Youth Chamber

SQUAMISH Youth Chamber

SQUAMISH YOUTH CHAMBER

The Squamish Youth Chamber offers opportunities for students and young adults to be prepared, engaged and contributing members of the Squamish community. This program is open to anyone aged 12-25. 

You can access:

  • Job Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Training

Coming soon:

  • Events
  • Internships 
  • Mentors

Keep up to date with events, info and more by signing up for our newsletter. Follow @squamishchamber on facebook and instragram

get involved

WORK

Join the Facebook Jobs Board to see jobs in Squamish

Gain experience, earn money and support Squamish businesses.

VOLUNTEER

Join the Facebook Volunteer Board for volunteer opportunities

Give back to the community and enhance your resume.

Coming soon: a volunteer database tool where you can match your interest to volunteer opportunities

LEARN

Prepare yourself for future jobs, education and life.

Email louise@squamishchamber.com for free tickets to any upcoming Essential Frontline Skills Workshops (subject to availability)

If you attend DRMS, ask about the Grade 9 Squamish Chamber leadership program 

CONNECT

We’re working on some ideas for events, mentors and internships. 

More to come.

CELEBRATE

Each year, at the Squamish Chamber Excellence Awards, we recognize a young leader who has gone above and beyond with our RISING STAR award, presented by Woodfibre LNG.

In 2019, Jon Gill was recognized for his leadership and engagement with the Squamish community. Read more here.

SUPPORT

The Squamish Youth Centre provides access to many services, support, activities, snacks and facilities. 

Located on 1135 Carson Place, beside the skate park and behind HSSS

Young Entrepreneurs

Are you thinking of starting a business? Come chat with the Chamber at the Adventure Centre. There’s also lots of resources and tools on this website that can help you start a business. 

Futurpreneur Canada provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.

Keep up with everything happening at the Squamish Chamber by signing up for our newsletter and following our social media. 

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Stepping into Leadership is back January 2020. Designed for current and aspiring supervisors, managers and business owners wanting to develop their workplace leadership skills, the three day course covers: 1. Leadership skills: elevate yourself as a professional and inspiring leader 2. People management: build and manage a strong and engaged team through coaching, effective performance management, productive conflict strategies and communication 3. Business skills: key tools to help with productivity, goal setting, decision making, time and change management Link in bio or book here: https://www.squamishchamber.com/events/… #squamishexcellence #adventuresinbusiness #squamishchamberofcommerce #training #workshops #businesstraining #leadershiptraining #steppingintoleadership #squamishworkshops #seatosky #squamishentrepreneurs

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Day 7 tip: Give gift cards from local stores & restaurants. 60% of Canadians plan to buy gift cards this holiday season. You can buy B.C. when you do. Many local #squamish businesses offer them, most restaurants have gift certificates. #BCBuyLocal #7Ways7Days #squamishchamber #adventuresinbusiness #supportlocal

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It's Day 6 of BC Buy Local Week and one of our favourite days - DRINK LOCAL! The #squamish craft beverage is booming; bringing joy to our residents, attracting tourists, creating jobs and supporting many businesses. . #locobc reached out to @backcountrybrewing to see how they support #localbusiness and the wider Squamish community. Great beer, community events, fundraising and using local suppliers. This is why we support #bcbusinesses. Read more at https://bcbuylocal.com/business/backcountrybrewing/ . . Photo: @backcountrybrewing . . #bcbuylocal #bcbuylocalweek #supportlocal #seatosky #squamishchamber #adventuresinbusiness #squamishlife #exploresquamish #squamishcraftbeverage #squamishdrinks #craftbrewery #bccraftbeer #backcountrybrewing #craftbeer #squamishentrepreneurs #squamishrocks #beer #supportlocalbusiness

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Day 6 Tip: Drink Local. There are 173 craft breweries in BC. Local brewers provide 1 out of every 100 jobs in Canada & contribute $6B in tax revenue. #BCBuyLocal #BCCraftBeer #eatdrinklocalbc BC craft ciders have $2M in sales & growing fast. BC ciders often use local apples, supporting BC growers & BC jobs. #BCCider Discover the growing list of spirits made right here in BC! https://bcdistilled.ca/british-columbia-distilleries/ #BCDistilled #bcbuylocal #squamishchamber #adventuresinbusiness

