How it Works
Our community partners hire SYJA youth to perform services like street beautification (street garbage removal, graffiti removal) and needle sweeps. Each morning, youth come to SYJA to find out what jobs are available for the day, and after they have completed their job, they are paid that same day for services delivered.
- Most of the work SYJA provides is obtained through ongoing contracts with the public and private sector. If you are interested in contracting with SYJA for ongoing work, please contact our office to discuss your needs and obtain a quote.
- We also provide “odd job” services. We require a minimum of 48 hours notice for odd job requests.
- We pay our youth workers daily upon completion of the job and we invoice the contractor for services rendered on a monthly basis. SYJA cannot provide service for jobs of less than five hours.
SYJA is available to youth aged 15 - 24
Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
SYJA is closed on statutory holidays
SYJA staff can deliver services in both English and French
Contact Information for Street Youth Job Action:
900 Pacific Street
Vancouver BC V6Z 2E3
Phone: 604.633.1472 e-mail: Contact Us
As a social enterprise initiative, funding for this project is self-generated from the revenue earned through its community contracts.
Community partners of SYJA include: City of Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, and Waste Management.
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