The Den Youth Centre

The Den youth centre

The Den Youth Centre is a safe and inclusive space for youth located in the lower level of the Acadia Centre at 636 Sackville Drive. If you live and hang out in Sackville, Beaver Bank, Lucasville, Fall River, Bedford, and surrounding areas and are between 13-18, drop in on your own or bring some friends along.

Transit Routes

Bus routes past Acadia Centre: 8, 87
Bus routes a short walk from Downsview terminal: 82, 84, 85, 86, 182, 185, 186

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For programming inquiries: 

Jessica Gordon, Youth Centre Coordinator

Mickie McDow, Community Recreation Coordinator

For information on partnership opportunities:
Becca Bishop, Youth Community Developer

DM us on Instagram: @hfxnextgen


Inclusion Support

Parks and Recreation invites youth of all abilities to participate in our recreation programs. We recognize that some youth will require assistance to participate via adapted equipment, program modification, and/or through the provision of one-to-one Inclusion support.

Please contact us in two weeks in advance of start date to explore options for additional supports to ensure a positive recreation experience for all.

Youth are welcome to bring their own support person but must provide centre staff with the following documents 2 weeks prior to the program starting:

  • Police Check including the Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Child Abuse Registry Screening
  • Signed One-on-one support person release form.


drop in programming offered at the den

Looking for a space to hang out with friends, play video games, be creative or just chill.  The Den is the place for you!


Afterschool Drop In (Ages 13-18) – 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Drop-in counselling with Cobequid Youth Health Centre Social Worker (FREE) - 3:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Afterschool Drop In ( Ages 13-18) – 3:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.


After School Drop In ( Ages 13-18) – 3:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Drop-in counselling with Cobequid Youth Health Centre Social Worker (FREE) - 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Calendar of events with image of The Den space

The organizations collaborating to provide services at the centre include: 

text says "Halifax Youth" with email and @hfxnextgen Instagram account