FREE One-to-One Support for Kids and Teens – Come Learn Social Skills with us!
July and August spots are available!
CanLearn Friends is a FREE program where children and teens can learn and practice social skills in a safe and caring environment.
Children with attention and learning issues or those who struggle with anxiety and friendships may be particularly vulnerable to the distress caused by the pandemic and social distancing measures. As children and teens navigate their new world, friendship skills and managing emotions are more important than ever. We are here to help!
The CanLearn Friends program is designed to help children learn skills to be successful and apply them in everyday life. In the program, children can expect to work on things like recognizing and managing emotions, coping skills, communication, making and keeping friends, learning to think in positive and helpful ways, dealing with problems, and handling bullying. Confidence-building, calming techniques and mindfulness are key areas of focus in the program. Through a combination of meaningful discussions, role-playing, games and activities, children learn strategies and skills in a fun and interactive way. We recognize the importance of parents in children’s learning and we will provide many ideas and suggestions on how to generalize and practice the skills outside of the sessions.
Currently, the program is taking place ONLINE in a one-to-one format. Each child will receive personalized support from a skilled facilitator for a maximum of 10 one-hour sessions.
Please Note: CanLearn Friends is a high demand program and there are a limited number of spots available. We are running the program throughout the year and spots will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Flexible scheduling is available and sessions may be scheduled after-school, on weekends or during regular school hours (for those who are doing online learning).
Who Can Participate: Any student in Grades 4 to 8
When: Registration is ongoing – you will be contacted as soon as a spot becomes available.
Spots are filling up fast! Pre-register to reserve your spot now!
Click here to pre-register for this program for CanLearn Friends and we will contact you as soon as a spot becomes available!
Click Here to Find out More about CanLearn Friends Virtual School Groups.
To find out more information contact the CanLearn Society at: (403) 686-9300 (Ext 102) or email us.
CanLearn Friends is a FREE program made possible through a partnership between the CanLearn Society and FCSS (Family and Community Support Service, City of Calgary). The program was developed by CanLearn Society psychologists and is facilitated by qualified personnel from CanLearn Society.