Carizon is a source of hope for our community. When children, youth, adults, couples or families face life’s challenges, Carizon programs and services provide the care and compassion to help them achieve wellness. Carizon specializes in children’s mental health, youth engagement and development, family violence services, individual and family counselling, parental support and education, credit counselling, workplace resilience, settlement support and community wellness.
Mosaic is a program of Carizon that provides counselling, credit counselling and community outreach services to children, adults, couples and families.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Workshop Celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week
7 Tips to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
Children are getting “stuck” with their feelings. As parents we can help them grow. To celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week, Children’s Author and Child Therapist Lynne Steffy will be sharing strategies that help kids learn healthy ways to express themselves. When kids can cope with tough feelings, they feel happier. Their overall ability to get along with others, their behaviour and their self esteem improves.
Date: May 7th, 2014
Location: Carizon Family and Community Services, 400 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON
Light Refreshments will be provided.
Raffle to win books from the Felt Feelings series!
Dynamic Girls Group Spring 2014
Dynamic Girls is a group for teen girls aged 15-18 that focuses on improving social interaction, increasing self-esteem, and improving mood. Each week we will cover different topics and teach girls skills that will help them cope with difficult times, overcome obstacles, and develop healthy relationships with themselves and others while they navigate their teen years.
The group will cover the following topics: self-esteem, body image, mood, anxiety & stress, and healthy relationships, with a Domestic Violence component.
The group runs for 7 weeks and will cost $140 ($20/ session).
For more information on this group please call (519)743-6333.
Encompass program launches camp for kids living with FASD
We know that the summer break can be a challenge for families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, so the kidsLINK Encompass Program created a camp that supports the kids and helps the parents to relax, knowing that their children are in good hands. Our trained professionals have the skills, experience and expertise to provide a specialized camp that is safe, therapeutic and fun.
The camp provides opportunities for children ages 8-12 to experience indoor and outdoor play, creativity, and skill development.
The camp will run for two one-week sessions: July 28-August 1, and August 25-29.
HairUnited, The Show 2014, coming June 1st!
Please mark Sunday, June 1st on your calendar and plan to attend a fabulous fundraiser. HairUnited The Show 2014 is an evening of inspiration, creativity, talent, fashion and fun. Organized by Artline Salon in cooperation with a group of local salons, the evening is dedicated to raising funds for our Encompass Recreation Program. The doors open at 5:30 and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and can be purchased at any of the participating salons, or $35 at the door. Check Out the HairUnited Poster
Many thanks to Artline Salon for organizing this event. Participating salons include: Artline Salon, Pino’s Salon & Medi Spa, Fad Hair Studio, Teknik Salon & Spa, St. Louis Adult Learning Centre, Bilalo’s Hair Artistry, Flo Hair Lounge, So Chiq, and Cucci Cabello.
HairUnited The Show 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014,
Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.; Show Starts at 6 p.m.
THANK-YOU TO HairUnited SPONSORS:
106.7 Country, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Astley Gilbert Intelligent Imaging, TJ Durnan Photography, DJ Kruz, Do It In Style, Fine Feathers, Gemini Models, Artals Promotions Inc., Design UR Dreams, Simply Social.
Spring 2014 Groups
Spring groups are now available for registration. Please check out our Group Programs for more information.
Taking Action! – Remembering, Caring, Preventing
80 Schneider St., Kitchener, ON
Pathways to Education Canstruction 2014 – A Great Success!
This past Saturday at Conestoga Mall in Waterloo, eleven Pathways to Education students met to complete the fire pit made from cans that they had spent months designing. The students were incredibly hard working, patient and easy going. They had a blast building all afternoon!
Their hard work paid off as their build was awarded “Best Use of Labels” by the Canstruction judges.
Take a look at the video summary of the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct9kO1K1aK4&feature=youtu.be
If you’d like to vote for their structure by making a donation to the Food Bank. Go to: http://www.thefoodbank.ca/en/donate/donateonline.aspx?o=34 or visit the build in the mall and make a donation in person.
All of the Canstruction builds will stay standing in the mall until next Sunday, March 16th, so feel free to check them out yourself.
Carizon Introduces new Vision and Mission Statements
Director of Children’s Mental Health Talks About Troubled Youth
8 Tips to Keep Your Budget on Track in 2014
The Empty Nest Syndrome
Pathways Volunteers Saluted at Kitchener Awards Ceremony!
Children’s Mental Health Week
Merger strengthens ability for service delivery!
CTV Investigates Dealing with Debt
CTV anchor Rosie Del Campo looks at the warning signs of financial trouble in the first part of a three part series exploring Canada’s rising household debt to income ratio. Mosaic’s Credit Counselling Manager Heather Cudmore shares her insights.
Mosaic E.D. Sue Gillespie featured as CTV’s Local Hero
On October 3rd, thanks to her successful United Way bid, Sue Gillespie got to be Police Chief for a Day. CTV followed the story and also recognized Sue’s contribution to the community, honouring her as CTV’s Local Hero. Check it out.
Theresa Karn Talks about Couples & Chores on Gary Doyle’s Show
Naomi’s Journey and How Mosaic Made a Difference!