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Wellness Blog

Talk It Through

Do you find parenting in a new culture stressful? Are you looking for ways to connect with your child? Carizon’s Newcomer Mental Health and Well-being Program invites you to come Talk it Through with parents just like you where you can learn and share strategies. Open to Parents of children of all ages who currently… Read more »

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Fabulous Kids!

Looking for a place to meet new friends and have fun? Come join our Fabulous Kids group where we will play games, create together, learn coping skills to feel better when we may not be feeling our best and connect with other kids. This group is open to children, 7-9 years old who are Refugees… Read more »

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Standing Strong

Explore ways to build your sense of self and feel empowered. Through Standing Strong you will learn to see and create opportunities for getting involved in your community, establish healthy coping strategies, inspire self-love, and enhance life skills for a bright future!  Open to Newcomer female identifying youth. All sessions except the last one will be… Read more »

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International Youth Group

Connect with other youth in our in-person group through games, art, exercise, and conversation. We will explore a wide range of issues that are important to you and explore new ways to connect with others! For Newcomer youth ages 10-13. Location Victoria Hills Community Centre (10 Chopin Dr, Kitchener), 8 sessions.  How to Register: Email groups@carizon.ca

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The Connectors Club- Social Skills Group

Children will have the opportunity to connect with others and 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. For children aged 5-7. Location: Langs Main Site – 1145 Concession Rd., Cambridge. There will be 8… Read more »

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The High Five Flyers – Optimistic Thinking Group

Children will have an opportunity to learn through hands on activities and discussions to positively engage with and reframe their thoughts and attitudes about themselves, others and the world. For children aged 7-9. Location: Langs Main Site – 1145 Concession Rd., Cambridge. There will be 8 sessions. How to Register: Email groups@carizon.ca

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Hocus Pocus Focus- Mindfulness Group

Children will be able to learn skills to pay attention, with care, to their surroundings one moment at a time through hands-on activities and discussions. With practice, children will be able to focus on their “present” and calm their bodies when stressed through hands on activities and discussions. For children aged 6-8. No cost- funded by… Read more »

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Just Breathe – I Have the Power – Anxiety Group

Join us, virtually, to increase understanding of anxiety and learn strategies to help manage the challenging thoughts and feelings often associated with anxiety. Caregivers and children (aged 9-11) will learn how to use mindfulness-based tools to manage stress, develop emotional regulation skills, and build self-awareness in this activity-based group. No cost- funded by the Ministry… Read more »

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Growing Stronger Adult Trauma Group

A supportive space for members with similar experiences, to identify what triggers their trauma reactions and practice the skills necessary to cope and feel grounded. Location at Carizon, Sehl Room (400 Queen St. S., Kitchener)  How to Register: Email groups@carizon.ca

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Youth in Diverse Cultures (Interpreter Available)

YDC is a group for Male Newcomer Youth aged 15-20 years old and is designed to promote well-being and sense of belonging in the community. The group will explore a wide range of issues that impact daily living. Recreational activities will be added to each group to promote total well-being. Location Downtown Community Centre (TBD)…. Read more »

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