School Based Programs

We offer many programs at different schools throughout the city. If you or your child attends one of the schools where programs are offered, you may be able to join.

Dawn Kellington – Group Facilitator

Dawn has a Bachelor of Social Work and is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW).  She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion & Culture.  As a Community Program Coordinator, Dawn works with youth & children through groups and other programming.  She believes strongly in the value of fostering creativity and is passionate about supporting children & youth as they learn and grow!


High School:

Survivor 101: Navigating Adolescence

This is a group for high-risk adolescents that are struggling in some area of their lives. It is a safe outlet for participants to come and share their feelings and struggles while gaining support and learning new tools and coping strategies.

The different topics discussed include:

  • Relationships
  • Family
  • Friendship
  • Abuse
  • Stress & Teen Pressures
  • Self-Esteem & Body Image
  • Communication
  • Anger
  • Substance Abuse
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Goal Setting
  • Life After High School

This program is offered at Holy Cross High School, Bethlehem High School, Tommy Douglas Collegiate, Bishop Murray High School and Bedford Road Collegiate. If you are interested in attending, or believe your child would benefit from attending this group, please contact the Guidance Counsellor at the school.

Survivor 101 Coordinator, Dawn Kellington interviewed on You Rock with Marion Mutala about the launching of the Day by Day Handbook for Teens:

Anxiety … Let’s Break Up:

In school groups, 3 different age groups – grades 7 & 8 at Bishop Klein School, grades 9 & 10 at Aden Bowman Collegiate and Centennial Collegiate, Martensville High School and St. Joseph High School, grades 11 & 12 at E.D. Feehan High School and  Bishop James Mahoney High School.

Counselling For Children

CFS Saskatoon has a skilled counselling team qualified to work with children ages 6 and up. Our counsellors provide one on one or family counselling.