Research has shown that children that do not identify with one of the two binary genders are at greater risk of developing mental health concerns. In partnership with Rainbow Resource Centre, we’ll be hosting the Gender Creativity Celebration – a FREE fun-filled event for children of all gender identities and their families.
Finding Your Awesome!
Exploring our gifts and strengths through art and expression. Available for children and youth!
Get Your Art On!
Using self-care, art and music for dealing with the stress and challenge in our lives. Available for children and adults!
Why is Parenting This Hard?!
Let's talk about the challenges we face as parents everyday, how to care for ourselves as a way to support our families, and locating local resources.
Coping When Things Get Tough: Mindfulness for Everybody
What is mindfulness and how can we use it? Helping our families through challenges, by using mindfulness everyday.
Get Organized for Advocacy
Let's create a binder for our child(ren), to get us organized to advocate like a boss! Discussion of common challenges and ways to maximize our success.
How to Advocate for Your Child With Differences
Advocating for our children is hard work! Let's work together to find solutions to get organized and learn talk to professionals when we feel misunderstood.
Playful Parenting and Building Strong Relationships
How can we connect to our children, even when things are hard? Connecting to tough-to-connect-to kids through play, building resilience and using positive attachment.
Parenting Strategies for Exceptional Challenges
Let’s become behaviour detectives about our children’s challenging behaviour: ADHD/ADD, Autism, ODD, Anxiety, Depression, you name it! Guided by families like ours.
Social Stories and Picture Communication
Understanding communication, and creating and printing things to help our children.Creating picture communication, visual schedules, and program materials.
Exceptional Caregiver Yoga
Unique gentle yoga and mindfulness session(s), shaped by families.
Professional Development and Consultation
- - Knowledge Translation of Family-Centered Practice: A Family’s Perspective
- - Supporting and Understanding Children with Differences
- - Supporting Families that Include Mental Illness and Disability
- - Let’s Get Real: Understanding Mental Health
- - Self-Harm from a Community Perspective
- - Other topics available
See Our Full List of Upcoming Events & Programs Below:
After school art therapy program encouraging youth to develop effective and healthy coping strategies to deal with stress as they work through various art projects.
Locations:Boys and Girls Club @ Sister MacNamara School
Get Your Art On! in Partnership with VOICES, to encourage youth to develop effective and healthy coping strategies to deal with stress.
Launching in January 2017
Parents and caregivers of children with differences are invited to learn, become empowered and find support. Topics include understanding behaviour, providing guidance & advocacy.
Join us for the Empowered Families Program in Partnership with FACT beginning February 1, 2017.
All-day conference hosted lectures from seven local professionals representing a variety of disciplines and approaches, as well as information tables from more local resources and organization.
Please join us for our Empowered Families Conference on February 25th, 2017
Inspire was invited to speak at the Power of Being A Girl conference. Information was shared on how to focus on your strengths and build resiliency for positive mental health.