In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2017

In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2017, we’d like to share an art piece created from a 16 year old female’s passion for learning more about the experience of a refugee.

Below are the words of this artist explaining what inspired this beautiful piece of work:

“The refugee crisis is the story of our time. How we are dealing with it is defining who we are.  I can’t not deal with it in my work.  To create is to be curious, engaged, awake, and in earnest dialogue with the unknown.  And truly, it is through dance that I have the best hope of honoring a subject I care so deeply about” –Crystal Pite

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: Using Expressive Therapy with Children & Youth: Building Your Toolbox



This fast-paced one-day workshop features four models of expressive therapy! It is appropriate for child and family therapists, psychologists, school counsellors, mental health clinicians, social workers, members of school-based teams, youth and family workers and community service providers. It is designed to provide specific tools to professionals who work with children and youth.


    • Art Therapy Interventions: Beyond Arts & Crafts presented by Lesley Holm, RAT
    • An Introduction to Trauma Informed Yoga presented by Nicole Marcia, MA, C-IAYT, YACEP, TCTSY-F


    • Getting to Know You: Exploring Emotions and Behaviours with Music Therapy presented by Tatyana Dobrowolski, MTA
    • Family Play Therapy Techniques presented by Phoebe Tsang, RMFT-S, RPT & Rosamond Chan, MC, RCC


EARLY BIRD RATE: Only $160 per person – lunch included
AFTER September 30TH, 2017: $175 p.p.
Student Rate $120 p.p. (limited seats available)


Welcome Christian Monks to the Management Team!

PictureWelcome Christian!

Christian Monks has been a valued member of the Cameray team since 2008.  He is both a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Art Therapist, and he brings his engaging personality and his skills in Mindfulness, EMDR, AEDP, and Art Therapy to his work as a Child and Family Counsellor in the Counselling Program.  He has also specialized in working with children under 12 with sexually intrusive behaviours in our SHIP program, and has consulted with the community on this issue. We are excited to announce that Christian will now be providing clinical supervision and program coordination and management, alongside Michele Holding, as our Counselling Program expands.  We will miss him greatly on the front line, but are so happy to benefit from his skills in this new role!

Cameray in the National Observer

Cameray’s Refugee Trauma Support Program

CLICK HERE to check out this great article in the National Observer  highlighting Cameray’s wonderful collaborative work with the New Westminster School District and United Way of the Lower Mainland in providing the Refugee Trauma Support Program.  Congratulations to Cameray’s Tracey Rusnak, Farah Dawood and Michele Holding for helping this program come into fruition and for helping so many refugee families in our community.


Volunteer Opportunity: BOARD MEMBER

Board Member

Cameray Child and Family Services is currently seeking new Board members. The volunteer Board of Directors is responsible for managing the affairs of the Society under the provisions of the Constitution and By-laws. The Board is accountable for the Society’s governance, policy development, strategic planning, and financial management.

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