For Youth ages 11-14 (middle school) who are self-motivated to participate in a supportive group counselling environment to address anxiety.

New Roots is an 8-week group counselling program for youth who are looking to develop healthy strategies to cope with uncertainty, anxiety and worry. Find peer support and connection with other youth, while exploring new strategies in a fun, no-pressure, safe, and supportive setting. We will explore your connection with the natural world as a resource to manage anxiety – and will build effective tools for cultivating a peaceful state of mind, at home, at school and outside.

Parents/guardians are also asked to participate by attending 2 parent-only education sessions, with a focus on understanding anxiety, supporting youth to take charge of anxiety and worry in their lives, and personal wellness. Parent sessions will be facilitated online via Zoom.

Winter 2022 dates:
Wednesdays3:30 – 5:30pm
January 26th – March 16th

*People of all genders, sexualities, bodies, ancestries, cultures, and abilities are welcome. Maximum of 10 participants.
*Covid safety policies are in place to manage a safe group outside, physical distancing will be expected, and activities modified to meet these needs.

Program Information


January 26th - March 16th, 2022


Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30pm


Beaver Lake Park

Program Facilitators

Katy Rose, MA, RCC; Dillon Lewchuk, MA, RCC; Trudi Smith, practicum student


No fees

Registration Information

To Register to this program, please contact:  [email protected].

If finances are a barrier, please let us know. This program has been partially subsidized through fundraising efforts, however, we were not able to fully cover the cost, so bursaries are available on an individual basis. Please inquire.