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 and activities pages or UNYA brochure for more info. To find other community resources, please see our links page. 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.
now accept credit cards! Right now, we can only accept credit cards for UNYA Gear sales or donations in person or over the phone, but we will be working to make it available on our website in the new year.
2013 Bentwood Box Auction raised $39,000!
A huge thank you from our Board of Directors and the youth that we serve to the Lattimer Gallery, the 19 artists that created dynamic one of a kind bentwood boxes, those who bought boxes, and to all those who donated funds, time, and energy to this fantastic event! Click here for more info.
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 $8,500. We encourage everyone to check out this great resource at www.firstnations101.com
Training the Leaders of Tomorrow