Y’s Kids – Children Exposed to Violence
Y’s Kids offers free group programming to caregivers and children who have been exposed to violence or disharmony, supporting them in their healing journey.
Children, aged 5-15 take part in supportive groups with age-appropriate content that assists in learning about healing and emotions through discussions, creative crafts, and fun activities. At the same time, caregivers and parents attend alongside their children, and receive support and education about the impacts of violence and trauma on families and children, and have a safe and supportive space to explore healing and coping mechanisms.
The groups run for 7 or 10 weeks each fall, winter, and spring.
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Y’s Kids – Run Club
As part of Y’s Kids, our summer run club offers children aged 5-14 the opportunity to be active and build healthy habits and practice goal-setting through mini-marathon training. Children can train for the 2km or 3km Queen City Marathon Mini-Marathon. The group is made for all fitness levels and free to join. Through the summer, children work with a volunteer trainer from July to September, leading up to the mini-marathon.