Lahoo Youth Leadership Program

Goal of the Youth Leadership Program

  1. Develop skills to become future community leaders, while building real world skills and pushing forward the boundaries of charity
  2. Achieve personal growth through workshops, volunteering, fundraising, and building communications skills.
  3. Inspire youth to care for the less-fortunate and take action to spark change within their own neighbourhoods and the community
  4. Learn public speaking skills, fundraising tools, and all about teamwork skills.
  5. Encourage youth to reach out and share impactful stories.


  1. Youth aged 12-18.
  2. Youth Ambassador Society members are asked to attend minimum of two volunteer opportunities and one sport activity.
  3. Ambassadors are encouraged to fundraise a minimum of $500 throughout the duration of the program in support of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.


  1. Receive a Letter of Achievement
  2. Receive tracked volunteer hours
  3. Tax receipts for donations in support of fundraising efforts
  4. Attend the Award and Recognition reception

These five core categories represent the Outstanding Young Ambassador Award

  • Outstanding Community Service Award
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Outstanding Arts & Performance Award
  • Outstanding Fundraiser Award
  • Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

Annual Activities and Plan

MonthEvent 1Event 2
SeptemberOpen House (Canadian Volunteer System; Leo Club; Canuck Place);
October1) Community CleanupWorkshop 1: Public Speaking
November1) Tour to Canuck Place (Covid Pending);2) Peace Poster Auction Fundraising
DecemberChristmas Award Gala Fundraising (1st Saturday of December)
January1) Workshop 2: STEM Fair;2) Coding Competition Fundraising ($20/ticket)
FebruaryCanuck Place Cookie Day Event
March1) Talent Show;2) Workshop 3: World of Choices
April1) Spring Garden Sale Fundraising;2) Vancouver Sun Run
May1) Mother’s Day Event;2) Vancouver Marathon Volunteer
June1) International Dragon Boat Festival Volunteer;2) Workshop 4: The Road to Become A Doctor
July1) Coast Line Cleanup;2) Camping
August1) Stargazing Event;2) LaPower Burnaby Lake Run