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Art Supplies Donation
We are so grateful to those in our community who are able to make donations. We'd like to say a big thank you to Neil and Stephanie Ballard at Clairity. The youth in our Art Group will be so excited to start new projects with this donation!
Thank you to the students at Ecole Cobblehill for your creative donations of 100 handmade gift bags full of scarves, cookies, hats, and other gifts of love. They will be greatly appreciated by the families and youth at CVYS.
The Orange Door Project
The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign takes place at all The Home Depot stores across Canada for the month of December. Buy a $2 ‘paper door’ at the Duncan Home Depot checkout or donate online. 100% of funds raised will benefit Cowichan Valley Youth Services. Together, we can put an end to youth homelessness in Canada. Learn more at orangedoorproject.ca.
Even on the most routine of school/work days, there are little emotional pick-me-ups or “perks” that we can savor. For me, it might be a 3:00 PM coffee with a small piece of chocolate, or noticing a picturesque field or pretty house on my morning commute. Other daily perks could…
Self-compassion is simply compassion directed inwards. Drawing on the writings of various Buddhist teachers, operationalized self-compassion consists of three main elements. The three elements are: SELF-KINDNESS: Being kind, gentle and understanding with yourself when you are suffering. COMMON HUMANITY: Realizing that you are not alone in your struggles. When we…
When you are feeling anxious or ‘stressed’ and need to take a deep breath, watch the image and breath in and out with the image below……
STYLE & Engage got together for the July service learning activity and went to help with the Lake Cowichan Salmonid Enhancement Society’s creek enhancement project. The youth were very fortunate to have a fantastic facilitator from the Salmonid Enhancement Society who was both knowledgeable and engaging as the group walked…