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 child behaviour management, drugs and alcohol, bullying, emotional intelligence, stress and anxiety, self-care, grief and loss, media messages, self-esteem, cooking skills, 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


Bullying Prevention


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

Postpone Your Worries


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

Self Care Plan

Addictions Pt. 1: 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

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  

Financial Literacy

Build financial literacy with youth by exploring value-based spending, budgeting, and goal setting.


April 9 @ 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.
April 16 @ 1:30 -3:30 PM