Youth

Our youth is the future of our community and we have developed over the years a precious collaboration with our local schools and have put together some great initiatives for them:

  • Career exploration & job shadowing
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Student wellness workshops
  • Bursary programs
  • Intergenerational activities

Useful links

  • Caring for kids offers information for parents from paediatricians from the Canadian Pediatric Society.  They have information specifically about preteens and teens, covering healthy bodies, mental health and risky behaviour.  https://caringforkids.cps.ca/

Youth Mental Health

  • Youthspace.ca is a free online chat or text service for anyone in crisis or needing emotional support.  Open every night from 6pm - 12am PST, anyone under 30 across Canada is welcome.
  • Through its awareness-raising programs, Fondation Jeunes en Tête prevents psychological distress in 11- to 18-year-olds.  They have useful tools for teens and adults dealing with teenagers.  Their toolkits are designed for families, teens and schools.   https://fondationjeunesentete.org/en/our-tools/
  • What's Up walk-in provides FREE mentalhealth counselling & support for children, youth, young adults and their families, and families with infants.  They're open Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Call 1-866-585-6486 to connect with a counsellor.  https://www.whatsupwalkin.ca/