Child and Youth Connections

Child and Youth Connections

Temporary Scope of Service

During this crisis the Indigenous Child and Youth Connections Program will be available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.  Referrals or inquiries for Youth Independence Transition Services, Cultural Connections Plans or Groups can be made by calling 604-209-1167 or via email to  We continue to offer Groups for children aged 8-19 utilizing virtual formats.

Hours of Service
The hours of service are flexible and adapted to meet the needs of the family.
For specific hours of the children and youth groups please see the Child and Youth Connections Calendars below:
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Child and Youth Connections Calendar of Events and Activiites  January - March 2020

Purpose Statement
Striving to create positive permanent connections for Aboriginal children in care, to their parents, siblings, extended families and cultural communities.

About Program
Supports children and youth to make valuable familial, cultural, community, and peer connections and supporting youth on their journey towards independence.

Program Description Location & Contact Information
Child and Youth Connections Indvidual referral services/supports offered:
Connections Cultural Plans (which can include genograms, exploration of family, connection to Aboriginal community and cultural connections) and Youth Independence Transition supports (which can include youth transition plans, life skills assistance, support to locate housing, and connecting youth to community resources and supports).
Community Services
22722 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge

Kim Mapson
Tamara H
Children's Connection Group Cultural/social group for children 7-12.  Children meet to socialize, make new friends, share a meal and learn different cultural practices and traditions, including talking circle, smudging, dance, drumming and crafting. Family Place
22359 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge

Kim Mapson
Tamarah H
Youth Group Cultural/social group for youth ages 12-18.  In conjunction with Anishnaabe Youth Group, youth come together to hang out, engage in cultural activities and share some food.  Outings are planned throughout the year. The Club
22722 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge

Tamara H.

Who Qualifies/Eligibility
Aboriginal children and youth who are either in MCFD care, Out of Care Options living arrangements or at risk of coming into care under the age of 19.  Must reside in either Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows.  Referrals are accepted from MCFD social workers, school staff and other professionals.

Community Partners/Funders
Ministry of Child and Family Development

Contact Info
Kim Mapson, Child & Youth Connections Worker
Tamara H, Child & Youth Connections Worker

604.467.6911 ext 1217

22722 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge    V2X 2V6