Our Mission


Our vision is for children and young people in Edinburgh and the Lothians to be healthy, happy and secure, belong in their communities and become confident and fulfilled adults

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Since 1977 we have successfully provided support, recreation, training and education opportunities for 5-25 year olds to help them overcome barriers and secure a great future.

Youth Work Services

Supporting young people in the local area through one to one support, a programme of weekly clubs, holiday programmes and yearly residentials


Providing employability support to young people aged 14-24 from Edinburgh and the Lothians to help them move onto employment, college and training

Community Café

Canongate Youth’s Old School Café trains unemployed young people in hospitality, catering and customer service skills, whilst providing a much-needed welcoming and affordable space for the community.

Our Blog, News & Updates

11th October 2017

Meet Our New Manager

We are delighted to welcome our new Strategic Manager, Ellie Hutchinson, to the CY team….

5th September 2017

Introducing Ryan…our new Café Apprentice!

We are delighted to introduce the newest member of the CY team, Ryan Wilson.  …

2nd August 2017

Old School Cafe Launches New Menu for August

The Old School Cafe is ready and raring to go for the Edinburgh Festival with…

13th July 2017

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

It has been a very generous week this week at CY HQ with a variety…

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