Children's Friendship Training


Children’s Friendship Training is an evidence based interactive program delivered in module sessions in which children and families develop and practice social skills necessary to initiate and maintain meaningful peer relationships. Caregivers attend sessions at the same time as their children/youth.

Through ten modules, children will learn to make phone calls, host play-dates, maintain play, share in the interests of others, and respond appropriately to bullying/teasing. During these sessions, caregivers will learn how to support their children as they navigate different social situations.
Facilitators will complete a pre-screening tool with families expressing an interest in participating.


  • 3 to 8
Help with
  • Caregiver Training
  • Communication
  • Play
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

George Jeffrey Children's Centre

Available Spaces

6 youth & 6 caregivers per series = 12

Who is Eligible

For ages 6-9 (First series) + caregivers. Pre-requisites include verbal communication, minimal challenging behaviour, and an interest in social interactions and making friends.


1 hour sessions client + 2 x ½ hour parent coaching

Session dates

Thursday, April 27th, 2023 @ 5:30pm-6:30pm EST

Thursday, May 4th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, May 11th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, May 18th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, May 25th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST

Thursday, June 1st @5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, June 8th @5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, June 15th @5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, June 22nd @5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, June 29th @5:30 – 6:30pm EST

Pre and post parents only sessions:*
Tuesday, April 25th @ 5:30pm-6:00pm
Thursday, July 8th @ 5:30pm-6:00pm