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Youth resources

Calgary Police Service programs for youth

Contacts for youth

  • City of Calgary: 2-1-1
    Provides help finding community, social or government services in Calgary. To locate services, visit informalberta.ca.
  • Calgary Board of Education public information line: 403-817-7955
    Questions regarding schools, boundaries and admissions, etc.
  • Calgary Catholic School District main switchboard line: 403-500-2000
    Questions regarding schools, boundaries and admissions, etc.
  • Calgary Police Service: 403-266-1234 (non-emergency line)

Job/career resources for youth

The City of Calgary

  • Youth Employment Centre - offers free year-round career planning and job search assistance for youth between 15-24 years of age.

Alberta Human Services

Youth Job Board operated through Service Canada

Occupational Health and Safety has a site tailored to young people about asking questions about the safety in the working areas and how to recognize danger.

Community & Youth Services offer programs for young people interested in becoming police officers:

Career path of a Police Officer

Programs for youth

Resources for bullying

​Alberta Government

Alberta Education - Bullying Prevention

The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities - anti-bullying fact sheets.

Information on cyberbullying.

Shelter/homes for youth

Boys and Girls Club of Calgary - Avenue 15 provides homeless and runaway youth with temporary shelter and basic needs, as well as a comprehensive support system to assist them in reuniting with their families or finding alternative living arrangements.

Woods Homes - EXIT Youth Shelter provides safety and basic needs for young people without accommodation. The Youth Shelter affords them an opportunity to work with professionals to develop long-term living strategies. Young people can access the shelter through Child Welfare with or without status. Youth between the ages of 12-17 can stay at the shelter for up to 15 days.

Volunteer programs for youths

Youth Central Calgary - Youth Volunteer Corps provides volunteer opportunities for youth from the ages of 12-18. Youth sign up online at to gain access to the volunteer database.

Volunteer Calgary provides online listings for a variety of age groups looking for young people to volunteer.