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.  Caregiver’s 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 in the exciting new world of social opportunities. 

Facilitators will complete a pre-screening tool with families expressing an interest in participating.


  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • Caregivers
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 = 24

Who is Eligible

Pre-requisites include verbal communication, minimal challenging behaviour, and an interest in social interactions and making friends. 


1.5 hours

Session dates

Series #2 (Must attend all 9 sessions) (ages 9-12)
Tuesday, July 5th @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, July 12th @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, July 19th @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, July 26th @1:30pm-3:00pm

Tuesday, August 2nd @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, August 9th @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, August 16th @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, August 23rd @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, August 30th @1:30pm-3:00pm

Pre and post parents only sessions:*

Tuesday July 5th, 2022 @ 1:00pm-1:30pm
Tuesday August 30th, 2022 @ 3:00pm-3:30pm