Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region

Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region works together with families, their supports, and our communities to protect and care for children who have been abused, neglected, or are at risk of being abused or neglected.

To register or learn more information about any of our programs email ResilienceProject@facswaterloo.org.

Program Information

Gym Drop-inStructured and unstructured play. Mondays at The Family Centre 6pm-7:30pm. 10-17 years
Art Drop-inStructured and unstructured play art activities. Mondays at The Family Centre 5:30pm-7:30pm.6-12 years
Mountain BikingYouth learn the mechanical skills in mountain biking.Children with child welfare involvement
12-18 years
MindfulnessChildren work with their caregivers to develop healthy strategies for dealing with stress and process strong emotions and anxieties in appropriate ways. Children with child welfare involvement
8-12 years with caregiver
Creative SpaceThroughout the sessions children work together on a collective art project and independently. They will get to use many mediums, such as clay and paint. 6-12 years
Music AcademyChildren explore a number of musical instruments, including ukelele, keyboard, and percussion. 6-12 years
Mini Me-to-WeChildren have the opportunity to learn about their passions and how they can give back to their community. Children with child welfare involvement
8-12 years
Player's TheatreChildren will have fun while learning the basics of acting and theatre. Through acting and theatre children will gain confidence as they work and learn together while building relationships. 8-12 years
MindfulnessChildren will work with their caregivers to develop healthy strategies for dealing with stress and process strong emotions and anxieties in appropriate ways. 8-12 years
Simplifying Mental Health plus Life Enhancement Skills (SMILES)Children will learn about mental health, coping strategies, and expressing how they feel in a supportive environment. Children with a family member living with a mental health issue
8-12 years
Trusting Loving Connections (TLC)TLC is about strengthening relationships. Some of the topics covered include: child development, emotional needs of children, creating routines and limits, playing together, and coping with big feelings. Parents with children under 12