Life Skills Programs

Life Skills That Helps Youth in Care and Young Mothers to Navigate Living on Their Own

Aunt Leah’s life skills programs provide valuable resources and teach participants the essential skills needed to navigate living on their own. Youth and mothers learn through community workshops, hands-on experience and expert counsel.

Branches AYA Life Skills Program

A 3 to 6 month program for former youth in care wishing to pursue life skills, including training, education and/or employment. Eligible participants will receive Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) funding, a Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) program that provides living funds and educational supports for up to 4 years. Eligible youth can access these funds non-consecutively, from the time they turn 19 to their 27th birthday.

For more information, please contact Sarah Benson, Community Engagement Coordinator at (604) 525-1204 ext. 234 or C: (604) 825-8331.


Essential Skills Program

The Essential Skills program offers a variety of weekly workshops for current and former foster youth. These workshops help participants gain valuable life skills, connect socially, and give them opportunities to participate in creative and recreational activities. A healthy, delicious meal provided for everyone attending the workshop.

For more information, please contact the Director of Training & Social Enterprise at (604) 525-1204 ext. 232

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