Youth

In late 2019, in collaboration and consultation with Squamish youth and partner agencies, the District adopted a Youth Strategy.
The vision of the Squamish Youth Strategy is that Squamish Youth thrive to their highest potential and are healthy, happy and engagement community members.
Programs and Events
Youth Pool Takeover

Youth Services Fall Programming

Foundry Sea to Sky

Foundry Sea to Sky will offer integrated health, social and recreational services to make it easier for young people and their families to access help before their concerns have a severe impact on their health and well-being. Here's the thing, due to circumstances beyond their control, the Foundry Sea to Sky building won't be open for a few months yet but since the youth can't wait, they're offering services at interim locations until their new home is ready.  Visit their Services page to find out how and where to access Foundry services.  For more information on current Sea to Sky Community Services programs and services go to: www.sscs.ca/youth-services/

Youth Resources
An ever evolving and expanding list of websites and phone numbers for youth in Squamish who find themselves in critical need

Vancouver Coastal Health, Youth Health Services:

Find youth services designed to meet your needs. Most services are for people between the ages of 12-24.

Kids Help Phone: 1.800.668.6868

Kids Help Phone is always there. No matter the topic, they will listen. This resource judgment free, totally private and available 24 hours a day. Free texting service also available by messaging the word CONNECT to 686868. Online chat is available is available as well.

British Columbia Crisis Centre: 1.800.784.2433

Telephone line available 24 hours a day if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.

Youth in B.C.: Howe Sound & Sunshine Coast 1.866.661.3311

Chat with a crisis responder by phone 24 hours a day or connect through online chat from noon to 1am.

310 Mental Health: 310.6789 (no area code required)

Call the Mental Health Support Line for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health.

Squamish Youth Council

In the Youth Strategy, a key value of "Speak Up and Leadership" was identified and as such, the Squamish Youth Council was created to give Youth the opportunity to engage with the Mayor, District of Squamish Council and Community Leaders. 

The goals of the Squamish Youth Council are:

  • To amplify the voice of Squamish youth in matters and projects that directly impact them.
  • To create a pipeline of youth-centered projects & programming that support Squamish Youth Strategy.
  • To plant the seeds of civic engagement mindset and skill set in Squamish Youth.
  • To connect Youth with community leaders, politicians, businesses and organizations that would like input from them.
  • To set in motion a turn-key program for future mayor & council to implement year over year.

To learn more about the Squamish Youth Council and it's members, click here.