Free Virtual Training Series

Training Link (via zoom)

As part of the Virtual Training Series, we encourage and mentor community partners to take the content from Life Skills Journey workshops back to their communities where they can teach necessary topics.

Topics include self-care, media messages, digital literacy, self-esteem, cooking skills,child behaviour management, drugs and alcohol, bullying, emotional intelligence, stress and anxiety, grief and loss,  financial literacy and more!

A Train the Trainer program was piloted in May 2016 in Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement where an experienced facilitator was mentored to train new and future facilitators. In 2020, we will further develop the train the trainer program through a series of workshops delivered to a broad base of community partners through our online vitual training series.

Previous MSLSJ facilitators have identified training as a need: “I would probably talk about the grief and loss because you’re in the community; everybody knows everybody and we all have this connection and belonging; we have a lot of loss here and not a lot of people talk about it. They just bottle it up and it’s a hard topic to cover but it helps.”

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

Virtual Training Series Schedule 2020



Date and Time 




Explore the different types of bullying and establish the negative impacts of it. Learn how youth can be upstanders and establish ways to resolve problems with bullies.

March 5 @ 1:30 -3:30 PM



Stress and Anxiety

Expand your knowledge about stress and anxiety. Learn about what they are, symptoms, and different strategies that youth can use.
March 12 @ 1:30 -3:30 PM

Communication and Self Care

Learn more about different styles of communication, how to communicate effectively, and online communication tools such as Zoom and Google Hangout. This will be followed by discussions around self-care; what it is, holistic strategies, and self-care plans.

March 19 @ 1:30 -3:30 PM

Addictions: Drugs and Refusal Skills

Gain a better understanding of addictions and how they can affect youth. Learn more about the consequences of illegal drug use and explore how youth can develop refusal skills when faced with peer pressure.
March 26 @ 1:30 -3:30 PM

Social Media

Media and Digital Literacy Series


Explore how social media can impact youth and learn how they can build a positive presence online. Grow your understanding of different social media platform privacy and safety features.


April 2 @ 1:30 -3:30 PM

Digital Tools

Media and Digital Literacy Series

Review key concepts relating to media and digital literacy and practice using digital communication tools. 


April 9 @ 1:30 -3:30 PM


Media and Digital Literacy Series

Gain a better understanding of excessive internet use and its impacts on youth. Learn tips on how to youth can stay safe online and develop strategies to secure online accounts. 


April 16 @ 1:30 -3:30 PM

Critical Thinking Online

Media and Digital Literacy Series

Build your critical thinking skills by learning how to authenticate online information. Also explore how companies collect data to target advertisements to youth online. 
April 30 @ 1:30 -3:30 PM

Media Representations

Media and Digital Literacy Series

Explore how to teach youth how to critically think about media messages and online representations of people situated at the intersections of race, gender, class, ability, religion, nationality, and other forms of social belonging. Learn how to also identify false standard and stereotypes.


May 7 @ 1:30 -3:30 PM

Effective Online Communication

Media and Digital Literacy Series

Build your online communication skills by exploring strategies and tools to facilitate discussions and activities with youth. Add to your toolkit by practicing using engaging fetaures on social media platforms and other applications.


May 14 @ 1:30 -3:30 PM

Respectful Relationships

Explore how to teach youth to develop respectful relationships with all living things (people, animals, and the environment) through the promotion of leadership, inclusivity, and good communication. Learn about the importance of respecting differences and how to encourage youth to lead by example. 


May 28 @ 1:30 -3:30 PM

Emotional Intelligence

Learn how you can help youth build their emotional intelligence by developing a feelings vocabulary, self-awareness, and emotional regulation.


June 17 @ 2:00 -4:00 PM

Community, Grief and Loss

Gain a better understanding of how to encourage youth to be positive members of their communities. Also explore how to teach youth about healthy ways to deal with grief and loss.
July 1st @ 2:00 -4:00 PM