We are here to help you give your children a great start in life, find the balance between your traditional culture and the Canadian way of life, and meet other parents who face similar challenges.
We introduce skills and perspectives that enable parents to be more functional in their new environment. Parents are supported and encouraged to connect with other parents, share experiences and access community resources, services and institutions to help them get settled.
We encourage improved communication and knowledge and strive to make parents aware of the importance of teenage involvement in decision-making in order to build trust and a healthy, stable family life.
We bring parents together to learn about their children’s health, development, behaviour and safety. Parents can learn from each other and receive support while raising their children.
Expecting mothers get the opportunity to meet with other women and learn about pregnancy and motherhood. They receive information on fetal development, labour and delivery, and prenatal nutrition, as well as nutrition for the whole family. Childcare and transportation are available.
In educational workshops, new mothers with babies less than 6 months old learn about preparing food for their infant, speech and language development, dental health and the importance of play. Childcare and transportation are available.
To help expecting parents feel safe and confident in preparing for the delivery of their baby, we provide information and a tour of the maternity ward at Royal University Hospital.
We strive to promote social inclusion, raise awareness among those who may be feeling left out, reduce bullying, aggression and violence, and promote pro-social behaviour. This program also seeks to foster the development of empathy and emotional literacy in children. It is presented in selected schools at kindergarten and elementary school levels and was developed in partnership with the National Roots of Empathy office in Toronto and the Saskatoon Public School Division.
We help to develop parents’ ability to support their child’s learning through reading and activities that improve literacy and bonding. We believe that parents are a child’s first and best teachers.