This collection of EIGHT (8) intervention and educational programs are available to youth in the community who are not necessarily in conflict with the law, but who are at risk for harmful behaviours, and who may be struggling in school, at home, and/or within their social environments. These programs are also delivered to the youth who are enrolled in the Extrajudicial Measures (EJM) Program and Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJS) Program.
Positive Strides Programs are delivered in a one-on-one format, and are tailored to the individual’s strengths, learning style and needs. Programming sessions are scheduled based on the youth and his/her family needs; if travel, transportation, or work schedules are a barrier to service, RJCK will arrange for sessions to take place at the school (with proper consents), or at a municipal service centre/library, or other service partner organization in the community in which they reside.
Referrals for Positive Strides Programs can be made by ANYONE – including youth themselves, family members, and community partners. Please complete our simple one page referral form found here: (RJCK Referral Form). If you are having issues downloading the file, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a copy. Alternatively, you can call the RJCK office at 519-380-0931 and have a referral form completed over the phone, with assistance from staff.
Once filled out, please send the completed referral form back to RJCK – send by email to email@example.com OR fax it to 519-380-9146.
Release of Information
In order for RJCK staff to ensure the programming process runs smoothly, we often require a ‘Release of Information’ to be signed by Parents/Guardians. This ensures that we can work cooperatively with local community partners, including the youth’s school. If you do not have a hard copy and require one to complete the referral process, you can find the Release of Information document here: (Release of Information Document). Alternatively, you can email a staff team member directly, or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a copy.