Every child should be given the opportunity to express themselves and heal in a healthy & creative way

Our 8-week programs are designed for youth who have completed their investigation process with FACS Niagara or the Niagara Regional Police or those who have experienced abuse or trauma and come at no cost to the participant.

At the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre, we believe all children should be given the opportunity to cope with negative life experiences through various forms of self-expression, purposeful play, and creating new friendship. During Cathy’s Kids, an 8-week trauma informed arts program for children aged 7 to 11, children will learn to express themselves through various art modalities including:

  • Painting Projects
  • Drawing Activities
  • Metal Impression Art
  • & Various Crafts

Through our 2-hour sessions, children will engage in creative workshops that work to foster resiliency, self-confidence and a sense of personal purpose and hope for the future

April 5 to May 24, 2023 

Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00pm

Ages 7 to 11

April 8 to May 27, 2023

Saturday 10:00 to 12:00pm

Ages 7 to 11

When & Where

Cathy’s Kids takes place Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 8:00pm and Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00pm at the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.

The program is open to any youth between the ages of 7 to 11 that have been through investigations with FACS or have experience of abuse or trauma.

 For more information, please contact our program team at 905-937-5434 x 7024 or email: programs@kristenfrenchcacn.org    

Location: 8 Forster St. St. Catharines ON

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Completion of the intake form does not guarantee registration or availability. We want to ensure this program is the right fit for the participant; for them to benefit the most and to help them reach their full potential.

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