Cost & Details

Lifeteams has been training young influencers for the past 17 years. Lifeteams year 18 begins on September 9th, 2018 and runs until the mid May. Because of the intensive mentorship focus, we select only 8-10 students each year. If you have an interest in finding out more, we’d love to talk. Contact us at [email protected] or 604-825-1946 .


Our desire is to be a part of the shaping God wants to do in peoples’ lives, and to see that spill over into the lives of marginalized teens.  Education is expensive so at Lifeteams, our staff fundraise to cover their own salaries which keeps program costs down. Your fees simply pay for your expenses.  Total cost – including tuition, room and board, youth work practicum, books, travel and adventure activities – for 8 1/2 months of Lifeteams is $8,300.00 (Canadian).


Lifeteams is a certified educational institution, approved by the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. Because of this, tuition can be paid through R.E.S.P. contributions if that is something available to you through your parents. You will find Lifeteams registered under “Greater Vancouver Youth for Christ.” All students receive an educational tax credit for their tuition that will be issued at the end of the calendar year.


Since Lifeteams is not just an educational year but also a mission year, program fees can also be fundraised through a personal network of people who choose to stand with you in this ministry. Donations are tax deductible with charitable donation receipts issued at the end of the year.

We encourage all of our students to find a support network of people who will join them – prayerfully and financially – as they step into the lives of young people. You can become the hands of your supporters as you reach out to troubled teens together, and that partnership is life-changing.

Think Lifeteams may be right for you? Check out Who Should Apply?

How To Apply

To apply for our next program, simply fill out the online application and return it to us. Then you will need to choose 3 references that you will ask to fill out the online Reference Form for you. After we have received your application and the response from your 3 references, expect a call from us to set up an interview to find out more about you, and to help determine whether you and Lifeteams are a good fit.

For more information on the next program, call program director, Rob Snair at 604.825.1946 , or contact us at [email protected] if you’d just like to hear more.  And if Lifeteams isn’t a good fit, maybe we can direct you toward a few other ideas you can explore.

We look forward to the possibility of journeying with you for awhile.



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