Community Supports

 INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN Under 6

Program Name

Description

Age Group

Community Agency

Contact Information

Additional Information

Friday Family Nights

 

 

Join other families for a nutritious dinner and fun recreation activities with friends and family

Families

Boys and Girls Club

250.554.5437

Ext 206

  • Pre-register by Thursdays at 4pm
  • 5:30-7:30pm
  • Free
  • Open registration

Incredible Years

 

 

A parenting program to promote children’s social competence and reduce behaviour problems with an emphasis on parenting skills

Parents/Caregivers of children 4 - 8

Boys and Girls Club

250.554.5437

Ext 206

  • 5:30-7pm
  • 9 weeks
  • Childcare and meal provided
  • Open registration

R.E.S.T.

Regulation of Emotions Sensations and Thinking

A group for parents ready to try out tools to help their children be calmer and more focused, and to help them manage everyday emotions and activity level.

Parents/Caregivers of preschoolers and primary students

CTFRC and CYMH

250.371.4100

  • $30 total for all 4 sessions (for a maximum of 2 adults in the same family). $7.50 for individual sessions

Circle of Security

 

A relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Various community agencies have groups throughout the year for their clients.  Community referrals are made through the YMCA Early Years Centre.

Parents/Caregivers of children 0 – 6

CYMH and/or community agencies

(through Kamloops Y John Tod Centre)

 

CYMH North Shore

 

 

ICS

 

Secwepemc Child & Family Services

 

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

Coming to Chase in 2019

250.376.4771

 

 

 

 

250.554.5800

(Tanis / Ferne)

 

250.554.3134

 

250.314.9669

 

 

250.554.9486

(Deanie/Leona)

 

  • 8 week program
  • Community referrals
  • Registration ongoing

ADHD Group

 

January 2019

3 week psychoeducation group to provide information and tools to parents to support the children in their lives diagnosed with ADHD.

Parents/Caregivers

of children 5-19

CYMH

(through Kamloops Y John Tod Centre)

250.371.3648

(Isabell)

  • Free
  • 3 sessions

 

Caring Dads

 

 

An anti-violence program helping fathers value their children. Designed to support fathers’ relationship with their children.

Fathers

of children 0-19

Interior Community Services

 

 

250.554.3134

250.554.1176

 

  • MCFD referral
  • 17 weeks
Social Emotional Workshop  Supporting parents in meeting the social and emotional needs of children through attachment. Parents/Caregivers with children 0 – 6 Interior Community Services

250-554-3134

Early Connections Program
  • self / community referral
  • 1 session 
Grief and Loss Workshop Helping parents and children cope with grief and loss Parents/Caregivers with children 0 – 6 Interior Community Services

250-554-3134

Early Connections Program
  • self / community referral
  • 1 session
Anxiety Workshop 

Helping parents support young children with anxiety

Parents/Caregivers with children 0 – 6

Interior Community Services

250-554-3134

Early Connections Program

  • Self / community referral
  • 1 session

Parenting Awareness and Individual Development (PAID)

 

Provides group education and support and outreach services to families experiencing challenges in their role as parents.

Parents/Caregivers with children 0 – 6

Interior Community Services

250.554.3134

  • 10 week sessions
  • Tues & Thurs 9am – noon
  • Self-referrals call intake


Infant Massage

A calm and nurturing small group setting for infants. The parent/caregiver will learn massage techniques which can later be used at home. Massage is beneficial for bonding between parent and child and helps with digestion and colic.

Parents/Caregivers with infants 0 - 12 months

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society

 

Kamloops Infant Development Society

 

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

Secwepemc Child & Family Services

 

Y-Child Care Resource & Referral Program

 

Interior Community Services

250.376.1617

 

 

250.371.4140

 

 

 

250.554.9486

 

 

250.314.9669

 

 

250.376.4771

 

 

250-554-3134

Families First Program

  • Free
  • Registration required
  • Call for more information as to next available class

KAFS Community Drumming

Cultural balance and understanding of the FN’s tradition and values based drumming

0-19

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society

250.376.1296
  • Every Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30
  • Free

Parent-Child Mother Goose

A community based group experience for parents, grandparents and their babies and young children to experience the spark of delight and magic that comes from enjoying a favorite rhyme or song together, enjoy strengthened bonding and develop a network of friends

