Youth Worker Program
Our Youth Workers provide crisis intervention, behavior management support, and life skills training to assist youth who are between 16-19 years old and have been referred through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) or Métis Family Services.
This program operates with the values of empowerment, courage, strength, self-confidence, spirituality, honour, humility, love, honesty, self-respect, and independence.
A youth worker can support a young person to do the following:
- Develop short and long term goals
- Develop their sense of self identity
- Obtain important identification documents, such as their Birth Certificate, Social Insurance Number and BCID
- Select mainstream or Aboriginal streams of service
- Find safe and suitable housing
- Learn independent living skills
- Establish social skills and healthy boundaries
- Attend cultural activities and connect with their Métis heritage
Youth workers can also help by making referrals to other community resources, such as employment programs, life skills programs, counselling, and education.