EVENTS, WORKSHOPS & MORE (*updated May 21, 2024)

  1. Youth in Film Bursaries – The District of North Vancouver is now accepting applications for film bursaries for students pursuing post secondary education in film.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 3.  Please see for more information or to apply.
  2. Teen Zine – The Teen Advisory Council at the North Vancouver City Library is now accepting submissions for the 2024 issue of the Teen Zine. The Teen Zine is a literary and art magazine for and by teens in grades 7 to 12. Please submit your art and writing on the theme What Matters to Youby Sunday, May 5 for inclusion in this year’s publication.
  3. CityFest – Annual free festival for youth by youth at The Shipyards on Saturday, May 11 from 12:00pm-4:30pm.  Enjoy live music, food trucks, local vendors, art, long boarding and more!  See for more details.
  4. Get Your Driver’s License! – Foundry is offering assistance and support for youth (age 15-24) interested in getting their driver’s license.  Youth may attend one or both of the following: Knowledge Test Assistance - schedule your knowledge (L) test, learn the steps to getting your license, study strategies, and receive an ICBC training manual on Mon, May 27 from 5:30pm-7:00pm.  Schedule Driving Lessons – research and choose driving schools, apply for RBC Future Launch Scholarship that will reimburse the cost of driving lessons (up to $1500) on Monday, June 17 from 5:30pm-7:00pm.  Foundry will cover the cost of your L test.  To register,
  5. Nerdy Niches – Foundry presents an inclusive space to learn, practice or teach a nerdy and/or niche hobby!  Some materials may be provided upon request.  The group meets at Foundry North Shore from 3:00pm-4:30pm every Wednesday from May 1-June 26; snacks are provided.  To register, contact
  6. Study Buddies – Foundry presents a study space for youth in high school or post-secondary to meet other students, have a familiar, quiet and distraction-free space to study and connect with Foundry staff with support on their education goals and school work.  The space is available on Tuesdays from 2:30pm-4:30pm; each week food, tea, coffee, treats and school supplies will be available for youth.  To register, contact
  7. EFFT Parent-Caregiver Workshop – Foundry North Shore and CMHA North Shore present a workshop for Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) to manage challenging behaviors and help your loved one approach, process and manage stress and emotions.  Workshops will be held on Thursdays, May 16, 23, 30 and June 6 from 6:00pm-8:00pm online via zoom.  To register, contact
  8. Mondays in Motion – Capilano Community Services presents a recreation program youth (age 16-24) at Lions Gate Rec Centre from 6:00pm-7:30pm on Mondays.  Contact to register.
  9. Journey of Embodiment – Capilano Community Services presents a free workshop offering techniques to cultivate mindfulness, reduce anxiety, combat depression and enhance well-being through dance, postures and breathing.  The workshops take place on Tuesdays, April 9-May 28 from 4:00pm-5:30pm at Lions Gate Rec Centre. to register.
  10. Good Grief Peer Support Group – Parkgate Youth Centre is hosting a free youth (age 12-16) bereavement support group on Tuesdays, April 2-May 14 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  The program discusses death, grief, stigmas, mental health strategies and supports through various activities and discussions with trained bereavement facilitators.  To register,


  1. City Park Stewards – The City of North Vancouver’s Park Stewards program is seeking volunteers for an invasive pull at Greemwood Park from 9:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, May 25.  Register at
  2. NVCL Opportunities – North Vancouver City Library is seeking general volunteers.  For more information, see
  3. NVRC Opportunities – North Vancouver Recreation and Culture is seeking volunteers for general recreation.  For more information, see
  4. MONOVA Opportunities – The Museum and Archives of North Vancouver is seeking volunteers for events, gallery ambassadors, and school programs.  For more information, see
  5. Edible Garden Project Volunteer Opportunities – The Edible Garden Project is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions as well as drop-in volunteer sessions on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-5:00pm.  More information and application forms available at
  6. Loutet Farm Internship – Foundry and the Edible Garden Project present an info workshop for a farming skills internship on May 16 from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  Youth (age 15-24) will be given a $50 honorarium to attend the info session and two positions will be available from June-August 2024.  To register, contact
  7. North Shore Neighbourhood House Opportunities – To apply, see
  8. Presentation House Theatre Opportunities – To apply, see
  9. Family Services Opportunities – To apply, see
  10. KidStart Mentoring Program – KidStart is a one-to-one volunteer mentoring program for children and youth who are at risk of experiencing serious difficulties in their lives.  Volunteer mentors meet weekly with the child or youth they are assigned to and engage them in a variety of community activities.  To find out more information or apply see


  1. NVCL Youth Drop-In – The Room on the 2nd Floor of North Vancouver City Library is reserved for youth (grade 7-12) Monday-Thursday from 3:00pm-6:00pm and Friday from 3:00pm-5:00pm to hang out with friends, complete homework, read, use computers, etc.  Registration is not required.  See for more information.
  2. NVRC Youth Centre Drop-In – For a full schedule of drop-in programs, see
  3. West Van Youth Drop-In Programs – West Vancouver Youth Services offers a number of drop-in opportunities for youth (grade 6-12) from Monday-Saturday.  All youth spaces are open and pre-registration is not required.  For a full schedule of drop-in programs, see
  4. MONOVA Sensory Friendly Sundays – MONOVA presents sensory friendly programming one Sunday per month from 9:00am-11:00am geared towards for neurodiverse visitors of all ages.  For more information or to book a time, see
  5. Foundry Drop-in Counselling & Primary Care – Foundry North Shore offers drop-in counselling from 1:00pm-5:00pm Monday-Thursdays and 1:00pm-4:00pm on Fridays.  Drop-in primary care is offered 2:30pm-5:30pm Monday-Thursdays and 2:00pm-3:30pm on Fridays.  For more information, see
  6. Fearless: Youth Empowering Programming – North Shore Women’s Centre presents expanded youth program with a vision to become a “girls hub” for female-identifying and gender diverse youth.  For more information, see
  7. Wired 4 Success – Hollyburn Community Services Society offers an ongoing 13 week program designed for youth (age 16-30) with barriers to employment.  This program offers individualized planning, financial support, work experience and education encouraging youth to secure employment in their field of interest.  See to register or find out more information.
  8. Youth Employment Skills and Strategy (YESS) – Impact North Shore presents an ongoing program for newcomer youth to develop skills and gain work experience.  For more information, see
  9. Mondays in Motion – Capilano Community Services presents an open gym for youth (age 12-16) on Mondays at Lions Gate Rec Centre’s Gymnasium.  For more information or to register, or see
  10. Empowerment – Capilano Community Services presents a community support group for female-identifying, non-binary and trans youth (age 16-24).  The group meets on Mondays from 4:00pm-5:30pm at Lions Gate Rec Centre’s River Room.  For more information or to register, or see
  11. Wellness Wednesday – Capilano Community Services presents a community building and crafting group for youth (age 16-24).  The group meets on Wednesdays from 4:00pm-5:30pm at Lions Gate Rec Centre.  For more information or to register, contact or see
  12. Gaming Club – Capilano Community Services presents a gaming club for youth (age 12-18).  The club meets every Friday from 3:30pm-5:00pm at Lions Gate Rec Centre’s River Room.  For more information or to register, contact or see
  13. North Shore PACT – The CMHA has launched a civilian-led team that will respond to crisis calls related to mental health and substance use on the North Shore.  Youth (age 13+) can receive over the phone or in-person help with a range of mental health issues.  See for more details.
  14. Provincial Youth Wellbeing Resource – For provincial resources for youth mental health and wellbeing, see