Richmond Youth
   Service Agency

   #100-7900 Alderbridge Way
   Richmond, BC V6X 2A5



   Tel: 604-271-7600
   Fax: 604-271-7626
   Email: info@rysa.bc.ca

  Hours of Operations
   RYSA Main Office
   Monday to Friday
      9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

   Pathways Aboriginal
   Centre

   Regular Hours
   Monday to Friday
      9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
   Wednesday
      Open till 8:00 PM
   Saturday
      10:00 AM to 3:30 PM



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Pathways Aboriginal Centre

Pathways Aboriginal Centre provides Aboriginal children, youth and families with a place to gather.

We offer a variety of cultural activities, recreation, community events, social opportunities, resources, information, community education and one-to-one supports. The centre focuses on a holistic view of the person and our community in all that we do. Through our work we involve our community to help enable children and youth to build on their identity and their cultural self-awareness. We encourage them to be involved in the lives of others and to accept what our community can offer. We believe that we have more in common then we have differences and through sharing and cultural exploration we can truly find our common voice and understanding. Some of the services have age requirements, while others are open to all ages and others to everyone in the community.

We currently provide these programs at the centre:


News & Resources

OSKAYAK News

Want to learn what's happening at Pathways? Read the OSKAYAK News!

The OSKAYAK News is a monthly newsletter created by the Pathways Aboriginal Centre. It provides up-to-date information about our ongoing programs, events and activities for Aboriginal children, youth and families in Richmond, BC.

Annual Events

Check out our annual events!

Community Resources

Youth

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council
http://aboriginalsportbc.ca/event-calendar
Up-to-date news about sports and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal youth in BC. Most activities are low-cost or free.

Urban Native Youth Association
www.unya.bc.ca
Metro Vancouver’s only Native Youth Program providing organization to empower youth.

Redwire Native Youth Media Society
http://redwiremagazine.com
Media and arts organization dedicated to the power and healing of unhindered expression of Aboriginal youth.

Youth Co Aids Society
www.youthco.org
Canada’s first youth driven organization leading the HIV and Hepatitis C movement through peer education, support and shared leadership.

Opt Options for Sexual Health
www.optionsforsexualhealth.org
A non-profit organization that supports the right of young people to receive the sexual health education and services they seek.

Youth Against Violence Line
http://www.youthagainstviolenceline.com
A 24 hour province-wide help line that offers young people one-on-one support to deal with issues of youth violence or crime.

Kids Help Line
http://www.kidshelpphone.ca
1-800-668-6868
Available 24/7. Completely anonymous & confidential. Free phone or web counselling. For ages 20 & under.

Children & Families

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society
www.vacfss.com
An Aboriginal non-profit society providing services to urban Aboriginal children and families living in the greater Vancouver area.

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society
www.vafcs.org
Since 1963, The Vancouver Aboriginal Centre Society has been meeting the needs of Aboriginal people making a transition to the urban community.

BC Federations of Parents Association
www.bcfosterparents.ca
The amalgamating organization for the regional foster parent Associations of BC.

Ministry of Children and Family Development
www.gov.bc.ca
Works to help the most vulnerable children and families to succeed and thrive.

Aboriginal Mother Center Society
www.amcs.ca

Chimo Crisis Services
www.chimocrisis.com
A free community service that will get you and your family the support you need in diificult times.

Education

Aboriginal Learning Links
www.aboriginallearning.ca
The Aboriginal Learning Links provides information to other websites that can help you find information on financial support, child care, housing and career planning.

Native Education College
www.necvancouver.org
BC’s largest Aboriginal College, they focus on meeting the needs of Aboriginal adult students requiring developmental, vocational and applied academic programs that provide access to employment or further post-secondary education.

Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association
www.fnesc.ca/iahla
This website contains a wealth of information for students and educators seeking to learn more about indigenous adult and higher learning institutions in BC.

British Columbia Institute of Technology
Aboriginal Services
www.bcit.ca

Capilano College
capcollege.bc.ca

Douglas College
Aboriginal Student Services
www.douglas.bc.ca/home

Kwantlen University College
www.kwantlen.bc.ca

Langara College
www.langara.bc.ca

Simon Fraser University
First Nation Services
www.sfu.ca/fns

University of British Columbia
Aboriginal Services
www.aboriginal.ubc.ca

Vancouver Community College
www.vcc.ca

Student Aid BC
www.aved.gov.bc.ca/studentaidbc
Student Aid BC helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships and special programs. It also has programs for borrowers who need help repaying their loans.

SAY Magazine
http://www.saymag.com
SAY Magazine publishes four regular issues, including annual ‘Best Practices in Economic Development, Education Guide for Native Students, and Back2School editions.

Health

Hey-Way-Nogu
www.firstnationstreatment.org
To develop a holistic approach to assist Urban Native and Métis individuals and families through healing journey from chemical addictions and co-dependencies.

Vancouver Native Health Society
www.vnhs.net
Non-profit society offers free services to Aboriginal peoples.

Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network
www.caan.ca
A non-profit coalition of individuals and organizations which provides leadership, support, and advocacy for Aboriginal people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, regardless of where they reside.

Richmond Addiction Services
www.richmondaddictions.ca
Improving lives of those affected by addiction.



Contact Information

Please call 604-271-7600 ext.102 or email jelica.shaw@rysa.bc.ca for more information or with any questions about programs and services offered by the Pathways Aboriginal Centre.


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