- West Vancouver Police Youth Academy
Open to all West Vancouver School District students in Grades 10 to 12
The purpose of this program is to provide participants with a glimpse into the role of police in society. Students will be exposed to different areas of policing including: physical training, police dog services, traffic services, community services, forensic identification and more.
The WVPD Youth Academy will take place in two separate sessions:
Tuesday, July 6 to Friday, July 9 from 8am to 4pm
Tuesday, July 13 to Friday, July 16, 8am to 4pm
Application deadline is April 30, 2021. If you’re interested, please send an email to email@example.com
Feedback, ideas, questions?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Students, families and small bubbles are encouraged to stay engaged in giving back to the community through clean-ups. Anyone interested in doing a clean-up can log onto www.shorelinecleanup.ca to register and find areas in need throughout the city.
- WEST VAN PARKS NEEDS YOUR HELP
Want to help our environment while getting outside and meeting great people? Become a West Van Park Steward by joining other passionate volunteers to remove invasive species, enhance habitat and restore natural areas. You can find out about upcoming park stewardship events and many other exciting volunteer opportunities in West Vancouver.
As a volunteer, you will:
- love your local parks and want to protect habitats and biodiversity for future generations to enjoy
- are comfortable working outdoors, off the trail and on uneven ground in all kinds of weather
- can be on your feet for a long period of time and are able to take part in gentle to moderate physical work
- are 14 years of age or older
To become a volunteer, contact Volunteer Services at 604-925-2703 or email@example.com
District of North Vancouver – Volunteer in a park
Volunteers are needed to help care for and maintain trails, greenbelts, creeks, and neighbourhood parks. As a volunteer, you can assist with ecological restoration, plant rescue, invasive species removal, trail building, and litter clean-up.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please email the Trail and Habitat Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver Food Runners
Vancouver Food Runners partners with food retailers, nonprofit organizations, and volunteer food runners to bring food directly to those experiencing food insecurity. If you can spare some time to deliver food to much-needed organizations, this is a great opportunity for families to engage in service together.
To learn more or volunteer visit: https://www.vancouverfoodrunners.com/volunteer
Hank’s Christmas Glitter
Hank’s Christmas Glitter is a non-profit on the North Shore. Hank will personally pick up your recycling and turn it into gift cards for the homeless and hungry.
Visit here for more information and to schedule a contactless pick-up.
- West Van BCSPCA
The West Van BCSPCA is collecting donations of dry and wet cat food to help folks in our community who cannot afford food for their pets during this difficult time.
Donations can be dropped off between 8:00am-5:00pm in the bin at the front door.
- Grad Class of 2021 Legacy Project
This year's grad class has a year like no other. Change has come and will continue coming in many different ways. This is why, as a class, we felt that this year more than ever, that there are two issues that are incredibly prominent and important to us. It seemed clear to us that supporting people of colour and helping our community that was greatly affected by COVID 19 are causes we are passionate about and are very relevant to our year and the changes coming with it. This year, we decided to pair with United Way by supporting three different causes.
- The Umoja Society is one of the causes we chose to back this year. The Umoja Society runs out of Surrey and supports immigrant children in an after school program called “School’s Out.” The program allows children who have come from traumatic experiences or are having a hard time adjusting to new life to open up through art and activities and make connections.
- The second cause we chose to support is Youth Mental Health for Newcomers and Refugees During COVID 19, also run out of Surrey. COVID 19 has taken an especially difficult toll on immigrant children and teens. The resources they depended on, such as community centres to allow them to learn English and make connections have been shut down. United Way works with 73 agencies to help combat the isolation these children and teens feel.
- The final cause we’ve decided to support is a food hub in the Downtown Eastside which provides specifically for sex workers and indigenous peoples. United Way delivers free meals to them as well as providing them with resources for housing, and COVID safety education. The food hub also pairs with two indigenous owned organizations (WISH, and Cedar Feast) to help support meal making elsewhere.
Combining support of youth, COVID 19 impacts, and people of colour allows every one of our grad class members to feel that they can choose an organization they feel passionate about. We hope to be able to get out and volunteer with these organizations as often as possible, but of course, restrictions due to COVID 19, will limit us in some ways. Regardless, we are excited to fundraise and volunteer with these three important causes through United Way with the support of Morven and Wentworth this school year!
The 2020-2021 Grad Executive Team
Our Legacy Project
Obakki is excited to continue our partnership with Collingwood School.
Your support has impacted lives across the globe and this year we are hoping to make an even larger impact.
To offer Collingwood families even more ways to support the drilling of a water well in Africa, we've opened up our entire inventory of artisan-made products. Each time someone purchases an item from the Obakki website using the promo code "COLLINGWOOD", the net proceeds from that sale will go directly toward drilling a clean water well.
We will keep you updated with quarterly progress updates to ensure that the entire Collingwood community can share in the joy that comes from selflessly helping others.
Together we can do this, with your support we can change lives.
Thank you from Obakki.
An initiative presented by Luda O., Grade 10
Location: Youth Hub at Park Royal (706 Main St, West Vancouver, BC V7T 2Y5)
Time: Every Saturday from April 10 - June 5th from 1-3
Age: Grade 6 - 10
Description: This peer tutoring opportunity creates a platform for youth and children to get the academic help needed by setting up peer tutoring sessions and high school students' help. These children will get the help they need with no internet connection and cost. Each “tutor” will be paired with a few students and will help them whenever needed. These peers could also be someone to talk to if needed because having a sense of a peer being there and caring can mean a lot to youth and help them improve in different ways.
Covid Protocols: Students will be distanced at least 8 feet from each other, masks will be required as this is a public space and students will sanitize or wash their hands during entry and exit and any time during the tutoring, such as during a break. The tables will be sanitized before and after each session by our tutors. Students and tutors will be asked to monitor their symptoms and any contact before each session. Students will be asked to sign up beforehand for contact tracing in case of exposure.
Sign up link: https://forms.gle/wYipLCzx6QvanAdN9
Flip the Script
This program is open to self-identified women aged 16 - 19. Strict COVID protocols in place, maximum 10 participants. Register here.
Flip the ScriptTM was funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and reduces a young woman’s risk of sexual violence by more than half, as reported in the Globe and Mail and the New York Times.
High school and university are a time for learning, personal growth, friendship, and fun - and for many young women, it’s a time to explore intimate relationships. Join us for a frank discussion on safe relationships and then practice communicating what you do and don’t want. Think grooming only happens on the internet? Learn the warning signs, how to help your friends, and the best ways of defending yourself.
Please watch this 90-second video message from our very own students for more information - link