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.
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.