Youth

Youth Firesetters (Y-Fires)

​Calgary Fire Department program for children ages 3-17 who have set fires or are drawn to playing with fire. This free, confidential program educates children and teens about fire safety to help modify fire setting behaviour. Y-FIRES Hotline 403-268-2000. Ongoing community cost? No

Fire Cadets

The Fire Cadet Program gives high school students the opportunity to learn about what it takes to be a firefighter by teaching life-skills, including leadership, community involvement, teamwork, pride and respect. Cadets receive theoretical and practical training to learn basic firefighting skills, applying those skills and values in daily activities. Ongoing community cost? No

Youth career options

Sean Hoy is passionate about educating young people on the many paths to success. He volunteers with All In for Youth’s Career Talks program, chatting with youth about his career path to becoming a Calgary firefighter. Ongoing community cost? No

Youth AfterSchool programs

Engages youth, grade 7-12 in a drop-in program centered on friendship building, exploring individual creativity, fundamental movement skills, and increasing self-confidence and esteem. Leaders promote teamwork by encouraging co-operation during team/partner games, building friendships and a sense of belonging. Ongoing community cost? No

Summer youth programs

This drop-in program is designed to provide youth aged 12–17 with the opportunity to learn new things while having a fun and engaging experience. With a focus on teaching leadership and sel​f-esteem skills, it allows youth to develop ideas and learn to express them through creativity. Ongoing community cost? No

School Resource Officers

Calgary Police Officers located at almost every high school in the city, as well as numerous junior high and elementary schools. Ongoing community cost? No

YouthLink

Provides education on gangs, drugs, forensics and safety to grade 6 students across the city. YouthLink is also open to the public and provides a hands-on learning environment. Ongoing community cost? No

Calgary Parks youth programs

Calgary Parks can deliver accessible park programs and initiatives that contribute to a sense of community (day camps, mobile adventure playgrounds, nature discovery drop-in programs). Ongoing community cost? No

Parks stewards and volunteers

Calgary Parks delivers outcome-based programming to link activities in natural environments with stewardship and facilitates volunteer work in parks and open space (Green Leaders, litter clean-up, P.U.P.P.Y., Adopt-a-Rink). Ongoing community cost? No

Calgary Parks special events

Calgary Parks fosters active living through parks activities (mobile adventure playground, special events). Ongoing community cost? No

Youth Employment Centre

The Youth Employment Centre offers free year-round career planning and job search assistance for youth between 15-24 years of age. Drop in to the Youth Employment Centre and meet with a career and employment counselor.  Ongoing community cost? No

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