Keeping Families Strong
WJS Canada works to reunite and strengthen families by providing personalized supports, connecting individuals to their communities and establishing long term support within the family unit.
While many of the issues we deal with grow out of family situations, the path to overcoming them is through relationships that are established from birth.
Because of this, our approach is collaborative and holistic, with a strong focus on family and community. Each situation is treated as unique and our services respect strongly held values and cultural diversity. We apply proven child and youth development principles to encourage healthy growth, offset influences that hinder development and strengthen attachment to family and social relationships. We are sensitive to the trauma that the children, youth, and families have experienced in the past and the part it plays in building a strong future.
Our structured and therapeutic environments balance life skills and recreation which together foster positive life changes for children and youth. We improve self-esteem and confidence and provide help in overcoming the loss of family relationships. In working with individuals, we encourage family, community and other stakeholder involvement.