Raising a child really does take a community. We know that all children can succeed, given the right community supports and opportunities. The Family Centre’s community initiative services work directly with children, youth, families, and organizations (e.g., schools) to build on strengths for positive, healthy lifestyles, and a strong, connected community.
Community initiatives include four services:
• Cultural coach – Supports youth who have immigrated to Canada and need support adjusting to Canadian culture or reconnecting with their culture
• Roots and wings – Promotes the healthy development of children and their families
• Success coach – Fosters a positive school experience to reduce barriers and build confidence and skills for academic success
• Youth liaison – Works with youth, community organizations, and community members to develop sustainable crime reduction and prevention initiatives