youth services

youth services

our youth are our future | engage with Métis culture, have fun & learn from each other in our activity-based youth groups that encourage friendship, self-esteem & a sense of belonging | build the skills for adulthood, plan for your future & learn to manage the decisions & problems of every day life in small learning-based groups or through one-on-one supports

Métis youth are invited to participate in any of our youth-centered opportunities that suit their needs & interests | our supports are designed with youth in the centre of their own learning; building skills & accessing supports based on their own goals & learning needs | IMFCSS is empowering Métis youth to become strong adults

IMFCSS youth activity group: regularly scheduled activities for Métis youth aged 13-24 | opportunities for friendship, adventure & learning new skills | connection with culture and community | check out our event list here


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youth councilyouth advisory council: IMFCSS has openings for Métis youth 14-24 to join a youth advisory council | in building leadership skills, youth have the opportunity to share their voice to guide youth programming, create new projects, partnerships & initiatives | the council is facilitated by a youth outreach worker, empowering youth to take on leadership roles, with guidance & support




no batteriesno batteries required:
 an activity group for fasd affected youth ages 7-13* | each session is an opportunity for youth to develop friendships and experience belonging in a welcoming, non-judgmental space | fasd affected youth have the opportunity to interact with their peers in a low-stress, electronics-free environment, learning social skills through peer-observation | group sessions include crafts, games & uvic student-led science venture activities

*older & younger youth whose needs are aligned are welcomed

  • date: check back for start date
  • time:
  • location: imfcss community room
  • participation: drop in
  • important information: healthy snacks will be provided – no outside food or drinks, please

lifeskillsLife Skills: Strengthen your human skills | learn communication, decision-making, problem-solving & social skills | build your self-esteem; manage depression, anxiety & learn how to promote mental wellness | build safe, healthy relationships | learn to self-reflect & recognize patterns in behaviour | get organized & set realistic, achievable goals.  Build practical skills: come in for resume work & supported job search | strengthen your study skills | learn to budget, meal plan & make healthy choices | get help with PWD & social housing forms | learn basic computer skills & learn about online safety
  • location: on site at imfcss, out in the community, or at your home
  • participation: Métis families are referred by MCFD or may self-refer to access these services
  • important information: these services are open to Métis families who are involved with MCFD or who have proactively self-identified a need for support, mentorship & skill-building

under constructionour youth focused programming is currently being redeveloped | please note that our ongoing youth independence services are always available to Métis youth up to the age of 24 – contact our office to get connected 

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