Welcome to UNYA!

Founded in 1988, the Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) delivers 20 programs to over 6,500 urban Indigenous youth in Vancouver each year.  Together with our 175+ volunteers, 100 staff and more than 300 community partners, we're training the leaders of tomorrow by helping Vancouver's Indigenous youth explore their personal goals and develop their leadership skills in a fun, safe and healthy environment.  

Want to get involved?  Check out our programs and activities pages for more info on our education & training, personal support, live-in, sports & recreation programs, and more.  Each program works with a different age group - find out which one is for you!

We are excited to be working towards building a Native Youth Centre at Hastings & Commercial in Vancouver so that we can expand our programs and services to better serve Indigenous youth. We are working hard with our partners to make this dream a reality. Find out more here.


What’s New?

Sign up for our e-newsletter!  Winter 2016 edition 
now available.  
2016 Bentwood Box Auction raises $85,979.12
Many thanks to the artists, bidders, matching donors, and the Lattimer Gallery! Together, we raised an significant amount in support of the Native Youth Centre and current UNYA programming.   Click here to view the boxes and a new video

Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

1618 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S6 Call: (604) 254-7732 Email: info@unya.bc.ca