The Indigenous Youth Outreach & Empowerment Team (IYOET) strives to provide healthy alternatives to street Involvement; provide advocacy & connection to supportive programs & services in our Community AGES 12-18​

The Indigenous youth outreach and empowerment team provides street outreach services and weekly 1-1 support to youth ages 12-18 years old who are, or are at risk of becoming, street entrenched or who have already engaged in high-risk behavior.

Working in collaboration with the MCFD High Risk youth team, we provide non-judgmental and culturally appropriate support to youth; provide at-risk youth with healthy alternatives to street-involvement; advocate and connect youth, and encourage and motivate youth to access supportive programs and services in the community. Working from a harm reduction approach, we help youth to access services and resources that can help them to find housing or employment, return to their families or caregivers, enroll in school or training, positively address alcohol and drug issues, and many other issues and concerns.

IYOET is a Ministry of Children and Family Services only referral.

IYOET Goals:

Provide information and referrals for youth and their families or caregiver;
Increase young people’s knowledge about issues impacting their health & safety; and provide youth with tools to protect and maintain their well-being;
Help youth to recognize high risk behaviors; and manage the risks associated with their day to day living.
Direct connection and access to other youth Serving programs in the Circle 5 region.
Crisis intervention as needed; including attending appointments with youth.
Advocacy & Referral; including forms completion, securing identification, and accessing provincially mandated, and funded youth services in the Circle 5 region.
Connect youth to urgent needs services including MCFD high risk youth team.

The IYOET is passionate about providing personal connection & personalized Advocacy for each of our youths.

Marissa McIntyre was born in Surrey, BC and continued living in Surrey until her first year of post-secondary. She is a Nlaka’pamux woman and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in First Nations Studies from Simon Fraser University. Marissa has a passion for making a difference in the lives of Indigenous People and strives to support Indigenous Youth in their endeavors to achieve their goals.
Contact Us:
PHONE : 604-595-1170 EXT 112