​​​​​​​​Overv​iew:

  • Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op (CNYC) offers a community-based program. Students can earn high school credits while also gaining hands-on experience in carpentry, urban gardening or bicycle maintenance.

  • Youth come to CNYC generally by self-referral, but it does take referrals from outside agencies, such as the Young Offenders Program. 

  • CNYC does not screen youth. Anyone who is interested can participate.​

Benefits:

  • CNYC partners with social workers, youth outreach workers and other counsellors  in​ order to provide an integrated approach to meeting young people’s often complex needs.

  • CNYC is located at 905 20th Street West, a neighbourhood where youth naturally congregate and feel comfortable.

  • Students develop a sense of cultural pride and establish relationships with their community through First Nations cultural teachings.

  • Life skills classes - nutrition, budgeting, relationships - provide students with practical skills and help build self esteem.