Youth Leadership Program

A unique opportunity to develop practical skills that can help you succeed in employment and life!

For Metro Vancouver Youth between the ages of 14-19 who are Indigenous, racialized, living with a disability or LGBTQ2+

Our Youth Leadership program gives youth that face barriers a unique opportunity to develop practical skills that help them to succeed in employment and life.

Red Fox creates a supportive environment that empowers youth to build Indigenous cultural pride, confidence, responsibility, accountability and authority–while also having fun! 

Youth Leaders receive training and mentoring from Red Fox staff and Youth Interns, while gaining hands-on work experience in Red Fox’s children’s programs. The Youth Leadership program is individualized to fit the needs of each youth and this model has worked for hundreds of youth since 2007. 

The Youth Leadership program is for youths aged 14-19, and currently runs throughout the year across 7 municipalities in the Lower Mainland: Vancouver, Surrey, Delta, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, New Westminster and Maple Ridge.

Youth Leaders benefit from:

  • Work experience in Red Fox’s Active Play and other children’s programs
  • A variety of life-skills and workplace workshops, such as physical literacy, leadership, financial and digital literacy training sessions run by Red Fox Society and our many community partners (such as viaSport, ISPARC, Jump! Foundation, VanCity, etc.)
  • Certificates in areas such as First Aid, High Five, Red Cross Workplace Respect, etc. 
  • Supportive mentoring from Red Fox Staff and Youth Interns
  • Outings to explore local Metro Vancouver Recreation Centers/ locations
  • School credit
  • Honorarium for their participation!

Previous Red Fox Youth Leaders have joined our Youth Internship program, have been promoted to Red Fox employees, or are employed in recreation and community work with our community partners. These youth have become inspiring role models for the next generation of Red Fox kids.

“Whether it be stress from school or just a down mood in general, Red Fox knows how to lift my mood! Coming back again this year, I was able to be more of a leader and actually feel like I am contributing to this program. I am thankful for this opportunity, the connections I made and the experience I keep gaining.” – Riya Charla

For more information contact Madison, the Youth Leadership Program Manager, at programmanager@redfoxsociety.org 


Thank you to the following partners for making this program possible: