School the City

School the City is a community-based program that encourages students to be civically engaged.  

We've developed a School the City Activity Kit as a tool to assist educators, community service providers, and City staff to engage with young people and connect the community to City hall. These activities have been developed to continue to foster a highly collaborative environment in which partners work together to achieve positive outcomes for children, youth, emerging adults, and families.

There are 26 activities in the free toolkit that link directly to the BC Curriculum Core Competencies and are adaptable for a variety of age groups. You can start to use the toolkit now! If you'd like a facilitator to run an activity in the toolkit and have a City staff member to come to speak to your classroom, email View the School the City Tookit.

2022 Youth Films

Sutherland Secondary school’s Global Perspectives students created documentary films on Community Wellbeing as part of a School the City, CNV4ME initiative. 

Students were asked what 'community wellbeing' means to them, in order to help inform the City’s Community Wellbeing Strategy. Students then created short films on the topic, which you can watch below. Enjoy! 

youth documentary filmmakers meeting Council June 2022

Students showcased their films to Mayor, Council, and City Staff on June 17, 2022 at The Cinematheque.

Forgotten Forests

LitterAlly Stop

Not Just Cars

Hidden In the Stigma

Hidden In Plain Sight

Get Off Your Phone!

Concrete Jungle

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