Empowering Youth to Care for Nature

Our new website is coming soon!

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Our Mission

Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) is a non-profit based in East Vancouver on the unceded, shared territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. We empower youth from equity-deserving communities to become environmental stewards through land-based education and employment training programs that centre on native plant horticulture, ecological restoration, plant medicine, and community leadership.

Apply For a Program

Our programs are designed to support you to develop the skills and confidence to take action to care for the environment. They are led by youth educators who identify as Indigenous, Black, or People of Colour and integrate Indigenous teachings through visits from Elders and Knowledge Keepers. We run programs in two locations in East Vancouver - Strathcona Community Gardens and along Still Creek in Renfrew Ravine. Our programs are safe and inclusive spaces where you can connect with nature, explore your interests, and grow new skills to steward the land and pursue jobs related to environmental justice.

We currently have two youth programs open for application, as well as field trips for elementary and high school classes:

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New Brand & Website

EYA is excited to share a sneak peek of our new brand and website, which will launch in full early March!

Our old website has reached the end of its life, and we have welcomed this opportunity to update our brand to reflect EYA’s evolution as an organization, bring out our identity, and improve accessibility through design.

Support our Youth Programs

Help us empower the next generation of environmental stewards.

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