Youth Without Limits
The Youth Without Limits Support Group is a new program at CPABC. The group is for (but not limited to) youth and young adults between the ages of 13-29.
The Youth Without Limits Support Group is unique in the sense that it is a support group facilitated by disabled youth specifically for their peers with disabilities. We understand that acceptance and understanding are key aspects to providing adequate knowledge and support from one disabled person to another.
The group sessions will take place between April and June 2017. Each session will begin with a brief presentation that will engage participants and open up discussion. Some weeks will feature guest speakers who specialize in various topics. Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space for disabled people to socialize, learn from, and support one another.
This is a free inclusive program. Drop-ins welcome! Snacks and refreshments provided. Sign language interpretation provided!
|When:||April 28th 2017
Time: 3:45PM – 4:00PM – Snacks and Refreshments 4:00PM – 6:00PM – Session’s Topic
|Topic:||Topic: “Mindfulness: Managing Stress and Addiction”
Speaker: Travis Woolf is a Public Education and Training Coordinator at Mediate BC and a Program Facilitator with the North Shore Restorative Justice Society. As a dispute-resolution practitioner, Travis has drawn on inspiration from mindfulness and meditation when facing the triggers and challenges that occur during conflict. His passion lies in helping others discover skills, tools, and resources that make challenging situations more manageable.
North Shore Restorative Justice Society Webpage: http://www.nsrj.ca/
Upcoming topics will include:
- April 28th – Mindfulness
- May 26th – Karen Lai – Accessibility & Inclusion Consultant
- June 9th – Salina M. Dewar – Tax Program Advocate for Disability Alliance BC
- June 23rd – Ethan Kenney professional educator – The high school experience
If you have any questions or would like to register for the program please contact the Life Without Limits Community Connector at email@example.com
or by phone:
Main Office: (604) 408-9484
Toll Free: 1-800-663-0004
Hope to see you there!
The Life Without Limits Youth Support Group has given me a sense of security and community. It is hard to find people that are willing to talk about these sensitive yet really important topics without feeling judged or misunderstood. I strongly believe that these kinds of support groups are essential not only for a better overall well-being, but it also allows important voices to be heard that are all too often silenced. – support group participant