Survivor 101

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.

High School:

Survivor 101

Survivor 101 is a group program for students experiencing issues related to violence and/or mental health challenges. Each week, participants have the opportunity to explore different topics through discussion, art and interactive activities.  It is a safe and supportive space for participants to share and connect.

Topics explored during group include:

  • Relationships
  • Stress & Teen Pressures
  • Communication
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life After High School

The program is offered at various high schools throughout the city and surrounding area.

Due to physical distancing because of COVID-19, Survivor 101 groups are currently taking place virtually!

Survivor 101 is using Google Classrooms as well as meeting through Zoom. To get connected, contact Dawn Kellington at dkellington@cfssaskatoon.sk.ca OR call CFS Saskatoon at 306-380-2637.

Community Program Coordinator – Dawn Kellington

Dawn has a Bachelor of Social Work and is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW).  As a community program coordinator, Dawn provides support to youth & children through groups and other programming. She believes strongly in empowering young people and the value of fostering creativity. Dawn has a background in expressive arts therapy with a focus on trauma-sensitive practices which she brings into her work. She loves learning with and from the young people she interacts with, seeing them grow and watching them impact the world around them.

Survivor 101 : Youth Voice Projects

The aim of the Youth Voice projects is to empower and equip youth to share their voice through community engagement and advocacy initiatives.

Projects include :

  • speaking engagements
  • panels
  • community resources

Books produced available on Resource page Resources for Youth and Adults