Kikosewin Family Resource Network
Family & Youth Programming
All programming is Virtual
Kikosewin means; the act of being with family. The Hub is for all family members to grow together. We believe in the importance of “Family” and that children and youth are safe, healthy and nurtured by their parents or caregivers as “children are a gift from the creator and should be treated as such”.
Kikosewin’s Hub offers an array of services, supports and programming that supports children, youth and families aligning in three core areas:
- Child Development and Well-being
- Caregiver Capacity Building (by creating parenting opportunities and experiences to strengthen parenting abilities)
- Social connections and supports
There are five services:
- Family Resource Centre Offers early childhood development and parent education programs with cultural and non cultural content for children, youth and families to attend in a fun learning environment.
- Home Visitation Provides in home one-on-one support for parents with a focus on children from birth to 5 years of age. Home visitors will provide information, parenting tips and support to help parents achieve their goals to be the best parents they can be.
- Engagement and Support for Fathers Offers home visitations to fathers in need. This program focuses on engaging with, and supporting dads in the community.
- Relentless Connectors Aims to reduce the need for intervention by Children’s Services by meeting the needs of families dealing with multiple struggles. The Worker works with the families on parent identified goals, and support them to be the best parents they can be.
- Youth Services Meets with teenage youth who need one-on-one community supports. This work focuses on relationship building but will evolve around the youth’s needs and goals. Additionally, this program also works on engaging youth with group and hub-based programs.
The Programs include:
Programs for Youth
Life Skills Workshop
In person “how to” workshops on youth directed wants/goals. Classes include: How to change a tire, How to Budget, How to Garden, and much more. See Calendar.
Agency Information Sessions
Different agencies from around the city will come in every month, to do a webinar on their programs to help build knowledge and know how to navigate their processes. See Calendar.
Suffer from anxiety? Join our Zoom meetings to learn more about what anxiety looks like and learn different tools and strategies on how to cope with and heal from whatever level of anxiety you have. See Calendar
Zoom meetings on how to look after ourselves. Using self-care models and medicine wheel teachings to learn our own unique self-care needs. See Calendar.
Youth Recreation Night
For youth ages 13-17. Let’s meet some peers and have some fun! See Calendar.
Garth and the Guys
A safe place for male youth to get together and spend time with a Positive Male Role Model. Growing up happens way too fast and before we blink we are being asked what we want to be when we grow up. Our youth have way too much that they need to share with the world before they grow up and we need to start listening. A saying that always rings true is “If we listen, maybe we will hear”.
Garth and the Guys is a program for male youth to learn, grow and become part of a healthy and safe community. See Calendar.
Learn to play Guitar
An interactive way to learn how to play guitar for 13-17 year olds. Starts January 5 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on zoom
Programs for Fathers
Virtual Dad’s Group
A group where equality and safety is our first priority, an environment where we can learn how having compassion and forgiveness begins with ourselves. The importance of self forgiveness leads us into discovering the value within ourselves. Our goal is to help each other restore the gift of innocence and reclaim it. Once our innocence is reclaimed we can learn how to connect fully, heart to heart, which will allow for new healthy bonding in our relationships with others, especially our children. As we continue to move forward in our own healing journeys, as fathers we will have access to the gifts we were meant to bring to the world and our families. Creating a new foundation that says “We are Fathers and we want to show up fully and completely for ourselves, each other and our families.
Raising Confident Cubs
In many cultures, bears represent bravery, courage and wisdom. Parents/Caregivers are also considered courageous! It is no secret that caregiving can be the hardest job on the planet. The Raising Confident Cubs program supports parents/caregivers of infants and toddlers (birth up to 3 years of age) with strengthening their child’s physical, mental, spiritual and emotional development to become confident and resilient cubs! We will explore topics such as: ages & stages, early brain development, parent/caregiver-child relationship, playing using all senses, sleep & nutrition, understanding stress & its impact on infants, toddlers and parents, healthy coping strategies for you & your child…plus, other important topics! Join us online every Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 PM, starting September 11th to October 30th, 2020.
Circle of Security Parenting
Children are valuable human beings with unique qualities. Sometimes, they do the cutest things and other times… not so cute! Trying to understand your child is not always easy and for many parents/caregivers, it can be quite challenging. Children don’t come with instruction manuals, but did you know that there is a visual map to understanding your child’s needs? The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent/caregiver-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. If you are interested in understanding your child’s emotional world by learning to read his/her emotional needs, supporting your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhancing the development of your child’s self-esteem and honoring your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure, join us online Tuesday mornings, from 10:30 to 12:00 PM, starting September 8th to October 27th, 2020.
Kids Can Cope
“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first” ~Matthew L. Jacobson. The Kids Can Cope program supports parents/caregivers of children from preschool age to 9 years of age with guiding their child’s mental, emotional, spiritual and physical development to become capable and resilient citizens of the world! We will explore topics such as parent/caregiver-child communication & relationship, positive guidance & discipline, challenging behaviors, understanding stress & kids under stress, promoting self-regulation & resiliency, developing problem-solving skills and other healthy coping strategies. Kids Can Cope is based on the Psychology Foundation of Canada Kids Have Stress Too program and Parenting for Life Series. Join us online every Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30 PM, starting September 8th to October 27th, 2020.
A parent education program for caregivers with children 0-5 years old. A safe and supportive environment for caregivers to develop skills, learn new concepts, and build confidence to handle parenting challenges. Starts January 11, 2021 from 5:00 – 6:15pm on zoom.
All dates subject to change. Please always refer to monthly calendars on updates.
Early Childhood Development
An early childhood development program for parents looking to build on their strengths and develop new skills. Starts January 11, 2021 from 10:30am – 12:00pm on zoom.