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Programs for Youth


The City of Burnaby offers a wide range of sport, fitness, social, and educational programs for pre teens, aged 10-13 years old and teens aged 13-18 years old. Explore our website to find the youth centre, recreation centre or community facility in your neighbourhood and discover all the exciting opportunities that await.



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Burnaby Youth Leadership Course

Leadership has evolved and so have youth. The Burnaby Youth Leadership Certificate (BYLC) brings a modernized approach while honouring the core principles and approaches of leadership development. Youth today thrive in experiential, placed based and relationship oriented learning environments, where they are supported to challenge and strive for their potential. We have the perfect program for you!

During this 100 hour course, youth will gain certifications in Emergency First Aid with CPR-C, FOODSAFE, and High Five training. Youth will also participate in workshops involving financial literacy, resume writing, public speaking, preparing for interviews, entrepreneurism, and culinary competence.  In addition, they will learn about local governance, environmental stewardship and Parks & Recreation opportunities for growth. Hikes, out-trips, and other fun outdoor expeditions will help develop soft skills through experiential learning. Each workshop breathes something new and refreshing for the group. 

To be eligible to attend this course, youth must first register and attend a free mandatory orientation session. Following the orientation, those selected to participate must register for the program. The cost of the program is $290.

The BYLC offers a payment plan on an as need basis. There is also the Recreation Credit Program, a social assistance incentive to help families who fit within a low income bracket. 

Orientation Sessions (free & mandatory) 

The certificate course is currently in its second installment. To find out more information about the third installment happening from February to April 2020, please sign up for a mandatory orientation session listed below. 

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Fall & Winter Leisure Guide

Flip through the online version or pick up a copy at one of our community centres. Registration for most programs starts August 14, 2019.

Leisure Guide Fall 2019 Winter 2020 cover image of a family hiking in the woods

Birthday Party Room Rental

Have your next party at a Burnaby youth centre! You’ll have use of all youth centre amenities, including ping-ping, foosball, pool tables, video games, Wi-Fi, computers with Internet access, outdoor fields and sport courts, a full kitchen and even a party leader for two hours.

Cost: $174 (does not include tax) for up to 12 people.

Availability: Weekends, various times available

Please note: We do not supply decorations, birthday invitations, cutlery, plates or food. Minimum of one adult must be present for the duration of the party. Seven days’ notice of cancellation is required to get a refund.