About The Carleton Place Youth Centre

Made up of a volunteer board and a few incredible staff members who help make a massive impact in our community… We are proud to provide the youth of CP the best experiences and learning opportunities in a safe and positive environment!

Behind the CP Youth Centre

Carleton Place and District Youth Centre (CPDYC) was established in 1995 in partnership with local police and business owners as a preventative measure to combat crime and substance use among young people in town. Since inception, our programs and services have expanded to better meet the needs of our youth and our community. CPDYC is governed by a Board of Directors and supported through donations, fundraising and grants.

To inspire, engage and celebrate youth through social, educational recreational activities and community participation encouraging a youth base invested in their local community.

We visualize a town in which all youth participate in shaping a vibrant community. We will accomplish our mission through collaboration with the community and youth, developing partnerships to facilitate fun and diverse programs and opportunities that increase youth involvement, community attachment, healthy outlooks, and provide optimistic outcomes.

Developing programs that positively affect all areas of youth development ensures a healthy outlook and promotes optimistic outcomes.

How We Lead

Awareness, feelings,
Attitudes, beliefs, trust,
Self esteem, motivation,

Physical and Behavioral
Health and well being

Ethics, attitude,
Customs, language,
Collective norms,

Social Systems
Community, law, policies
Infrastructure, housing, transportation,

Humour – laughter is good medicine.
Compassion – kindness, caring, mentoring.
Respect – All youth are respected and encouraged to participate in community.
Positivity – Act, speak, live positive.
Community – Parents and community members are meaningfully engaged establishing opportunities for partnerships and increased volunteer base.
Connection – All youth have opportunity to congregate in a safe and supportive environment where they can mingle, have fun, learn and thrive.

Who We Are

2023 Board of Directors

Sue Godfrey, Chair
Colin Murray, Vice-Chair & Treasurer
Sandra Humphreys, Secretary
Sonya Murray, Past Chair
Wes Parsons, Director
Tracy Graham, Director
Sherry Crummy, Director
Councillor Sarah Cavanagh – Appointed Town Council Representative

Interested in becoming a Board member?

We are seeking board members to help guide the organization into the future. We meet every second Thursday of the month from 6-8pm at the youth centre. If you have skills and knowledge that would benefit the youth centre we would like to hear from you!

Please contact the Executive Director for more information.

Want to join us in our mission? You can get involved and volunteer or donate to Carleton Place and District Youth Centre online at Canada Helps Charity Registration # 89066 5342 RR0001

Have any questions?
Reach out to our ED by email at: cpyouthcenter@gmail.com