Children’s Program

Are you planning to attend the Symposium on Child and Youth Mental Health? Make it a family vacation! Bring your kids and register them in our Children’s Program where they will have lots of fun while learning!!

We believe in inclusion and reducing barriers to participation, so we offer a free, hands-on, engaging program for children

of registered participants. This program is carefully designed for children ages 3-14 and is staffed by early childhood educators and/or qualified teachers. Opportunities to participate in both official languages are available.

This year’s theme, Investing in Child and Youth Mental Health – Mobilizing Atlantic Canadians for a Positive Future, will see the Children’s Program parallel that of the adults. Children will participate in interactive activities based on social and emotional learning principles. The emphasis on positive mental health and its relationship to physical activity

and the environment will be part of the fun as the children explore local Island culture, through art, music, games and nature walks!

We have delivered a Children’s Program at 8 different Atlantic Summer Institute events, with rave reviews from the kids! Watch our video from the 2012 Children’s Program to see what was included that year.

If you have any questions regarding the Children’s Program, please contact Judy McKnight at (902) 894-3399 or e-mail

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