Kendra Bickford – Youth Services Navigator
Phone: (613) 392-2811 ext. 4739
Youth Central Calendar Download
The MFRC works with youth, teens and community partners to ensure the provision of youth/teen programs which promote emotional and social well-being and address any identified needs. These programs include: Babysitting and Home Alone Safety courses, mindfulness and stress management workshops, social and community integration opportunities, and more!
For children under the age of six (6), programs can be found under the Children & Parents section.
Youth Central is a safe space for youth to connect, have fun and build life skills!
Youth Central is inclusive of the civilian community, though priority will be given to military-connected youth. *
Check out our Youth Central calendar above to see when our programs are running and how you can get involved!
MYAP – Military Youth Ambassador Program
MYAP is a peer support team that provides in-school information and services to their fellow students focused on mental wellness, integration, social engagement, and increased awareness of the unique military family culture. The team will achieve this through peer support, social event planning, welcome services, mental health promotion and awareness. Our Military Youth Ambassadors (MYA’s) will: receive training and certificates, accumulate volunteer hours for school, plan and attend social/educational events, and so much more! Most of all, they’ll be a part of something great that will improve the wellbeing of military connected youth nationwide.
Let’s Talk is a CBT group for youth ages 8-12 led by Paul Robichaud, a registered psychotherapist and the Youth & Family Counsellor at MFRC Trenton. The group is an open forum for youth to raise problems they may be experiencing in their life (Anxiety, depression, bullying, etc.) Each night will have a mental health theme unless a group member has something they would like to process with the group. Under the guidance of Paul, the youth will be encouraged to share their experiences with the group, which should prove that they are not alone in their experiences and others in the group may have helpful suggestions that have worked with them in similar circumstances. Registration for this group will be on a monthly basis. If numbers are consistent signifying need, the group will continue to be offered throughout the year.
Soft Skills Solutions
Looking to start work but don’t have very much to put on your resume? Join us for our Soft Skills Solutions program and discover the skills you need that employers want! This is a 25-hour FREE certificate program that will give you the confidence you need for your first or next job and get you on your way to building a strong resume! Open to youth ages 14-18.
Support Our Troops National Summer Camps Program Information
- Sesame Street for Military Families
- Hero in Training Activity Book
- Zen Garden App
- Crisis Texting Service for Kids of CAF Families
Text CAFKIDS to 686868 to chat with a trained volunteer Crisis Responder
*Military families receive a 10% discount on Virtual Homework Help. Email email@example.com for the discount code.