Youth represent the future of our society. We must give them the best conditions possible to grow, so that they may flourish in life. This is why our goal is to propel the cause of the family, by concentrating on numerous phenomena such as divorce, family mediation, poverty, school dropouts, bullying, street gangs, delinquency, health and the environment. We offer consultation services, assistance and support to individuals in distress experiencing family issues. We also organize activities for underprivileged children all year long.
Children Now is organizing three Spring Festivals with the objective of sponsoring 700 children aged between 4 and 8 years old. The events will take place in April and be held in primary schools in Montreal, Trois-Rivières and Quebec City. The festival will have an element of eco-consciousness weaved into it; during this magical day we will create a theme, through play, that will sensitize the children about the importance of respecting and living in harmony with the environment.
Leadership Now Youth Program
Leadership Now is youth program that addresses issues of bullying, discrimination, and violence with the help of empowering coaches, mentors and young leaders.
Learning Space for Parents and Youth
Alongside professionals in the field, we have developed tools for every family member. This space provides videos, case studies, and answers to FAQs in subjects related to divorce, family mediation, health, bullying, street gangs, and more. We touch upon the realities of challenges that families may face so that harmony may be found.
Children Now also offers a free and confidential help line. We offer an attentive ear and legal information. If needed, we will present you with available options and refer you to the appropriate resources. The organisation possesses a databank which includes more than 2 000 community resources including self-help groups and legal services.
Youth Leadership and Climate Action
From July 7-9th 2021, Children Now held its 10th International Symposium: Youth Leadership and Climate Action. A Charter of Global Ecological Responsibilities has been launched following the Symposium. The aim of the Charter of Global Ecological Responsibilities is to safeguard the rights of all present and future generations to a healthy and ecologically balanced global environment. This is made possible by supporting and promoting the protection, enhancement and prudent care of the environment everywhere on Earth as well as to empower the youth as future environmental leaders to think holistically and envision truly creative solutions to ecological problems.
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