Be Your

Inspiring and empowering the marginalized

youth and young adults through digital arts,

culinary arts, and IT programs.

The East Side of Vancouver struggles with a toxic combination of high unemployment and high drop out rates.

We plan to help change that.

CANCAT is a non-profit organization birthed out of the National Center for Arts + Technology (NCAT).

NCAT replicates the Manchester Bidwell Education Model by working with cities around the world to plan and open Centres for Arts + Technology.

CANCAT is based on a proven model with third-party vailidated measurable outcomes.

Of students enrolled in the arts program:


Graduate from high-school on time


Pursue higher education

Of adults enrolled in the career training program:


Complete the training course


Find employment

Our Partners

Spring Art Class

For High School Students Grades 9-12

Painting Techniques & Open Art Sessions

Wednesdays & Fridays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM

at Eden Cafe (643 East Hastings street)

Starting april 3rd

After school art classes are offered at no cost to students or their families. This class is scheduled on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 pm beginning on April 8th and running through May 27th. For beginners and skilled artists—join us regardless of your skill level!

“Environment shapes people’s lives. Hopeless situations create desperate people; conversely, a quality environment leads to valuable citizens.”

- Bill Strickland