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.

Leadership: This team of outstanding young leaders is very connected to the Youth Transitions Program and our community in a variety of ways, from assisting in the rec schedule planning to planning and fundraising for our national exchanges. Throughout the year, they grow their leadership skills and are a strong presence in the YMCA culture.  It requires a lot of commitment and participants are required to do an application and approval process.

In addition to receiving ten weeks of instruction, participants attending the Leadership workshop will have access to a full range of other services provided by YTP including:

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. 

YTP Rec Nights

The goal of the YTP Rec. Nights program is to introduce youth to recreational activities they may not normally get to experience. This free program meets once per week during after-school hours and provides an entertaining and safe place where youth are able to participate in new activities and make friends.

Additional Workshops

YTP offers a wide variety of additional workshops that can help meet the needs of our participants, including Anger Management, Urban Life Skills, How-to-Adult, Rec. Nights, 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

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NOTE: Registration for this program is not yet open.



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