As we managed VYPER from 2014-2016 (administered by Abbotsford Community Services and funded by Health Canada), we learned a lot about helping youth-related programs from Burnaby to Boston Bar be more intentional and innovative about how they help youth recognize, demonstrate and develop their strengthsNow we are starting to share these learnings to help continue and enhance youth-adult partnership in our communities.

An overview of Valley Youth Partnership for Engagement and Respect, produced by the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Studies.

  • Download our “Making Resilience Happen Through Youth-Adult Partnership” document (originally released in 2015, and updated in 2016).
  • The final evaluation report on VYPER: www.vyper.ca/evaluationreport.pdf
  • And now you can WATCH videos produced about the 4 core principles that were at work in VYPER! Watch the introductory video and the four core principles video. Try watching and discussing as adults, then watch and discuss with young people you might want to collaborate with.

1. Introduction

2. Working with an Allyship and Anti-Oppression Lens

3. Building on What Already Exists

4. Clarifying Specific Opportunities and Supports

5. Get Ready to Hit the Ground Running!

A lot more information can be found on www.vyper.ca