Special Projects and Programs



H!Pkids is a program of Humanity in Practice, a long-time partner of Youth Central, which offers flexible volunteer opportunities to elementary-aged children.

For youth interested in: Elementary-aged volunteerism
What we do: H!PKids runs October through May and has a different volunteer project each month that classrooms, groups or homes can participate in. H!PKids gives children a chance to help some worthy agencies meet their goals.
To get involved or for more information, contact: Janica Fisher at hip@shaw.ca or visit www.behip.ca.

Youth Can Vote (during municipal elections)

Youth Can Vote Calgary is a web-based initiative that provides non-partisan, election related resources to students interested in learning about and participating in the municipal election process.

For youth interested in: Politics, current issues

What we do: On Election Day, youth are encouraged to cast their votes for the municipal election in a mock election format through schools. In addition, Youth Town Hall meetings are organized for youth to pose questions to aldermanic and mayoral candidates. Finally, www.youthcanvote.com provides  a resource for youth to become educated about the issues affecting our city and the promise and platforms of the mayoral and aldermanic candidates.

To get involved or for more information, contact: Ros Doi, Program Director, at ros@youthcentral.com.