Resilient kids can. Let's make their opportunities limitless.

Who We Are

Resilient Kids Canada is all about giving young children the emotional and social superpowers to navigate life skillfully and happily, now and in the future. Be it everyday challenges or traumatic events, life is full of twists and turns. But research shows that if cognitive, social, and emotional skills are taught at a very early age, children will develop the mighty ingredients needed to effectively respond throughout life to whatever is thrown their way, and to thrive.

What We Do

We offer programs and resources for kids, parents, and educators grounded in the magical and creative world of kids – and in the social and emotional discoveries that are crucial for children to make in their early years. Through fun and playful activities, we help foster healthy early childhood development and give children, parents, and educators the tools to enable all Canadian children to have the best cognitive, social, and emotional start in life.

Why It Matters

Being able to adapt well to what life throws our way doesn’t come more easily with age. In fact, the most critical time to learn social and emotional skills - the building-blocks for resilience - are our early childhood years from ages three to eight, with the impact being profound including strong academic performance later in life, solid career paths, and positive adult health outcomes. It’s about giving children the tools early on to grow into confident and resourceful people who can understand and manage emotions, achieve constructive goals, establish and maintain positive relationships and ultimately, enjoy a bright, happy, healthy and fulfilling life. Bottom line, it’s enabling children to achieve their full potential and become the best that they can be.

Resilient Kids Canada

We do not provide mental health services.  If you require assistance, we recommend you contact:

Crisis Services Canada:  to help you to find distress centres and crisis organizations across Canada.  You can assess immediate help by calling 1-833-456-4566 (toll-free and available 24/7) or by Texting 45645 (4 pm – 12 am ET).

Kids Help Phone: available 24 hours a day for young people aged five (5) to twenty-nine (29).  Phone 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) or text Connect 686868.

Hope for Wellness Helpline: a 24/7 crisis counselling helpline for Indigenous people across Canada who are suffering from mental health issues. Contact them at 1-855-242-3310 or visit their chat line at www.hopeforwellness.ca

Resilient Kids Canada’s Registered Charity Number 718447477 RR 001

Land Acknowledgment: Our lands spanning from Lake Ontario to the Niagara Escarpment are steeped in the Indigenous History and Modern Traditions of the many Firsts Nations and Métis. The territory is mutually covered by the Dishwith One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy, the Ojibway and other allied Nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is part of the Tready Land and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.