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Program Registration

  • Caregiver & Teen (ages 12 to 16) running January to March 2022, is full.
  • Applications are being accepted for the Caregiver & Child (ages 7-11), running July & August 2022, and Caregiver & Teen (ages 12-16) running September to December 2022.

Program Overview

Tara Switenky manages the Strengthening Families Program (SFP), and Danielle Bear is the Caseworker for SFP families. SFP also employs a group of facilitators, elders, baby-sitters and peer mentors who are utilized for family programming.

What is the Strengthening Families Program?

Programs consist of 14 units, and are for caregivers and their child. There are programs designed for children ages 7-11 or youth ages 12-16.  Both the caregiver and child/youth must attend together - this program requires partnership. All families who complete the program will receive a certificate. Every group is lead by a diverse team  consisting of peers, elders and teachers.

What to expect from the program?

We provide a safe, inclusive space to welcome families, and offer transportation and meals for this program. This program is voluntary and there is no cost to participate. Families must complete an intake process before being accepted into the program. There are prizes and incentives for attendance. Transportation and meals are provided, and support for babysitting is possible.

Topics Covered


Building Positive Relationships


Community & School Involvement


Problem Solving, & Conflict Reduction




Family Function


Managing Emotions


Goal Setting


Decision Making


Bonding & Attachment

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Upon request, counselling is available for free to any participant of the Strengthening Families Program.

The path towards a brighter future starts today

We offer a variety of programs for all aspects of life. Get in touch with us for more information. Everyone is welcome.