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Wellness Blog

Building Success: Learning Skills for Your Future

For youth ages 13-17 in Waterloo Region This group was created with and for youth. The goal is for participants to gain knowledge skills that will support their growth and well-being. The group will provide youth with a space to discuss their current fears and concerns regarding adulthood and to learn practical skills about relationships,… Read more »

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Empowering Youth on Anti-racism

For high school aged newcomer youth who have permanent resident or protected person status This group offers an opportunity for youth to discuss the impact of racism, recognize manifestations of racism, examine assumptions and beliefs about racism, and receive the support and encouragement to begin the healing process. The group will explore resilience strategies with… Read more »

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OK2BME Groups

Learn more about the youth groups OK2BME offer on their website: https://ok2bme.ca/ OK2BME Youth Group OK2BME Virtual Youth Group OK2BME Youth Leadership Team OK2BME Rainbow Rhythms – A Music Therapy Group Families in TRANSition

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Defeating Our Dragons

For youth of all genders, ages 14-17, within Waterloo Region, neurodiverse youth are welcome This is a six week group where the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons will be used to teach participants about navigating anxiety and depression in a group setting. This group is open to individuals of all abilities and neurodiversity. In-person: 480… Read more »

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YEAH!

For high school aged newcomer youth in Waterloo Region who have refugee/protected person status Looking for a place to meet new people and make new connections through games, activities and sports? Join our YEAH! – Youth Empowerment and Healing – newcomer youth group to support one another and share experiences that matter to you in… Read more »

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Extinguish Your Fire

For children ages 6-8, in Waterloo Region In this group, children will have the opportunity to learn strategies for managing their big emotions through interactive discussions, games and activities. Participants will learn new skills including how to regulate and calm their bodies, thoughts and emotions. In-person: Langs, 1145 Concession Rd, Cambridge

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Fabulous Kids!

For Newcomer Youth, 6-9 years old who hold refugee or protected person status Looking for a place to meet new friends and have fun? Come join our Fabulous Kids group! We will play games, read books, create together, and learn ways to care for yourself. In-person: Victoria Hills Community Centre, 10 Chopin Drive, Kitchener

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International Youth Group

Newcomer Youth in Waterloo Region ages 10-13, who currently have refugee/protected person status Connect with other youth in our in-person group through games, art, play, and conversation. We will explore a wide range of issues that are important to you and explore new ways to connect with others! In-person: Mill Courtland Community Centre, 216 Mill… Read more »

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Connector’s Club

For children ages 5-7, in Waterloo Region Children will have the opportunity to connect with others to learn through hands on activities and discussions to gain skills in social interactions, have fun together, learn to problem solve and learn how to handle challenges in social situations. In-person: 645 Westmount Rd E, Kitchener, ON in the… Read more »

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Hocus Pocus Focus

For children ages 7-9, in Waterloo Region Children will have an opportunity to learn skills to pay attention, with care, to their surroundings one moment at a time and avoid distractions. With practice, children will be able to focus on their “present” and calm their bodies when stressed through hands on activities and discussions. In-person:… Read more »

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