Solid State builds co-ops, but it’s a lot more than that.

Each co-op may be started by an individual youth or a group of youths, a mentor, or a local organization. Each group is made up of six to twelve youth with several mentors, all of whom are equal members. Members build skills, conduct community and market research and go through successive iterations of an enterprise idea. As they work, Solid State supports them with insight and direction from professionals in the field, training, individual and group skills, education and employment opportunities, and a dense network of friends and colleagues.

Each meeting is based on a sit-down, home-cooked halal meal. One of our clear goals is to build viable enterprises that nurture the skills and growth of all members, but the most important part of Solid State is building tight and support teams that nurture long-term senses of belonging, attachment and care for one another. We believe that eating together is an essential and irreplaceable piece of that, and a key to being able to support youth in all parts of their lives, and countering the isolation and immobilities racialized youth face so often.


Solid State also provides services like:

High-School Class Support/Advising

Post-Secondary Planning/Advising

Immigration/Student Visa Consulting and Services

Counseling Services

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+1 (604) 369 4753

We work, study, and live in a region south of the Fraser River which overlaps with the unceded traditional and ancestral lands of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt and Kwikwetlem peoples.

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