Cathy’s Kids

In memory of Cathy Collins, a long-time supporter and volunteer of the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara, we are establishing a free, 12 week, arts and abuse prevention group for children ages 9-11, who have completed their investigative process with Family and Children’s Services Niagara and/or Niagara Regional Police Service.

Participants will focus on using creativity as a vehicle to further recovery from the impacts of child abuse. It is intended to help children better understand themselves & learn the power of creative self-expression.*

Cathy’s Kids will be held at The Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara Centre, 8 Forster St., St. Catharines, participants of this program will cover the following topics:

Age-appropriate information on defining abuse, managing emotions, risky behaviour, understanding the self, impact of social media, family and friend challenges, building self-esteem and resiliency.

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For more information please contact our Youth Outreach Coordinator at 905-937-5435 x7024 or

*This program is NOT intended to replace therapeutic practices