Trent’s Trajectory is the fictional account of a 16-year-old teenager as he becomes an adult. It begins by sharing the risk and resiliency factors Trent faces. The story then branches into two paths. Trent does not receive community support in the first path, and his risk factors drive the story, culminating in a four-year prison sentence. In the second path, Trent receives support from the local community. His resilience factors grow, and Trent successfully transitions into adulthood.

Moral of this story: investing in youth pays big dividends!

The Village Initiative (TVI) is an inter-disciplinary network of more than 40 organizations sharing a commitment to the vision of healthy and thriving children, youth, and families across the Sooke and West Shore communities.

The Well-being of Children and Youth infographic on the right was recently developed with the support of Island Health. It offers an important snapshot and highlights opportunities for community investment to better meet the needs of children, youth, and families.

Road Map To Youth Engagement

In a previous project funded by Island Health, youth shared what they would like to see if their community to support their health and well-being. Take a look at this road map

The Village Initiative is grateful for the support of :

Indigenous Territorial Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the traditional territories of the Coast Salish: T’Sou-ke Nation and Sc’ianew Nation and
Nuuchah-nulth: Pacheedaht Nation. We also recognize that some of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Esquimalt Nation and Songhees Nation.