Parents/Caregivers with children 0 – 5

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society

 

Kamloops Early Language and Literacy Initiative

 

Y-Child Care Resource & Referral Program

250.376.1617

 

 

250.376.4771

(Crystal)

 

 

250.376.4771

  • Free
  • Registration required
  • 8 week
  • Online registration for most locations at www.eventbrite.ca

Parent and Tot Play Group

For parents/caregivers and their kids for crafts, songs, stories, snacks and fun

Parents/Caregivers with children 0 - 6

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society

 

Secwepemc Child & Family Services

250.376.1617

 

 

250.314.9669

  • Ongoing and drop-in
  • Open registration

Under the Eagle’s Wing

For moms and dads with young children to join for lunch, games and information

Parents/Caregivers

with children 0 - 6

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society

250.376.1617

 

  • Meet on Mondays
  • Open registration

Baby Locomotion Time

 

Connect with other parents and give your child a chance to explore movement in a big, safe space designed for fun!

Parents/Caregivers with

pre-crawlers to new walkers

Kamloops Y

John Tod Early Years Centre

250.376.4771

 

  • Free
  • Drop-in
  • Mondays 11am to 12pm

Baby Time

 

Learn fun songs, rhymes and stories while you bond with your baby and connect with other parents.

Parents/Caregivers with newborn to pre-crawling babies

Kamloops Y

John Tod Early Years Centre

250.376.4771

  • Free
  • Drop in
  • Tuesdays 11:45am to 12:30pm

Early Speech and Language Groups

Interior Health offers regular speech services/groups

 

Kamloops Y

John Tod Early Years Centre

250.851.7355

  • For more information and registration call Interior Health

Lift the Lip Dental Program

Interior Health Dental Program

Children 12-47 months

Kamloops Y

 John Tod Early Years Centre

250.851.7300

  • By appointment with Interior Health

PEACE

(formerly known as Children Who Witness Abuse)

A creative therapy program with the goal of breaking the cycle of family violence, for children and youth who have experienced violence.

2 - 19

Kamloops Y

250.376.7800

  • Counselling
  • Group support
  • Dyad and family sessions
  • Open referral

SAIP

Sexual Abuse Intervention Program

 

 

A community based program which provides specialized assessment and treatment services to children who have experiences sexual abuse or are suspected to have been sexually abused or assaulted.

3 – 18

Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre

 

  • Open referral



CTC Group (Changing the Cycle)

A support group for non-offending parents with children who have witnessed abuse

Parents/Caregivers of 0-19 year olds

Kamloops Y

250.376.7800

  • Ongoing intake
  • Weekly 2 hour group

Interactive Early Learning Centre

 

 

An opportunity for children to spend a morning exploring a fun, safe play environment with parent/caregiver. Children will explore different themes and have story time, crafts and special events.

Parents/Caregivers with children 0-5

Kamloops YChild Care Resource & Referral Program   250.376.4771
  • Free
  • Drop-in
  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am to noon
  • Tuesdays 9am to 11:30am

Nobody’s Perfect

 

 

A group to provide support and activities to discuss child safety, development and behavior. There is a focus on self-care. Parents help develop group goals

Parents/caregivers

of 0 - 5

 

Kamloops YChild Care Resource & Referral Program   250.376.4771

 

  • 4-6 weeks
  • Free
  • snack/childcare/ transportation (if required) provided

Toy Lending and Resource Library

 

 

The YMCA-YWCA/CCRR-Early Years Centre Lending Library is a free resource for parents, and child care providers.  There is a wide variety of materials to help parents and educators plan their play and learning times, bring new ideas to their environment and help children learn and grow in fun, creative ways.

 

Kamloops Y

Child Care Resource & Referral Program

 

 

250.376.4771
  • Free service

Father’s Meeting Place

A culturally safe place where fathers can gather to share their parenting experiences, learn traditional ways to parent their children and also learn about Aboriginal Culture from a Metis father and Elder.

