Open since 1999, Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC) is a one-stop youth centre that provides a wide range of social, health, education, employment and life skills services to youth between the ages of 12 and 24. It is a multi-service and multi-agency hub, with a range of services for youth all under one roof. PCRS is the lead administrator of the site and runs a number of the programs and services housed at BYRC.
BYRC has been in operation since 1999 at the corner of Broadway and Fraser Streets in Vancouver. Our original building needed some renovations and our services had outgrown the space. Working with our partners, we designed and had custom built our new youth centre. In November of 2014 the new Broadway Youth Resource Centre building opened. This building is also the site of Kwayatsut Housing, administered by Vancouver Native Housing Society.
“Kwayatsut” (K-why-ah-sote) is from the Coast Salish language and means “seeking one’s power” or “spirit quest”. The building was named by Chief Ian Campbell from the Squamish Nation. Of the 101 units of housing in Kwayatsut, 30 units are designated for youth and supported by PCRS. These 30 units are specifically for youth who are most vulnerable to homelessness: aboriginal youth, LGBTQ youth, and youth leaving foster care.