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FRIENDLY TIMES CHILD CARE AND FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE 

 Friendly Times Community Services 

Friendly Times Community Services (FTCS) is an organization that provides free programs and services to the residents of the Downsview community. Our goal is to strengthen the family unit by providing programs and services that will address the immediate needs, and enhance the skills of our community.  Promoting an enriched healthy quality of life. We believe that every child, youth, and adult deserves access to programs and services in their own community. As advocates, we accomplish our goal through multiple programs, supports, and bringing awareness of available resources, and effective coordination of services

Counselling and Coaching Services

Guardian Self Care Coaching


FTCS believes in the importance of Parents/ Guardians prioritizing self-care. We have developed a program that connects parents to themselves again. 

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Family Behavior Management Coaching


FTCS is here to help families navigate through the challenging obstacles of behavior management. We understand how frustrating and exhausting it can be having children with behavior challenges. We have developed strategies to support the family function managing these challenges.

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Family Coaching


If you’re having problems as a family, whatever’s causing them, Family Coaching can help the whole family to communicate better, and to understand and resolve differences.

When families go through change, it can be difficult to learn to adapt. Coaching can help family members to support one another through these difficult times, to reduce conflict and arguments and grow stronger as a result.

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Youth Mentoring 

 After School Programs

                    10yrs -19 yrs

FTCS provides counselling and after school programs for you in the Downsview area. 

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Creative Arts and Play Therapy 

             2yrs -19 years


Creative Arts and Play therapy is effective with children and youth experiencing life stressors, such as relocation, hospitalization, chronic illness, abuse, domestic violence, and natural disasters. Therapeutic play and can be used with children dealing with:

  • anger management
  • grief and loss
  • divorce, family dissolution, and abandonment
  • crises and trauma
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • ADHD
  • Autism or pervasive developmental disorder
  • academic and social problems
  • learning disabilities
  • conduct disorders


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Yoga Therapy


FTCS's Child, Youth and Adult Yoga classes develop self-expression, focus and resilience in individuals, supporting their learning and well-being in schools and work. Our bespoke training programs are tailored to the needs of individuals.

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Healthy Living Programs 

Healthy Living Coaching 


Healthy living coaching is a great way for Parents / Guardians to practice self care . We offer a wide range of training solutions for you. Our aim is to help you achieve your goals by making health living a normal part of your lifestyle. Focusing on nutrition and healthy movements to maintain a healthy mind, body and soul. 

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Family Yoga


Family yoga is designed to develop strength, balance and flexibility in all ages and abilities. It encourages physical interaction, trust and bonding between parents, children and siblings in a calm, creative space. 

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Children Yoga Programs 


FTCS's Children’s Yoga classes develop self-expression, focus and resilience in children, supporting their learning and well-being in schools. Our bespoke training programs are tailored to the needs of the child.

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Parent Social Group


FTCS believes that community support is essential for Parents/ Guardians. FTCCRC facilitates Parent support groups monthly for parents to come together and share their parenting experiences.

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Youth Fitness Program


FTCS offers fitness and healthy eating programs for youth 12-18 years of age

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Family Cooking Class


FTCS holds cooking classes to promote family healthy eating. Classes are held virtually on weekends. 

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Community Connections

Employment Services 

FTCS provides employment counselling, job development, and career matching for eligible job seekers (14 +) who are looking to enhance their skills and work toward short and long-term career goals improving their quality of life


 We also support with :

Resume building

Cover letter writing

Interview preparation

Placement searching 

Food Support Programs 

FTCS connects families to food programs to ensure our community does not go hungry.

 


FTCS connects families who are new to the area with community programs to support their needs.


FTCS assists with :

Housing Applications 
Ontario Works Application
Child Car​e Subsidy Applications 

We want to hear from you :)

Friendly Times Community Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of our community. 


To receive information regarding our programs or to register please fill out this contact form.


We are looking forward to meeting you :)

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