History, Mission & Vision

About Us

How We’re Helping

We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless staff and volunteers, we provide a safe and healthy environment for young people to have fun, learn and grow. We offer programming, organize fundraisers and exciting community-building initiatives.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we’re doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We’ll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We’re excited to have you join the team!

Thank You!

Whether you help through monetary or in-kind donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn’t accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Carleton Place & District Youth Centre

Our History

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.


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

Physical and Behavioral

Health and Well Being,
Skills, Participation,


Ethics, attitude,
Customs, language,
Collective norms,

Social Systems

Community, law, policies Programs, Infrastructure, housing, transportation, Government



laughter is good medicine.  


kindness, caring, mentoring.  


All youth are respected and encouraged to participate in community.


Act, speak, live positive.  


Parents and community members are meaningfully engaged establishing opportunities for partnerships and increased volunteer base.


All youth have opportunity to congregate in a safe and supportive environment where they can mingle, have fun, learn and thrive.

You can 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