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Trailblazers Programs

Programs for kids with a facial difference and their siblings!

About Trailblazers

Trailblazers is the only program in Canada supporting children and youth with a facial difference and their families. Through creating a fun, safe, and inclusive environment, Trailblazers becomes a place to build life-long friendships with people who share similar life experiences. Trailblazers helps kids connect through activities, grow, and learn in different ways to maintain strong mental and social health.

Children and youth have gained a sense of belonging from our programs and feel more confident and empowered after participation.

For information about our volunteer opportunities with Trailblazers, click here.

Virtual Programs

Held monthly, our Virtual Programs allow our community all across Canada to come together over Zoom and participate in fun games, arts and crafts, and more! Our virtual programs are about an hour in length and activities can range from science experiments to virtual escape rooms to printmaking (just to name a few), all from the comfort of your own home.

These programs are FREE and open to kids with a facial difference and their siblings’ ages 6-15. Families are responsible for providing their own materials. With this in mind, we do our best to make them as material-friendly as possible and only keep to common household items (such as markers and paper).

Scroll down to see what programs we have available!

For programs for teens (15-18) please click here.

Trailblazers-on-the-Road

Trailblazers on the Road are our in-person community-based family programs. We are coming to a number of locations in 2022. Click on the “Locations” tab below to see where we are going. Registration for some locations is now available. We hope to see you there!

Inquiry Forms

Please click here to head to our Inquiry Forms!

Your answers will help guide the types of programs AboutFace offers in the future. Your input is vital!

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The Details

Select Location:
Winter & Spring Virtual Programs
  • Winter & Spring Virtual Programs
  • TOTR - Across Canada
Various
Zoom

These programs are open to kids with a facial difference and their siblings, ages 6-15.

January 21 at 1pm EST – Banff National Park – Wildlife Crossings and Corridors – Parks Canada
Discover the innovative and world-famous wildlife crossings in Banff National Park, and how they connect habitat for its wild resident through this virtual experience.

Registration closes January 16 at 5pm EST. Register at this link for all monthly Trailblazers sessions.

 

February 16 at 7pm EST – Family Night – Family Baking Championship: Let’s Bake Cupcakes!
Family Night is back – and what better way than to kick it off with a Family Baking Championship! We’re making cupcakes! Learn an easy and delicious cupcake recipe and then show off your finished product. No baking skills are necessary.

Please note: A parent/guardian must be present at this program.

Registration closes February 10 at 5pm EST. Register at this link for all monthly Trailblazers sessions.

 

March 13-17 at 4pm EST – Virtual March Break Camp: Art Attack Week!
Come and bring out the artist in you! Join AboutFace for March Break as we dive into different art projects for Art Attack Week!

The cost of the program is $20. Materials for the week will be provided and mailed out in advance of the program.

Program subsidies are available. Please contact Adriana, Progam Manager, Children, Youth, and Families: adriana@aboutface.ca.

Registration closes March 1 at 5pm EST. Please follow this link to register for Virtual March Break Camp.

 

April 13 at 7pm EST – Family Night: Trivia Night!
Ready to test your knowledge at a fun night of trivia on categories like Music, Movies/TV Shows, Science, and more? Your family is your team, so brush up on those fun facts and get ready to Kahoot! Join us for Family Night – Trivia Night!

Registration closes April 10 at 5pm EST. Register at this link for all monthly Trailblazers sessions.

Various Dates
Various location across Canada - see below for more info.

Locations:

Hamilton, ON – Saturday, April 22, 2023

Join us for a day of fun-filled activities for the whole family at Cellar at Grandview at Battlefield House Museum on April 22nd from 10am-2pm. Registration closes on March 22nd at 5pm EST.

Halifax, NS – Saturday, April 29, 2023

Join us for a day of fun-filled activities for the whole family at Cole Harbour Place on April 29th from 10am-3pm. Registration closes March 29th at 5pm EST.

London, ON – Saturday, May 6, 2023

Stay tuned for details to come!

Calgary, AB – Saturday, May 27, 2023

Stay tuned for details to come!

Ottawa, ON – Saturday, June 3, 2023

Stay tuned for details to come!

Kelowna, BC – Saturday, June 10, 2023

Stay tuned for details to come!

Winnipeg, MB – Saturday, June 24, 2023

Join us for a day of fun-filled activities for the whole family at Kildonan Park on June 24th from 10am-2pm. Registration closes May 24th at 5pm EST.

Regina, SK – Saturday, September 16, 2023

Join us for a day of fun-filled activities for the whole family at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre on September 16th from 10:30am-2:30pm. Registration closes August 16th at 5pm EST.

Volunteer!

If you are interested in volunteering with our Trailblazers programs please contact adriana@aboutface.ca or call 1-800-665-3223 x22

Questions?

If you have any questions about eligibility or child, youth and family programs, please contact info@aboutface.ca or call 1-800-665-3223 x22