There are lots of resoures out there for young people in Edmonton. The following are links from our Relentless Youth Outreacher Workers.
BGS Youth Ventures - http://www.bgsenterprises.com. Clearing house to see if the youth applying for the program are eligible for EI. Check website for more information.
NET- Neighborhood Empowerment Team http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/crimeprevention/neighbourhoodempowermentteams.aspx
YESS- www.yess.org/- Long and short term housing
Inner City Youth Housing Project - http://www.icyhp.ca/ - Short and long term housing
Boyle street School – http://www.bsec.ab.ca Scott principle
TERRA - http://terracentre.ca/ - Lindsey Sylvester- PR – Youth parenting supports housing, parenting, counseling
The Step Up and Step In Youth Ambassadors have been hard at work gathering a list of current resources in Edmonton that they would actually access for help. Please read below for more information and remember to keep coming back to this page, as it will be updated regularly!!!
Carmen’s Choice: Edmonton Public Libraries. Come and grab some knowledge at your local library in Edmonton. Books, computers, music, help with homework and volunteering opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the community and help out for great causes!!!
To find out more about this great resource check out the Edmonton Public Libraries website at: www.epl.ca
Ebanezer’s Choice: BULLYING CANADA. Bullying is a practice seen by most people as a rite of passage, especially in youth. It has resulted in many crimes and has corrupted a great multitude of lives. Crimes of bullies range from assault to extended compounded injuries and life threatening cases resulting in loss of life. A youth who has suffered the strains of bullying has launched a campaign against bullying called bullying Canada for all victims of this abuse. This forum offers victims to come out to share their experiences and also help each other. Youth empowered to help each other when no one else would help or listen. If you want such a help or can help; bullyingcanada.ca is the place for you and us all!!!!!!!!!!
Jadyn’s Choice: The Support Network. Hello all youth! Need some advice? Call (780) 482-4357! It is a specialized program where us youth could call for advice, support, crisis intervention, and referrals. There is even an option to into their counseling programs, as well as more specific programs like gambling, drugs and even alcohol! They also offer really cool on-line resources like an on-line crisis chat group, which you can find out more about on their website at www.thesupportnetwork.com Enjoy!
Katie’s Choice: 124 Youth Program. Is a free drop in Youth Program that offers drop in sessions, special events and field trips for teens between the ages of 12-16. Events include: bowling, festivals, golf, IMAX movies, laser tag, martial arts, outdoor activities, paintball, skating, skiing, snowboarding, swimming and wall climbing. The offer programming Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 4 pm – 7 pm. For more information, check out their website: http://www.edmonton.ca/for_residents/programs/124-youth-program.aspx
Kim’s Choice: Youth Emergency Shelter Society. YESS-Youth Emergency Shelter Society, offers youth at-risk a place to stay, support lines, life skills training, opportunities to join a day program, as well as a 24/7 crisis walk-in and phone support. All of this is available at YESS!!! For more information, check out www.yess.org or call 780.468.7070.
Levi’s Choice: Edmonton Mennonite Centre.The Edmonton Mennonite Centre is for newcomer's that came from other places who have been abused in other countries and may need help with academics and transitioning into Canadian society. You can go there to receive counselling in violence and skill development. They are located at #101, 10209-97 Street, Edmonton AB T5X 0L6. Their phone number is 780.428.5062.
Meredith’s Choice: 211. There are countless helpful services in Edmonton that most people are unaware of. If you are looking for a fast and easy way to find the help you need it’s as simple as dialing three numbers. 211 tells youth what they need to know from low cost entertainment to low cost child care. The line will help whether you’re struggling with addictions, housing situations, family problems, and violence or bullying. If you need any kind of information 211 is here to help you! Just give ‘em a call and let them work their magic. You won’t be sorry. All you have to do is pick up the phone and dial 211!
Racheal’s Choice: SOS Children’s Safety Magazine. SOS Children’s Safety Magazine, is a resource for children, youth and families in the City of Edmonton and surrounding area, which is filled with information about things like online predators, obesity, sexual assault, depression, self-esteem, pregnancy. Depending on the issue, you can always find what you need information on about different topics.
The magazine also reaches thousands of children and youth across Canada and is constantly working in communities to strengthen awareness and stand behind great causes. To get a copy of SOS Children’s Safety Magazine, check-in with your school counselor or Principal, they should have a copy in their office or you can read the magazine on-line at http://www.soskidsonline.ca/
Tracy’s Choice: Youth Restorative Action Project (YARP). The Youth Restorative Action Project is a Youth Justice Committee is sanctioned under section 18 of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. YRAP is the first committee of its kind mandated to work, in Youth Court, with Young People who have caused harm as a result of racism, intolerance, and significant social issues. YRAP is the world’s only Youth Justice Committee made up entirely of youth members (ages 15-24) all of whom come from diverse ethnic, social and economic backgrounds, and share a common wish to make a positive impact for their community.
Yrap is also involved in providing programs to raise awareness about: Significant Social Issues (racism, substance abuse,, homelessness, prostitution, etc.), Restorative Justice, Basic Human Rights and, Systemic Issues and rights, within the Criminal Justice, Child Welfare, Education and Employment Systems
For more information check out their website at www.yrap.org