Information about Our Family Programs

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 our Family Programs, 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.

Registration is now open for two Family Programs. If you are interested in registering, please know that a phone intake is required if you are new to Serenity Renewal for Families. Please call the office at 613-523-5143 or email familyprograms@serenityenewal.ca

 

** No one is excluded from services for financial reasons. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, SRF offers a sliding fee scale from $140 to a minimum payment of $10

100% subsidies are available.

B.A.B.E.S.: Beginning Awareness and Basic Education Studies 

Children ages five to eight and Parents or Guardians  

Saturdays; October 14 to November 18 from 9:30 to 11:00 am (six weeks)

Facilitators: Serenity Renewal for Families Team

Location: Serenity Renewal for Families (202-2255 St. Laurent Blvd.) 

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.  

 

The program fee is $140 per family. ** sliding scale available

 

Strengthening Families for the Future  (Filled for this session)

Children ages 7 to 17 and Parents or Guardians  

Saturdays, October 14 to December 16 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm (10 weeks)

Facilitators: Serenity Renewal for Families Team

Location: Serenity Renewal for Families (202-2255 St. Laurent Blvd.) 

This 10-week program is for parents/guardians and children. A prevention program endorsed by CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) that provides families with skills to enhance their communication and improve their relationships. Each week, the program provides valuable tools by covering topics including communication skills, peer pressure, anger, and expectations. It is an interactive program and will have activities to do during the workshops as a family, but also activities to do during the week before our next session.

 *Lunch is included*

 The program fee is $300 per family. ** sliding scale available

*Sign up for our waiting list at familyprograms@serenityrenewal.ca for our next session in winter 2024*

Summer Camp: Mindful Kids Art Camp
Ages:
7-12 years old (must be directly or indirectly affected by addiction)
When: July 17th to 21st, from 9am to 4pm. Early drop off and late pick up option is available.
Location: Serenity Renewal for Families, 2255 St. Laurent Blvd., suite #202
This camp offers creative expression and mindful techniques to help children develop coping skills to deal with their emotions, unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. Children will learn how to combine art and mindfulness to calm themselves and focus on the here and now.
Fee: $200 per youth; sliding fee available*

B.A.B.E.S.: Beginning Awareness and Basic Education Studies
Children ages 5 to 8 and Parents or Guardians
Dates and Times: March 4th for 6 weeks between 10am-11:30am – Skipping the 18th for March Break and Easter Weekend in April
Facilitators: Natalie Bell and Melinda Hynes
It is a prevention program that uses storytelling and interactive activities to cover substance use, addiction, peer pressure, and decision-making, at an age-appropriate level. Children will participate in activities and discussions while their caring adults participate in a parents group. The program fee is $140 per family.*
Location: Serenity Renewal for Families (202-2255 St. Laurent Blvd.)

Strengthening Families for the Future
Children ages 7 to 17 and Parents or Guardians
Dates and Times: Saturday, January 28th for 11 weeks aside from family day and easter from 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Facilitators: Natalie Bell and Melinda Hynes
This 11-week program is for parents/guardians and children. A prevention program endorsed by CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) that provides families with skills to enhance their communication and improve their relationships. Each week, the program provides valuable tools by covering topics including communication skills, peer pressure, anger, and expectations. It is an interactive program and will have activities to do during the workshops as a family, but also activities to do during the week before our next session. The program fee is $300 per family.*
Location: South East Ottawa Community Health Centre, 1355 Bank Street, #600.
Fee: $300 (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 Pizza Party!
Children ages 12-14
Dates and Times: January 25th 2023, at 4:30pm until 6pm
Hosts: Dawn Hajjar and Natalie Bell
Come hang out with us for some pizza and fun activities while you learn more about what cool programs we have going on here at Serenity Renewal for Families!
Location:202 – 2255 St. Laurent Blvd. Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4K3
Fee: None

Teen Pizza Party!
Children ages 15-17
Dates and Times: January 18th 2023, at 4:30pm until 6pm
Hosts: Dawn Hajjar and Natalie Bell
Come hang out with us for some pizza and fun activities while you learn more about what cool programs we have going on here at Serenity Renewal for Families!
Location:202 – 2255 St. Laurent Blvd. Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4K3
Fee: None

Parents Forever
Dates and Times: Wednesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 am
Facilitator: Lynda Donaldson
Adult children who are addicted have a major impact on their parents. Parents Forever Group helps parents create boundaries, show care without enabling, learn from others in similar situations, care for themselves without guilt, and find ways to go forward.
Location: The Parents Forever support group meets virtually Wednesday mornings except the last Wednesday of the month, when the group meets in person. The in-person meeting is held at 2255 St. Laurent Blvd, Suite 202.
Fee:  $10 per person, per meeting

*No one is excluded from services for financial reasons.  Thanks to the generosity of our donors, SRF offers a sliding fee scale from $140 to a minimum payment of $10. 100% subsidies are available.