Open to all

Aboriginal Fathers

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • Thursdays 6pm to 8pm
  • No Cost

MOMS Group

Mothers Offering Mothers Support

This is a support group for Moms to come together in a culturally safe environment to network with other mothers and to participate in discussions and/or activities to empower mothers

Open to all Aboriginal Mothers

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm
  • Childcare provided
  • Elders
  • No cost

Flower Beadwork Circle

Come and learn basic Métis traditional flower beadwork. Open to all ages and levels of skill.

Open to all ages and skill levels

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • Wednesdays 2:30pm to 4:30pm

BiiBii Sensory

Aboriginal Infant Development workers provide monthly culturally infused sensory play activities that give babies an opportunity to explore their senses

0 – 12 months

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • Last Monday of the month
  • 10:30am to noon

Hot Breakfast and Playtime for Parents and Children

Join us for a parent/child Attachment based group that includes a hot meal and Cultural activities with a Metis Elder.

Parents/Caregivers and children 0-5

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • Currently Thursdays from 9am to 11am
  • No Cost
  • Call for more information

StrongStart BC Early Learning Program

Drop-in program for children and parents guided by trained Early Childhood Educators who offer a variety of activities for families.

Parents/Caregivers with children 0-5

SD73

AE Perry

Arthur Hatton

Beattie

Marion Schilling

-

Barriere

Haldane

Raft River

250.374.2266

(Marianne)

  • Contact school for hours
  • Registration required
  • Drop-in
  • Free

SPARK

Strong Prepared and Ready for Kindergarten

S.P.A.R.K. was developed to help children have a smooth transition into Kindergarten and ‘to develop family – school relationships that will enhance learning’. The four pre-k sessions are where families will obtain information, share their views and challenges, network with kindergarten teachers, administrators, professionals, and other parents/ caregivers.

 

SD73

AE Perry

Arthur Hatton

Arthur Stevenson

Beattie

David Thompson

Juniper

Marion Schiling

McGowan

Parkcrest

Summit

Westmount

-

Barriere

Haldane

Logan Lake

Raft River

250.374.2266

(Marianne)

  • Free
  • Please contact the specific school’s principal for information

Gifted Givers Program

 

Group is on-going

We serve Indigenous families who have past, present, or impending MCFD/SCFS involvement, or who are at risk of child protection involvement. Our goal is to support healthy family dynamics, healing, and increase parents’/caregivers ability to care for their children. We provide advocacy, court support, needs & goals assessments, relationship development, outreach, referrals, and group work. Keeping families together and connected to their culture is priority.

Parents/ Caregivers

White Buffalo

250.554.1176

(Darlene / Dionne)

  • Free
  • Drop-ins welcome
  • Self-referrals welcome
  • Intake & Needs and Goals Assessment required

 

Strengthening Families Together

 

January 2019

This multi week education and support course provides the knowledge, support and tools necessary for families to manage mental illnesses together.

Adult support

BC Schizophrenia Association

250.374.5939

(Lisa)

250.299.7695

(Rob)

  • Free
  • 10 week education and support course
 
 CHILDREN Ages 6 - 12
 

Program Name

Description

Age Group

Community Agency

Contact Information

Additional Information

Circle of Friends

Thursdays

 

 

Safe place for children to talk with other and navigate through the pain of loss (including separation and divorce)

6 -12

Boys and Girls Club

250.554.5437

Ext 206

  • 5pm to 6pm
  • 9 weeks
  • Open registration
  • Ongoing waitlist
  • $10 commitment fee (waived if hardship)

Connect Parent

Pre-teen

 

Waitlist ongoing

 

Ideal group for parents and caregivers experiencing challenges and conflict with their pre-teen with a focus on attachment and parental emotion regulation and constructive responses

Parents/Caregivers of 8-12

Boys and Girls Club

250.554.5437

Ext 206

  • 9 week program
  • 5:30pm to 7pm
  • Meal and child care provided
  • Open registration

Friday Family Nights

 

 

Join other families for a nutritious dinner and fun recreation activities with friends and family

Families

Boys and Girls Club

250.554.5437

Ext 206

  • Pre-register by Thursdays at 4pm
  • 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • No cost
  • Open registration


Incredible Years

 

Ongoing waitlist

 

Parenting program to promote children’s social competence and reduce behaviour problems with an emphasis on attachment based parenting skills

Parents/Caregivers of 4-8 year olds

Boys and Girls Club

250.554.5437

Ext 206

  • 5:30pm to 7pm
  • 10 weeks
  • Childcare available on request
  • Open registration

My Youth Club

 

 

A casual and supportive after school setting for older children to spend time with peers, have a snack, and engage in recreational and social activities

11-18

Boys and Girls Club

250.554.5437

  • Monday to Friday
  • 3pm to 6pm
  • No charge

 

ADHD Group

 

January 2019

3 week psychoeducation group to provide information and tools to parents to support the children in our lives diagnosed with ADHD.

