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Child & Youth Counselling

Surrounded by Cedar Child and Family Services is pleased to offer our Aboriginal Child and Youth Counselling program. This program consists of two parts. The first is our group program which consists of four ten week group sessions a year for urban Aboriginal children in care, their caregivers and families.

The group sessions will cover a range of topics, with a focus on the development of a positive Aboriginal identity, normalizing the experience of being in care, and creating appropriate support systems and resources for the children and youth. The groups will generally be divided by gender and age.

Group Support

Independent Living Skills for Youth
Life Skills including conflict resolution, budgeting, cooking, community, resources
Roots Summer Cultural Camp
Drum making, paddle painting, fishing, medicine walks and crab feast
Strong Women’s Group – for young women
Positive relationships, healthy risks, the strength of women
Boys Children in Care group
Life book development, anti-racism workshops, lacrosse skills
Girls Children in Care group
Button blanket making, non-violent communication, rights of children in care

Individual Support

Our child and youth counsellor is also able to offer individual cultural support to children and youth around issues of:

  • Self-esteem
  • Conflict resolution
  • Anger management
  • Social skills development
  • Relationship building
  • Issues of being in care

Please review the “News and Events” for upcoming groups and activities. If you know a child or youth who could benefit from these programs please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Dreyer at (250) 383-2990.

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