Youth Initiative

Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow

Youth Initiative Vancouver (YIV) is a non-profit organization registered by the BC Provincial government. Committed to providing a solid platform for high school and college students to be more active and involved, YIV gives students opportunities to enhance their leadership, execution, communication, and teamwork skills.

Encouraged to make full use of their individuality, passion, and talent, students explore innovative ideas to advocate and organize community and social events. These experiences are not only important elements that top North American universities look for in the admissions process, but most importantly, YIV hopes that through them, every student can become a leader, give back to society, and enter the university of their dreams. 


President – Elaine Zhang

Elaine Zhang – President
Little Flower Academy, Gr 11
Hobbies: Travel & Art

An active, assertive leader, Elaine has led many volunteer groups in the community with phenomenal insight and organization. 

Vice President – Sunny Sun

Sunny Sun – Vice President
Crofton House, Gr 10
Hobbies: Dancing & Painting 

An outgoing, enthusiastic leader, Sunny always brings great energy and ideas to the volunteer groups she leads.


Donate Today

YIV is committed to several important Kerrisdale and Vancouver community initiatives.

Currently, YIV is raising money for End Polio efforts.

Make an End Polio donation

Make a general YIV donation

More on YIV’s End Polio Work:

2019 International Cartoon Competition

Volunteer or Enter the Contest: Our annual Cartoon Competition has many opportunities to gain valuable volunteer experience. Be sure to create an entry of your own to participate in this unique competition!

Click here for details

Previous Cartoon Contest Entries & Winners

Get Involved Today!

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for talented volunteers to help out in lots of different areas in AOMA.  

If you have a special skill to contribute please apply! We have opportunities available in events, camps, community outreach and as assistant volunteers!

How to Apply

1 – Email us at info@aoma.ca

2 – Include your resume!

3 – Write 1/2 to 1 page on why you’re interested in becoming an AOMA volunteer.

4 – Finally, let us know if you would be interested in one of the four leadership roles listed above. If not that’s OK too! Just include which particular area of volunteering you’re most excited about or put “generalist” to help out everywhere.