redirecting youth

About this program

RYTE offers at-risk youth ages 14-24 the opportunity to engage in activities that promote the development of pro-social skills and facilitate peer and community connections. Both our one-on-one support and group programming help connect youth to resources and pro-social activities within their school and community.

This program really help me to believe in myself! You can, too!Anonymous client
One-on-One Support

Customized support is provided to at-risk youth on a one-to-one basis.  A client-centred approach is used to create and implement personalized support plans for the youth, often in coordination with other service providers.

Group Support

Group programming is offered to youth who require extra support. Programming is provided in collaboration with school board staff within the Lower Mainland on topics such as healthy relationships, healthy conflict resolution, stress management and healthy communication.

Community Presentations and Outreach

Community workshops on various topics, including healthy relationships, violence prevention, youth gang violence awareness and the effects of alcohol and drug use on youth. Presentations are delivered in English or Punjabi.

Youth Conference

An annual day-long Youth Conference consisting of workshops, guest speakers and a resource gallery. Each year, the conference theme changes and has included topics such as bullying, sexual exploitation, teen dating violence, family violence and youth violence. The aim of the conference is to increase awareness on issues impacting youth and provide youth with community and justice-related support information.

Youth can self-refer to our program, or become involved through a referral from the police, school, youth workers, community organizations or family. Contact our coordinator to become involved:

Yumi Onozawa
604-254-9626 ext. 490
yonozawa@mosaicbc.org

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Youth face risks…

Visible minority youth, including newcomers, often face an increased risk of ‘falling through the cracks’ as they may struggle with challenges such as a loss of identity, discrimination, social isolation, bullying, unhealthy family relationships and language barriers. These challenges may lead youth to engage in risky behaviours such as dropping out of school, abusing drugs and alcohol, engaging in illegal activities or being recruited into gangs.

The good news is that youth are more likely to make healthy choices when they:

  • Connect with their peers
  • Engage with the community
  • Develop pro-social skills
  • Participate in positive activities

This project was supported through a contribution from the Civil Forfeiture Office in partnership with Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Province of British Columbia. 

Government-of-BC