YWCA High School Mentorship Program

Unsure about your career interests and looking for support? The YWCA’s High School Mentorship program matches Grade 11 and 12 girls* (mentees) with volunteer professionals (mentors) for a one-to-one mentoring relationship. Together, your mentor will support in exploring your career options, planning your next steps after graduation, learning fundamental life skills and nurturing your leadership skills!

* This program is open to youth who self-identify as girls, non-binary or gender diverse. We warmly welcome members of the BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+ and Disabled communities.

To learn more, register for our upcoming information session on Wednesday October 5, 2022 at 4:00pm over Zoom! If you’re ready to apply, head to our application form on our website!

  • What: High School Mentorship Program – Information Session
  • When: Wednesday October 5, 2022 at 4:00-4:30pm
  • Where: Zoom (registration is required at this link)
  • Who: *Self-identifying girls and non-binary youth in Grades 10-12 who will benefit from 1-to-1 mentorship to plan their next steps after high school

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!


The High School Mentorship Team 

YWCA Metro Vancouver
535 Hornby Street Vancouver, BC  V6C 2E8
Cell 604 209 6355 (preferred)
Tel 604 895 5846

BCIT Big Info Night – October 5

Wednesday, October 5
Burnaby Campus



Big Info is back in-person and online

Big Info is the largest program expo and information session at BCIT. It’s your chance to find out about all our programs – from business and media, and computing and IT, to engineeringhealth sciencestrades and apprenticeships, and applied and natural sciences.

It’s free. It’s lively. It’s a night of possibilities.

Join us in person on Wednesday, October 5 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at our Burnaby Campus.


Or join us online Monday, October 17 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and hear from Program Advising, Student Services, Indigenous Initiatives, and International.


Win $1,000 in tuition

Have a chance to win one of three $1,000 tuition prizes by registering to attend Big Info in person or online above. Full contest rules and regulations are available here.

What’s next?

Attend Program Information Sessions

Join an info session that interests you. BCIT provides information sessions to help you learn more about a program, related careers, and to get your questions answered by our expert faculty and staff. Find an information session by category.

Register for an Information Session.

Connect with a Program Advisor

Whether you are a prospective or current student, parent, or counsellor, our Program Advisors are here to help you.

Program Advisors help you make a well-informed decision on the program that fits your passion and career goals. Connect with us to ensure that you have all the information you need to apply and to be successful at BCIT.

Contact a Program Advisor by telephone, in-person, virtually, or by email.

Request a BCIT Future Student Guide

Are you interested in learning more about BCIT? Get a glimpse into student life on campus at BCIT. Request a copy of the BCIT Future Student Guide where you can find a concise overview of the various areas of study at BCIT.

Order your Future Student Guide today.

Teen Advisory Group – NVD Library


Are you a bit of a book nerd? Do you want to have a say in library programs and teen book displays? The Teen Advisory Group meets monthly to give input on library programs, spaces, and activities, and it counts towards your volunteer hours! TAG is for teens grades 8-12.

Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for more information.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!


Zoom Teens


Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, October, November on the last Wednesday until Wed May 26 2021.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm


  • Teens



Sports Leadership, Education & Development Program

SLED Program Details

The SLED Program is a minimum 35 hour volunteer program and broken down into a number of different workshops:

  • Two 6 hour workshops (hosted on Saturdays)
  • One 5 hour online learning module to be done at your own pace
  • 20 hours of practical “on-the-floor” work experience

The curriculum supports youth in their understanding of how they can influence others and how to support others in their learning. SLED Program Testimonials Our most recent SLED Program graduates, reflected on the program and said the following:

“What I found interesting after learning and watching these modules/helpful in the gym is that the way [you] talk to kiddos: say their name, make eye contact, and connect with them. I think doing that makes a really big difference. [From my] past experiences when I was doing sports, they didn’t say my name or [keep my attention]. It was harder to focus. Learning milestones for each age is also important.” – Nadia

“[I learned] how to handle and stay calm in stressful situations, social emotional skills to teach kids, and how to interact with adults professionally. I would have liked it if we had a bit of a run down on skills. I would make it a longer program.” – Grace SLED

Program Application Applicants should make sure they are able to attend both Saturday in-person training sessions that are listed online.To apply, fill out our online SLED Application Form before September 24th, 2022 . Successful applicants will be contacted.

BC Children’s Hospital – Mini-Med School


What is a Mini Med School In-Person participant?

As a Mini Med School In-Person participant, you would:

  • Attend ALL the following lectures during the assigned times at BC Children’s Hospital (950 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC | Directions):
    • Session #1: Wednesday, October 19 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Session #2: Wednesday, October 26 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Session #3: Wednesday, November 2 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Session #4: Wednesday, November 9 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the presenters
  • Receive a weekly newsletter to keep you informed on program updates
  • Receive an electronic certificate of program completion if you participate in all 4 sessions
  • Be eligible to apply for the Mini Med School Scholarship (grade 12 students only)

Registration Form

The registration form for Mini Med School will be posted here from Monday, September 19 (9:00 am) to Sunday, September 25, 2022 (11:59 pm). 

Teachers interested in receiving notifications about upcoming events and important registration deadlines are encouraged to join our mailing list. Information is only distributed to mailing list subscribers.

Do you have more questions? Check out our Mini Med School FAQs or contact researchevents@phsa.ca.