Parent Resources - Highlights, Sept 19

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Parent Resources - Highlights, Sept 19
by Copacs Executive - Monday, 19 September 2022, 2:20 PM

Please see below a compilation of resources and supports that COPACS has received recently. We will strive to circulate such resources in a compiled format at regular intervals, rather than one at a time as we receive them. 

1) Sun-Oka Apple fundraiser -

2) Free Online Youth Leadership Program:  Youth Empowering Youth (YEY) is a developmental movement led by teens for teens to nurture, support, and strengthen young leaders. It’s an active movement of young community leaders banding together to grow, learn, and empower one another to make a difference in their community. This is a safe, positive place where teens can explore their talents while equipping themselves with the life skills they need to reach their goals. (Youth Empowering Youth - Low Entropy). See attachment.

3) Youth Climate Stewardship Collective CRFAIR’s Youth Food Network and the Compost Education Center are teaming up to run the Youth Climate Stewardship Collective this school year for youth ages 14 to 20 from across the Greater Victoria area. This free program will run every other Saturday from 3:15-5:15 pm starting on October 15th and will provide youth with opportunities to engage in hands-on, reciprocal learning centered around climate justice and ecological stewardship. Sessions will alternate between workshops at the Compost Education Center in Fernwood and others across the CRD (transit accessible) led by community members. To compensate youth for their time we will also be offering youth a $10 credit for each session they attend. This credit can later be redeemed for a gift card at the end of the program. For updates on the program and for directions to sign up, please visit the website and check out on Instagram! Youth outside of this age-range who are very interested in participating in this program, please contact Elora at to discuss options.

4) Parent Peer Support team services Helping Families and Caring Adults of kids who are struggling with mental health - Parent Peer Support team offer emotional Support, Information, Resources and Help in Navigating Services for parents and other caring adults who are parenting a child, youth or young adult with a mental health and/or substance use challenge and are offered by other parents of kids with mental health challenges. FamilySmart's Parent Peer Support services are free, there are no wait-lists, and you do not need a referral. We're  happy to meet with you when it works for you and your family.