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Wahkohtowin Strengthening Families Program, Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, 1-204-953-5820

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Eligibility: 

In order to register for the program, families must have at least one youth aged 11-17, be willing to complete an anonymous survey before and after the program, and be experiencing high levels of conflict and/or stress in the home or community.  Sources of conflict may include:

  • Frequent arguments among caregivers and youth

  • Risk of youth becoming gang involved

  • Substance use

  • Youth frequently absent from school

  • Youth becoming involved with criminal activity

  • Marginalization due to socioeconomic status (i.e. experiencing poverty or racism)

  • Involved with other local resources or agencies, such as Justice or Child and Family Services

  • Recent Refugee or Immigrant to Canada

For session dates and locations, please click here.

Registration:

Families may inquire about the program by contacting Amy Graham, Project Manager (204-953-5820 or amyg@kanikanichihk.ca) or one of our Site Coordinators.  Families will be asked to complete a registration form, which includes a short, confidential needs assessment. All families will be contacted within 1 week of submitting a registration form. At that time, a intake appointment will be arranged. If the session is full, families may request to be placed on a wait list for the next session. 

Each intake appointment will consist of:

  • Reviewing registration form

  • Confirm all persons who will be attending program

  • Discuss and plan for transportation and child care needs

  • Review consent forms and surveys

  • Confirm plan for first date of program

 

Please click here to download a registration form. Completed registration forms may be submitted via fax, scan and email, or dropped off at one of our delivery sites.

Referrals:

Referrals are accepted on behalf of families by local service providers, non-profit organizations, as well as Winnipeg School Division, Child and Family Services and Winnipeg Police.

Please click here to download a general referral form. Referrals can be submitted to Amy Graham, Project Manager, via email, or faxed to 204-953-5824.