Carizon is a source of hope for our community. When children, youth, adults, couples or families face life’s challenges, Carizon programs and services provide the care and compassion to help them achieve wellness. Carizon specializes in children’s mental health, youth engagement and development, family violence services, individual and family counselling, parental support and education, credit counselling, workplace resilience, settlement support and community wellness.
Mosaic is a program of Carizon that provides counselling, credit counselling and community outreach services to children, adults, couples and families.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Coping with Tough Times
Coping with Tough Times is a group program that runs on Thursdays, 1 – 3 pm from July 24 – September 25, 2014. Topics include: Understanding Stress, Balance and Self-care, Mindfulness, Managing our Thoughts, Coping with Pain and Loss, Creativity and Coping, Acceptance, Compassion and Strengths, Peace and Positivity and Goal Setting.
The Fort: For Kids Living with FASD
Operated in partnership with Waterloo Region District School Board, The Fort is a pilot Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder class for students ages 8—12 years that has been operating since September 2013. The name “The Fort” was recently created to reflect a classroom that is a safe place, guided by the needs of the students where students can learn and have fun together because they are understood and supported. The name also echoes its French derivative “forte” – meaning strong point.
Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop
Front Door is offering a Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop for parents/caregivers of children and youth who have experienced and been impacted by trauma. This is an educational workshop with the objective of assisting participants in understanding and parenting their child from a trauma-informed perspective. Check out the flyer. Participants will leave the workshop with a tool kit of resources to support their learning. The workshop has no fee, but registration is required.
Date: June 17th, 2014
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: Front Door, 1770 King St. East, Suite 5, Kitchener , ON
To Register: Contact Melissa Voisin at 519-749-8740 ext 254 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dynamic Girls Group Spring 2014
Dynamic Girls is a group for teen girls aged 15-18 that focuses on improving social interaction, increasing self-esteem, and improving mood. Each week we will cover different topics and teach girls skills that will help them cope with difficult times, overcome obstacles, and develop healthy relationships with themselves and others while they navigate their teen years.
The group will cover the following topics: self-esteem, body image, mood, anxiety & stress, and healthy relationships, with a Domestic Violence component.
The group runs for 7 weeks and will cost $140 ($20/ session).
For more information on this group please call (519)743-6333.
Encompass program launches camp for kids living with FASD
We know that the summer break can be a challenge for families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, so the kidsLINK Encompass Program created a camp that supports the kids and helps the parents to relax, knowing that their children are in good hands. Our trained professionals have the skills, experience and expertise to provide a specialized camp that is safe, therapeutic and fun.
The camp provides opportunities for children ages 8-12 to experience indoor and outdoor play, creativity, and skill development.
The camp will run for two one-week sessions: July 28-August 1, and August 25-29.
HairUnited, The Show 2014, coming June 1st!
Please mark Sunday, June 1st on your calendar and plan to attend a fabulous fundraiser. HairUnited The Show 2014 is an evening of inspiration, creativity, talent, fashion and fun. Organized by Artline Salon in cooperation with a group of local salons, the evening is dedicated to raising funds for our Encompass Recreation Program. The doors open at 5:30 and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and can be purchased at any of the participating salons, or $35 at the door. Check Out the HairUnited Poster
Many thanks to Artline Salon for organizing this event. Participating salons include: Artline Salon, Pino’s Salon & Medi Spa, Fad Hair Studio, Teknik Salon & Spa, St. Louis Adult Learning Centre, Bilalo’s Hair Artistry, Flo Hair Lounge, So Chiq, and Cucci Cabello.
HairUnited The Show 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014,
Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.; Show Starts at 6 p.m.
THANK-YOU TO HairUnited SPONSORS:
106.7 Country, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Astley Gilbert Intelligent Imaging, TJ Durnan Photography, DJ Kruz, Do It In Style, Fine Feathers, Gemini Models, Artals Promotions Inc., Design UR Dreams, Simply Social.
Spring 2014 Groups
Spring groups are now available for registration. Please check out our Group Programs for more information.
Taking Action! – Remembering, Caring, Preventing
80 Schneider St., Kitchener, ON
Pathways to Education Canstruction 2014 – A Great Success!
This past Saturday at Conestoga Mall in Waterloo, eleven Pathways to Education students met to complete the fire pit made from cans that they had spent months designing. The students were incredibly hard working, patient and easy going. They had a blast building all afternoon!
Their hard work paid off as their build was awarded “Best Use of Labels” by the Canstruction judges.
Take a look at the video summary of the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct9kO1K1aK4&feature=youtu.be
If you’d like to vote for their structure by making a donation to the Food Bank. Go to: http://www.thefoodbank.ca/en/donate/donateonline.aspx?o=34 or visit the build in the mall and make a donation in person.
All of the Canstruction builds will stay standing in the mall until next Sunday, March 16th, so feel free to check them out yourself.
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CTV Investigates Dealing with Debt
CTV anchor Rosie Del Campo looks at the warning signs of financial trouble in the first part of a three part series exploring Canada’s rising household debt to income ratio. Mosaic’s Credit Counselling Manager Heather Cudmore shares her insights.
Mosaic E.D. Sue Gillespie featured as CTV’s Local Hero
On October 3rd, thanks to her successful United Way bid, Sue Gillespie got to be Police Chief for a Day. CTV followed the story and also recognized Sue’s contribution to the community, honouring her as CTV’s Local Hero. Check it out.
Theresa Karn Talks about Couples & Chores on Gary Doyle’s Show
Naomi’s Journey and How Mosaic Made a Difference!