Provides classes and group sessions focused on individual and family health while developing an understanding of Canadian parenting norms and expectations. Delivered in partnership with the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC).
All Newcomers are eligible for the following programs:
Cross Cultural Parenting
Guides parents and enables them to have awareness of the Canadian lifestyle and education system. This program also assists in improving parents’ spoken English. It is organized twice a year in the winter and fall.
A great education and support program for parents to learn about children’s health, development, behaviour and safety. It runs twice a year, fall and winter, 12 weeks at a time.
Food For Thought
Newcomer expecting mothers learn about fetal development, labour and delivery, pre-natal nutrition as well as nutrition for the whole family. It is offered twice a year, for 8 weeks at a time.
A support group for first time immigrant mothers with babies under 6 months of age. It runs twice a year and includes baby food making workshops, speech and language development and dental health.
Prenatal Hospital Tour
Assists parents to prepare for the delivery of their baby and includes a tour of the maternity ward at Royal University Hospital. Offered twice a year in spring and in fall from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Bond to Literacy
Encourages parents and children to love to read and learn together and by providing various activities, increases bonding between families.
Roots of Empathy
Raises social & emotional competence in order to increase empathy in children. Divided into nine themes; each theme is further broken down into four age ranges: Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3), Junior (Grades 4-6) and Senior (Grades 7-8).