Serenity Renewal for Families offers a variety of unique programs for children and youth, along with their parents or other adults involved in their care. Our evidence-based programs enhance communication within the family unit and offer family members coping tools in a safe and supportive virtual environment.

To participate in a virtual workshop, participants need access to a computer, an iPad, or a smartphone with a microphone and camera.  To express interest in any of these programs, or to be notified whenever new family programs are released, please email familyprograms@serenityrenewal.ca. You will be one of the first to hear about programs available to children as young as five and teens up to 18. 

B.A.B.E.S.: Beginning Awareness and Basic Education Studies
Children ages 5 to 8 and Parents or Guardians
Facilitators: Lynda Donaldson and Kyla Groves
This evidence-based prevention program uses storytelling techniques and puppets to teach young children the skills they need to cope with peer pressure and difficult situations. We cover substance abuse and addictions from an age-appropriate perspective. Parents are required to attend and to participate in a parents’ group. It is an interactive program in which the children engage in fun activities both during the workshops and at home between sessions.  One electronic device per family is required to participate in this workshop.
Dates and Times: October 2nd, 2021 to November 20th, 2021. 10:00am- 11:00am
**No Session on October 9th due to Thanksgiving**
Fee: N/A

Strengthening Families Program
Children ages 7 to 17 and Parents or Guardians
Facilitators: Lynda Donaldson and Kyla Groves
This 11-week program is for parents/guardians and children. It is an evidence- based program that provides families with skills to enhance their communication and improve their relationships. Each week, the program provides valuable tools and covers topics including communication skills, peer pressure, anger, and expectations. It is an interactive program in which the family members engage in activities both during the workshops and at home between sessions. One electronic device per family is required to participate in this workshop.
Dates and Times: To Be Decided
Fee: N/A

Teen Program
Teens ages 15 to 17
Facilitator: Kyla Groves
This is a 6-week program for teens to connect with other teens that are going through similar situations. We talk about peer-pressure, anger, social media use, and decision making at an age-appropriate level. The program will help teens develop different skills for within their life. There will be time for group discussions, small group discussions (numbers permitting) and different activities. There will also be a chance for the teens to practice these skills throughout the week and than come back to discuss the following week on how things went. One electronic device per family is required to participate in this workshop.
Dates and Times: September 29th, 2021 to November 3rd, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fee: 140$ Our services are accessible to everyone equally. If your individual situation does not enable you to pay the standard fee, a sliding fee scale and 100% subsidies are available.

Youth Program
Youth ages 12 to 14
Facilitator: Kyla Groves
This is a 6-week program for youth to connect with other youth that are going through similar situations. We talk about peer-pressure, anger, social media use, and decision making at an age-appropriate level. The program will help youth develop different skills for within their life. There will be time for group discussions, small group discussions (numbers permitting) and different activities. There will also be a chance for youth to practice these skills throughout the week and than come back to discuss the following week on how things went. One electronic device per family is required to participate in this workshop.
Dates and Times: November 10th, 2021 to December 15th, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fee: 140$ Our services are accessible to everyone equally. If your individual situation does not enable you to pay the standard fee, a sliding fee scale and 100% subsidies are available.