Abbotsford is a city where every youth feels included, safe, valued, empowered and connected.


The Abbotsford Youth Commission exists to identify, promote, improve, increase and provide services and programs for youth in Abbotsford.

Diversity Statement

Everyone Belongs

The AYC celebrates all forms of diversity. We accept and welcome youth of every race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and economic status. Here we embrace people with different religions, values, and beliefs. Everyone belongs.

Our History

In 1991, the Districts of Matsqui and Abbotsford established a Youth Commission to ensure that concerns respecting youth in the community would be heard. The goal was to actively identify and promote avenues by which resources in the community could best address youth issues.

In 1996, the Abbotsford Youth Commission became a non-profit society. The AYC receives core funding from the City of Abbotsford, collects fees for Life Skills Courses and receives grants and donations to operate free programs and services.

Our Goals

Advocate on Behalf of Youth
Implement Programs For Youth in the Community
Be Actively Involved with the Community in Developing
Share Youth Information & Resources with the Community

We Are Members Of The Following:

Character Abbotsford Logo
Safe Harbour Logo
BC Youth Week

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