Group registration for Brighter Days: An Indigenous Wellness Program
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Would you like to engage a group of five or more Indigenous youth (e.g. a class, community group, etc.) in Brighter Days: An Indigenous Wellness Program supported by Sun Life? You can use this page to learn more about the program and to register for a session.
The program is available to any group of First Nations, Inuit or Métis young people from six to 29 years old. It’s offered virtually, in audio or video format. The program was developed by Indigenous educators, school counsellors and community program workers. It’s made possible by our lead donor, Sun Life, as well as many other generous supporters who are committed to empowering Indigenous communities.
About Brighter Days
The program begins with an introductory session that demystifies Kids Help Phone’s services and encourages help-seeking behaviours. Groups then have the option of selecting from a catalogue of wellness modules based on the priorities of their community. Each module starts with a video introduction featuring a trusted Indigenous Influencer Host such as former NHL player Jordin Tootoo. This is followed by a culturally safe and engaging session with a Kids Help Phone Indigenous Wellness Specialist. With each session, groups receive a package that includes a step-by-step booklet with fun and meaningful activities, resource materials and promotional gifts for youth participants.
You can fill out the registration form to get started!
If you’re a young person who wants to request the program for your group, you can check out our FAQ below for information on how to register.
You can email us at Indigenous@kidshelpphone.ca if you have questions about the program that aren’t answered in the FAQ below.
Please note that although the Indigenous Wellness Specialist who leads the session is a mental health professional, the program is not a counselling session. Young people looking for support can reach out to Kids Help Phone 24/7.
Kids Help Phone is working hard to ensure we’re doing everything we can to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis young people across Canada. We also respect the sovereignty and autonomy of Indigenous peoples. We encourage you to participate in and adapt the program to meet the unique needs of your community. If you have questions, or for more information, please contact us.