The QWYC offers a wide variety of programs that cater to the interests and needs of our youth. Fun activities are also offered each evening.

Core programs

What's cooking

‘What’s Cooking’ is a healthy eating and nutrition program aimed at educating youth about the many facets of nutrition including portioning, reading nutrition labels, meal preparation and clean-up. This is an open program for youth and every youth is encouraged to participate. If a youth would like to eat some of what is prepared, they are asked to participate in either the preparation or clean-up of the meal in addition to washing their own dishes. What’s Cooking takes place Tuesday to Friday from 4:30 to 6:00.



Spectrum is a program offered to youth who identify as or are allies of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, which runs once a week. This group is a safe, open group that encourages discussion about relevant issues faced by the 2SLGBTQ+ community and what youth are facing in their daily lives.


mental wellness

Mental Wellness programming provides opportunities for youth to learn about techniques and coping mechanisms to support their mental health. This program is also designed to provide educational information on mental health illnesses and end the stigma around mental health. This program is offered every evening.



Fempowerment is for anyone who identifies as a girl between the ages of 12-18. This 10-week program, participants meet once a week and explore topics such as healthy relationships (with friends/family/romantic partners/with self/community/etc.), self care, confidence, social media, and healthy habits vs diet culture. The goal of the program is that participants leave with higher self confidence and the skills to create and maintain healthy relationships in their lives.


bridge to hope

Bridge to Hope is designed to support youth who are at risk of becoming homeless or are homeless by providing preventative support. This program offers FREE laundry services, food, basic necessities, personal hygiene products, clothing, shoes and cleaning supplies. 


Other programs and activities