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It's Day 5 of #bcbuylocalweek and today we eat local! Ok, eat local everyday!! Squamish has so many amazing eateries - brew pubs, restaurants, cafes, street eats and of course, sushi! One of the @squamishchamber 's favourite spots is @sahaeatery. Check out this delicious mixed green salad with Hummus, Bulgarian Feta, Zaatar Crispy Chickpeas and pita chips. Yum! . . Photo: @sahaeatery . . #squamish #sahaeatery #seatosky #bcbuylocal #supportlocal #squamishentrepreneurs #squamisheats #squamishfoodie #eatlocal #exploresquamish #squamishlife #squamishchamber #adventuresinbusiness #downtownsquamish #bceatlocal #bcmade #morocco #lebanesefood #moroccanfood #chickpeas #greensalad #hummus #eatlocal

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Look what we make in #squamish! Brought to you by the wonderful @xocowestcoastchocolate, our local chocolatier, bringing art and deliciousness together in one glorious ball! . . Read more about @xocowestcoastchocolate and how they support other local businesses at www.bcbuylocal.com/business. Don't forget to check them out in #downtownsquamish's 21 Days of Christmas. . Photo: @xocowestcoastchocolate . . . #squamish #bcbuylocal #supportlocal #squamishbusiness #squamishentrepreneurs #chocolate #chocolatier #chocolateart #edibleart #squamisheats #squamishfoodie #vancouverfoodie #chocolatelover #squamishchamber #adventuresinbusiness #seatosky #exploresquamish #squamishlife #squamishrocks #edibleart #christmas #lunarball

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Day 4 tip: Buy Local Made. Support talented BC artists, makers and manufacturers. 70% of Canadian consumers prefer to buy local to benefit the economy. Buy from #BCLocalOwned businesses & look for #BCLocalMade #BCLocalGrown products wherever you shop. #BCBuyLocal #7Ways7Days #squamishchamber #adventuresinbusiness #supportlocal

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We love finding little #squamishsecrets like this: a beautifully moody #Squamish backdrop; a waterfront walkway; bike racks for our outdoorsy community; public art that represents our heritage (salmon); and a wonderful view of our marina. It's time to go #exploresquamish. Best bit - #downtownsquamish and our eclectic range of stores and eateries are just one street away, so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll and #21daysofchristmas . . . #salmon #bikerack #publicart #walkway #boardwalk #waterfront #marina #moody #seatosky #howesound #blindchannel #squamishchamber #adventuresinbusiness #supportlocal #bcbuylocal #squamishlife #squamishrocks

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Day 3 tip: Buy Local Online. Support local businesses from the comfort of your home. Two out of every three dollars spent online in Canada goes to a U.S. multinational. You can buy B.C. when you buy online. On Amazon.ca click “Shop By Department” at the top left and you’ll find a “Made in Canada” section under “Handmade”. Businesses, Squamish has many amazing digital marketing and web designers who can help you enhance your online presence. #bcbuylocal #squamishchamber #adventuresinbusiness #supportlocal

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Day 2 Tip: Keep our community vibrant. If you love #squamish, support the local businesses that help create our unique character. #BCBuyLocal Make sure to check out the 21 days of Christmas at #downtownsquamish #BCBuyLocal #7Ways7Days #squamishchamber #adventuresinbusiness #supportlocal

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#BCBuyLocal #7Ways7DaysDay Day 1 Tip: Shop in Store. Visit your favourite #Squamish storefronts this holiday season. Bricks and mortar stores contribute jobs and taxes that keep communities connected & strong. From #downtownsquamish to Garibaldi Village, there's something for everyone in Squamish. #squamishchamber #adventuresinbusiness #bcbuylocal #supportlocal

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The average person spends $1500 over the holidays on gifts, food/drink & travel. Shift your Shopping to B.C. this holiday. A 1% shift creates 3,100 jobs and $94 million in wages. LOCO suggests #7Ways7Days to shift your shopping: https://bcbuylocal.com/bcbuylocalweek/ #BCBuyLocal #BCBuyLocalWeek #adventuresinbusiness #squamishchamber

Thank YOU!

Without the support of our sponsors and partners, our youth programming would not be possible. 

Our goal is to make all our youth programs free and accessible to all youth. In 2020, we want to deliver Youth Leadership training at Don Ross Middle School and Howe Sound Secondary School. We want to offer quarterly Service Spotlight training to equip youth with essential frontline skills. And we we want to create inspiring events, such as a panel of young business leaders. 

We have lofty goals and we are seeking partners and sponsors. We have already raised about 20% of our target, which means some programming will start in 2020. 

There are many different ways you can help. If you would like to be a Squamish Youth Chamber Champion and help make our programming possible, please contact louise@squamishchamber.com.

Squamish Youth Chamber Champions

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