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community programs for neighbourhood youth

541 uses the funds from cafe sales and donations to run free programs for teens in our neighbourhood. This includes after-school programming, one-on-one mentoring, 541 Soccer Camp, Teen Leadership Camp, and other special events.

Please note: due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, all youth programs are currently masking and practicing safe distancing. 

All of our regular summer camps, including Teen Leadership Camp and Soccer Camp, are cancelled. 

Feeling hopeful we will be able to resume these great initiatives for Summer 2023!

Current Programming for Teens:
TEEN DROP-IN: Mondays 4-6pm
board games & homework support
FAMJAM: Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm

games & bible discussion

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As a non-profit community space committed to making our food affordable and never charging children to participate, we rely on donations to provide our youth programming!

You can make a donation specifically towards our youth budget by visiting our Canada Helps page and adding "for youth" in the message box. Thank you so much for supporting our kids!


TLC is a summertime volunteer experience for high school students. Teens apply for one of two specialized streams - Front of House or Culinary Focus -  and spend 4 days working alongside our fantastic staff to get a taste of the 541 community and get those community service hours!

Unfortunately, we are not running Teen Leadership Camp during COVID-19. 


541 has a diverse team of 200 wonderful volunteers, including teens! If you are age 16+, or have completed our Teen Leadership Camp, we would love to have you join the team. Our volunteers work hard serving customers, making meals, and helping with our kids programs. 

Unfortunately, we do not have any volunteer opportunities available during COVID-19. 


Eric O'Neil, B. Ed.

541 Youth Outreach Worker

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