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Community Partners

This World's Ours Centre

This World’s Ours is an inclusive centre in Vancouver providing a safe, social space and a variety of programs for neurodiverse children and families.

191 E 10th Ave, Vancouver BC


Arise: Self-Confidence Through Self-Defense

Arise provides highly interactive social-emotional learning (SEL) based self-defense programs, workshops and classes to equip children and youth with the tools they need to navigate the complexities of life with confidence and courage.

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If your child is experiencing a mental health crisis, please seek help urgently by:

  • Calling 911 or going to your local hospital’s emergency room

  • Calling the Crisis Line at 310-6789

Parent/Guardian Resources

The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Dr. Dan Siegel shares his research findings and dispels the negative myths of adolescence prevalent in the media. He also reveals how crucial brain development between ages 12 and 24 prepares young people to thrive as interdependent adults.

The Mysterious Working of the Adolescent Brain

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically "teenage" behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.

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