The Coyote Tracks program was developed in response to the ongoing need for more safe and supportive group counselling experiences for male-identifying youth in early adolescence. In this small group environment of 6-8 youth, boys have the chance to reduce social isolation and mental health struggles such as ADHD, anxiety and depression and build their confidence, learn new coping skills, and connect with their love for nature. The skilled mental health practitioners focus on facilitating inclusive experiences, while teaching coping skills and fostering growth in each participant.

Each program day will take place in a different park location, such as Beaver Lake, PKOLS, Thetis Lake, Francis King, and Goldstream. Participants will be outdoors for 4 hours each day, exploring in the elements and connecting to these natural areas.   

The program is suitable for male-identified youth ages 12-15 who experience:

  • Social Isolation
  • Difficulty with social skills
  • Learning disabilities
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Depression

Subsidies for this program are available thanks to the generous support from the Greater Victoria Savings & Credit Union Legacy Fund held at Vancity Community Foundation.

Notea pre-program intake call (usually over Zoom with parent and youth) will be set up with the facilitator to ensure that the program is a good fit for your youth.   Deposits will be refunded if you decide the program won’t be a good fit after all.

Program Information


Biweekly on Saturdays: September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18, and December 2


10 AM - 2 PM


Various locations within the CRD

Program Facilitators

Kostas Zolotas, RCC & an MA Candidate


$600 for the program, commitment to all 6 days required. *In order to make this program accessible, subsidized rates are available based on household income. See our Counselling Services page and email us for more information.

Registration Information

Coyote Tracks (12-15) Referral Form

General referral form for expressing interest in participating in the Coyote Tracks (12-15) program

Name of person submitting referral
From September 23 to December 2, Coyote Tracks (12-15) will be offered on Saturdays, bi-weekly, from 10am-2pm, for 6 sessions. Can the youth commit to all 6 sessions?