Community activism

These websites have been specifically selected for teens. For books, try searching the library catalogue for the keywords "voluntarism" or "social action".

Local activism

Check Your Head

Based in Vancouver, Check Your Head is a youth-driven organization that provides education for young people on the issues such as democracy, corporate power, globalization, climate change and many more issues that matter most to youth and our communities locally and globally.

LOVE (Leave Out Violence)

LOVE's mission is to break the cycle of violence in the lives of young people and in our communities by building a team of youth leaders who communicate a message of non-violence.

Youth Vital Signs - Youth in Action

A list of local organizations that offer opportunities and information about participating in the community.

Global activism

Amnesty International Canada - Human Rights Activism for Youth

Learn how to get involved in, find out news and get resources about human rights and global issues.

Current events and awareness


Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported, 120,000-circulation magazine concerned about the erosion of our physical and cultural environments by commercial forces.

Redwire Native Youth Media

We are a collective of Native youth creating uncensored spaces for youth to find their own voice. All of our media projects are initiated and led by youth, inspiring creativity, confidence, motivation and action. We are a media and arts organization dedicated to the power and healing of unhindered expression. We maintain a youth staff and board fostered with the support of elders, past staff and community mentors.

The Tyee

The Tyee strives to be a widely read and respected independent online magazine that publishes news, reviews and commentary not typically covered by B.C. and Canada's mainstream media.