Canada: UrbanPromise Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada
About this ministry

UrbanPromise Vancouver seeks to build communities through the nurturing and developing of children, teenagers, and young adults through programs in under-resourced neighborhoods in the Greater Vancouver area.

UP Vancouver launched in 1997 in order to minister to the at-risk children on the East Side. What began as a small neighborhood outreach has flourished into a comprehensive youth-serving organization, ministering to  100 children through  AfterSchool Programs  and 300 children at our Summer Camps, and offering StreetLeader training and internship opportunities.

***Currently programs in Vancouver have been temporarily suspended as they go through an re-organization stage.***

Areas of Focus

AfterSchool Programs and Summer Camps

  • Programs for children in Grades 1-6
  • Two sites in East Vancouver, one in the Whalley area of Surrey
  • Serving kids of many cultural backgrounds and home languages

StreetLeader Program

  • Empowers teens to become role models
  • Provides leadership training
  • Supports youth in their social, spiritual, academic, and physical development. 

Intern Program

  • Year-long volunteer experience
  • One-on-one mentoring and discipleship
  • Communal living and community involvement
We provide a safe and affordable environment for children, youth, and young adults to thrive.
Our teens receive leadership training and hands-on leadership experience.
We empower 400 children to experience belonging and success.