Canada Villa Youth Activity Centre

Barnet Child & Family Early Help Service offer a friendly, supportive environment for all young people in Barnet who want to explore the creative arts regardless of experience. We also offer a variety of other activities which occur regularly from this centre which you can enquire about.

Activities available at the centre

A range of term time and holiday activities take place in Canada Villa Youth Activity Centre for young people aged 4 to 19 and up to 25 with Disabilities or Autism.

  • Music Production
  • Cookery Workshops
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fitness & Gym Sessions
  • Boxing Sessions
  • Graffiti Workshops
  • Digital Photography
  • Hair Dressing
  • Media Hub

All our Positive Activities are free (fully funded) for children and young people that live or are educated in Barnet.

If your young person does need 1 to 1 support, unfortunately we (Barnet Council’s Child & Family Early Help Programmes Team) aren’t able to provide 1 to 1 or additional support for a young person to access any of our activities, courses or programmes.

Your 1 to 1 support worker would need to be provided by you as a parent/carer or any professionals (Social Worker, 0 to 19 Practitioner, etc.) involved with your young person.

The worker providing 1 to 1 support would need to be DBS checked and meets all the requirements to support a young person with SEND (Special Educational Needs or Disabilities and or Autism).

Also the worker can be arranged by contact Short Breaks Team or Disabled Children’s Team and using your Short Break allocation.

If you don’t have knowledge about these two teams you can contact them and find out if your child is eligible:

For a young person to access any of our positive activities, they need to have a registered account on our website. An account needs to be created by a parent or carer or if the young person is over 18 they can create their own account on our website.

We understand that circumstances can change very quickly and sometimes a young person can no longer attend an activity for a number of reasons. Please make sure if an activity or session that needs to be cancelled it is update on your dashboard/profile on our website and the cancellation is in advance.

To find out more about all the activities we offer at Canada Villa Youth Activity Centre and our other building Finchley Youth Activity Centre, all year round, please go to to find out more information.

How to get here

Canada Villa Young People’s Centre,
Pursley Road, Mill Hill,
London NW7 2BU

We are next to Dollis Primary School.

The nearest tube station is Mill Hill East.

Centre facilities

The facilities within the Centre which we currently have available for hire or used within groups are:

  • a rotating climbing wall with adjustable speeds
  • a fully equipped Music studio
  • a fully equipped Kitchen with 2 mini kitchen stations
  • smaller rooms to use; suitable space for meetings
  • free internet access for young people
  • film editing and photography equipment.

Building hire

Should you be interested in hiring out a space at Finchley Youth Activity Centre, please use the below information to contact us with what you would like to hire and for what you would like to hire the building for.


Canada Villa Young People’s Activity Centre
Pursley Road, Mill Hill, London NW7 2BU

Telephone: 020 8359 3100