Old Strathcona Youth Society

  • 10325 83 Avenue  
  • Edmonton, AB
  • T6E 2C6
  • Limited Handicap Accessible
  • In December, 1997, a group of interested Edmonton organizations began meeting to look at creative ways to provide youth around Whyte Avenue with a secure place to gather. This place would allow youth to be safe, to grow, to be supported, and to meet people. As a result, the Old Strathcona Youth Co-op was established in 1998. We are dedicated in being a non-judgmental, flexible, street level resource concerned with protecting the safety, self-worth and dignity of youth. OSYS has become a focal point for youth to access information and resources to meet their needs.

    “Get Connected”

    • Provides information and referrals to high-risk and street involved youth by creating trusting, supportive relationships when youth drop in.
    • Hosts outreach workers from partnering agencies who come and present workshops, health services, and information. Some agencies that come to the OSYS are: Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health, Community health nurses, Edmonton John Howard Society, Youth Empowerment and Support Services, and Streetworks.
    • Provides one hot meal per week at a collective kitchen in a nearby church.
    • Provides art and music opportunities.
    • Provides recreational activities such as swimming, basketball, movie night, drumming circle, and music circles.

    “Charlie’s Hope” began in 2009 with a grant from Health Canada

    • Works with youths on a 1:1 basis to provide support and harm prevention regarding addictions.
    • Provides alternative recreation opportunities such as healthy relationship workshops and self–help workshops.
    • Provides information on drugs, effects, addictions and harm reduction.
    • Allows youths who participate the opportunity to enroll in an activity of their choice such as piano lessons, gym membership, art classes, etc.

    - See more at: http://www.osys.ca/about-us#sthash.hxqHe47w.dpuf


    • Mon : Closed
    • Tues : 1:00pm - 9:00 pm
    • Wed : 1:00pm - 9:00 pm
    • Thur : 1:00pm - 9:00 pm
    • Fri : 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    • Sat : 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    • Sun : Closed