We provide a place for youth to find meaningful volunteer experiences. We help youth make a difference and be active, caring citizens. We support youth in building valuable skills for future employment. We give youth a voice. We grow young people’s understanding of the community. We build Calgary’s leaders of today and tomorrow.












  • Jack Leslie

    Apply for the Jack Leslie Youth Environment Grant

    The Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant honours the positive impact former Mayor Jack Leslie had on the city and the environment, and is awarded to youth in Calgary who continue his efforts. This pa...

  • Discovering Choices Youth Council presented with YMCA Peace Medal

    Discovering Choices Receives YMCA Peace Medal

    We’re proud to announce that part of our Outreach program, the Discovering Choices Youth Council received the YMCA Peace Medal in the Youth Group category.   From the Calgary Board of Educa...

  • Revv52

    Revv52 Open Rehearsal in Support of Youth Central

    Revv52 invites you to a free public open rehearsal for our upcoming May performance – Gospel Revvolution. Featuring the music of performers such as Sam Smith, Bruce Springsteen, and Ray Charles,...

  • Brandon Wedemire

    Volunteer in Profile: Brandon Wedemire

    1) Why did you begin volunteering with us?   I started volunteering because of a man named Tony. Tony came in to my school one day and he gave a presentation on the different options at youth cen...

  • CYF Spring Grant Ad 2015

    Kick Start Your Project with a Calgary Youth Foundation Grant

      If you have a great idea for a youth (12-18) project in Calgary, we have the funds to back you up!  Receive up to $2,000 for youth driven projects in your community, school or neighbourhood. &...

  • ConocoPhillips Youth of Distinction Awards Race to Nominate Recipients, Crescent Heights High School

    ConocoPhillips Youth of Distinction Awards Race to Nominate Winners

    The results from the annual ConocoPhillips Youth of Distinction Awards Race to Nominate Competition are in! For turning in the most nominations Youth Central would like to congratulate the following s...

  • noimpact

    TD Youth Earth Ambassadors No Impact Week

    Join the TD Youth Earth Ambassadors in taking part in No Impact Week, March 8 – March 15! You will stop consuming new goods on a Sunday, then on Monday you will stop making trash, and on Tuesday...

  • Youth Week

    Host a Youth Week 2015 Event!

    Are you a student, a member of a club, or teacher at a school? A member of an organization or work at a store? Want to get involved with Youth Week, which runs from April 26-May 3, 2015? Host an event...