Parents/caregivers of children 5-19

CYMH

(through Kamloops Y John Tod Centre)

250.371.3648

(Isabell)

  • Free
  • 3 sessions

 

Social Skills Group

This group supports children who are struggling with social skills.  Self-regulation, understanding and managing emotions, and tools for friendship building and social awareness are a focus.

8-12

CYMH North Shore

SD73

250.554.5800

(Patricia/Melinda)

 

 

  • 8 sessions
  • Open to North Shore residents

Caring Dads

 

An anti-violence program helping fathers value their children. Designed to support fathers’ relationship with their children.

Fathers of children

0-19

Interior Community Services

250.554.3134

 

  • 17 weeks
  •  MCFD referral

 

Mind Over Madder

 

 

Managing conflict and understanding anger. A group designed to support participants to learn skills to manage conflict

8-12

(accompanied by a parent/guardian)

Interior Community Services

250.554.3134

 

  • 9 weeks
  • Pre-registration required
  • 2 hours/week

Snack Attack

This series cooking program is designed to promote healthy eating habits by providing hands-on experience cooking and tasting nutritious foods Programming would be offered for five consecutive weeks with 2 hour workshops each week. These class sizes will be limited to 8 children.

6-8

Mount Paul Community Food Centre

236.421.1011

  • Free
  • Scheduled throughout the year

Mini Chefs

One time cooking adventures where children can come to the centre and experience a longer workshop for the morning or afternoon.  The Chefs program would focus on the following concepts: food security focus, food sustainability and self-sufficiency and confidence. Workshops run 2-3 hours with a class size of 8 children.

6-8

 

 

Mount Paul Community Food Centre

236.421.1011

  • Free
  • Scheduled throughout the year

Cook It, Try It, Like It

This program was designed to promote healthy eating habits by providing hands-on experience cooking and tasting nutritious foods. During each lesson children will be creating simple, healthy recipes that they can take home to share with their families. Children will have the opportunity to learn multiple concepts such as: food handling, basic food safety, nutrition, where food comes from. Five consecutive sessions will be offered and each workshop will be two hours of programming.

9-13

Mount Paul Community Food Centre

236.421.1011

  • Free
  • Scheduled throughout the year

Mighty Chefs

One time cooking adventures where children can come to the centre and experience a longer workshop for the morning or afternoon.  The Chefs program would focus on the following concepts: food security focus, food sustainability and self-sufficiency and confidence. Workshops run 2-3 hours with a class size of 10 children. 

9-13

Mount Paul Community Food Centre

236.421.1011

  • Free
  • Scheduled throughout the year

Kamloops Shapedown BC

 

Kamloops Shapedown BC is family based group program that helps children and teens, and their families, achieve a healthier lifestyle with a team of Registered Dietician, Fitness Instructor, Registered Social Worker and Pediatrician helping to make positive changes in eating habits, activity level, parenting skills and self-esteem.

6-17

Interior Health

 

Located at Kamloops Y John Tod Centre

250.851.7301

  • Ask your family Doctor, Pediatrician or Nurse Practitioner to send us a referral or contact us for more information

Children’s Drum Group

An interactive gathering for children and their parents who wish to learn traditional drumming and singing

6-12

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society

250.376.1617

 

  • Ongoing
  • Open registration
  • 3pm to 4:30pm

KAFS Community Drumming

Cultural balance and understanding of the FN’s tradition and values based drumming

0-19

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society 250.376.1296
  • Every Tuesday 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Free


Parenting Program

 

In a positive, safe and non-judgmental environment parents/caregivers learn about empathetic listening, communication skills, discipline, and sibling rivalry

6-12

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society

250.376.1617

(Jenna or Corinna)

  • Free
  • 7 week program
  • Tuesdays
  • 9:30am to noon
  • Open registration

Child Care Resource & Referral Services

CCRR provides up-to-date resources on child care options and childcare referrals to families looking for childcare.  We also provide information and assistance with completing Child Care Subsidy applications. We also offer a range of support with developmental screening as well as resources to support healthy child development.

