Youth Programs

Our youth programs provide a safe and welcoming space for young people ages 13-18 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 Lounge

Safe and welcoming space for youth to meet peers, enjoy free snacks and beverages, and participate in various fun activities offered:

  • Board games
  • Multi-gaming table
  • Creative Corner
  • Reading space
  • Special events
  • And more!


Please email if you have any questions.

Dates and Location

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays,

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Where: Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton St.)

Youth Leadership Committee

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

How to join:

Please email 


Youth Leadership Council members will also have an opportunity to apply for $200 honorarium to support and lead special events and programs.

Youth 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 open in April 2023.

To learn more:

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


Youth (ages 15-29) residing in the West End or Downtown, Vancouver.

Indigenous youth from any neighbourhood is eligible to apply.

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