Leadership Programs

Community Youth Team (CoYoTe)

Want to make a difference? Join the Community Youth Team (COYOTE) and earn training credits. 

What will I do as a COYOTE member?

  • Program planning, delivery and evaluation
  • Youth activities
  • Learning opportunities
  • Community events

We meet Wednesday evenings bi-weekly. Join the pack any time! 

For more information, call Loryn Anderson at 250-475-7111.  

Saanich Youth Council

This is your chance to be an active part of civic life. If you're 13 – 25 years old, bring your opinions and ideas to this fun and interactive group! 

For information or to apply, call Alana Goddard at 250-475-7624

Summer Internship Program

Do you want some work experience but also need to earn money this summer? Are you between the ages of 16 and 18 years? Apply to be a summer intern in a mentored placement at a Saanich recreation centre or community park! 

  • Apply to Alana Goddard by May 16, 2018
  • Come in for our fun & supportive group interviews on Wednesday May 30, 2018
  • All applicants will receive interviews; selection depends on placement availability
  • Interns participate in a 3 day training program focused on working in Summer Camps
  • Interns are placed in a month long internship in a recreation centre or community park
  • Upon program completion, Interns receive a $500 honorarium, a certificate and reference

For more information, call Alana Goddard at 250-475-7624

Summer Leadership Programs

Preteens In Action (11 & 12 yrs), Young Teens In Action (13 & 14 yrs) and Teens In Action (15 & 16 yrs) are being planned now for Summer 2018!
Expand your leadership skills.  Enhance your communication and planning abilities.  Enjoy fun, experiential activities as you learn to lead yourself and others
Testimony: "The training you have provided in the Teens in Action course is so excellent that teens who aren't necessarily natural leaders can see a path to success. The practical advice, the legalities of working with children, the insight into groups and personalities - these are all such valuable life skills that many teens need.  (My son) did an entire year of Leadership at school, and none of it even remotely came close to what the TIA course did. I am so impressed.”  Liberty, mother

We know some of you are already planning your summer, so here are the intended dates, times and costs of our Teens In Action programs based at G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre.

NEW THIS YEAR!  Preteens in Action!  All the fun of summer camp while developing beginner leadership skills!

Preteens in Action (11-12 yrs) 
M-F 10am-3pm  
July 9 – 13
Aug 13-17

Young Teens in Action (13–14 yrs)   M-F 10am-3pm
M-F 10am-3pm  
July 16-20
Aug 20-24

Teens in Action (15-16 yrs)
M-F  9:30am-3:30pm
July 23-Aug 3

For more information, call Gaileen Flaman at 250-475-5462.