 

Kamloops Y

  John Tod Centre

 Child Care Resource & Referral/Early Years Centre

 

250.376.4771

 

www.kamloopsy.org/ccrreycfeaturepage

 

 



PEACE

(formerly known as Children Who Witness Abuse)

A creative therapy program with the goal of breaking the cycle of family violence, for children and youth who have experienced violence.

5 - 19

Kamloops Y

250.376.7800

  • Counselling
  • Dyad and family sessions
  • Open referral
  • Camp Starfish


CTC Group (Changing the Cycle)

A support group for non-offending parents with children who have witnessed abuse

Parents/Caregivers of 0-19

Kamloops Y

250.376.7800

 

  • Ongoing intake
  • Weekly 2 hour group

SAIP

Sexual Abuse Intervention Program

 

 

A community based program which provides specialized assessment and treatment services to children who have experiences sexual abuse or are suspected to have been sexually abused or assaulted.

3 - 18

Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre

 250.372.0179

  • Open referral

Toy Lending and Resource Library

 

 

The library is a valuable resource for parents, child care, and education workers, child development support workers, therapists, teachers, informal caregivers and recreational programmers.  There is a wide variety of items to choose from that will support children’s social, emotional, physical, language & cognitive development. Resources include a variety of parenting topics, child development texts and curriculum planning.

 

Kamloops Y

  John Tod Centre

 Child Care Resource & Referral Program

250.376.4771

(Sarah)

  • Free

Father’s Meeting Place

A culturally safe place where fathers can gather to share their parenting experiences, learn traditional ways to parent their children and also learn about Aboriginal Culture from a Metis father and Elder.

Open to all

Aboriginal Fathers

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • Thursdays 7pm to 9pm
  • No Cost

MOMS Group

Mothers Offering Mothers Support

This is a support group for Moms to come together in a culturally safe environment to network with other mothers and to participate in discussions and/or activities to empower mothers

Open to all Aboriginal Mothers

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm
  • Childcare provided
  • Elders
  • No cost

Learning Café

One to one tutoring with a qualified academic tutor for children and youth to support them with their schoolwork. This is primarily targeted for children in care.

School Age

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • Please call to arrange times to meet with our tutor
  • No Cost

Michif Children’s Jigging Class

Children are welcome to come be a part of a fun and exciting experience learning to Jig.  You just need to bring your enthusiasm, and willingness to learn.

6 - 11

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • Tuesdays 3:30pm to 4:15pm
  • No Cost
  • Call for more information

Michif Language Circle

Come learn the Michif language with us in this fun interactive environment.

For all ages from beginners to proficient speakers.

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • Mondays 3pm to 4pm
  • No cost
  • Call for more information

Gifted Givers Program

 

 

We serve Metis and Aboriginal families who have past or present MCFD involvement or who are at risk of having MCFD involvement. Our goal is to support healthy family dynamics, encourage healing, and increase the ability for families to care for their children. We accept referrals from the community as well as self-referrals. Our program offers one-on-one support in the community and in our office, family healing/counseling in the homes of clients, and weekly groups in office. These weekly groups will focus on reconnecting individuals to their cultural heritage, increasing parenting skills and confidence, awareness and skills to manage any family violence concerns, co-parenting, boundaries, self-care etc.

Parents/ caregivers

White Buffalo

250.554.1176

(Darlene / Dionne)

  • Free
  • Open program with drop-ins welcome
  • Intake assessment required
  • 9am to 11:30am
  • Certificate of completion

Strengthening Families Together

 

January 2019

This multi week education and support course provides the knowledge, support and tools necessary for families to manage mental illnesses together.

