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

22nd March 2019

RockSchool Success!!

We love an opportunity to shout about how amazing our young people are so here…

7th January 2019

Power Up – a new opportunity for young women!

We are really excited to launch Power Up, a new programme about young women, relationships,…

6th December 2018

Jingle Bells from Canongate Youth

#12daysofgiving We’re super excited to launch our Christmas wish list today. Every (working) day between…

8th November 2018

What a busy year!

2017-2018 was another jammed packed year for CY’s youth and children’s programme . We continued…

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