Due to the recent Alberta Health Services directive released March 15 to close all schools, day cares and after school programs, all Life Skills Journey programming and launches have been postponed. Our number one priority is the safety of our staff, youth, and partners, to that end, we will be suspending youth programming in all communities effective immediately to help curb the spread of Covid-19. Thank you for your understanding, and please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

The Métis Settlements Life Skills Journey program is a community-grounded life skills training program that focuses on substance use/misuse and bullying prevention through building resiliency. Since 2013, it has been implemented with over 550 children aged 7-14 from seven Métis Settlements: Buffalo Lake, Elizabeth, Fishing Lake, East Prairie, Gift Lake, Peavine, and Kikino. We have had the pleasure to work with over 66 facilitators, 60 of whom have come from these seven Métis Settlements!

Free Virtual Training Series

Click the free virtual training series title above to learn more. There is no cost to attending these virtual training sessions. You can use any smart phone, tablet, or computer to access the training link. Please email [email protected] to RSVP and for more information. 

Registrations Forms

Buffalo Lake After School Registration Form

Gift Lake After School Registration Form


Want to help bring life skills training to children and youth? Financial donations can be made to Life Skills Journey using the University of Alberta’s secure online donation website.
Métis Settlement Life Skills Journey Quick Facts

– 185 children attended camp in 2018 .

– We have led summer camps for 6 years across 7 Métis Settlements.

– Facilitators had an average of 18 training days this past summer.

– 19 Facilitators were certified in Standard First Aid this past summer.

– The Life Skills Journey Facebook page has more than 575 likes!

Thank you to our program sponsors