Youth Centres of Calgary
Hours of Operation:
Free lunch program runs from 11pm-1pm
7 Days a Week
Ogden Location: 7400 23 St SE
Dover Location: 3909 26 Ave SE
Forest Lawn Location: 1706 39 St SE
Shaganappi Location: 1406 40 St SW
Penbrooke: 6098 Penbrooke Drive SE
About Youth Centres of Calgary
Youth Centres of Calgary (YCC) sees the potential in every child. At YCC, we are committed to giving the youth that come to our Centre a chance to grow and succeed. While keeping with these goals, YCC continues to push forward during these changing times to provide the best support for those who need it the most. Our doors may be closed but our desire to continue in assisting the members of the Calgary community has not.
Youth Centres of Calgary understands that these are difficult & uncertain times. One thing YCC believes should not be uncertain is free access to a healthy and reliable lunch.
Please join us every day of the week as we hand out FREE contactless lunches from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm within several Calgary Communities.
Looking to help? Throughout these difficult times, YCC has been amazed by the generosity of those eager to help. Big or small, every bit makes a difference. At this time, our immediate need is having access to food donations that will go directly towards our Free Bagged Lunch Program.
- Pre-packaged food
- Canned food
- Fresh produce
- Grocery store gift cards
Food donation drop-offs open from 10:30 am - 1 pm, 7 days a week: 7400 23 St SE
Monetary Donations: We are very grateful for those who wish to donate to YCC - Youth Centres of Calgary. Please contact Jane@youthcentresofcalgary.com for more information on how to donate.
Charitable Tax Receipts are available for all monetary donations. YCC - Youth Centres of Calgary is a registered charity. CRA number: 706183118
Our goal is to give every child a chance and to help them reach their full potential through education and community. Community is important to us, and it is even more important that we make sure the children share this belief as well. We make sure to make our centre a part of the community by having community events where all are invited and volunteer at community functions. We believe this centre is an asset to Ogden, as we are creating a safe place for the youth to go after school and enhancing the sense of community. Our Centre is currently taking children in grades 6-10 as this age group needs a safe, supportive environment through the transforming years of their life. Our aim is to educate the youth and help them strive for success. To reach our goals of helping the youth succeed, we are incorporating mental and physical health into our daily activities. The centre is completely free to guarantee that every child, and especially those who need it most can come after school to engage in enriching and educating activities. YCC offers free homework help to deepen the importance of school to the children and to assist them where they are having difficulties. We also offer free sporting programs with a fully equipped sport shack so the children can learn how to be a team player. In addition to homework help and sports we have a fully functioning music room in our newly renovated basement filled with instruments for those who are more inclined to the arts. Our house is staffed with many volunteers who help cook healthy meals for the children, university graduates and students who love working with children, but overall, they all have a passion for helping youth who need it most. We offer more programs than what is listed above, but all in all YCC is a home away from home where children learn life skills and gain the knowledge and understanding to succeed in life.