Mission and Vision
Our Mission: Urban Native Youth Association is the centre of Indigenous youth excellence, supporting youth on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices. Our Vision: Empowered Indigenous youth leading and inspiring all Nations.
Philosophy of Care
Philosophy of Care
We recognize that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work best for our youth. The philosophies of two-eyed seeing, culture as therapy, trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and person-centred care provide a framework that shapes all decisions in how we interact with and respond to youth across programs.
UNYA's focus since its inception in 1988 has been to provide meaningful opportunities for Indigenous youth (Aboriginal, Metis, Inuit, First Nations, Status, Non-Status) in the urban setting. Our goal is to be a safe place for Indigenous youth to come and find out about programs and services at UNYA and in the broader community. UNYA strives to support Indigenous youth by providing a diverse continuum of advocacy, preventative and support services that respond to their immediate and long-term needs. Today, UNYA delivers 20+ programs, with 175+ volunteers, 100 staff, and more than 300 community partners.
UNYA Financial Report 2018-19
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UNYA Financial Report 2017-18
Urban Native Youth Association Financial Report 2017-2018Download report (PDF) →
UNYA Annual Report 2016-17
Urban Native Youth Association's Annual Report 2016-2017Download report (PDF) →
UNYA Annual Report 2015-16
Urban Native Youth Association's Annual Report 2015-2016Download report (PDF) →
2017 Child Poverty Report Card
First Call BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition's annual report with the latest statistics on child and family poverty in BC.Download report (PDF) →