Child and Youth Counselling Program

The islands wellness Society Child and Youth Counselling Program is designed to help children and youth, aged 3-18, who have been impacted by abuse and trauma within their homes, schools and communities. By working with children and youth, the PEACE program strives to assist in addressing the cycle of abuse by promoting healing and empowerment.

The Child and Youth Counselling Program considers the emotional, social, physical, behavioural, cultural and historical issues that surround each child and their family and engages in culturally sensitive and informed practice. The counsellor works in collaboration with clients in order to create a positive and healing therapeutic relationship.

Art, play, music and creative writing are some of the expressive therapeutic techniques that are used to work with children and youth. These modes have been proven to be effective due to the fact that they allow for expression and do not depend on verbal interaction. The PEACE counsellor considers the unique needs of each child and applies interventions and engagement accordingly.


Child and Youth Counselling Services support children and youth to :

Express and process feelings
Co-create safety plans
Identify support networks
Recognize their strengths and increase their self-confidence

Parent Support:

The child and youth counsellor can offer support to parents through consultation, referral, and family sessions.  Written and online resources are also available to parents by request.

Child and Youth Counselling Services are:

Individual or group based
Available at the IWS office in Daajing Giids and/or in the schools

Program Coordinator

This position is currently vacant. We are in the process of hiring a new Child and Youth Counsellor. See attached posting for details. Email with cover letter and resume to apply, or for more information.

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