Inspiring a Generation of World Changers

"YWAM Vancouver is a missionary discipleship community, embracing the least reached, and influencing the cities of the world."

Who Are We?

We are an eclectic collection of people from various nations all over the world, living in the Metro Vancouver/Fraser Valley area on the West Coast of Beautiful British Columbia. We've been in this area since 1972 - our story can be read on the "Our History" page.

We are deeply invested in seeing people of all ages, and backgrounds have a life-changing encounter with the living God; this is why YWAM Vancouver exists! We are passionate about our God, and making Him known throughout Canada and the world; training and sending young people out to take their place in the Great Commission - whether that be in a corporate workplace, or the far corners of the earth.

We feel it is of utmost importance to care for each other, creating time and space to process, as well as member care services and resources. We believe that part of discipling others well means continuing to be discipled yourself, and that caring for our staff is vital for ministry life.

If you are looking to make a difference with your life, come join our YWAM Vancouver team and live the adventure! We might be a bit biased, but we think you'll love it here.

What is YWAM?

YWAM Vancouver is a branch of YWAM Canada, and YWAM International.

YWAM itself is global movement of Christians of all ages, denominations, and cultures, and exists in more than 180 countries, with upwards of 1100 locations worldwide. To find out more about YWAM , visit

YWAM Canada consists of 40+ ministries throughout Canada, as well as Alaska, and Greenland. Each ministry is unique to its location, varying from training programs, to art and dance, to youth shelters. For more information regarding YWAM in Canada, visit

What We Do

We run a variety of programs and ministries here in Vancouver, with the goal of launching people of all ages into the life that they were made for!

We run training programs to help equip you for wherever life may lead you, whether you're new to this whole "Jesus thing", or you've been a believer all your life. We also have various ministries that you can be a part of, reaching out to everyone from the business people of Vancouver, to the children of Mongolia. We also run programs geared towards high school students, giving you a place to be involved, where you might have otherwise been told you are too young. We are continually growing and developing new programs and ministries, discovering ways to reach out to the city we live in, and the world beyond our borders.


We offer a range of training programs, from YWAM's entry level program, Discipleship Training School (DTS), or the Snowboarders DTS (SDTS), to second level schools like the School of Biblical Studies (SBS).

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We are actively involved in several spheres of society here and abroad, with everything from preschools and publication of children's books, to marriage workshops and connecting with the business world. Whatever your passion, you belong.

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Youth Programs

We are passionate about giving young people a chance to be involved in missions, which is why we offer a variety of programs for teens. Whether you're part of a group, or on your own, we have a place for you to see how you can make a difference.

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