#4-Increase in initiatives for prevention, specifically focused on children and youth.
Themes and strategies Existing Initiative Agency Link to Program
Create and deliver life skills workshops. (Food prep, budget, laundry, sex education, independence, financial Literacy, good consumer practices, resiliency etc)
The purpose of the Comfort Zone Program is to provide a safe environment for “at-risk ” youth in order to generate a positive connection to an adult mentor. The informal nature of the program allows the young person to be involved in constructive programming during after-school hours The desired outcome is increased self-sufficiency, generating an improved capacity to embrace life’s opportunities and effectively deal with their inherent challenges. Laurencrest- Comfort Zone https://laurencrest.com/
Ma Vie Mon Choix Equipe Psycho Sociale equipepsychosociale.com
Meals, Tutoring, Programming, Teen Nights, Junior Staff Opportunities Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club myabgc.com
Specialist High Skills Majors let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Ministry of Education http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/
Activities, articles and videos to help your children, teens and students develop healthy financial habits and learn about cooperative principles. Desjardins https://www.desjardins.com/ca/
FuturFund has proudly instilled financial literacy within high school students and their communities for the past 4 years. FuturFund – ONLINE www.futurfund.org
Financial Literacy Training ONLINE: Experts show you how to make learning fun, create a budget together, and keep the conversation going in order to set them up for success and to help them confidently handle and understand their finances RBC http://www.rbcroyalbank.com
Financial Literacy Training ONLINE: No matter where you are in life, strengthening your financial knowledge will give you the confidence you need to build a secure future. Kawartha Credit Union https://www.kawarthacu.com
Lead Up: Lead Up focuses on engaging youth in our community to learn different skills essentials to become a leader in their school, community or workplace. The skills discussed throughout the program; communication skills, decision making, conflict resolution, and general leadership skills. The program also aids with resume building and the opportunity to earn community service hours needed to obtain their high school diploma. Boys and Girls Club Cornwall https://www.bgccornwallsdg.com
TrainCan Inc. offers a food safety course that is available to all food handlers. The training covers safe food handling, foodborne illnesses, bacteria, cleaning and sanitizing methods, and food allergies. The course is based on the Food Handler Training Protocol produced by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care EOHU https://eohu.ca/en/classes-clinics
The Young Adult Centre (YAC)Sometimes you need a place to turn to… a place where you feel safe and comfortable. The Young Adult Centre (YAC) is a drop-in centre where you can talk to a public health nurse about any health-related issue. Get one-on-one counseling on birth control, sexuality, relationships, lifestyle, life skills issues, as well as STI counseling and testing. YAC can even provide you with a number of birth control options. Most importantly, everything you say is confidential. (Alexandria, Cornwall, and Winchester locations) EOHU https://eohu.ca/en/classes-clinics/
Grocery Store Tour/ A registered dietitian will lead small groups of 4 to 8 consumers through the grocery store aisles to answer their nutrition questions and share information on: Food labels, Saving money and Healthy eating EOHU https://eohu.ca/en/classes-clinics
The Case Management program is a specialized community-based support program for adults with an intellectual disability or a dual diagnosis (adults with a developmental disability and mental health needs), who have little or no supports. The Program’s Case Managers/Planners can also work with individuals and members they have identified as part of their support network, to develop short term and/or long term plans which meet individual needs and goals, while building on strengths and talents. Inspire Community Support Services http://www.css-sdg.ca/programs/
Creative Coping for Kids is a response to an identified need to assist children and their mothers who have experienced family violence Inspire Community Support Services http://www.css-sdg.ca/
Brockerage Service: Passport is a program that helps people with a developmental disability live as independently as possible in their communities. Individuals with a developmental disability (or their families) can apply for funding to support their personal development and growth. Inspire Community Support Services http://www.css-sdg.ca/
Youth in Transition Worker Program in of S, D, &G (transitioning out of CAS care): Education, Employment. Financial, Health, Housing, Legal, Life Skills, Mental health & Addictions GIAG https://www.giag.ca/yitw
Prepare for Apprenticeship: Opportunities for youth to prepare to train as an apprentice in a skilled trade through one of three programs OSAP https://www.ontario.ca/
Fun and diverse after school programs in six core areas including Leadership & Character Building, Education, Health & Life Skills, Culture and the Arts, Sports, Fitness and Recreation and Technologylife and skill enhancing programs Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club https://www.myabgc.com/about
or “Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club” on Facebook
HLF Mindful Leaders Satellite Initiative (Akwesasne): In the summer of 2020 HLF provided 14 Mindful Leaders 80 hours of intensive yoga and mindfulness training over a 5 week period. In addition, HLF partnered with local community educators to provide mental health awareness training, Traditional Haudenosaunee Cultural Education, Classroom Management workshops with Educational Consultant Jennifer Hutchins, and professional development training including Financial Literacy, Public Speaking, Resume Building, and Conflict Resolution . Healing Life Foundation hlfinc.org
Sapling to Cedar Youth Mentoring: A community where youth’s integrity, respect, and roles are restored by using cultural traditions Seven Dancers Coalition sevendancerscoalition.com
Ohero:kon reconstructs ancient cultural knowledge of “coming of age” as a preparatory process for youth as they transition to adulthood. We offer age-appropriate, culturally-based teachings and activities in safe, sacred spaces to nurture the emotional and physical well-being of Onkwehonwe (Indigenous) youth, families and communities. Ohero:kon “Under the Husk” Rites of Passage https://www.oherokon.org/
Akwesasne Community Justice Program Summer Cultural Camp The Akwesasne Community Justice Program, in partnership with IFN http://www.akwesasne.ca/
Various Mind/Body Spirit initiatives Lakwa’shaste Youth Fitness www.facebook.com/Iakwashatste
