Programs & Services

Children, Youth & Family

Our Children, Youth, and Family Programs are a fundamental part of our long-term violence prevention strategy. We believe wholeheartedly that children living free from violence represent our greatest hope for a violence-free future. We offer specific individual counselling and support groups to children and youth ages 3-18 (and their families) who have experienced violence and/or abuse in the home as well as families who are going through a difficult separation or divorce.

For more information, please get in touch with the PearlSpace closest to you.

Squamish: 604-892-5748 /
Whistler: 604-962-8711 /

If you are in need of 24-hour crisis support, call the crisis line at 1-877-890-5711

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Individual Counselling

The program uses a psycho-educational approach, incorporating many different modalities into the counselling process. Art, play, mindfulness practice, nature-based activities and discussion are used to support children and youth coping with difficult events in their lives in a safe, confidential, and nurturing environment.

View the PEACE Program video developed by BCSTH for more information about the program.

Group Programs

We offer children and youth groups and wellness summer camps. Group programs focus on healthy relationships, building friendships and community, empowerment, improving self-esteem and sharing stories and experiences.

Youth Education

Violence is Preventable, a school-based violence prevention education program, encourages discussions with children and youth on the impact of violence in their world, healthy relationships, bullying (including cyber bullying), boundaries, and how to keep safe. This program also focuses on the prevention, education and awareness of sexual exploitation of children and youth in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

“The children’s counselling through PearlSpace was transformative to both my child and our entire family unit during separation and divorce. Our counsellor was genuinely connected to my child’s needs and extremely adept at helping him, and me work through a really difficult time in a very successful way.”

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