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If you're between the ages of 14 and 25, consider signing up for one of our youth programs. EYA programs involve experiential hands-on learning that contributes to stewarding wildlife habitat in the city. Visit Our Programs for more information and sign up for our newsletter to be notified when registration begins. Following us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter is also a great way to hear about program opportunities.

Youth mentors work alongside EYA staff to help deliver our programs, building leadership and facilitation skills in the process. Mentors must be past EYA program participants and/or have equivalent experience, and be under the age of 29. Visit Our Programs for more information and sign up for our newsletter to be notified when registration begins. Following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is also a great way to hear about program opportunities.

EYA welcomes inquiries from potential board members. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when there is an opening. Following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is also a great way to hear about board opportunities.


Most of EYA’s programs take place at Strathcona Community Gardens, a beautiful and iconic volunteer-run space on the edge of the Downtown Eastside. Within the gardens, we’ve created and maintain several programming sites, including a Youth Garden, native plant demonstration garden, rewilding area, and native plant nursery. Each season, we host a limited number of hands-on field trips called “A Day in the Garden” for classrooms, community organizations, and local businesses. Find more information here.