Welcome to UNYA!
As Metro Vancouver's only Native youth program-providing organization, we work to empower Native youth through our 21 programs which include education & training, personal support, live-in programs, and sports & recreation. Each program works with different age groups, so please check our programs page or UNYA brochure for more info. Our work also includes community development, training, research, educational materials, and advocacy. Our main goal is to provide opportunities that can help Native youth to reach their full potential and personal goals.
We are recruiting summer students
to help roll out awesome programming for Native youth. Please encourage current students (under 30 years) to check out the postings
We recently completed a 3-month pilot Native Youth Leadership Program, which engaged lots of youth and set the foundation for our ongoing work in this area. We are continuing to host two leadership workshops every month. Watch for announcements, or contact us for more information!
Through Sisterwork: Agents for Change
, young Native women and other allies created empowering violence prevention bracelets, posters
, and videos
Limited copies of posters are available for youth and community organizations. Sisterwork is now hosted by UNYA's Aboriginal Youth Worker, with activities still happening on Mondays. Please encourage young Native women to participate.
Sale of First Nations 101 book is benefitting UNYA
Lynda Gray is donating $1 from the sale of every First Nations 101 book to UNYA's Native Youth Centre capital campaign. To date, she has donated $6,000. We encourage everyone to check out this great resource at www.firstnations101.com
Children's t-shirts now available in UNYA Gear
We now have children's sizes 2/4, 4/6, and 6/8 with the Self-Pride design for only $10. Colors: pink, light blue, cobalt blue, and red. Click here
to see the design.
2012 Bentwood Box Auction raised another $32,520!
Thank you to the Lattimer Gallery, the 16 artists who generously shared their creativity, time, and skills, our matching donors, and to those who purchased a box. You can find out more about the auction here or how much each box sold for by clicking here.