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Individual registration for Brighter Days: An Indigenous Wellness Program

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Join a group of other Indigenous young people to explore skills, tools and resources to support your well-being!

Brighter Days: An Indigenous Wellness Program is available to any First Nations, Inuit or Métis young person from six to 29 years old. It’s offered virtually, in video format. The program was developed by Indigenous educators, school counsellors and community program workers.

About Brighter Days

You’ll have a culturally safe, fun session with a Kids Help Phone Indigenous Wellness Specialist and other Indigenous youth (up to 25 youth per session). The Wellness Specialist will explain the different services Kids Help Phone offers, and what you can do to get support in a way that works best for you. The session will start with a video introduction featuring former NHL player Jordin Tootoo.   

To register, you can pick your age group from the options below. You can use the link in that dropdown to select a date and time for your session. The session participants will be other Indigenous young people, and there may be up to 25 participants in the session. Using the links below, you can register one to four Indigenous youth, and we ask that you register one person at a time. (If you’d like to register five or more Indigenous young people, we invite you to use our group registration page.)

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. If you’re looking for support, you can reach out to Kids Help Phone 24/7.

The program is virtual and delivered over Zoom.

• information about Kids Help Phone services and other community resources
• skills to help care for your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being
• ways to use tools and resources to support your well-being

First Nations, Inuit and Métis young people between the ages of six and 29. Using the links above, you can register one to four Indigenous youth, and we ask that you register one person at a time.

If you’d like to register five or more Indigenous young people, we invite you to use our group registration page.

No, the program is free. Sessions are funded through donations from our generous supporters.

You’ll get an email with your session details, including a Zoom link and password. The email will also include a program booklet with more information about Brighter Days, and some optional activities. When it’s time for your session, you can click on the Zoom link and enter the password. A member of our Kids Help Phone Indigenous Initiatives team will greet you in the Zoom room and welcome you to the session.

When you join the virtual session on Zoom, a member of our Kids Help Phone Indigenous Initiatives team will welcome you. Then, you’ll join the group of up to 25 other Indigenous youth and a Kids Help Phone Indigenous Wellness Specialist, and your session will begin.

At the start of the session, the Indigenous Wellness Specialist will play a short video featuring former NHL player Jordin Tootoo, followed by another short video about Kids Help Phone services. Then, the Indigenous Wellness Specialist will talk with the group about mental health and Kids Help Phone services. You will participate in some activities, and have the chance to ask any questions you may have about mental health and / or Kids Help Phone services.