FUTFS provides education and training for leadership development and appropriate volunteerism.
We develop and deliver a variety of educational and recreational programs for youth and families on an ongoing basis. FUTFS places a priority in meeting the needs of our younger community members. The transition from childhood to adulthood can be a difficult journey and is made only more overwhelming by the cultural and language barriers that many youth are faced with on arrival in Canada.
The 13-25 age group poses unique challenges to project development and delivery: 1) There is a very diverse range of interests and assessed needs within a relatively small age range; 2) There are varying levels of comfort with their language and English languages among participants.
FUTFS is committed to providing support to those who face emotional, mental, cultural and psychological challenges by providing an array of counselling services and educational workshops. Systematic volunteer training sessions are also available for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in volunteering as a counsellor. FUTFS is always making an effort to promote healthy lifestyle among the families in the in the local community by providing 24 hour telephone counselling, face-to-face counselling and programs such as Counselor Volunteer Training, outdoor/ indoor Recreation, Outreach services, workshops and seminars to improve various family lifestyles.
The Mind-Motion Volunteer Program is a youth summer program designed to educate and empower youth through various volunteer programs. This two-week program includes volunteer training that provides a framework to assist volunteers in activities that are done in collaboration with other organizations which includes but is not limited to Evergreen, Senior Citizen’s Society, and Second base. Trained and active youth members volunteer during the summer months in different areas of Toronto. This youth volunteer program provides a chance for youth to get together and gain a sense of achievement while participating in the public and doing outdoor activities. The Mind-Motion Program concludes each year with an overnight camping trip that allows participants to reflect back on all the activities that they took part in.
In 2018, Haedeun and Megan had lead and organized, proceeded with Mind and Motion. 13 students participated and volunteered at Green Thumbs, Good Shepherd, Better Living, St. Felix Center, and Woodbine Beach Park Cleaning Day. This year, Mind and Motion students were especially trained in storytelling and video making for the ONE PIECE and SEED projects.
Our annual fundraising event helps bring families together to participate in a full line up of activities and enjoy entertainment and performances by local community groups. It is a wonderful opportunity for families and people of all ages to come and enjoy a day of food, fun and games. Last year, our event was held on June 11th, 2016 and we had over 300 participants come out to Sunnybrook Serena Gundy Park. The volunteer team, walkathon team, youth welcoming team and the performers all come together to raise fund and support FUTFS in providing sustainable services for the Canadian community and our society as a whole .
LITTLE STEPS, BIG STEPS
Little steps in the community become big steps in society FREE! Eight classes with different materials provided.
When? Mondays, October 2 to November 27, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where? FUTFS (1133 Leslie Street, North York)
Ages? Kindergarten, Grades 1 to 6
Teachers: Jinny, Selam, Summer, Shennail (Centennial College students)
To register: firstname.lastname@example.org / 416-447-3535
The parenting workshop provided by the FUTFS aims to inform and assist new parents in developing the skill sets to raise their children in Canada. This program is intended for those who are unable to obtain required help due to language or cultural barriers. The workshop is designed to involve both parent and child in order for the family unit to learn how to merge into Canadian society and establish effective communication skills across generations while maintaining a healthy life style.
Although FUTFS is not an organization for the disabled, it has programs for outreach, a referral system and cooperative projects to enhance services offered to the disabled.
They also provide psychological counselling for children up to the elderly. It is also our intent to visit organizations such as nursing homes and organizations for the disabled at the local community level. These local organizations offer therapy through physical exercise and education.
About Seed Project
Through the SEED project, seniors and youth meet several times to talk to each other and to participate in activities such as going to museums and art galleries, cleaning up parks, picking up litter in downtown Toronto. Our goal is to provide opportunities for seniors and youth to get together, to reduce conflicts and gaps between the two generations, and to contribute to society through planned activities.
English Class Program
Counselling Training Program
Through the Volunteer Training Program, anybody is eligible to become a member of For You Telecare Family Service and join a variety of volunteer activities.The FUTFS’ 35th, annual training program was held by 10 volunteers as an advanced training program.
Penny Williams has been working as an English instructor for the last two years, opening an English Café in order to better For You Telecare Family Services’ volunteer activities and services. Every Wednesday, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, the English café. If you are interested, please contact us. We are recruiting volunteers to join us every Wednesday from 10:30 am to 12:30pm.