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Activities Schedule

All activities are open to all genders, levels of experience, and skills, unless specified otherwise.  Our staff work hard to ensure that all Native youth feel welcomed and comfortable.  

We encourage Native youth to experience new things, and expand their knowledge and skills.   For example, even if you've never seen ju jitsu in action or dreamt that you'd ever try wrestling, we're confident you'll have great fun in our dojo!  Nervous making 'mac and cheese'?  You might just discover you're a master chef in our cooking program! 

New activities are always being added, or sometimes the times that activities take place change, so come back often to ensure you are up-to-date!  You can also 'like' our Facebook page to receive more regular updates.

Upcoming One-time or Short-term Activities

Please 'like' Facebook page or join our e-newsletter list for updates.  

Young Bears Lodge Open House - Wednesday November 30, 2016

From 3-6pm contact at 604-322-7577 or 604-230-8360 for address and more information.  Young Bears Lodge is a 16 week, live-in, culturally-based empowerment program with an alcohol and drug recovery focus.  We provide co-ed services for Native youth aged 13-18 who voluntarily seek assistance to overcome substance abuse and/or misuse.

Ongoing Activities

Monday-Friday (daily)

Training & Employment (self-paced/drop-in available) 

One-on-One assistance available for youth seeking training and employment. Ages 15–30 years.  Native Youth Learning Centre, 1618 East Hastings St.  Mon-Thurs, 1-8pm and Fridays 1-5pm.  Phone: 604-254-5620. 



Ages 11-24.  At 1607 East Hastings St (Friendship Centre Gym) from 5-6pm. Phone: 604-254-7732. Email:

AYF Open Mats 

Ages 11-24.  At 1630 East Hastings St. (UNYA Dojo) from 6-7:30pm. Phone: 604-254-7732. Email:

Beads and Beyond

Come learn beadwork.  Ages 11-24. Buzz NYLC at 1618 East Hastings St. from 4-6pm. Phone: AYW, Tashina 604-841-3481.                                                         Email: 

Young Women's Drum Group

Young women and girls and all those who identify as female are welcome.  Ages 11-24.  Buzz NYLC at 1618 East Hastings St. from 6-8pm.  Phone: AYW, Tashina 604-841-3481. Email: 

Improv Games (Acting)

Ages 15-24.  Buzz OCM space at 1618 East Hastings Street from 4-8pm. Phone: 604-254-7712. Email:


AYF Fitness/Kickboxing

Ages 11-24. At 1630 East Hastings St. (UNYA Dojo) from 5-7pm. Phone: 604-254-7732. Email:

Music Night with Sarah McLachlan School of Music

Ages 11-24. Buzz OCM space at 1618 East Hastings Street from 4-8pm. Private (one-to-one) lessons and recordings 2-4pm. Open mic from 4-8pm. Phone: 604-841-3481. Email: or 



Ages 15-30. Buzz NYLC at 1618 East Hastings St. from 4-8pm. Phone: 604-254-5620. Email:

Expressive Arts

Ages 15-24. Buzz OCM space at 1618 East Hastings Street from 4-7:30pm. Phone: 604-254-7712 or Email: 

Hip Hop Dance

Ages 15-24. Buzz OCM space at 1618 East Hastings Street from 4-5pm. Phone: 604-254-7712 or Email: 


AYF Youth-led Fitness 

Ages 11-24. At 1630 East Hastings St. (UNYA Dojo) from 5-6pm. Phone: 604-254-7732. Email

AYF Ju-Jutsu

Ages 11-24. At 1630 East Hastings St. (UNYA Dojo) from 6-9pm. Phone: 604-254-7732. Email

Cooking Program (with UNYA's Aboriginal Youth Worker)

Ages 11-24. At Aries Program, in basement at 1607 East Hastings St (Friendship Centre) from 6-9pm. Phone Tashina at: 604-841-3481.  Email:

Movement Art

Ages 15-24. Buzz OCM space at 1618 East Hastings Street from 6-8pm. Phone: 604-254-7712 or Email: 


AYF Track Cycling at the Velodrome  

Ages 11-24. Meet at UNYA at 1618 East Hastings St. to travel to the Burnaby Velodrome 3:30–7pm. Ph: 604-254-7732. Email: 

Open Studio 

Fine arts, painting, drawing, music, beads, and more.  Ages 15-24. Buzz OCM Space at 1618 East Hastings St. from 3-5pm. Phone: 604-254-7712. Email:                                        





Yearly Activities


Native Youth Program in partnership with the Museum of anthropology.  Ages 15-24.  Dates change slightly every year.  Ph: 604-254-7712. Email:

National Aboriginal Day Community Celebration - June
Everyone welcome! Activities take place at Trout Lake (3360 Victoria Drive) from 12–5pm. Ph: 604-254-7732. Email:  

Young Spirits Summer Camp - July & August
Ages 12-14. Daily 9am – 4pm during school summer break. For more info, phone 604-254-7732 or email: 

Summer Camps - July & August

We host various short-term summer camps, projects, and activities throughout July and August.  Like our Facebook page to keep informed, or email

Annual General Meeting - September 2016                                                           Date TBD.  Ph: 604-254-7732.  

Winter Social - December 2016

Check out our calendar or email us to find out when winter fun comes to UNYA! Email:


Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

1618 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S6 Call: (604) 254-7732 Email: