#101, 4341 Savaryn Drive SW Edmonton, Alberta, T6X 2E8 780.413.4521 info@familyfutures.ca

Child & Youth 13+

Family Futures Resource Network offers child and youth programs developed to increase social skills for children and youth ages 6-18 such as problem-solving; friendship building; anger management; communication; bullying support; goal setting and girl empowerment. These evidence-informed programs incorporate the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Asset Building research and have been well received and sought after.

13+ Years

Spring 2021 Programs During COVID-19

We were hopeful that government restrictions would have eased in time for the launch of our Spring session to allow in-person programs. However, with the latest updates, we have made the decision to continue with only virtual programs. The website has been updated to reflect this. Some programs will not be able to run virtually and will be removed. Our brochure will not accurately reflect these changes, so we encourage you to review our website for the most up-to-date information.

If you need any additional resources during this time, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 780-413-4521. In the meantime, we have already created some online programs, services and support options. These are on each program page, the At-Home Family Fun page, and our YouTube channel.

Registration for Summer Programs (July-August) opens June 1 at 9 am

Please note, some of our younger Child & Youth programs go up to 13-years-old. We see this as a leadership opportunity for 13-year-olds before moving into older youth programs. Check here for additional programs that may be applicable to your family.

 

Art for the Heart

15–18 years | Come and join us for a night full of art, creativity and mindfulness where we will be exploring various art mediums to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness and artistic individuality. Each week will include a different art project and will also explore mindfulness activities that you can use to help manage strong emotions and difficult situations. Sign up for one day or every day!

Registration:
Online

Dates:
May 17, 2021

 

Babysitter Training Course

12 years and up | The Babysitter Training Course can help prevent injuries and promote responsible management of common situations that may arise while children are under the care of babysitters. This in-depth course is designed to develop transferable skills and is delivered focusing on lectures, small group discussions, problem-solving, student presentations, inquiry, role-playing and instructor-led demonstrations. This program has been developed by the Canada Safety Council and is designed for young people who will reach the age of 12 or older within the calendar year. A final exam will be held in the last session.

Parental consent forms required | $25.00 fee

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 12, 2021 - July 13, 2021

 

Engage

13–15 years | Step out of your comfort zone and get and get your heart pumping, wrack your brain to win the scavenger hunt race, escape a room to find the hidden treasure, and test your limits through a series of obstacle courses with your fellow teammates. These weeks will challenge your heart, mind, and body, but you’ll leave laughing and wanting more. Do you have what it takes? Come and find out!

Registration:
Online

Dates:
May 18, 2021 - June 8, 2021

 

August 4, 2021 - August 25, 2021

 

NEW! – The Mind-Body Connection

16–18 years | This program will provide a variety of fun activities to make the Mind-Body Connection. Stretch yourself literally with a combination of physical activities, puzzles, mysteries and other brain exercises, along with mindfulness activities to help you learn to be calmer and reduce stress as it arises.  These weeks will help you develop your mind-body connection to increase health, decrease stress and have fun doing it.

 

 

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
August 6, 2021 - August 27, 2021

 

Skills to Pay the Bills

Once you’ve finished your time in school, and you are becoming more and more independent, you might think life would become easier; you get to make your own choices, do what you want, see who you want, eat what you want, etc…However, going from dependent and limited to independent and free (with the power to make your own choices) is not always an easy transition. “With great [freedom] and power comes great responsibility” (widely used quote dating back to 1793, and of course from Stan Lee’s Spiderman). In this program, we will teach you about the world of “adulting” when it comes to grocery shopping, meal planning, self-care, job applications and interviews, roommate etiquette and more.

 

Dates:

Youth with Confidence

13-15 years | Relationships are HARD WORK! But don’t worry, the staff at FFRN are here to support you in building strong and healthy relationships with friends, family, and community. In this program, you will learn about the different characteristics that contribute to healthy relationships, boosting self-esteem and confidence along with strategies to address bullying. You will also learn to quiet your minds with mindfulness practices, explore your skills with fun group activities, and reflect on your experiences with intentional journaling. This program is jam-packed with wonderful and engaging videos, trivia, tips and tricks to build lasting connections! So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 8, 2021 - August 12, 2021