WHY we’re here

  • To provide health services in a youth-friendly, safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment
  • To help youth connect with the support and help available in the community.
  • To increase young people’s knowledge about issues affecting their health
  • To provide young people with tools to protect and maintain their health
  • To help youth recognize high risk behaviours, and manage the risks associated with day-to-day living
  • To empower youth to be active participants in their health care
  • To support youth in assisting their peers to protect and maintain their health

Good News for Everyone

“We see the AYHC changing the culture around health – most importantly among youth previously unattached to other doctors. It’s clear from the statistics that youth are now talking peer-to-peer about health matters, and about their positive experiences at the AYHC. For Fraser Health, there couldn’t be a better model than one that enables and encourages youth to actively seek help for their problems before they reach crisis points and end up in the ER. That’s not just good news for youth. It’s good news for everyone.”

– David Portesi, Public Health Director, Fraser Health Authority