Youth

Programs

Youth

Collingwood Neighbourhood House offers a range of recreation programs and activities for all ages. We strive to provide a good balance of activities for people of all ability levels and interests in our neighbourhood.

HOW TO REGISTER:

To sign up for any of the programs below, do one of the following:
– Call CNH at 604-435-0323 (Joyce location) or 604-428-9142 (Annex location)
– Come visit the reception desk at our Joyce location or Annex location

FEES AND MEMBERSHIP

A $2 CNH membership is required for: Youth up to 15 years old to participate in recreation programs and youth aged 16-24 to participate in all programs.

Those aged 10-18 can also purchase a $10 membership for the Youth Centre.

For descriptions on each program, click on the  symbol.

Arts & Education

Creative Writing for Pre-Teens (Ages 11-13)
Fridays, Jan 10-Mar 6
Cost: $80/8 sessions
Location: Main site

This class is tailored for children who want to explore creative writing in an encouraging environment. Participants are encouraged to participate in several writing projects including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and letters. There are weekly homework assignments.
 
Peer 2 Peer Mentorship
Ongoing
Cost: Free!
Location: Main site

Peer 2 Peer works in conjunction with Windermere Secondary School and its family of elementary schools. This is a peer preventative education program that works with youth on topics such as drug and alcohol misuse, bullying, homelessness and sexual exploitation. The program focuses on involving peers teaching peers about such issues and providing information and tools to help them make healthy decisions. Youth will gain presentation and leadership skills as well as awareness of social issues.

Contact: Kelly Chessman or Mariah Forsythe at 604-435-0323 ext. 277 | cnhpeered.wordpress.com

Sports

Collingwood Indigenous Youth C.R.E.W Club (Ages 12-29)
Ongoing
Cost: Free!

The Renfrew-Collingwood Indigenous Youth C.R.E.W (Culture, Recreation, Education and Work) Club is a youth-led program that offers Indigenous youth opportunities to participate in traditional canoeing in large Northern Dancer canoes. The program offers healthy, outdoor activities, building canoe and water safety skills, increasing cultural knowledge and canoe protocols as well as socializing positively with Indigenous youth and adult role models. Through these activities, the focus is on Indigenous youth between the ages of 12 to 29, to learn new skills, enhance their leadership roles, encourage them to lead program activities and become more involved in community life.

Contact:
Kate Smith, 604-435-0323 ext. 265 or vksmith@cnh.bc.ca
 
Drop-in Badminton (Ages 14-24)
Thursdays (ongoing)
Cost: $1.50/drop-in
Location: Main site

Singles, doubles or just for fun. Open to all levels of play with four available courts.
 
Drop-in Basketball (Ages 16+)
Fridays (ongoing)
Cost: $2.50/drop-in
Location: Main site

Half-court or full-court recreational level drop-in.
 
Wushu (Ages 6-17)
Sundays, Jan 26-Mar 15
Cost: $40.00/8 classes (pre-registration required)
Location: CNH (main site)

Wushu is a modern combination of Chinese martial arts based on the Northern and Southern Chinese form of kung-fu. This class is designed to work on conditioning, flexibility, and basic techniques.
Annex icon Programs with this symbol take place at Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex (3690 Vanness Ave)