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Skookum Skillz

Skookum Skillz is a free 12-week training program for youth (between the ages of 16-22) to build skills and enhance their confidence through a well-supported training and work experience program.

Youth put their skills into practice at Skookum Food + Coffee, a social enterprise launched in November 2013 by Pacific Centre Family Services Association to provide a supportive environment for youth to gain employment experience and build their resume.

The training includes:

  • Food Safe
  • Barista skills
  • Customer service
  • Knife skills, 
  • Food preparation 
  • First Aid. 

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Skookum Food + Coffee i smoving to the Centre for Wellbeing at 324 Goldstream Avenue! We plan to be open in the spring of 2019. Watch for the return of fresh, quality food and beverages in the cafe, or book their catering services. You'll be supporting youth in our community with opportunities to build relationships, skills, self-esteem and experience.

Refer a youth you know!

Download a referral form from the Skookum Food + Coffee website.

Follow Skookum Food + Coffee on facebook

Skookum Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/skookumcafe/

Since 1968, Pacific Centre Family Services Association has been promoting dignity and quality of life for families and individuals across Greater Victoria, especially on the West Shore, through education, counselling and creative programming. We offer a wide range of vital services for people dealing with substance use, mental health issues, and day-to-day life challenges. Across 14 core programs, our services are improving the lives of an average of 1,700 youth-at-risk, adults, families and seniors each year.