COVID-19 Update

Following the ongoing advice from the Government we have taken the decision to work from home as a staff team and continue to suspend all face to face contact with children and young people. You can still contact us via phone, email or social media so please do get in touch if you need us. We are working on ways of running groups online so keep an eye on our social media platforms for updates. Keep taking care of each other, Team CY.

Our Vision & Mission

Our vision is for all children and young people to be safe, heard, nurtured and given opportunities to realise their potential.


Our mission is to support children and young people who face barriers and challenges as they make their way through childhood, adolescence and early adulthood.

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Since 1977 we have provided a safe and welcoming space for children and young people.

Youth Work Services

Supporting young people in the local area through a programme of clubs and activities

Employability & Wellbeing

Providing employability and well-being support to young people aged 15-24.

Social Enterprise Café

The Old School Café trains young people in hospitality, catering and customer service skills.

Our Blog, News & Updates

13th July 2020

New Trustees Needed!

We are looking to recruit a number of new Trustees with a wide range of…

7th April 2020

Cheerio, Ellie!

Last week saw the departure of our lovely CEO, Ellie Hutchinson.  Ellie has been with…

8th October 2019

The Wee Interactive AGM

Please join us in celebrating all things Canongate Youth at our Annual General Meeting  …

16th August 2019

A Summer at CY

For the last 6 weeks we’ve been hosting an intern from America in partnership with…

Get in Touch!

If you’d like to volunteer, donate or find out more, feel free to contact us.

Our Supporters

We have a number of supporters who help us work with children and young people. To all of them we say a huge thank you!