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EDUCATION & OUTREACH

KIDS NETWORK      -(MENTORING PROGRAM)
YOUTH NETWORK -(MENTORING PROGRAM)

KIDS NETWORK and YOUTH NETWORK are learning &

mentoring programs targeting vulnerable children and youth, especially from within racialized communities,  starting from age ten. These take place weekly in your local community centres and/or classrooms. Each session is no more than ten persons and run for between 30-60 minutes. Light refreshments are served. Mentors are matched carefully to each group to ensure maximum benefits to participants.

 

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.

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WEST OF 55 FRIENDS-  FRIENDLY VISITING FAQs
 

Q:. What is the West of 55 Friends Program?

A: It's a Friendly-Visiting or Friendship program that takes place over the phone, over zoom, or in-person. Volunteers are matched with an older adult 55+ to become a Friend or a Friendly Visitor. Older adults who may be isolated, or experiencing loneliness, or who just need a friend to talk to may sign up. Your Friend will begin visiting once a week for a minimum of an hour. 

Q: Where does the program take place?

A: The program will launch in Halton and Peel Regions, but remotely. 

 

Q: What is a visit?

A: Visits happen one-on-one with the service-recipient either over the phone, zoom, or in-person in their home, at least once per week for one hour.

 

Q: Who can volunteer to become a Friend or Friendship Facilitator?

A: Any person over 18 years is welcomed to apply as a volunteer. Volunteers who are 55 years and older will be given first consideration. You are required to successfully complete a Vulnerable Sector check and training to volunteer for West of 55 Friends.

 

Q: Who can be a service-recipient?

A: The program is available to any older person (age 55+) who identifies as vulnerable or isolated and who would benefit from this social inclusion program. 

 

Q: What happens during these visits?

A: Pairs may choose to chat, play a game, do a craft, discuss news or interests, go on walks in community, or any other activity deemed safe and appropriate by us.

QHow is safety ensured for both parties?

A: Policies have been put in place to ensure volunteer friends selected for our program are responsible and competent individuals. An assessment of the service-recipient via an in-take form is done prior to visits, to ensure the service-recipient’s needs can be met by the program.

If you have more questions about participating, please contact info@reimagineontario.ca or call 289-813-0812

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OUR SERVICES

PERSONAL & HOME SUPPORT 
(TEMPORARILY PAUSED DUE TO COVID-19)

 

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.

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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT PROGRAM

THE YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH 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.  

Please contact us to learn more.

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