Children & Youth

Our child and youth support and education programs build capacity related to well being, resilience, social skills and personal safety at home, in the community and online.   Content aims to promote resilience in young children by building awareness of ‘safe’ behaviours and providing tools that empower children to advocate with clear communication.  Research suggests prevention programming with children results in increased levels of disclosure for children who have been victimized through abuse, neglect and bullying.  

Starting in September 2019, we are also providing social and emotional learning (SEL) opportunities for youth from Grade Seven to Grade Twelve, their teachers and other trusted adults i.e. parents.  The SEL initiative is supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Tanner Steffler Foundation.

We welcome the opportunity to work with educators, coaches, after-school program coordinators and parents to develop and offer programming for the challenges they see children trying to manage.

Sibz Club 2019
This group is for brothers and sisters, age 7 to 12, of children who have a developmental or physical disability, autism or a mental health concern.  It is an opportunity to have fun together while receiving peer support, sharing their sibling relationship and exploring the gifts and challenges of being a sibling to a brother or sister with disabilities.

Sibz Club is co-facilitated by staff from Huron Respite Network and Rural Response for Healthy Children.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, plans are underway to gather our Sibz Club in a virtual setting.   There is no charge for children participating. Pre-registration is required. For more information  or to register, please call 519-482-3115 x 210 or email Natalie at