Breakfast Club

Sometimes, the world can be overwhelming. We can help.

The Breakfast Club is a co-ed program for youth, 9 to 17 years old, who are struggling with stress or conflict, emotional or self-esteem issues, an inability to cope, or who are making poor decisions and engaging in risky behaviour. The program helps participants see that other youth deal with some similar issues and gives them tools and strategies to cope with them. The program is also a great chance to meet new friends in the Grande Prairie area.

Teen Boys my teen has become more confident and open with me since he joined The Breakfast Club
- Parent


If you have a teen in your life, in grade 7-12, they are eligible to join The Breakfast Club at a weekend retreat and continue with optional regular Support and Friendship evenings. If your youth is not currently struggling, this program can still be beneficial and fun for them. To learn more about retreats and follow-ups, click here.

Dates - Teen Retreats:

November 2-4th, 2018
December 7-9th, 2018
February 8-10th, 2019
March 15-17th, 2019
April 26-28th, 2019 
Teen Girls I will open up to people more and deal with stress better
- Breakfast Club Youth


If you have a youth in your life, in grade 4-6, they are invited to join The Breakfast Club at a one day workshop and follow ups. To learn more about workshops and follow-ups, click here.

Dates - Preteen/grades 4-6 Workshop:

October 20th, 2018
November 24th, 2018
January 26th, 2019
March 2nd, 2019
April 13th, 2019


The Breakfast Club requires consent from parents, foster parents or guardians for youth to participate in the program. There is no cost, other than transportation. If travel is a barrier, please contact our office as we may be able to help.

Anyone can make a referral to The Breakfast Club, including youth, parents, guardians, teachers, friends or community members. Teens and youth must be able to participate in the retreat or workshop, be able to benefit from it and be able to function in a group. If you believe you, or someone you know, would benefit from The Breakfast Club, please submit a registration/referral form, or call our office at 780-539-7142 to fill it out over the phone.







Teen Retreat

All teens have stressful things in their lives. The weekend retreat is a fun chance for youth to connect with others their own age and start to figure out how to cope better with teen life.

think of ways to help myself instead of giving up
- Breakfast Club Teen

The teen program begins with a fun weekend retreat. This weekend is a chance for teens to have a break from daily stress, connect with others their own age, talk about some of that “stuff that no one talks about” and gain some skills to cope with it in a healthier way. The weekend helps teens see that everyone has struggles in their lives and that they are not alone in dealing with them.

Throughout the weekend we gain a better understanding of different topics, answer questions in a safe environment, come up with strategies to cope with these difficult or sometimes scary topics and learn who to go to for help. We also do a lot of fun games and activities.

I will try to cope with my problems in the ways that we learned this weekend. I will try to speak to a guardian about problems when needed about me or my friends
- Breakfast Club Teen

Youth that attend this program may be currently struggling with stress, friendships etc. or more severe issues such as self-harm or suicidal ideation. This program is also beneficial for youth that are not currently at-risk to help prevent unhealthy coping in the future and to build support networks.

Retreat Topics & Activities

Stress                                                       Grief & Loss
 Relationships/Friends                           Junk Food
Art Projects                                              Fear Factor 
Drugs & Alcohol                                       Games
Understanding Suicide                            Self Esteem    
Funny movies (including "The Breakfast Club")

There is no cost, other than transportation. If travel is a barrier, please contact our office as we may be able to help.

Anyone can refer a youth. Call us at 780-539-7142 or submit an online referral form and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

Support & Friendship Nights

After the retreat weekend, teens are always invited to our regular Support and Friendship nights that are a chance to continue learning and practicing coping skills as well as meeting other Breakfast Club teens. These free nights frequently include large fun events at local places such The Jumpyard, Centre for Creative arts, Muskoseepi Park, Laser Tag central etc. These events are for Breakfast Club teens only.

The Breakfast Club is meant to enhance, not replace, any support or counselling participants may already be receiving.





Preteen Program

The preteen years can be very difficult for some youth as they learn to navigate friendships, school and new stress in their lives.

Preteens she has used some of the techniques taught to resolve problems at school
- Preteen Parent

This program consists of one- or two-day workshops throughout the school year with several weekly follow ups. These workshops are a great chance to make some new friends and see that other youth sometimes struggle with big and small issues. The goal of this program is to provide youth in grades 4 to 6 with tools and ideas to deal with their concerns in healthy ways. This program is a wonderful resource for youth who may be struggling with friends, emotions, family concerns etc. It is also a great opportunity to prepare youth who are not currently struggling with tools and ideas for the future. All workshops are free and a lot of fun for everyone.

Workshop Sessions & Activities

Feelings                                  Stress
Friendships/Bullying            Games
Art activities                          Self esteem
Communication                    & much more
(topics are adapted to meet the needs of each group)


Several fun weekly follow-up sessions will take place after the workshop. The topics for these nights will be chosen by the workshop group and will vary. These nights are a great chance to learn some more coping skills, ask questions and strengthen new friendships.

Anyone can refer a youth. Call us at 780-539-7142 or submit an online referral form and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

PreTeen Boys my child really enjoyed the program and has gained a lot of skills as well as had a lot of fun
- Preteen Parent

As the preteen program is not ongoing throughout the year (i.e. does not have Support & Friendship nights), we strongly encourage parents/guardians to aid their youth in continuing new friendships by exchanging phone numbers and helping them to keep in contact with each other.


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