Theory of Change – 5 Pillars

Family, Caregivers, & Peers

family caregivers & peers
Research indicates that the most accurate predictor of a student’s achievement in school is the extent to which the student’s family;

  • creates a home environment that encourages learning
    • communicates high, yet reasonable, expectations for their child’s achievement and future careers
    • becomes involved in their child’s education at school and in the community.

Recognizing that not all youth have a traditional family

  • the Collective through our partners encourages support to all adults involved in the care and well-being of youth.

Because Adolescents tend to spend more time with their peers and as a result peer influence or pressure is greatest at this age, we believe that positive peers can motivate youth to study, stay in school, or volunteer for community services.

Check out this detailed list of programs and services offered by our partner organizations that support Prince Edward County Youth and/or families in the area of Family, Caregivers and Peers. This list is not exhaustive. Looking for a specific service? Check out 211.

Visit our About page for links to our partners’ websites. 

Program Name
Audience
Description
Service Provider
Healthy Food Healthy Families For parents with young children PELC has begun a new partnership with The Hub to enrich a monthly family dinner program offering family literacy and healthy eating tips to parents. Parents cook with the good food box then get to leave with it. Prince Edward Learning Centre, The Hub
Family Support Provide supports and services for families with a child requiring assistance in some area of their development. Supports and Services include: Individualized case management based on family priorities, goals and needs; home visits and/or office consults; support to facilitate inclusion in child care programs; providing strategies and specialized toys/resources; sharing information; facilitating workshops and training; Service Coordination and connecting families with community resources and services; support with the transition to school; advocacy; facilitating inclusion; assist families to apply for and utilize various funding sources; assist families to develop respite plans; organize and facilitate parent workshops and support groups. Community Living Prince Edward
Accommodation 24 hour Supported Community Homes, Supported Independent Living, Associate Family Home, Young Adult Transition Home, Gear Up, and Respite Services Community Living Prince Edward
Respite Services Support families to access respite options, recruit workers, apply for funding and develop an individual plan. Community Living Prince Edward
Family Support Network Offer a venue and administrative support for parents of children with disabilities to meet with each other and learn about supports and funding available through information workshops and guest speakers. Also to foster an environment of collaborative supports between people with a shared experience. Community Living Prince Edward
Youth in Transition Assist youth and their families with the transition from school to community. Focus on leisure, friendships, community participation, employment and life management systems. Community Living Prince Edward
PEC Youth Centre Drop-in Ages 12-18 Mentorship, Homework Help, Workshops, Skills Development Programs, Post-Secondary Support, Resume writing, Interview and Employment support, Computer Stations, Cooking, Baking, Creative Arts, Music, Drama, Ping Pong, Fooseball, Pool Table, Board Games, and more! Supports youth in making positive connections with peers and adult mentors. ROC
Case Management Ages 12-19 Accept up to 50 new youth a year, in 3 communities. Complete an intake package with youth and families, identify strengths and needs, develop a client centered plan. Provide supports and services based on the plan. Quantum
Wrap Around Initiative Ages 12-19 Provide wrap around supports and services to Youth based on the needs identified and level of risk. Provide one on one educational supports, and also advocating for youth educationally. Work with parents and connect them to the services they need. Quantum
County Kids Read Books are available to all PELC participants PELC has partnered with County Kids Read to help offer free children’s books to families to support early literacy. Prince Edward Learning Centre
Resource Consultants Provide supports and services for families with a child requiring assistance in some area of their development. Supports and Services include: Individualized case management based on family priorities, goals and needs; home visits and/or office consults; support to facilitate inclusion in child care programs; providing strategies and specialized toys/resources; sharing information; facilitating workshops and training; Service Coordination and connecting families with community resources and services; support with the transition to school; advocacy; facilitating inclusion; assist families to apply for and utilize various funding sources; assist families to develop respite plans; organize and facilitate parent workshops and support groups. Community Living Prince Edward
Toddler Time Toddlers + caregivers Every Tuesday. Programming for toddlers and families; stories craft and snack Prince Edward Public Library
Children, Youth & Family Counselling/ Treatment Ages 0-18 Provide individual and/or family counselling services free of charge in PEC. Youth 12-18 can self-refer. Provide mental health and addiction services to children and youth. Intake done by phone, counsellors in Picton office deliver services. Services can be in office or when needed, in home. Anyone can refer by phone, through website/ Current walk in services available Wednesday 12-6 Belleville office. Pending walk-in Pilot as a result of youth requests to be held at the ROC. Stay tuned for dates and times. Children's Mental Health Services
Intersections Must be referred through OPP Intersections is an evidence-based early intervention program, supported by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health for children and youth (8-17 years old) who are at risk of becoming justice involved. It is a voluntary program that works with young people and/or their families to reduce and prevent further contact with police services and improve well-being. Intersections works with the young person and/or their families to discuss their needs and to navigate and coordinate appropriate services. Intersections also provides limited interim support while clients are waiting to be connected to service providers. COSP
Case Management & Mentorship 1:1 mentorship with group programming supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of HPEC
Baby Group Parents and babies 0+ Parents are invited to come to parent meet & greet every Friday to socialize and engage in sensory play with their little ones. Tea/coffee/treats are provided. Older siblings of little ones are welcome. Prince Edward Public Library
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program For people with low incomes Assistance accessing entitlements (filing taxes, child tax benefit), borrowing (OSAP) etc. Prince Edward Learning Centre
Literacy Friends Participants must be referred through Community Living In partnership with Community Living Prince Edward, PELC offers a weekly emerging literacy class providing fun and engaging ways for CLPE learners to practice their literacy skills through conversation, writing, reading, using computers, and singing together. Peer PELC learners help to support CLPE learners in activities. Prince Edward Learning Centre, Community Living Prince Edward

well being

Well-being

Youth are physically, emotionally and mentally well

empowerment

Empowerment

Youth feel valued in their community and have a voice

education support

Education Support

Youth are engaged in their education and learning

career employment

Career & Employment

Youth see relevance between their education and their future

 

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