Over 30 community members, including donors and youth program alumni, joined us in Strathcona Community Gardens to celebrate our success and impact from the past year.

If you weren’t able to make it, you can read about our work and impact in 2022 in our latest Annual Impact Report.

We’re feeling particularly proud of our work to make youth leadership at EYA more accessible. In addition to our Youth Advisory Circle – composed of program alumni who provide feedback and ideas for our programs – we achieved 50% youth representation on our Board of Directors.

“It’s important to have youth involved because this is made for our futures – we are the next generation. EYA helps youth build confidence and leadership skills which is really what we need for the future.” – Wendal Vistan, Board member and program alum

Some other highlights include:
210 youth participated in land-based programs.

16 youth completed 22-weeks of employment training in environmental careers.

6 youth employed at EYA for our Youth Habitat Crew Summer job.

492 children and youth participated in field trips with their school.

3,000+ native plants were grown by youth for ecology projects like the new Strathcona Wetland. Half of these plants were gifted to community to support habitat restoration projects, school teaching gardens, and Indigenous food sovereignty projects. We also ran our first host-nation plant giveaway with Musqueam Nation.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our AGM! We had a really lovely time connecting with everyone in person.