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Trailblazers Training for Recreation Programs

AboutFace offers training focused on working with and supporting children and youth with a facial difference to recreation programs across Canada. Recreation programs that receive the training become “Trailblazers Trained” and are encouraged to add facial differences to their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policies and procedures.


About the Training Program


The Trailblazers Training program focuses on creating inclusive, mindful spaces for children and youth with a facial difference. The training covers topics such as:  

  • Introduction to facial differences 
  • Working with children and youth with a facial difference 
  • Inclusive programming and trauma-informed practice

Make a Difference


In 2023, AboutFace provided Trailblazers Training to cities and organizations including: 

  • Capital Regional District
  • City of Calgary 
  • City of Sault Ste. Marie
  • Community Living Victoria
  • Diverse Abilities
  • EPIC
  • One Ability
  • Outward Bound Training Academy
  • PISE Victoria
  • Power to Be
  • SOS BE Children’s Village

Trailblazers Training benefits programs of all kinds that are looking to ensure welcoming, inclusive spaces. Instructors and coaches working with children and youth, program coordinators and directors, and parents are encouraged to fill in the form below to set-up a training session.

For any questions that you may have, please contact Adriana, Program Manager, Children, Youth, and Families at 

Request for Training

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