Welcome!

Welcome to the Rainbows Nanaimo program!
Ongoing registration for youth year round.
Our next community program will begin Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 and will run for 12 weeks (with a 2 week break over Spring break – March 15th & 22nd). The following program will begin again in September, 2023.
Please call or email us if you would like more information or wish to register your child/youth for the community program (Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30pm)
We welcome youth ages 4 and up, and hope to offer a parent peer support group as well.
rainbowsnanaimo@gmail.com info: 250.802.3716
Alternatively, contact your child’s school (Child & Youth Care worker) in school district 68 to find out if they offer the program and if your child’s age group will be able to participate.
Rainbows provides support to families going through a major loss or change in their family. This program provides much needed support to children, teens and their parents as they grieve and deal with changes in their family life. Trained volunteers and school staff facilitate small groups. They work through 12 topics together and kids learn that they are not alone and are not to blame for their families’ change. Kids and parents feel listened and cared for as they learn about feelings and coping skills. The kids love the activities, journals games, snacks and the fact that their community cares!
WHO IS RAINBOWS FOR?
WHAT IS GRIEF?
WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES ARE THERE?
WHO FACILITATES, COORDINATES AND DIRECTS?
HOW CAN MY FAMILY FIND A LOCAL SITE?