About Young Life Alberta

We go to kids, build bridges of authentic friendship, and introduce them to Jesus Christ.

What We Do

Since Young Life of Canada began in 1954, staff and volunteers have been leaving their adult “comfort zone” to meet teens on “their turf”. You will find Young Life leaders wherever kids are found… cheering in the stands at a hockey game, encouraging them in school activities, or hanging out at the nearest coffee shop or skate park . Young Life communities strive to create meaningful, mentoring relationships between leaders and teens and to create spaces where teens are listened to, and where questions of life and faith can be discussed.

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Our History

In 1964, Fran and Al Morgan moved to Calgary and started the city’s first Young Life Club. Over a decade later, John & Erna Doerksen began to pray daily for Young Life to come to Edmonton. In 1980, Szabo’s & Humphreys formed a committee, and in 1982, the first Young Life Club was held in Edmonton. 5 years later, John McNicoll was hired on Young Life staff, and soon after, Young Life was started all over the city.
Ten years later, Young Life reached northern BC with Grant Diener starting Young Life in Dawson Creek. To this day, we have a strong presence in the community, including Grande Prairie.
Looking ahead, we are praying to start work in Slave Lake, Fort McMurray & Lloydminster again. Also, our hope and prayers are to begin new Young Life areas in Red Deer & Lethbridge.

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Young Life is always looking for people that are excited for Jesus Christ and for our Youth to find ways to join our Ministry.

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