Youth

The City of Canada Bay offers a range of projects, programs and other youth-related initiatives for young people aged 12-18 years old who are living, working or studying locally.

These programs provide opportunities for youth in the City of Canada Bay to gain valuable skills, contribute to their community, meet and work with other youth locally and of course, have fun!

Council works collaboratively with other councils and youth services to ensure maximum participation and to ensure provision of services are of a high quality and meet the needs of youth in the City of Canada Bay.

Follow @youthcanadabay on Instagram to stay in the loop

Ongoing youth services and programs include:

Youth Space @ Concord library

For Year 6 and Above

Want a place to chill out with your friends after school, master the Wii and watch YouTube clips whilst munching on yummy food? Then check out Youth Space at Concord library. Just call in! Youth space is free and open for you to drop by anytime!

  • Tuesdays - 3.30-4.30pm @ Concord Library

Sessions run during school terms only.

These programs are run according to a set of Youth Outreach Program Guidelines to ensure a safe space for all youth to hang out. The names and addresses of the youth are not recorded and they are free to exit the program at any time.

For more information please contact Youth Services Librarian on 9911 6390.

Visit the Libraries' What's On For Youth page for more activities.

Youth Drop In @ Five Dock library

For Year 6 and Above

Youth Drop-In is a dedicated youth space to hang out with friends, chat with a youth worker or just chill out after school. Play a game of pool, put your Xbox skills to the test, chill and watch YouTube clips and feast on a spread of yummy food - this is a space for you!

  • Mondays - 3.30-5pm @ Five Dock Library
  • Wednesdays - 3.30-5pm @ Five Dock Library

Sessions run during school terms only.

These programs are run according to a set of Youth Outreach Program Guidelines to ensure a safe space for all youth to hang out. The names and addresses of the youth are not recorded and they are free to exit the program at any time.

For more information please contact Youth Services Librarian on 9911 6390.

Visit the Libraries' What's On For Youth page for more activities.

HSC support

eResources

Search for articles and information in thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopaedias and reference books. These resources provide you with quality, reliable information to make your bibliography look great! Check out our easy to use Student eResources Guide.

School Collection

The school collection has everything you need to prep for your exams, including study guides, revision and exam tips, past papers. The collection caters for years 7-12 and up to four items in this collection can be borrowed at a time, for three weeks only, and no renewals.

HSC

The school collection holds study guides for all HSC topics. If you cannot find what you need, our library staff can help you find information and resources to get your assignments and study completed. For further HSC study help, please see our HSC Fact Sheet.

HSC Lectures and 'Study More'

Each year, City of Canada Bay Libraries present a series of HSC 'Study-More' sessions and lectures by experienced speakers. Please check out What's On for Youth page for further details in the lead up to the HSC.

Youth Week

NSW Youth Week 

Youth Week began as a NSW Government initiative in 1989, and has since grown to be a celebration of young people in every state and territory across the country. It is organised by young people, for young people, in communities across NSW and Australia. Following the success of the NSW Youth Week program, Youth Week became a National event in 2000. National Youth Week is jointly supported by the Australian Government, State and Territory Governments and Local Governments. National Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to:

  • Share ideas
  • Attend live events
  • Have their voices heard on issues of concern to them
  • Showcase their talents
  • Celebrate their contribution to the community
  • Take part in competitions
  • Have fun!  

For more information about Youth Week events happening across the state check out youthweek.nsw.gov.au.

More information and services
  • Inner West Youth Service Map – Check out where to go, where to hang out and who you can talk to.
  • Five Dock Skate Park - this skate park is a unique dual purpose facility suitable for BMX, skateboards and scooters. It’s free and can be used by all ages and abilities.

For more information please read our Youth Help and Services fact sheet.