Exciting Changes… Now and in the Future!

By August 19, 2016Community News

Submitted. Starting August 31st, the AYHC will be moving to it’s 5th location since it opened in November of 2010. Our current location on McCallum has seen tremendous growth of the AYHC and has built a lot of memories for staff, youth, families and the community. But, we’re excited to be moving to a new area of town, where new youth will have us closeby – while still being on a main bus route (Route 2). See details below.

In June of this year, Abbotsford was selected to be the Fraser Health Region pilot site for the BC Integrated Youth Services Initiative… which means the AYHC will move to a new Youth Hub sometime in 2017. This falls right in line with what youth and families have been telling us since we opened… The more of a one-stop shop we can have, the more likely we’ll achieve the AYHC’s mission of “Helping Abbotsford’s youth develop the lifelong habit of protecting and enhancing all aspects of their health.”

Obviously, the best people to collaborate with to develop the youth hub, run it, and help it evolve over time is youth and families themselves. We’ve already got a bunch of youth and family members involved, but there’s a lot to do… so more people, perspectives and knowledge are always welcome! See below for information about joining one of our working groups.

new locationYouth Clinic Is Moving

We’ll be closed:Thursday, August 25
Monday, August 29
Tuesday, August 30

We’re open again on Wednesday, August 31 at:

#201-31205 Maclure Road, corner of Maclure and Townline in the Fruiticana Mall, right beside the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy.

You can get there on the #2 bus

We’ll have our sandwich board sign out for you.
If you have a question or will run out of medication, email us at: info@ayhc.ca


Our new days and hours at the new location:
Tuesdays 3 – 7pm
Wednesdays 3 – 6pm
Thursdays 3 – 6pm
Working Groups – Looking for Youth and Family Members!

The new youth Hub that will be coming to Abbotsford in 2017 is being planned, and we know that youth and families in our community are going to have great ideas about how it should operate. We also know that once it is operating, they are going to have lots of great feedback about how to make it continually better!

Now or later, we want to hear from you – whether you just want to check
out one meeting, attend meetings on a regular basis, or even lead some meetings. All meetings will have food and drink and honorariums. The 5 working groups that are now active or forming are:

Space and Work Flow: Will be involved in the space and design of the hub
Branding Committee: Helping create the logo and “brand” of the Hub

Youth and Family Engagement: Ensuring youth and families are involved in all steps of getting the Hub up and running, and then ensuring it is continuing to meet the needs of youth and

Fundraising: Being involved in fundraising events to help with additional costs associated with the hub.

Communication: How information will be distributed to the community (i.e. social media, regular media, presentations etc.)

At this point different working groups will require different time commitments. Generally speaking it is approximately 2 hours per meeting and meetings are either weekly or every second week.

Interested folks and folks with questions can be in touch with the Abbotsford Integrated Youth Hub’s Project Manager, Christina Henderson, via email or on her work cell at 604-615-9033.

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