About YIA

Youth In Action

Youth in Action (YIA) was founded in 1995 by CLBC as a public program for youth with special needs. In order to qualify for the program, your teenager must be registered with the Ministry of Children and Family Development and have a CYSN file. YIA is specifically designed for 13 to 18 year olds with mild to moderate developmental disabilities who are currently attending high school. We usually meet in the Willow Room at Trout Lake Community Centre. 

After School Program

Our After School program operates from 3:15pm to 5:30pm on weekdays. The staff to youth ratio is 1:4. The maximum is 8 youth on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and 12 on Thursdays and Fridays.

 

Join us 2 or 3 times per week, for a commitment of the season. We aim to build on life skills through activities such as cooking, pottery, sports drills, yoga, interactive group games, taking public transit, shopping, and practicing personal hygiene. These activities enhance reading comprehension, money skills, encourage physical health and well-being. We also promote healthy boundaries amongst peers and staff, while developing peer friendships using social skills. With increased awareness of facilities and resources available in the community, and awareness of preparing for employment, our youth grow in independence and confidence.

Holiday Program

Our Holiday program operates from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Holidays include Spring, Summer, and Winter Breaks, as well as VSB Pro-D days. The staff to youth ratio is 1:4. For our Holiday Programs, the maximum is 12 youth.

During the Spring, Summer, and Winter breaks, YIA operates full-day programs on a week-to-week basis. We also offer 1 day programs for VSB Pro-D days. These holiday programs include out-trips such as: Playland, Cultus Lake Water Park, rock climbling, movie theatres, Grouse Mountain, and the Vancouver Christmas Market!

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