Youth Programs

Youth projects and programs
We aim to ensure that the programs and policies that we devise for youth in the area reflect their needs as defined by young people. Youth Projects & Programs canterbury bankstown #CFS​ervices - We aim to ensure that the programs and policies that we devise for youth in the area reflect their needs as defined by young people.  

 

​We aim to ensure that the programs and policies that we devise for young people in our City reflect their needs as identified by the young people themselves. Our Youth Programs are fully inclusive of all young people, aged between 12 and 24 years.

We welcome:

  • Young people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (CALD);
  • Young people living with a disability;
  • Young people that are newly arrived;
  • Young people from refugee backgrounds;
  • Young People that are at risk of homelessness; and 
  • Young people that identify with being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Intersexed (LGBTQI+).

Upcoming programs

Youth Summer Market Workshops

Join our workshops to make items to sell at our Youth Summer Markets.
 Keep one – and sell the rest! 
Our workshops include: Candle Making, Bath Bombs, Pot Plant Painting and Planting, Tote Bag Printing, Soap Making, Lip Balm and Donate and/or sort Preloved Clothes + Books.
When: 
  • Candle Making:  7 & 14 Feb, 3.30-5.30pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Bath Bombs: 8 Feb, 3.30-5.30pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Pot Plant Painting and Planting: 9 & 10 Feb, 3-5pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Sort preloved clothes and books: 11 & 18 Feb, 3-5pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Tote Bag Printing @ Bankstown Art Centre: 15 & 22 Feb, 3.30-5.30pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Soap Making: 16 & 17 Feb, 3.30-5.30pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Lip Balm: 21 Feb, 3.30-5.30pm. 
Who: Ages 12-24 years
Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, NOTE: Tote Bag Printing will be run from Bankstown Art Centre, 5 Olympic Parade Bankstown. 

Register for these workshops now!  

For more information, contact: 0414 192 127 or email us 

Ongoing Programs

Youth Drop-in

This is a space for young people to enjoy their afternoon where they can play pool, be social, meet new people and have access to our youth services.

  • When: Every Wednesday (starting 9 Feb) and Thursday, 3-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Summer Swim Drop-in

This is a space for young people to enjoy their Friday afternoons at the pools. It'll be packed with fun sports activities, games, good food and even better company.

  • When: Every Friday starting 11 Feb, 3-6pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Meet at Belmore Youth Resource Centre Transport to the pools is provided.
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here
Online Cooking

Join us in our easy online class and let your child/ren or young person cook dinner following live step by step instructions at home. Hosted by Roundabout Youth Centre, Sefton, have fun making a delicious meal with/for your loved ones, and enjoy sharing it together (registration is for two sessions).


  • ​When:  5-6.30pm, Tuesdays, see dates below
    • Sessions 1 & 2 - 15 & 22 Feb,
    • Sessions 3 & 4 - 8 & 15 Mar,
    • Sessions 5 & 6 - 29 Mar & 5 April.
  • Who: Ages 8-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here
Sisterhood

Connect with others in a place where young women feel welcome. Join in fun activities and have open conversations about real issues and current trends.

  • ​When: Every Monday starting 7 March, 3-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-24 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

LGBTIQA Youth Group

A safe and welcoming environment for LGBTIQA young people.

  • When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 5:30-7pm
  • Who: Ages 16-25 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Call 0447 098 728 for more information.

Youth Entrepreneurial Workshops

Share your ideas on what makes a market great. Create goods to be sold, learn proven business models and gain marketing skills.

  • When: Thursdays, 3-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-24 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Dungeons and Dragons

Help create your own hero's story. Put your ideas together with others to help solve riddles, make new allies, find clues and defeat evil!

  • When: Fortnightly on Fridays, 5.30-8.30pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here


Looking for more things to do during lockdown?

Check out Council's What's On pageThere's  lots to see on CBTV and other programs run by the community.

Click on the links below to find out more about the extensive range of services and facilities which we provide to young people in the City of Canterbury Bankstown.

Contact

For additional information, contact Council's Youth Development Officer ​on 9707 5587.