Vancouver Youth Organizations & Services


This is an evolving and growing directory of youth-driven and youth-serving organizations in Vancouver.


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Organizations should be not-for-profit, provide services primarily to Vancouver area youth and/or are run by Vancouver area youth.

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Organization Name Description Website Link
Aboriginal University Prep Program

The Aboriginal University Prep Program helps students build a solid foundation of academic and personal success skills in preparation for your transition to university.

Aboriginal University Prep Program
ACCESS - Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society

ACCESS offers customized employment and training services designed specifically to provide members of the Lower Mainland Urban Aboriginal community with the education and skills to compete equally and effectively in today’s job market.

Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society
Access to Media Education Society (AMES)

The Access to Media Education Society (AMES) is a registered non-profit dedicated to helping cultivate individual, group and mass communications skills. Over 400 youth have created a total of 150 short films, videos and public service announcements.

Artists to Media Education Society
Accessible Education Association

The Accessible Education Association is a youth-run non-profit organization that promotes open education. Our goal is to provide educational supplies such as textbooks to children and youth as well as build such institutions in deprived places.

Accessible Education Association
AFABC Speak-Out Youth Group

The Speak-Out Youth Group is a group of youth-in-care, from care, and adoptees who advocate for teen permanence and adoption!

Speak-Out Youth Zone
Art of Living Foundation - YES!+

YES!+ is a global movement committed to empowering young individuals to live free from stress with confidence and enthusiasm. And building a generation of socially conscious and responsible young leaders.


We empower youth to use their artistic skills to create social change in their communities. We believe in the power of expression and strive to find innovative ways to bridge art with community.

Arts Umbrella

Since 1979, Arts Umbrella has been delivering high-quality arts education to children and youth in Vancouver and beyond. We cater to artistic interests and skill levels— from pre-school to advanced pre-professional training.

Arts Umbrella
ArtStarts in Schools

ArtStarts in Schools provides innovative arts programs for young people, practical resources for teachers and artists, and leadership in advocacy for arts in education.

ArtStarts in Schools
Aunt Leah’s Society (ALS)

ALS helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey we provide supported housing, job training and coaching on the essential skills.

Aunt Leah’s Society