The Stoke Youth Network is designed by youth for youth, focused on increasing opportunities for meaningful youth engagement in our community for all youth aged 12 – 19 years. The Youth Liaison works out of Revelstoke Secondary School. Follow them on Facebook. For info on ‘Me to We’, Parks Canada Glacier Adventure Stewardship Program, the Youth Access Fund, youth leadership opportunities or the City’s Youth Advisory Committee, contact the Youth Liaison.
Community Connections hosts a variety of children’s programs throughout the year, including mentorship programs, summer day camps, and lunch and after school groups. The Child, Youth and Family Services Team offers free services for people in all stages of life, including counselling and parent support.
Community Connections youth programs include the youth mentoring program, school mentoring, and school (lunch and after school groups) program. Youth workers offer mental health and life skills counselling, including social/emotional regulation and support in safe environments.
There are many local sports and recreation clubs, organizations and community programs. For a list of groups, information on all recreation facilities and up-to-date contact information, contact Community Centre reception or download the latest Program and Leisure Guide. The Community Centre also is home to the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre and Okanagan Regional Public Library. The Revelstoke Forum, for ice skating, hockey and roller derby, is located at the west end of Vernon Ave. The Curling Club is adjacent to the Forum. Playgrounds and parks can be found throughout the community. A new Skateboard Park opened in October 2018 and is located in Kovach Park, on Edward St.
The Revelstoke Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) collaborative is a diverse group of mental health & substance use service providers, stakeholders and community partners. The aim is to increase the number of children, youth & their families who receive quality services and supports in our community. Engagement, evidence-informed approach, building connections and respecting culture form the basis of its approach. Mental health awareness, community development and decreasing barriers to accessing information and services are integral to ‘pathways to care’.
The Revelstoke Child Care Society (RCCS) is a non-profit organization that strives to promote awareness of, and access to, quality child care options. RCCS links families and child care providers by offering free consultaion, support, and referral services to parents seeking child care. The society builds partnerships that enhance the development of all children in Revelstoke, including events, workshops and support for community-wide programming. RCCS-run programs include the Early Learning Lending Library, Leap Land Indoor Playground, Play in the Park Summer Drop-In, two Child Care Centres, and the Revelstoke Child Care Resource and Referral Program (CCRR).
CCRR supports parents with information about quality child care choices and early childhood development, as well as in-person consultations on the Affordable Child Care Benefit (AACB). Free child care referrals are made to: Registered License Not Required Family Child Care, Licensed Family Child Care, Licensed In Home Multi Aged Family Child Care, Licensed Group Child Care and Preschool.
CCRR supports child care providers with training and learning opportunities, access to resources, start-up assistance, parent referrals, and more.
A centre and key contact for families, supports, services and programs that support healthy growth and early learning for young children aged 0 – 6 years. Revelstoke envisions a caring community that acknowledges, values and supports the shared responsibility of investing in young children so they may live, learn, play and dream in safe and healthy surroundings. This includes information for expecting parents, on health & development, Ready Set Learn, StrongStart, Leap Land indoor playground, and the biannual Children’s Free Toy & Clothing Exchange among others. For complete information for all community programs and services, see the Young Children’s Directory. Check out the monthly calendar.
Youth Access Fund
Revelstoke’s Youth Access Fund, (YA Fund) was established in 2014 as a way to insure all youth have the opportunity to participate in sports, recreation, arts and cultural programs, events and activities. The YA Fund is designed to help remove financial barriers for youth from low and modest income families to participate in activities that they would otherwise not be able to do.