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Children, Youth & Families Living Healthy Lives

Recreation & Social

AYC Youth Centre at ARC

Abbotsford Youth Commission

The youth centre at ARC is a safe place for youth to hang out and enjoy a fully staffed and supervised environment. There are video games, pool, sports, crafts, activities, and more each day.

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AYC Youth Centre at MRC

Abbotsford Youth Commission

The youth centre at MRC is a safe place for youth to hang out and enjoy a fully staffed and supervised environment. There are video games, pool, sports, crafts, activities, and more each day.

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Basketball

Abbotsford Youth Commission

We have the gym at Abby Middle School to ourselves every Wednesday evening, so come out and shoot some hoops with us. All skill levels are welcome and make sure to bring a friend.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley

Serving as role models, our volunteer mentors act as an extra social support, helping increase a child's self- esteem. Mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and for having respect for family, peers and community. We pair children and youth with a 1-on-1 mentor and run group mentoring programs built around positive self-image, healthy living, and an active lifestyle.

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Central Abbotsford Community School Society

The Central Abbotsford Community School Society is a group of schools in the Central Abbotsford area that have been converted into community schools. As a society, we work with each school to utilize the facility when it is not being used for educational purposes to provide recreational and educational opportunities for the community.

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Dinner Nights

Abbotsford Youth Commission

Each month we will be host two FREE dinner nights, one at ARC and one at MRC. Youth can come and help prep and cook the entire meal. These dinner nights are made possible by a grant from the Abbotsford Community Foundation.

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Floor Hockey

Abbotsford Youth Commission

Join us every Thursday for a great game of floor hockey. All skill levels are welcome and we will provide you with equipment if needed. All you need to do is show up and have fun!

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Girls Night

Abbotsford Youth Commission

This program encourages girls to get active in a fun and supportive atmosphere. During each week of the eight sessions, girls will try various activities at different locations around Abbotsford. Activities may include rock climbing, dance, martial arts, yoga, and more. Financial assistance may be available for this program.

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Guys Alive

Abbotsford Youth Commission

Guys Alive is an eight week program for grade 7 boys that runs at local elementary and middle schools during the lunch hour. The program aims to educate boys on peer pressure, bullying, friendships, healthy living, and teamwork through games and activities. Contact the AYC to see if it is offered in your school.

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Guys Night

Abbotsford Youth Commission

The AYC has designed a program that allows ‘the guys’ to get together and have a super fun evening. The group will meet at various locations around Abbotsford for activities such as rock climbing, golfing, kickboxing, and more. Financial assistance may be available for this program.

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Just for Girls

Abbotsford Youth Commission

Just For Girls is a group that has been designed around grade 7 girls’ needs. This is a program where girls can interact with their peers and talk about issues affecting them. Some of the topics to be discussed are body image, role models, bullying, internet safety, conflicts with friends, and more. Just For Girls runs at local elementary and middle schools during lunch hour. Contact the AYC to see if it is offered in your school.

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LEAD

Abbotsford Youth Commission

LEAD is a newly designed program that teaches youth about leadership, team building, communication, and special events planning skills. Youth will have the opportunity to participate in community events, build their network, and earn volunteer hours towards their graduation. This program will build self-confidence, develop life skills, and act as a stepping stone for our Youth Council Program. LEAD runs from September until June and is free for youth.

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Life Skills

Abbotsford Youth Commission

Throughout the school year, the AYC offers multiple registered programs for youth to partake in. Babysitting Training, FoodSafe, Employment Readiness, and Holiday Craft activities are a few of the courses offered.

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Mayday Club Youth Choir

Mayday Club Autism Advocacy Association

The Mayday Club Youth Choir is an inclusive rock music team made up of children, youth, and young adults with and without autism. We are the only touring rock music group for autism advocacy in BC.

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Open Gym

Abbotsford Youth Commission

We will have the gym to ourselves on Saturday nights at ARC. Come in through the youth centre and have the opportunity to play all your favourite sports and try a few new ones.

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Special Olympics British Columbia - Abbotsford

Sports programs for individuals with an intellectual disability. Be a fan of tolerance, empowerment, and dignity. Be a fan of Special Olympics.

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Summer Life Skills

Abbotsford Youth Commission

Throughout the summer months, we will have various basic Life Skill programs for youth to participate in. All youth 12-18 years old are welcome to register for these programs.

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Summer Youth Zone

Abbotsford Youth Commission

Our ARC youth centre is open during the summer and has planned activities each day. The center is fully staffed and supervised at all times. Youth can play games, participate in crafts, play video games, or just hang out.

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Tech Club

West Abbotsford Community School

Our tech club takes a whole new approach to technology. The program will run for the whole school year and will focus on exposing students to the many different fields that use computers. Students will have an opportunity to build games, animations, websites, and much more.

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Teen Groups

Youth Resource Centre - Abbotsford Community Services

Youth Resource Centre offers a variety of groups for youth that address different aspects in youth's lives, build skills and offer support from youth workers and peers.

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Wheelchair Basketball

City of Abbotsford

We have partnered with BC Wheelchair Basketball Society to present this fun, fast paced sport that is sure to challenge and excite. Specially trained coaches will teach fundamental movements through drills and games. Limited number of sport wheelchairs available for use.

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Youth & Family Inclusion (Y-Fi)

Foundry Abbotsford - Abbotsford Community Services

A safe place where youth and families communicate and create together!

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Youth Council

Abbotsford Youth Commission

Youth Council is a high level leadership program for youth in grades 10-12. Youth Council brings together young people from all of the local high schools to discuss pertinent youth issues, get involved in local projects and participate in community and city committees. This is serious stuff, but Youth Council is also a place where young people will form life-long friendships and have a super fun time in the process.

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Youth Education Support (YES)

Youth Resource Centre - Abbotsford Community Services

Youth are supported in maintaining school or transitioning back into school and addressing barriers that interfere with school success.

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Youth Focus

Abbotsford Youth Commission

Attend one of our free youth centres and help make it “the place to be”. Talk about issues facing youth in Abbotsford, develop your leadership and team building skills, and have a say in what activities happen at the youth centre.

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Youth Mentorship

Youth Resource Centre - Abbotsford Community Services

Youth are provided with a positive adult role model to increase youth resiliency and success.

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Youth Night

Abbotsford Youth Commission

The AYC has designed a program that allows youth to get together and have a super fun evening. The group will meet at various locations around Abbotsford for activities such as dancing, bowling, fishing, and more. Financial assistance may be available for this program.

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Youth Services

Abbotsford Youth Commission

The Abbotsford Youth Commission exists to identify, promote, improve, increase and provide services and programs for youth in Abbotsford.

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Youth Unlimited

(West Abbotsford)

Youth Unlimited engages in relational, authentic, and culturally supportive ways with youth and their families in the Townline/Blue Jay community to help them holistically thrive. Our staff, Greg Sawatzky and Dave Wiebe, volunteer in Rick Hansen Secondary and Eugene Reimer Middle school to assist students with their academic and social development.

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Online Resources

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