Funded by

Ministry of Child and Family Development

The Child and Youth Connections Program supports children and youth to make valuable familial, cultural, community, and peer connections while supporting youth on their journey towards independence.

  • Contact 1:

    Kim Mapson, Child & Youth Connections Worker Phone:604-209-1167 Email: kmapson@comservice.bc.ca

  • Contact 2:

    Tamara H, Child & Youth Connections Worker Phone: 604-809-0855 Email: tamarah@comservice.bc.ca

  • Phone:

    604.467.6911 ext 1217

Child and Youth Connections Programs

Program Description Location & Contact Information
Child and Youth Connections Individual referral services/supports offered:
Cultural Safety Agreement (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 RidgeKim 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 teachings and traditions, including talking circle, smudging, drumming and crafting. The Club
22722 Lougheed Hwy., Maple RidgeKim Mapson
Tamara H
Youth Group Cultural/social group for youth ages 12-18. In conjunction with Fraser River Indigenous Society 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 RidgeKim Mapson
Tamara H.

 

Child and Youth Connections Info

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.

Hours of service

Hours of services 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

Cost

Free

Location

22722 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge

Contact Info

Kim Mapson, Child & Youth Connections Worker (cell) 604-209-1167
Tamara H, Child & Youth Connections Worker (cell) 604-809-0855

Phone
604.467.6911 ext 1217

Email
kmapson@comservice.bc.ca
tamarah@comservice.bc.ca