The Whistler Youth Centre has been operating for over 10 years and it is a successful tool used by the community of Whistler and its visiting guests. We work with youth 13-18 years of age and primarily function as a drop in center with a referral capacity, linking youth to various resources (mental, sexual health & educational resources etc.) We also create programs and special events for our youth clientele. Our mandate is ‘to create a safe and stimulating environment for all youth to call their own.’
We have a minimum of two fantastic staff on at all times hanging out with the kids and facilitating programs and projects. We work closely with Whistler Secondary School and other reputable organizations such as Whistler Community Services Society, LUNA (partner program focusing on 18-35yr olds), The Mountain Youth Society, Sea to Sky Community Services as well as all other youth centres in the Sea to Sky corridor.
The Youth Workers at the centre also act as a referral source for youth and assist them with things like attaining a new or first job, school issues and social struggles. WE are a space where youth feel at home. They meet up with friends and make new ones here too!