Building confidence and practical skills for life!

Life Skills Program

This pilot project focuses on the acquisition of life skills and rebuilding participants’ self-esteem. While designed initially for transition room participants at PAQ, it is open to everybody in the urban Indigenous community. The program runs for 12 consecutive weeks, 3 hours daily, Monday to Friday, for a total of 180 hours.

Many components are explored over the course of the program. Participants take French and English language classes and math classes, explore cooking workshops, learn budget creation, meditation practices, and self-esteem building exercises. A critical component focuses on further developing cultural and artistic skills through workshops. Weekly, participants learn or strengthen skills in Indigenous crafts such as sculpture, drum fabrication, art, and embroidery.

Click here to see memories of the first session of the program.

Click here to watch a legend created by the participants.

 

For more information, please contact :
Nicolás Plazas
nicolas.plazas0118@paqc.org