for Children and Youth of BC Supports children, youth and families who need help in dealing with the child welfare system, provides oversight to the Ministry of Children and Family Development and advocates for improvements to the child welfare system. BC - Province Wide
Lillooet Restorative Justice Program Offers a community based justice process and restorative justice facilitator training. BC - Interior
Society for Children and Youth of BC Organization that advocates for the rights of children through conducting research, developing toolkits, engaging youth and public campaigns. BC - Province Wide
Minnesota Human Rights Education Center This is My Home is a human rights education resource and toolkit for primary and secondary students, which seeks to create peaceful, effective, and fun learning environments for all to excel in Minnesota schools. USA
UNICEF Upholds the Convention on the Rights of the Child through monitoring, advocacy, youth involvement, empowerment programs, research and policy development in 190 countries. International
United Nations Association of BC - Vancouver Chapter Organization promoting UN programs and activities within BC BC - Lower Mainland
United Native Nations Formed in order to address the political and socio-economic concerns of Non-status aboriginals in British Columbia. BC - Province Wide
Urban Native Youth Association Runs a range of day and residential programs to address issues and promote the well being of Native youth. BC - Lower Mainland
Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) Offers a programs and services to support Aboriginal children and families in overcoming their challenges and stay connected to their cultures. BC - Lower Mainland
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Responsible for maintaining public park space and community centers as well as developing and delivering services and programs to diverse communities across the city of Vancouver. BC - Lower Mainland
Vancouver Foundation Canada's largest community foundation that supports charities and communities through grants and management of endowment funds BC - Lower Mainland
BC School Districts Education to Kindergarten to grade 12. It also provides educational programs and services to full-time Adult Education and Continuing Education students. BC - Province Wide
Women's World Summit Foundation A humanitarian, secular, non-governmental and international, non-profit organization with United Nations consultative status, works for a new development paradigm with and for women and children. International
YMCA (Canada) A charity dedicated to the health of both individuals and communities with a focus on inclusiveness and accessibility, serving people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. Canada - National
Youth in Care Network (Canada) National network that exists to voice the opinions and concerns of youth in and from care and promote the improvement of services for this group. Canada - National
YouthCO AIDS Society Run by and for youth between the ages of 15 and 29; programming involves providing support and prevention/education on issues associated with HIV & AIDS. BC - Lower Mainland
YWCA (Canada) Provider of shelter to women, children and teens, childcare services, and literacy, life skills, employment and counselling programs. Canada - National