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.

Career Opportunities

Play Ranger
Facilitating outdoor play with 5-12 year olds

Our Blog, News & Updates

13th July 2017

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

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

15th June 2017

Happy Birthday to us!!!

On Saturday 10th June we had our Big Birthday Bash to celebrate 40 years of working…

11th May 2017

Our Big 40th Birthday Bash!!!

Canongate Youth has been working in the Southside/Central area of Edinburgh for 40 years this…

27th April 2017

Our Brand New Website

Today we are delighted to launch our brand new website! We’re so proud of the…

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