Foundry Sea to Sky
Give Squamish Youth the Bright Future They Deserve
Join the Foundry Sea to Sky Capital Campaign & help youth find the supports they need
Squamish Youth Need Your Support
The need for youth supports has never been greater in Squamish. 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%.
YOUTH AND CAREGIVER ADVISORY COMMITTEES
Interested in helping shape the future of Foundry Sea to Sky?
Have a keen interest in supporting local youth?
We are currently accepting applications for two seats on the Youth Advisory Committee. Applications will be accepted from September 10 to September 24 at 4pm. We thank you for your interest, but only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
9 spots are held on each committee. Committee meetings happen monthly with additional time spent throughout the year on special projects and/or working groups.
Read the job descriptions for committee members here:
Honoraria will be provided to committee members for their work.
Contact Krista Germyn at email@example.com
Foundry Sea to Sky Coming Spring 2022
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 – when they need it
Squamish has been selected as one of eight communities to open a new Foundry Centre, offering critical supports and services for youth mental health and wellness.
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy announced June 15, 2020 that Sea to Sky Community Services (SSCS) will be lead agency responsible for opening and operating “Foundry Sea to Sky.” As lead agency, SSCS will receive up to $800,000 to establish the centre.
Foundry is a province-wide network of integrated health and social service centres providing young people, ages 12-24, with a safe and judgement-free environment, where they can feel comfortable asking for help and accessing the services they need. Foundry centres provide comprehensive care through integrating mental health, substance use services, primary care, social services, and peer support.
Foundry Sea to Sky will provide a combination of recreational, educational and clinical programming. It will be a safe place for Squamish youth to find the care, connection and supports they deserve.
Foundry Sea to Sky 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), Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions (MMHA), District of Squamish (DoS), Squamish Nation and School District 48 (SD48).
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 Foundry Sea to Sky will be at the heart of it all!
Programs & Services
Foundry Sea to Sky 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, Foundry Sea to Sky will sit next to Howe Sound Secondary School and a public park, and close to transit and downtown Squamish.
Future location of Foundry Sea to Sky