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

7th March 2018

Danke Schoen Tina

We recently had the pleasure of hosting a German student through the Erasmus+ programme. Tina…

5th December 2017

Merry Quizmas one and all!!

The BIG CY 40th Chrimbo Quiz of the Year A great night was had by all on…

23rd November 2017

CY AGM 2017

Last week we hosted our AGM, where we celebrated all the fantastic work folk have…

19th October 2017

Date for the Diary – AGM 13th November

CY will hold it’s AGM on Monday 13th November 4.30-6pm and we’d love you to…

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