Adult support

BC Schizophrenia Association

250.374.5939

(Lisa)

250.299.7695

(Rob)

  • Free
  • 10 week education and support course
 TEENS Ages 12-19
 

Program Name

Description

Age Group

Community Agency

Contact Information

Additional Information

Kamloops Youth Housing First Wrapforce

Wrapforce is a team of people who help youth get the support and housing they need in the Kamloops area. A Wrapforce team member help youth identify their goals and create a support team to help each youth get the needed services.  A support team may include people who assist in finding a stable home and job, or support with drug or alcohol addictions, health, school, Aboriginal culture, and more

17 - 24

 

A Way Home Kamloops

250.320.7837

Katherine McParland

  • Free

1st Step Mobile Treatment Program

 

 

A Harm Reduction model addiction and life skills program, open to youth ages 13-24, who may benefit in gaining knowledge and education about substance misuse, substance addictions, coping mechanisms and life skills. Please Note: Youth who are not using substances at this time, but feel may lack life skills and be at risk in using substances in the future, are also welcome. In the past youth have received Planning 10 credits for attending due to the variety of life skills they are learning in the program. This is dependent on the school and is at the principal’s discretion.

13 - 24

Axis Family Resources

250.851.2947

Ext 231

 

 

  • Free
  • Monday to Thursday
  • 9am to 3pm
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Certificate of Completion

 

Family Education and Support Program

Ideal group for families affected by and/or struggling with a family member’s substance misuse and/or concurrent disorders. Providing knowledge and education about addiction and concurrent disorders while also providing skills and strategies in supporting themselves and their family member.

Parents/Caregivers  or families

Axis Family Resources

250.851.2947

Ext 231

 

 

  • Free
  • Program is offered upon request

Connect Parent

Teen

 

Ongoing waitlist

 

Ideal group for parents and caregivers experiencing challenges and conflict with their teen with a focus on attachment and parental emotion regulation and constructive responses

Parents/Caregivers of 12-18 year olds

Boys and Girls Club

250.554.5437

Ext 206

  • 9 week program
  • Open registration
  • 5:30pm to 7pm
  • Dinner provided

My Youth Club

 

 

A casual and supportive after school setting for older children to spend time with peers, have a snack, and engage in recreational and social activities

13-18

Boys and Girls Club

250.554.5437

(Sophie)

  • Monday to Friday
  • 3pm to 6pm
  • No charge

 


Nights Alive

A safe place to meet and enjoy the company of other teens with food and activities – hassle/drug and alcohol free

13-18

Boys and Girls Club

250.554.5437

(Sophie)

  • Fridays
  • 8:30pm to midnight
  • North Shore drop off available with 11pm departure

Raising the Grade

A multi-faceted education program aimed at increasing academic skills, high school graduation rates and access to post-secondary education for at-risk youth

 

Boys and Girls Club

250.554.5437

 

  • Free
  • Drop in with prior registration

ADHD Group

 

January 2019

3 week psychoeducation group to provide information and tools to parents to support the children in our lives diagnosed with ADHD.

Parents/Caregivers of teens to age 19

CYMH

(through Kamloops Y John Tod Centre)

250.371.3648

(Isabell)

  • Free
  • 3 sessions

 


Caring Dads

 

An anti-violence program helping fathers value their children. Designed to support fathers’ relationship with their children.

0-19

Interior Community Services

250.554.3134

For more information

  • 17 weeks
  • MCFD referral

Mind Over Madder Teens

 

This group is designed to support participants to understand anger and learn skills to manage conflict.  The approach of the program is based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and utilizes a variety of additional therapeutic models. 

13-19

Interior Community Services

250.554.3134

  • 9 weeks

 

Cook It, Try It, Like It

This program was designed to promote healthy eating habits by providing hands-on experience cooking and tasting nutritious foods. During each lesson children will be creating simple, healthy recipes that they can take home to share with their families. Children will have the opportunity to learn multiple concepts such as: food handling, basic food safety, nutrition, where food comes from. Five consecutive sessions will be offered and each workshop will be two hours of programming.

9-13

Mount Paul Community Food Centre 

236.421.1011

  • Free
  • Scheduled throughout the year

Cook it, Try it, Like it

This program was designed to promote healthy eating habits by providing hands-on experience cooking and tasting nutritious foods. During each lesson children will be creating simple, healthy recipes that they can take home to share with their families. Children will have the opportunity to learn multiple concepts such as: food handling, basic food safety, nutrition, where food comes from. Five consecutive sessions will be offered and each workshop will be two hours of programming.