Cultural presentations in schools: Class presentations include show ‘n tell, educational, storytelling, immersive and hands on learning of a wide variety of subjects; friendships days; Native North American Travelling College nnatc.org
Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) is an Indigenous owned and youth-led, non-profit organization focused on cultural support and empowerment programs/policies for Indigenous youth while being led by traditional knowledge and Elder guidance – various cultural opportunities for indigenous youth Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) www.facebook.com/
A full-time program coordinator is assisted, as required, by a roster of part-time specialists in designing and implementing individualized cognitive/behavioural services, addressing targeted risk areas for referred youth. Youth and parent actively contribute to the development of a specific plan of care. Laurencrest – MAP https://laurencrest.com/our-programs
EarlyON centres offer free, high-quality programs for families and children from birth to 6 years old. You can learn and play with your child, meet people and get advice from early childhood professionals. EarlyON Child and Family Centres of SDG cornwall.ca/en/live-here/earlyon.aspx
The Eastern Champlain Youth Wellness Hub serves as a fully integrated one-stop-shop where youth between the ages of 12 and 25 can address their needs related to mental health, addiction, primary care, and other community and social services. Cornwall Youth Hub – Youth Wellness Club https://youthhubs.ca/en/sites
CSCE offers several community programs in nutrition, chronic conditions self-management and physical activity Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie https://www.cscestrie.on.ca/en/
“Encore”- an award winning program offers a unique learning experience for adults 50+, with no term papers, no exams and no grades! Encore Seniors https://www.encoreseniors.ca/
Adult Day Programs offer supervised and supportive activities for seniors and people with specialized needs such as dementia and physical disabilities. Program activities are flexible and tailored to clients’ abilities and interests. They’re designed to enhance clients’ well-being, while giving care-givers a day of respite. Carefor https://carefor.ca/services/?
Job Zone d’emploi is a non-profit organization that prepares, guides and assists individuals, in English and in French, to find employment through employment and career counselling, information resources, job opportunities and access to community and outreach services. Job Zone d’emploi https://jobzonedemploi.ca/
GIAG is offers programs in several areas including seniors’ programs, employment services, learning centre and more Glengarry Interagency Group www.giag.ca
The Community Health program provides a wide range of public health services to the Community of Akwesasne. Services include: infection prevention and control, environmental health, maternal child health, diabetes prevention, diabetes management, smoking cessation, falls prevention education, communicable disease services, and vaccine preventable disease services. Akwesasne Community Health Program http://www.akwesasne.ca/
Carefor is a local charitable non-profit home health care and community support service organization. We offer a wide range of programs and services, supporting clients of all ages—and their caregivers too. Carefor Health and Community Services https://carefor.ca/services/?comaction=regions
Adult Transitional Worker Program Provides support to transitional age youth leaving the care of the CAS with a developmental delay diagnosis.
The Transitional Worker provides hourly support in accordance with established goals and objectives identified in the in the Individual Support Plan and/or as determined during Case Conferencing.
Support includes direct client time with a focus on teaching skills in such areas as money management, food management, job searching, healthy relationship coaching, life-skills, social recreation activities, safety and emergency planning and personal growth.
Laurencrest – Adult Transitional Worker Program https://laurencrest.com/our-programs
EOHU offers classes and clinics in areas such as prenatal, feeding your baby, food handler certification and more Eastern Ontario Health Unit https://eohu.ca/en/classes-clinics
Seaway Valley Community Health Centre offers a variety of programs that teach healthy habits and life skills to youth and adults. We have many clubs in our schools that are designed to reach a variety of students’ interests (chess/game board/drama/etc) SVCHC https://seawayvalleychc.ca
Free training courses including Landscaping, Money Management, Social Media, Tablet training, and more. Tri-County Literacy https://tricountyliteracycouncil.
Sex Education is also a part of our Phys Ed/Health curriculum and Family Life curriculum. CDSBEO https://www.cdsbeo.on.ca/
Create prevention and mentorship programs that can break the cycle of poverty. (Employment preparation, career navigation, labour market etc)
The Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program provides boys and girls with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall and Area https://cornwall.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/
Our Guidance Departments works with students to help them stay in school until graduation (sometimes having students transferred to our Turning Points and/or ABLE programs if necessary). Co-op placements help these students often find employment following graduation. Additionally, the LEAP program is very beneficial to our young parents, as are the Evening Co-Op Opportunities CDSBEO https://www.cdsbeo.on.ca/
Encourage more supports to children in school with homework help, breakfast/snack programs and more
TCLC offering RTOOLS (Ready To Optimize Outcomes of Literacy at School) – programming for parents
of children entering school.
Tri-County Literacy https://tricountyliteracycouncil.
Free Online Resources, computer access, WiFi, tutoring spaces, study areas Cornwall Public Library www.library.cornwall.on.ca
Specialist High Skills Majors (grade 11 & 12)
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/
Dual Credit Program for High School Students St. Lawrence College https://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/learn/dual-credit-program-for-high-school-students
Post secondary assistance, culture and language, and various secondary (in-school) programs Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education ambe.ca
High School Diploma & Academic Upgrading; various online training and workshops IOHAHI: IO – Akwesasne Education and Training Institute ambe.ca
Full time, Part time, Cooperative, Dual Credit and Online TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education http://trleger.ucdsb.on.ca/
We promote healthy eating for better learning in our schools. Upper Canada Leger Center for Education and Training https://uclc.ca/healthy
Healthy Eating for Better Learning (School Snack Program) EOHU https://eohu.ca/en