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*NEW* Temporary Life Skills Program

MCFD temporary Life Skills Programs is available to youth who are currently on an AYA or who will age out on AYA between April 1 and June 30, 2020:

MCFD has relaxed the requirements to a minimum of 5 hours per week of online programs (down from 12). MCFD has also relaxed and added many options for young people to meet the 5 hour requirement, hence the temporary life skills programs.  The Temporary Life Skills Program is available for any young adult who applies and is eligible for AYA. All emergency measures have been approved until June 30, 2020. Youth need to apply for the AYA before June 30th and will be able to complete a full 12 week cycle.

Check out our AYA info page for more details on MCFD’s COVID-19 Temporary life skills Program.
Minimum requirements during COVID-19:

• a minimum of 5 hours a week of self-directed life skills activities.
• Engage for 1 hour per day in an activity related to the seven domains listed here –  explore cultural learning, try a new recipe, establish a daily health routine, watch Ted Talks on careers you might be interested in.
• Activities can be focused in a single domain, but it is recommended that you participate in a variety of life-skills activities across all domains.
• Temporary Life Skills Program cycle duration is 12-weeks.

Check out this link to see a list of Life Skills programs available ( and our Life Essentials Hangout’s are options!)

Click here to read MCFD’s practice bulletin #8 for more information. 

Reach out to your local MCFD/DAA office to access the AYA under these new guidelines. You can also contact the Representative for Children and Youth at or call 1-800-476-3933. The Representatives Office can support you in making the right connections within your local MCFD or DAA office.

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