Youth Programs

Our youth programs provide a safe and welcoming spaces and events for young people ages 12-29 to connect, learn, and build an inclusive and positive community together. We aim to provide opportunities for motivated young people coming from various backgrounds, to create meaningful friendships, undergo skill-building, volunteer alongside their friends, and share their initiatives.

Current Programs

Youth Leadership Council

This is a perfect opportunity for youth interested in exploring pathways to leadership and getting extra volunteering hours. Youth Leadership Council will meet on a monthly basis to discuss initiatives, special events and programs for youth around West End. This is a great chance for motivated young people to make a difference!

Youth ages 13-18 are eligible to join!

How to Join

Please email anfisa@gordonhouse.orgor call (604) 683-2554

Orange Study

Quiet and open space for students ages 13-18 to study, do homework, and hang out after school.

The space offers multiple seating areas, snacks, and beverages!

Free Drop-in!

Please email anfisa@gordonhouse.orgfor any questions.

Youth Neighbourhood Small Grants

Got an idea for a project or event that youth in the neighborhood would love? Share with us and get a Small Neighbourhood Grant (up to $500) to bring it to life! Examples include but are not limited to: karaoke, movie night, yoga class, arts & crafts workshop, 2SLGBTQ+ youth night, etc.

Applications for the spring period open in March7th, 2023 and close April 18th, 2023.

To learn more:

Please email if you have any questions. Visit the Neighbourhood Small Grants page to find out more details.

Youth Special Events

Special events for youth vary monthly and are aimed at providing safe space to make connections, find volunteering opportunities, try new things, acquire new skills, and have fun!

June events:

Father’s Day Gift Making: Wednesday, June 14th, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (families and youth ages up to 18 y/o are welcome)
Make one of a kind gift for your dad! We will be decorating T-shirts with a variety of materials and techniques. All of the materials and refreshments will be offered!
*Free Drop-in!*

Watercolour Paint Night: Thursday, June 15th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (youth ages 18-25)
Paint Night at our plaza! Come and join a relaxing evening of painting alongside your neighbours. Materials and refreshments will be offered.
For more information or to register, please visit HERE
*By Donation*

To register or to learn more, please email


Please email if you have any questions or would like to register.

Check out our space:

Youth Lounge and Youth Leadership Council programs have been created in partnership with United Way British Columbia.

To learn more about United Way please visit