École Argyle Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Community Youth Services

​Click On The Links Below For Information On Community Youth Services


Foundry North Shore is a "one stop shop" where young people can find hope, help and support on Vancouver's North Shore.

Foundry Wellness Workshop Series - Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30, October 10 - November 7, 2019

Public Health Nurse: Suzanne Holynaty. Suzanne will visit the school on a regular basis to check in with the school staff and see students on an appointment basis. She is available to both students and their families. The role of the public health nurse includes health promotion, harm reduction, prevention of disease, and injury.  Please feel free to contact Suzanne with any questions or concerns you may have via telephone or text at 778-886-7865, or email at suzanne.holynaty@vch.ca.

North Shore Youth Services, includes contact information for 153 services ranging from mental health to housing, employment, volunteering, and urgent help.

Anxiety BC, a group dedicated to educating the public on a variety of anxiety-related issues, recently built a targeted website for teens and youth: http://youth.anxietybc.com/ .  The site includes information and self-help programs. 

North Vancouver Rec Commission Youth Outreach Services

Family Services North Shore​

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, located at BC Children's Hospital, runs a website providing information and resources for children, youth and families and includes information about substance use, eating disorders, self-harm, medication, and more.

North Shore Intensive Youth Outreach Services for youth age 13-19.  Provides urgent response for youth in acute crisis (an alternative to going to the ER at Lions Gate).  Also aims to coordinate access to assessment, mental health and addiction counselling and housing.

The North Shore Stress & Anxiety Clinic :  This clinic provides a wide range of assessment and treatment options to individuals and families. The website also has provides online videos, articles and numerous other resources.

Kids Help Phone - Always open, confidential, free

NeedHelpNow.ca - If you (or a friend, peer or sibling) have been involved in a self/peer exploitation incident ("sexting"), we are here to help.  This site provides you with guidance on steps you can take to get through this.

Cybertip.ca - Canada's tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children.

North Shore Community Resources :  This site contains lots of information including volunteer ideas and opportunities.

Ministry of Children and Family Development: For assessments and psychiatric services and counselling.  604-981-0008

District of North Vancouver Youth Services :   The District of North Vancouver has a vibrant population of young people from a variety of backgrounds and interests.  There are many exciting and interesting activities and initiatives going on for youth across the District.  These include recreation services, social issue advisory committees, fun projects as well as leadership & volunteer opportunities on a huge variety of topics!

North Vancouver City Youth Services: The City of North Vancouver recognizes young people as a vital part of our community and is committed to ensuring that our services and programs meet the best interests of youth. From volunteer and recreational opportunities, to career training and out-trips, the City administers programs that encourage young people to participate in our community and gain valuable new experiences.

North Shore Youth Safe House​: The North Shore Youth Safe House is a place where youth can come and find a comfortable and secure place to stay.  The Safe House is staffed by caring and friendly youth workers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The North Shore Youth Safe House is operated by Hollyburn Family Services Society, a caring and committed service provider to the North Shore Community.  If you are couch surfing, have been kicked out of home or evicted, are at risk of harm or abuse, need a safe place to stay, afraid to go home, or need a cooling off period OR are a parent or caregiver in need of a place to turn then they can help.

Child and Youth Mental Health  (a division of the Ministry of Children and Families):  Offering 1-1 counselling, as well as counselling for the following groups:

Cool Kids (elementary age students)

Teen Skills - beginning the 3rd week in October. It's still got space available.(for youth with anxiety) 

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors :  For families, parents and students who need on-going counselling or therapy.

Counselling BC​:   This counselling directory offers  counsellors, psychologists and other professional therapists throughout the Lower Mainland and other BC locations to help with almost any concern.

Westcoast Family Centres Family and Youth Services: For Parent, Teen & Family Support call the confidential referral line: 604-985-2202.     
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