Youth

We envision a City where all youth feel that they have a voice and opportunity to positively impact their community.

Read the City's Youth Strategy [PDF - 302 KB]

Focus Areas:

  • Openness and Inclusivity
  • Communication and Education
  • Opportunities and Support

City of Victoria Youth Council

The City of Victoria Youth Council is a youth-driven, grassroots program funded by the City of Victoria and hosted in 2020/2021 by Quadra Village Community Centre. Youth Council offers opportunities for young people to get involved and act as young leaders in their community. They are a passionate group who take action and raise awareness about important issues in the community and share youth perspectives and experiences with Victoria City Council, City staff and citizens.

For more information on City of Victoria Youth Council, please contact info@cvyc.ca.

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions please contact the Youth Strategy Assistant through engage@victoria.ca.

Supports and Resources

  1. Where can I go for mental health support?

    Foundry Victoria is available for youth up to 24 years of age and provides mental health, physical health, sexual health, and peer support services.

    For youth older than 24 years of age, you can contact Need2 Suicide Prevention, Education and Support.

    The United Way's 2-1-1 telephone line and online directory service connects users with vital community and social resources, from basic needs like housing and food, to support for seniors and children, to responding to crisis situations.

     If you need immediate mental health support, please call 9-1-1 or go to a hospital nearest to you.

  2. Where can I access information on youth and recreation programming?

    All information on our youth recreation programming is available here.

  3. Can you recommend any local organizations available for immigrants and refugees?

    Some organizations that work with immigrants, refugees and newcomers in Victoria include:

  4. Where can I access open youth volunteer opportunities?

    Leadership Victoria and Volunteer Victoria are two local organizations that are geared towards youth leadership development and youth volunteer opportunities.

  5. What are some local Indigenous organizations and resources?

    The City of Victoria is located on the homelands of the Songhees and Esquimalt People. Learn more about our committment to reconciliation.

    Some organizations that do amazing work for Indigenous youth in Greater Victoria include:

  6. Does the City have any youth-specific granting opportunities?

    The City has grants that are available for youth and youth programming. Please visit our granting page here.

  7. Where can I find about the City's engagement projects and provide input?

    Learn about and participate in the City's engagement activities here.