9-13

Mount Paul Community Food Centre 

236.421.1011

  • Free
  • Scheduled throughout the year

Kamloops Shapedown BC

 

 

Kamloops Shapedown BC is family based group program that helps children and teens, and their families, achieve a healthier lifestyle with a team of Registered Dietician, Fitness Instructor, Registered Social Worker and Pediatrician helping to make positive changes in eating habits, activity level, parenting skills and self-esteem.

6-17

Interior Health

 

Located at Kamloops Y  John Tod Centre

250.851.7301

  • Ask your family Doctor, Pediatrician or Nurse Practitioner to send us a referral or contact us for more information

KAFS Community Drumming

Cultural balance and understanding of the FN’s tradition and values based drumming

0-19

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society 250.376.1296
  • Every Tuesday 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Free

KAFS Cultural Crafts

Aboriginal Workshops that will teach:  moccasin making, regalia making, beading, making a Drum Demonstration, Rattles, Smudging & Drumming and other cultural bases activities.

Open to teens and adults

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society

250.376.1296
  • Free
  • Call for information on specific workshops

Lessons in POW WOW Dance

Woman’s Fancy Shawl

12-17

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society

250.376.1617

 

  • Free
  • 7 week program
  • Wednesdays 5:00pm

Youth Movie Night

 

13-18

Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society

250.376.1617

OR

250.376.1296

  • Thursdays
  • 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Free
  • Snacks and beverages provided

My Youth Club

 

 

A casual and supportive after school setting for older children to spend time with peers, have a snack, and engage in recreational and social activities

11-18

Boys and Girls Club

250.554.5437

  • Monday to Friday
  • 3pm to 6pm
  • No charge

 

 



PEACE

(formerly known as Children Who Witness Abuse)

A creative therapy program with the goal of breaking the cycle of family violence, for children and youth who have experienced violence.

13 - 19

Kamloops Y

250.376.7800

  • Teen support
  • Drop-In Studio
  • Art Therapy

SAIP

Sexual Abuse Intervention Program

 

 

A community based program which provides specialized assessment and treatment services to teens who have experiences sexual abuse or are suspected to have been sexually abused or assaulted.

3 - 18

Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre

 

  • Open referral

 



CTC Group (Changing the Cycle)

A support group for non-offending parents with children who have witnessed abuse

Parents/Caregivers of 0-19 year olds

Kamloops Y

250.376.7800

  • Ongoing intake
  • Weekly 2 hour group

Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces is a service for youth who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two spirit, queer or questioning and their allies. A youth-driven, drop in group meets once a week in a space that offers a resource library, sketch pads & other art supplies, a wii, dvd's, board games and several comfortable couches!  A coordinator is available for one to one appointments as required and attends all group functions. 

12 - 26

ICS

250.371.3086

 

Youth Mindfulness Program

 

Participants learn coping skills and connect with other youth in the community, and program includes mindfulness techniques, educational workshops, and mental health-related topics. Youth get a free YMCA gym membership for the duration of the program to encourage physical activity as a stress management tool.

18-30

Kamloops Y

 John Tod Centre

 

TRU

 

Clearwater with busing available from Barierre

250.319.6648

mental wellness@kamloopsy.ca

  • Free
  • One evening a week

Teen Girls Group

A social skills group for girls presenting with internalizing challenges in social interactions and mood regulation.

12 - 14

CYMH North Shore and SD73

250.554.5800

(Ferne)

 

 

  • 8 sessions
  • Open to North Shore residents

Teen Mindfulness

 

Participants learn coping skills and connect with other youth in the community, and program includes mindfulness techniques, educational workshops, and mental health-related topics. Youth get a free YMCA gym membership for the duration of the program to encourage physical activity as a stress management tool.

13 - 17

Kamloops Y

 Downtown location

 

 

 

 

250.319.6648

mental wellness@kamloopsy.ca

  • Free
  • Once a week for 6 weeks
  • 1.5 hours

Mind Fit

 

Participants learn coping skills and connect with other youth in the community, and program includes mindfulness techniques, educational workshops, and mental health-related topics.

