Get Creative

April 22 to June 10, 2024

Ages 12 to 16 | $145 | Monday 6:00 to 8:00pm

All youth deserve access to a safe and supportive environment where they can express their emotions in a healthy and productive way. Through the wonder of art, Get Creative provides creative sanctuary that emphasizes self-expression, personal growth, and empowerment. Guided by trauma-informed practices, youth will engage in workshops, themed sessions and group discussions, enabling them to express their thoughts and feelings in a supportive community environment. By embracing creativity as a tool, Get Creative aims to:

  • Instill confidence
  • Promote person growth
  • Navigate life’s challenges with a renewed self-worth
  • Build resilience
  • Cultivate a sense of self-assurance
  • Celebrate individual uniqueness

Location: 8 Forster Street, St. Catharines (Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre)

Proudly sponsored by:


Cathy’s Kids

April 24 to June 12, 2024

Ages 6 to 11 | $110 | Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00pm

We believe that all children should be provided with a safe and nurturing space to explore, learn, and grow through creative expression. Through a variety of artistic mediums such as linoleum carving, cyanotype creation, sculpting, and storytelling, Cathy’s Kids encourages children to foster resilience in a safe and supportive environment. Emphasizing trauma-informed practices, Cathy’s Kids integrates purposeful elements into artistic activities, allowing children to express themselves freely, while also learning coping strategies and building self-confidence. Participants will learn through purposeful play, encouraging children to:

  • Find their unique voice and embrace inner strength
  • Instill integrity
  • Enhance confidence and instill a sense of personal purpose
  • Strengthen self-esteem
  • Cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves
  • Practice perseverance

Location: 425 Carlton Street, St. Catharines (Kiwanis Centre)

Proudly sponsored by the Collins family in memory of Cathy Collins, longtime friend of the Centre. 

Acorn Productions

May 2 to June 6, 2024

Ages 7 to 12 | $145 | Thursday 6:30 to 8:30pm

Through the wonders of drama, music and dance, and working with Carousel Players, this program provides a safe space for youth to freely express themselves to fully connect with their inner identity. Guided by trauma-informed practices, youth will engage in many workshops by carousel player guests, as well as group activities where children are able to make music, create plays and express themselves through dance.

Location: 425 Carlton Street, St. Catharines (Kiwanis Centre)


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Subsidy for any participants is available upon request.

If your child has been through an investigation or interview with Family and Children’s Services Niagara or the Niagara Regional Police Service, our programs may come at little to no cost to you and your family. Please contact us to continue registration and to find the program that best suits your needs.


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