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.








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    Calgary Youth Foundation Grant Available!

    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. The next C...

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    Youth Volunteer Photographers Wanted!

    The Speak Your Mind Project is a photography campaign dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and giving youth a chance to share their stories. Created by youth, the SYM Project is about pu...

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    Congratulations on an awesome YVC summer

    Thanks to our youth volunteers, community partners, summer team leaders and office staff – we had an awesome summer. We worked with 53 community organizations to send our youth volunteers to 350...

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    Join a Youth Central Steering Committee

    We are currently accepting applications for all Youth Central steering committees:   CONOCOPHILLIPS YOUTH OF DISTINCTION AWARDS: This annual city-wide awards program recognize deserving youth, 13...

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    Calla Ha: July Volunteer of the Month

    Meet Calla Ha, one of two volunteers who have been selected as July’s Volunteers of the Month. Stay tuned for August’s Volunteers of the Month!...

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    Tommy Le: July Volunteer of the Month

    Each month, Youth Central will be selecting two volunteers to be highlighted as our ‘Volunteers of the Month’ – meet Tommy Le, July’s Volunteer of the Month. Check back to see ...

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    Volunteer in Profile: Mikaela Johnson

    Why did you begin volunteering with us? I originally began volunteering, because I wasn’t involved in very many activities outside of school, and in general, I felt pretty disconnected. Since I ...

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    YYC Block Party a Success!

    On June 27th, 2015, Youth Central’s YYC Block Party was a huge success with over 1500 attendees, 26 non profit organizations and vendors at Eau Claire Market Festival Square. We had amazing weat...