Youth Hub Capital Campaign
Give Squamish Youth the Bright Future They Deserve
Join the Squamish Youth Hub Capital Campaign and help us raise $1.6 million
Squamish Youth Need Your Support
The need for youth supports has never been greater in Squamish with the upcoming closure of the Squamish Youth Resource Centre. As Canada’s sixth fastest growing community, it has one of British Columbia’s largest per capita populations of children. In fact, the child population (aged 0-14) in Squamish grew by 14% from 2011-2016, far above the national average of 4%.
Young people in our community need a safe space where they can not only meet up and have fun, but also find the help they desperately need.
The new Squamish Youth Hub will provide a combination of recreational, educational and clinical programming for young people ages 12-24. It will be a safe place for youth to find the care, connection and supports they deserve.
The Squamish Youth Hub is the result of a ground-breaking and community-wide partnership between SSCS, Squamish Youth, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH), Ministry of Children & Family Development (MCFD), District of Squamish (DoS), and Squamish Nation.
The project is also the direct result of the District-led Youth Strategy program; “For Youth, By Youth.” This is the framework for youth engagement in our community, and the Youth Hub will be at the heart of it all!
Programs & Services
Operating under a Foundry BC model, the Youth Hub will offer a diverse slate of recreational and educational programs, health and wellness resources, services and supports—all in one convenient location!
Located on the ground floor of the Buckley Affordable Housing Project, a 76-unit housing development, the new Youth Hub will sit next to Howe Sound Secondary School and a public park, and close to transit and downtown Squamish. The proposed site is the location of the current Youth Centre, which is outdated and in need of replacement.
Future location of the Squamish Youth Hub
I like coming to the Youth Centre after school to have a safe, warm place to hang out.