Our programs are designed to target vulnerable communities, with most programs designed primarily for vulnerable individuals within the Black and Indigenous Communities. We are initially offering three programs, and hope to keep growing and changing lives. These programs are, a mental health support program, a mentoring program, and in-home care program. We invite everyone to connect with us as we fulfil our mission.
Kids & Youth Network - Mentoring Programs
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with the challenges of resources gaps in education in many racialized communities. Our Group Mentoring Programs that take place in community recreation centres and/or classrooms, provide children and youth an opportunity to interface directly with educators and role models within their communities. This provides them with real-time help with homework, first hand insight & tips on how to navigate some of life's challenges, help with their studies, and how to plan for the future. Contact us to learn more.
Homework Support & Digital Life Skills
Educators provide real-time help to students and mentors discuss their professions, business, or service and take questions. They discuss various career options, school work, college, help youth with college applications, choosing a college, self-care, budgets and any other topic young adults may be interested in discussing.
The objectives of these co-ed homework & mentoring sessions are to improve students' grades, digital skills, develop trust, confidence, and positive attitudes. Mentoring sessions are ongoing and progress of participants are monitored from program entry to graduation. Please contact us to learn more.
West of 55 Friends - Ageing Support
This is an enhanced form of Friendly Visiting program that promotes social interaction among our friendly visiting volunteer friends and older adults 55+.
If you are 55 years old or older, live alone and feel isolated from friends and family, or may just need someone to talk to, please reach out to us. Our vetted and trained volunteer friendly visitors or friends, will call or zoom or visit with you to engage in conversations & other activities, to get you more engaged within your community.
Youth Mental Health Support Program
This program is targeted primarily at vulnerable Black and Indigenous youth, to foster group counselling, peer group discussions and recreation with a view to find solutions of everyday living.
Our program is about providing support through connecting youth with a mental health professional and peers who are also share the same lived experience who can impart their own experience and provide encouragement and support.
There are programs designed specifically for Black Youth, Indigenous Youth. The program is operated in an informal, social setting that includes board and other recreational games that allow participants to bond. A key recreation is learning and playing chess where we offer instructions on how to play the game and we schedule play time, in between the workshops and the peer support. Light refreshments are served.
Personal and Home Support
Our home care services targets individuals who are isolated, who are disabled, or those are too frail due to aging, who can't adequately care for themselves. We offer Personal Care and Homemaking to individuals who qualify for our programs based on an income means test and other criteria.
If your loved one needs care and support, please contact us for more information.