Child and Youth Programs
In collaboration with school divisions, principals and teachers within the Municipality, a number of programs exist which focus on the healthy development of children and youth.
Some programs may be available outside of regular school hours.
For more information call or send us a message on Facebook:
Green View FCSS (Valleyview office) 780-524-7603
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Green View FCSS – Grande Cache office: 780-827-4336
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Babysitters Course: Offered throughout the year this course prepares participants to provide safe and fun babysitting service for family and friends.
Body Talk: For grade 5 & 6 students. Students learn how to communicate effectively within boundaries and sustain healthy relationships. This program addresses anatomy, puberty, hygiene, and menstruation.
Friendship Groups: (curriculum is adjusted to be relevant to the students’ ages). Small group settings requested by teachers or school principals to address conflicts and develop cooperation strategies in the schools.
Girls Circle/Boys Council: (curriculum is adjusted to be relevant to the students’ ages). These programs focus on building students’ personal strengths and developing essential social skills which will help them to be more successful at school, at home, and with peers. These groups cover a variety of topics such as self-esteem, teamwork, getting along with others, etc.
Hands Are Not for Hitting: For Kindergarten & grade 1 students. Students will learn how to properly use their bodies when they are experiencing difficult emotions.
Home Alone: For youth 8 – 10 years of age. Focusing on safety in the home and preparing your child to be left alone for short periods of time. This program also offers students information on navigating the online world and skills on how to be a good cyber-citizen when alone online.
I Can Handle Anger: For grade 1 & 2 students. This is an age appropriate anger management program where students learn different ways on how to handle anger and other difficult emotions.
KIDO: For grade 6 and above students. The goal of this program is to create awareness of peer pressure. Themes include bullying, abuse, drugs, and online safety.
Kids Conference (hosted in Grande Cache): For children and youth ages 5 -12. The conference is offered once a year. A dynamic 2 ½ days offering participants session choices from three streams of learning; life skills, creativity, and physical well-being.
Life Skills: For children and youth ages 5 – 12. Beyond the academic world children require skills that are used in daily life as adults. Areas of learning include financial literacy, cooking ,public speaking, fostering creativity, and navigating social dynamics.
MindUP: (curriculum is adjusted to be relevant to the students’ ages) A program that uses mindfulness to teach emotional self-regulation in students. This program also implements the use of a Sparks Fly stationary bicycle.
Miyo Wichihitowin (Good Relations): for children & youth 5 -18 (Grande Cache area). Students learn about local Indigenous culture, traditional practices, and have opportunities to connect with elders and local Indigenous role models. Activities are open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to bridge the gap between cultures.
Rainbows: (Curriculum is adjusted to be relevant to the students’ ages) (Valleyview area) Grief and loss classes held in schools to deal with separation, loss of a family member or other significant changes, in a healthy positive manner.
School Presentations: Each year Green View FCSS subsidizes guest speakers for schools. Topics may include themes such as bullying, digital citizenship, racism etc.
Skills: For grade 8 students. Students gain factual information and to identify and resist pressure to become sexually involved before they are ready or able to cope with the consequences.
Why Try?: For grade 4 – 12 students (curriculum is adjusted to be relevant to the students’ ages). This program assists children who are frustrated, confused or angry with life’s pressures and challenges. The program stresses to youth that although making food decisions can be difficult, doing so results in more opportunity, freedom, and self-respect.