It’s your future. Make it better and brighter.

Want to expand your horizons or need to get your life back on track? We’re here for you. The Y’s youth engagement programs are all about empowering young people to be the best they can be regardless of circumstance. You can:

  • Get training and mentorship to help you become a community leader
  • Go on exchange programs to help you experience more of Canada
  • Build self-esteem and gain confidence at Teen Nights
  • Get mental health support and coping skills
  • Attend alternative education programs tailored to your needs


Want to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Your thoughts and ideas can change the world, and we want to help you get started. Our youth leadership programs give you the opportunity to get involved in your community — and to meet other people as passionate as you are.

Learn about Leadership

Services & Social Activities

Being a teen isn't easy! The YMCA offers teens special support programs to address barriers that can limit their potential.

Learn about Services & Social Activities

Employment & Training

Learn about Employment & Training

Travel & Cultural Exchanges

Learn about Travel & Cultural Exchanges

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