Children and Youth Groups

Please note that group times and dates often change based on capacity and schedules. NOYFSS will make every effort to notify all registrants if there is a change to date and/or time.

Empower Myself

A group for kids to learn strategies to help them express the emotions that come with growing up. Kids will learn to identify their feelings and find ways to express them in a healthy way. This group is offered in a small group setting of no more than 10 kids with separate groups for kids ages 6 to 8, and 9 to 12. 


September 19th to October 24th, 2019 (ages 9 to 12)

January 16th to February 20, 2020 (ages 6 to 8)

April 2nd to May 7th, 2020 (ages 9 to 12)

Please contact us to register.


A group for children who have experienced big changes in their lives (such as divorce, loss of a loved one, or a move for example) who would like to gain the skills to help them work through the big feelings that surround change with other kids facing similar challenges. This group is offered in a small group setting of no more than 10 kids with separate groups for kids ages 6 to 8, and 9 to 12.


November 7th to December 12th, 2019 (ages 9 to 12)

May 21st to June 25h, 2020, (ages 6 to 8)

Please contact us to register.

Kids Connect

A group for girls to connect with peers, practice self-esteem, learn how to create and maintain friendships, use their voices to be kind and heard and to gather skills to have respectful relationships with others. This group is offered in a small group setting of no more than 10 kids.


September 10th to October 15th, 2019 (ages 6 to 8)

January 7th to February 11th, 2020 (ages 9 to 12)

March 31st to April 28th, 2020 (ages 9 to 12)

Please contact us to register. 

Staying Connected

A weekly drop-in that follows the school calendar for teen girls ages 13 to 16 to talk about their experiences as they navigate what comes with becoming an adult. Topics may include mental and sexual health, self-esteem, self-harm, use of drugs and alcohol, goal setting, life skills and healthy relationships

Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm

September 2019 to June 2020

Please contact Jodi McKenzie for more information (250) 545-3572

Taking Care of You and Me

Connectedness and inclusivity are front and center in this group for kids aged 9 to 12. Learning to speak with a language of kindness and listen with an empathic ear are important skills that can create healthy relationships and help curb conflict. Activity-based learning takes place at NOYFSS for the first 4 weeks of this group, and then the kids travel to Heron Grove to put their new skills into practice working with vulnerable seniors for the remaining 4 weeks.


October 29th to December 17th, 2019

May 5th to June 23rd, 2020

Please contact us to register.

ACE - Adolescents Coping with Emotion

A group to help adolescents aged 14 to 16 develop skills to cope with difficult situations. ACE is particularly helpful for teens experiencing symptoms of depression, although the material can be used to help cope with other emotions as well. Through a cognitive behavioural approach, adolescents will learn how to problem solve, get along with others and learn skills to help themselves feel better when they are feeling down.

October 2019 and April 2020 (8 sessions)

Please contact Karen at (250) 545-3572 to register