Bill Rees YMCA

13–19yrs

The YMCA’s Youth Transitions Program (YTP) is a free service focused on providing support to youth aged 13 – 19. Our team of Youth Advisors meet with youth from all walks of life to help them overcome their barriers, and support them in reaching their fullest potential.

Rec Nights, one of the workshops offered by YTP, is provided to youth who are already engaged in other services offered by the Youth Transitions Program.  The goal of this unique program is to introduce youth to a variety of recreational and leisure activities they may not normally get to experience.   Rec Nights activities include, but are not limited to: skating, movies, geocaching, cooking, pottery, hiking, orienteering, swimming and game nights.

This workshop is geared towards youth between 13-19 years of age, who would like to engage in new recreation and leisure activities and strengthen their existing skills set, while meeting new people in a fun and supportive environment.  Rec Nights take place during after school hours every Thursdays at our Bill Rees YMCA location as well as at various locations throughout the city, depending on the specific activity. 

In addition to Rec Nights, participants also access to a full range of other services provided by YTP.  These services include:

One-To-One Support

Youth Advisors are able to provide free supportive counselling, community referrals, advocacy services, life-skills workshops and job-search assistance. All youth who are connected to YTP have access to one of our three Youth Advisors who are able to meet with youth to create a plan to move the participant’s life in a positive direction. 

Additional Workshops

The Youth Transitions Programs offers a wide variety of additional workshops that can help meet the needs of our participants, including UnCenZered, Urban Youth Life Skills, Band of Brothers, How to Adult and Sky High. 


How to reach us

For general information or referrals contact a youth advisor at:

Bill Rees YMCA
10211 105 Street
Edmonton AB  T5J 1E3
Phone: 780 429-9622
Fax: 780 425-9380

Christine Matheson, Youth Internship Program Supervisor
CMatheson@northernalberta.ymca.ca
(780) 969-8819



Bill Rees YMCA

View Larger Map 10211 105 ST NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3
Phone: 780-429-9622
  • Education and Training
  • Employment Services
  • Housing Supports
  • Youth Supports

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