Group Programs

A rich array of therapeutic group programs for children, youth, adults and families.

Creating support and growth for children, youth and adults

Youth programming is vital to supporting the positive development and growth of youth.  There are many benefits that support the purpose of youth programming which can be divided into several categories. These programs can serve to address the physical, development, and social needs of youth as they build the necessary skills to become successful adults. Youth programs come in various forms such as community service programs, mentoring programs, and neighborhood youth centers

We support each other’s journey, and we have developed unique, African-centric, and Indigenous-inspired tools to enhance your leadership skills

Ifarada: Centre for Excellence Group Programs

Educational, Supportive and Therapeutic


Therapeutic group programs- Programs designed to support change using the power of connection and support. Visit: Adrinkahene [leadership] boys and male program.

Women’s Group: We have different sizes of boxes available for various appetites, from individuals to families.

We are flexible with the items in your boxes. You can change items in your order for something you would like.

Register Now for one of our upcoming group programs!

Learn More about our Group Programs


Askira

Askira is designed for girls ages 5 to 9 years old.

Focus on: social skills, emotional management, healthy relationships, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.

The program is developed specifically for girls within the program and is targeted to address their unique interests and needs.

Nia Gwenda

Nia Gwenda is designed for girls ages 10 to 13 years old.

Focus on: social skill development, internet safety, managing conflict, healthy relationships, and emotional management.

Girls in the program are provided skills as they transition into adolescence, and are guided as they begin to solidify their identity, build their self-esteem and confidence.

Adrinkahene

Adrinkahene is a leadership, social skills, and emotional regulation group for boys ages 6 to 16 years old.

Focus on: social skill development, managing emotions, teamwork and collaboration, building self-confidence, healthy relationships, and addressing gender roles and expectations.

This unique program is divided into cohorts for boys based on their ages.

Skill-development & Leadership Groups

Ifarada offers skill development groups such as Anger Management, Emotional Regulation Group (guided by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) groups, and Rites of Passage.

Contact us to learn more or register today!

Learn about our Desired Outcomes

There are many benefits to group programs offered for children, youth, and families. Our programs are designed to guide participants to achieve the following goals.

Participants feel supported, and experience reduce social isolation

  • Participants report having sources of community or professional support in which they can confide /receive advice
  • Participants report feeling (1) heard/understood and (2) that their needs were met by program staff, volunteers and /or other participants
  • Participants report feel less isolated
  • Participants report being provided access to or information about available mental health supports


Participants feel supported, and experience reduced social isolation

  • Participants report having sources of community or professional support in which they can confide /receive advice.
  • Participants report feeling (1) heard/understood and (2) that their needs were met by program staff, volunteers and /or other participants
  • Participants report feel less isolated
  • Participants report being provided access to or information about available mental health supports

Participants gain a network of supports

  • Participants report feeling safe in their personal relationships
  • Participants report making new friends
  • Participants report having one or more people they can turn to for help


Participants identity is strengthened

  • Participants report greater self-worth
  • Participants report a greater understanding of their culture and identity
  • Participants report pride in their culture and identity


Our Impact

Group Programs enhance and enrich lives of participants


400

Children & Youth

30

Adults

25 +

Groups Held

100%

Facilitators Engagement

Featuring… Upcoming Group

Our women’s groups are designed to enhance personal well-being by sharing our lived experiences through community dialogue and living our truth. The foundational pillars that our women’s groups are held up by include development in emotional healing, having supportive networks, generating positive change and, personal self-enhancement.

There’s no limit to what we as women can accomplish

Michelle Obama

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Queen’s Unite

Queen’s Unite is a space to celebrate being a woman, mother and role model. This group is meant to be a space in which we as women can share our own experiences and learn from each other.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Oshun Women’s Group

Oshun Women’s Group is geared to create interconnected therapeutic support programs & networks for women. The group is meant to be a space for women to explore themes that impact their lives/

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Parenting Programs

Our Funders ~ Past and Present

Exclusive Financial Institution sponsor of the Ifarada: Centre for Excellence Ifarada Youth Program: Supporting and Empowering Back and Racialized Youth


In 2020-2021, The Canadian Red Cross granted Ifarada $66,000 to provide group counselling. Through funding, we hosted multiple virtual groups such as Queen’s Unite and Oshun Women’s (Fall 2020 and Winter 2021), Nia Gwenda and Teen (Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Winter 2021), Askira Girls (Fall 2020, Winter 2021), and Adrinkahene (Winter 2021).

Program Updates

Review our TD Impact Fund for a detailed program evaluation.


Facilitator or Volunteer? Link to access

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