Building Safer Communities - RISE


You're invited to our upcoming launch!

To mark the launch of RISE, youth and families are invited to a free Open House event being held on Tuesday, March 12, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Greg Moore Youth Centre (11995 Haney Place). Youth and families can learn more about the available programs and resources and share their input while enjoying activities, food, art, games and a chance to win prizes. 

In partnership with the Ridge Meadows RCMP, and supported by the Building Safer Communities Fund, RISE aims to prevent youth involvement in gun and gang activities by offering programs and services to youth ages 10 to 18. These include recreational activities such as basketball and sound engineering, educational workshops, and wrap around outreach and counseling supports for youth and families.

Launch Event:

  • Date: Tuesday, March 12 
  • Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm 
  • Location: Greg Moore Youth Centre 
  • Cost: FREE and Open to All!

Learn more about the initiative, new programs, and resources for youth in Maple Ridge. Have a chance to tell us what programs and services are important to you.



RISE has partnered with School District No 42, Night Hoops Basketball Society, Community Services, Friends in Need Food Bank, Fraser Health, and a variety of additional community partners to develop and implement a variety of new and engaging prevention-based programs for pre-teens and youth ages 10 to 24. 

Community Engagement & Education:

  • Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs) Workshop 
    • An educational workshop facilitated by Fraser Health for youth services providers. 
  • Community Youth Summit “YOLO” (Youth Offering Listening Opportunities) 
    • Maple Ridge Community Services is working in partnership with RISE and a variety of young people and youth service providers to host a community youth summit initiated and led by youth.


Youth Snack and Meal ProgramFriends in Need Food Bank Society provides snacks and meals at the beginning of each week during the school year based on the needs identified by participating schools.
School’s OutSchool’s Out is a program for pre-teens offering a variety of play-based indoor and outdoor activities, with a focus on active games, arts and social recreation in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.
After School ActiveAfter School Active is a supervised drop-in program for pre-teens offering a variety of youth-initiated indoor activities (ping pong, billiards, arcade games, rock climbing, skateboarding/scootering, boardgames), with a focus on active and social recreation in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. 
Movie Night'sThis movie night series provides pre-teens and youth with a safe, fun, supervised and inclusive environment to hang out with friends and make new ones.
Girls Only BasketballGirls Only Basketball provides a safe and inclusive experience for girls to participate in recreational basketball. Girls Only Basketball offers participants a chance to learn and grow in a supervised and supportive environment. There are no, skill-level, or economic barriers to participation.
The Studio COMING SOONThe Studio at the Greg Moore Youth Centre - Podcast Recording, Mixing Music, Photo & Video Editing program. Youth will have access to record, edit, mix, and master digital audio using industry standard recording studio technology.
Night Hoops BasketballNight Hoops Basketball provides an inclusive experience for youth to participate in late night basketball programming and offers them a chance to learn and grow in a supervised and supportive environment. A fundamental principle of Night Hoops is inclusion; there are no gender, skill-level or economic barriers to participation.


  • Family & Youth Resource Support Team (FYRST) 
    • FYRST is an early intervention program lead by Police Services and the RCMP that works with youth grades 4-11 (ages 10-17), and their families, who may be demonstrating risk factors of negative decision making (mild-moderate negative choice behaviour) which could lead to a gang entrenched lifestyle and criminal activity. The team is made up of an RCMP Youth Liaison Officer, Youth & Family Counsellor, and a Youth Outreach Worker

More Information and Registration:

For more information on, or how to register for RISE programs, services and initiatives please visit our latest guide.


Thank you to our community partners!

Ridge Meadows RCMP, School District No. 42, Community Services, Friends in Need Food Bank, Night Hoops Basketball Society, Fraser Health.