The Youth Wellness Program, along with the Youth Wellness Centre, foster a safe and friendly environment for our youth to relax, socialize and live and learn about a healthy, harm-free lifestyle.
While the Youth Program is focused on fun and physical activities, there’s also health components throughout the activities. Through group discussions, presentations and guest speakers youth are educated around the topics of mental health & wellness; risky behavior; self-esteem and building confidence; substance abuse; peer pressure and bullying; physical health including basic hygiene, oral health, body changes and puberty; and sex ed.
Activities and outings in the Youth Wellness Program include but are not limited to:
• Organized Sports and Activities eg. Basketball, roller blading, hiking, etc.
• Cultural Arts and Crafts
• Video production
• Computer and internet access
• Free play
• Group Discussions
• Guest speakers and Presentations
A Youth Wellness Coordinator runs the programs and leads the activities and outings.
All youth, up to the age of 18, are welcome to participate in all activities for free. Other Kitselas members are also welcome to join but must first get permission from the Youth Coordinator.
Current Schedule of Activities
Activity information will be listed here and on the website calendar.
Location and Contact Information
The Kitselas Youth Centre is in Gitaus, kitty corner to the Administration Building. The Centre’s phone number is 250-635-3117.
Contact the Youth Coordinator (link to staff directory page) or drop by the Youth Centre for more info.
You can also befriend the “Kitselas Youth-Wellness Coordinator” profile on Facebook to keep up to date with what’s happening.