Empowering YOU

Welcome to Empowering YOU – BCRPA's youth mental wellness program

Empowering YOU is a free 10-week program that provides mental health education to help youth develop skills that enable them to cope with challenges in life. The ultimate aim of Empowering YOU is to help youth aged 14 to 17 to manage stress, moments of anxiety, mood challenges, and relationship difficulties through self-awareness, coping strategies (e.g., mindfulness), connecting with nature and physical  movement.

Each week participants will meet with two program leaders for two hours. The first hour is dedicated to learning and information. The second hour involves some physical movement and an opportunity to experience and practice the information and learning.  


 Program Locations


Dates and Times


Parkinson Recreation Centre

1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4P9

Feb 7-Apr 11, 2023

Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm



Port Coquitlam

Hyde Creek Recreation Centre

1379 Laurier Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 2B9

Feb 7 -Apr 25, 2023

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm


Clayton Community Centre

7155 187A St, Surrey, BC V4N 6L9



Guildford Recreation Centre

15105 105 Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 7G8

Feb 7 -Apr 25, 2023

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada and support of the Province of British Columbia.