There are many dedicated youth spaces within the municipality. These spaces center youth in the design and operations of the space. There are two types of youth spaces: youth centres and youth rooms!
Youth rooms are within Municipal Recreation Centres and offer programming and drop-in time for youth to participate in.
Youth Centres are spaces for youth to hangout with friendly while also having access to other support and services.
Check out the information below!
Multi-Service Youth Centres
Multi-Service Youth Centres (MSYC) take a collaborative approach to the delivery of youth programs and services. Parks and Recreation and Community-based organizations together to achieve common goals:
• Removal of barriers of access around mental and physical health
• Provision and implementation of various drop in programs
• Creation of youth services that are inclusive for all youth
• Design of physical spaces that are open and welcoming to youth
• Policies and best practices for service delivery of youth programs
• Use of partnerships to deliver on non-HRM programs and services
These dedicated youth spaces offer young people a place to find support and services and a place to hang out with friends!
The Den Multi-Service Youth Centre is a safe and inclusive space for youth located in the lower level of the Acadia Centre at 636 Sackville Drive.
For programming inquiries:
Jessica Gordon, Youth Centre Coordinator
Mickie McDow, Community Recreation Coordinator
For information on partnership opportunities:
Becca Bishop, Youth Community Developer
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Spryfield Multi-Service Youth Centre
Spryfield/ Herring Cove: Work as begun on the creation of the second MSYC. Stay tuned for more information!
For more information or to inquire about partnerships, please contact Becca Bishop, Youth Community Developer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902.233.8129
26 Elliot Street, Dartmouth, NS
The Findlay Youth room is open Friday's 6-9pm for youth night. The space has multiple entertainment/gaming areas; a variety of rearrangeable tables and chairs to accommodate diverse activities; soft seating; art gallery spaces; board games; popcorn maker; arcade machine; air hockey; Youth Staff Office.
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Register online to attend! (It's FREE)
Registration code: 00038273
Due to COVID-19, this program can have up to 16 youth registered, but is limited to 12 actual participants per session per week, and will work on a first-come-first-serve basis for each session. You can either call our front desk at 902-490-4728 after 5:45pm to reserve an available spot that evening for your child, or your child can arrive at the Centre after 5:45pm to take a spot if available that evening. Requires a one-time registration by parents for each season.
1359 Fall River Road, Fall River, NS
Open Friday nights 5:30-8:30 pm
The space has Fooze ball, Air hockey, board games, video games & TV, white board, lounge furniture.
Register online to attend! (It's FREE)
Registration code: 00037165
Due to Covid restrictions we have had to turn our drop-in style ‘Youth Night’ into a registered program in order to control the numbers. Youth can register online or by calling our front desk at 902 860-4570, #00037165. (ages 12-15)
Horizons Recreation Centre
168 Redoubt Way, Eastern Passage, NS
Date: Every Friday night until June 24, 2022
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Open gym to use sporting equipment, or youth room to do a craft, play video games, study, or play board games. Wifi and snacks too! This is a drop-in program, so just sign in with the front desk when you arrive.
202 Innovation Drive, Bedford, NS
The Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Centre is currently transforming a former preschool space into a Youth Space where youth from the Bedford community will be able to access this room for a quite/study space during the lunch time & afterschool hours and youth drop ins a few evenings a week.
- Table Tennis
- Smart TV
- Nintendo Switch
- Cellphone Charging station
- Board Games
- Comfortable Seating
- Warm and inviting atmosphere