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Give Your Children a Head Start

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.

Programs for Parents

Cross-Cultural Parenting

Cross-Cultural Parenting

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.

Getting Together for Parents and Teens

Getting Together for Parents and Teens

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.

Nobody's Perfect

Nobody’s Perfect

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.

Food for Thought

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.

Parent Talk

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.

Prenatal Hospital Tour

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.

Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy

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.

Bond to Literacy

Bond to Literacy

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.

Family Strengthening

Psycho-educational group sessions for men and women to deliver resources and strategies which enables them to express emotions and manage  conflicts among their family members positively without using physical and/or emotional violence.

HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)

HIPPY is a new program beginning in Fall 2020 for newcomer parents with children 3-4 years old that provides the materials and support to engage preschoolers in reading, writing, language, math, science, and motor skills.

For more information, please Click Here. Spaces are limited for this new program, so please register soon.

FLIP (Fast Track to Learning and Interactions for Parents for Early Learners)

We are pleased to introduce a new program for refugee families: Fast Track to Learning and Interactions for Parents, or FLIP.

FLIP aims to assist refugee families with young children between the ages of 3-5. This 12-week program provides 12 weeks of toys, materials and instruction that covers the areas of literacy, creative play, physical play and family activity.

As part of the program, a trained “animator” delivers (in person) the content of the program which includes instruction in English, Dari, Pashto and Ukrainian. A short visit occurs with an explanation of the materials and instruction is provided to parents so they can perform the activities with their children.

This program is funded through @mothersmattercentre in Vancouver and is intended to serve refugee families.

For more information and to register, please contact Suchana at 306-914-7989 or email

We provide a wide range of programs and activities for youth (elementary and high school) during the school year and the summer.