This program includes one hour of  wellness and one hour of physical activity.

13 - 18

Kamloops Y

John Tod Centre

 

In Clearwater with busing available from Barriere

250.319.6648

mental wellness@kamloopsy.ca

  • Free
  • Once a week for 8 weeks
  • 2 hours

Bounce Back for Youth

Youth can learn skills through telephone coaching and self-help workbooks to help combat feelings of mild/moderate anxiety and depression

15 and older

Canadian Mental Health Association

250.275.8062

www.bouncebackbc.ca

  • Free
  • Doctor referral required
  • 4 to 6 telephone sessions

 


Flower Beadwork Circle

Come and learn basic Métis traditional flower beadwork. Open to all ages and levels of skill.

Open to all ages and skill levels

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • Wednesdays 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Michif Cultural Workshops

Métis workshop, offering fun and interactive cultural activities, such as beading, jigging, moccasin making and many other Métis specific activities.

Open to children and families of all ages

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • No charge
  • Call for information on specific workshops

Michif Teen Jigging Troupe

 

New dancers are always welcome, however a commitment is required.

12 and up

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • Sundays 4:30pm to 5:30 pm
  • Ongoing
  • No Cost

 



Michif Mentor Program

One-to-one support to some of our more vulnerable Métis children, youth and families, provided by Métis Community members and Métis Elders.

Children, youth, parents of all ages

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services

 

250.554.9486

  • Ongoing
  • Self-Referral
  • No Cost to families
  • 7 days a week

Generation Now  Empowerment Program

A youth program designed to support and enable youth to overcome their challenges and become independent, integrated, and contributing members of their communities. Youth will work one on one with our Youth Worker to discuss a plan and support needed to achieve customized individual goals. Our resources and youth worker allow for support around the following areas - interpersonal skills,  finding employment, support in finding/maintaining housing, education, health and wellness, financial literacy

15 - 24

White Buffalo

 

250.554.1176

youthcoordinator@whitebuffalosociety.net

  • Free
  • Intake required for participation

Gifted Givers Program

 

Group is on-going

We serve Metis and Aboriginal families who have past or present MCFD involvement or who are at risk of having MCFD involvement. Our goal is to support healthy family dynamics, encourage healing, and increase the ability for families to care for their children. We accept referrals from the community as well as self-referrals. Our program offers one-on-one support in the community and in our office, family healing/counseling in the homes of clients, and weekly groups in office. These weekly groups will focus on reconnecting individuals to their cultural heritage, increasing parenting skills and confidence, awareness and skills to manage any family violence concerns, co-parenting, boundaries, self-care etc.

Parents/ caregivers

White Buffalo

250.554.1176

Kelsey Grimm

  • Free
  • Open program with     drop-ins welcome
  • Intake assessment required
  • Wednesdays
  • 9am to 11:30am
  • Certificate of completion

Strengthening Families Together

 

January 2019

This multi week education and support course provides the knowledge, support and tools necessary for families to manage mental illnesses together.

Adult support

BC Schizophrenia Association

250.374.5939

(Lisa)

250.299.7695

(Rob)

  • Free
  • 10 week education and support course
 School Presentation Offerings 
Program Name Description Contact

Partnership Education Presentation Program

 

BC Schizophrenina Society

family member and a mental health professional— share their insights and personal journeys with mental illness. In educating communities this way, Partnership Education Presentations foster understanding and reduce stigma.

Suitable for high school students, especially senior psychology classes etc.
250.374.5939       

Bush Party Awareness Workshops

 

Axis Family Resource

Utilizing the harm reduction model, this high school workshop explores the dynamics ofusing drugs and alcohol in a party setting and offer youth strategies on staying safe if they are choosing these activities.The workshop is one hour in duration and suitable for high school students Axis Family Resource 250.851.2947

VIP

Violence is Preventable 

This program links BC Schools with PEACE Programs (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment).  VIP offers free educational prevention presentations and is designed and divided by age ranges to meet the needs of students K-12 and addresses topics linked to BC curriculum to empower students to develop an understanding of healthy living and relationships.  Presentations are available for staff or classrooms. 

Kamloops YMCA

lexa.smerdal@kamloopsy.ca

 

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