What do active youth in Canada do?

Places like Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs and Scouts Canada can provide community leaders with the tools to get involved in their communities.

Youth involvement helps with physical and emotional health, reduces crime and bullying, improves literacy and can lead to higher academic achievement. Youth benefit from participating in clubs that provide them with a variety of opportunities that might not otherwise be available to them.

The Boys and Girls Club of Canada is the largest youth-serving organization in the country (and second-largest in North America after Boys and Girls Clubs of America). With a national network of over 400 youth development programs, the organization offers a number of opportunities for young people aged 6 to 18. The YMCA/YWCA provides programming that aims to meet the needs of young women and men from childhood to adulthood. In Canada, the Scouts Canada movement includes over 64,000 youth members in 450 local Districts across the country.

To volunteer as an adult leader in Scouts Canada, there are a few requirements:

-Be 18 years of age or older

-Have an interview with the district executive and complete the Adult Application form

-Provide two references from non family members who can attest to your maturity, responsibility and ability to work with youth

-Complete the Youth Protection Training online course

-Complete the online modules (Introductory Camping, Outdoor Leader Skills and Basic First Aid)

-Pass a police reference check through your local police service; submit the form to Scouts Canada Headquarters before attending training camp.

-Take part in an adult leader training session from start to finish. All sessions are held 2 times per year in March and September

-Attend an adult leader training camp within one year of attending the online modules. Camps are held twice per year in February/March and October/November

For more information about becoming an adult leader, visit the Scouts Canada website . They also have a network for youth members between 14 to 18 years old called Scouts Canada Venturer Scouts.

Volunteering for young people

Youth are increasingly interested in volunteering abroad, both for the personal growth that comes with the experience and to gain skills that will help them find employment after graduation. You can volunteer abroad through many organizations, including Global Vision International , Projects Abroad  and World University Service of Canada . These programs often focus on developing countries and offer placements in fields such as medicine, environmental conservation, entrepreneurship and more.

To find out more about youth volunteer opportunities in Canada, visit Volunteer Canada.

Volunteer Canada is the nation-wide leader for youth volunteering initiatives with organizations across the country. They provide information, resources and support to help you get started and make your volunteering project a success. Volunteering Canada offers numerous opportunities to engage young people in meaningful service and travel experiences across the country.

To get started, you need to:

Hire a coordinator: Coordinators are often paid through grants and can work part time, full time or not at all. You can hire a coordinator yourself, recruit someone from within your organization to do the job, partner with another group in the community or work with an external agency

-Set goals and objectives

-Organize program activities

-Doing some research on young people in your area (Such as how many are out of school, what conditions affect young people most and how many are living in poverty)

-Plan specific activities to meet the needs of the community

-Hold consultations with organizations and groups working with/for young people in your area. These may include: public health units, after school programs, Boys and Girls Clubs or local youth centers.

New hobby for young people

Is it time for you to take some real money bets? Here's the guide on how to get your online gambling started quickly and easily, covering everything from popular sports like football, cricket, tennis and basketball through to casino games like roulette and poker.

Let's begin by talking about which sites you should be checking out. In the best –°anadian online casinos, there are a number of things you want to look for:

Secure payment methods . It's vital that your transactions are safe and secure so always go with well-known, reputable brands! If you have any questions or concerns about a payment method, ask before signing up.

High quality casino experience . Make sure you use a site with great graphics and user-friendly games.

Fantastic bonuses. We all want to make our money go as far as possible, and that's what promotions and free bets help you do. Make sure the bookmaker offers good bonuses for new players, like:

- Match deposit bonuses (letting you double your money)

- Refer a friend schemes, which offer free bets when a friend joins up through a special link

- No deposit welcome offers (giving you a cash bonus for signing up with certain online casinos)

Comprehensive customer support. Once you've started betting, make sure you have access to helpful 24/7 customer support.

Now you know what to look for in a bookmaker, it's time to pick some bets! When you're starting out, we recommend trying more than one format of the same sport (eg: if you like football, try English Premier League AND Scottish Premier League betting). That way you can get a feel for both before moving on. 

It's a great way to spend your time and money, and over the years you will definitely get better at it. Some of the best tips you can learn involve understanding how bookmakers work.