Families First CAPC

Programs & Services for Families With Children 0 to 6 Years.

To register for programs or for more information please contact our Families First CAPC Lead Gerri Catherwood at 519-649-1248.

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Prenatal Immigrant Program (PiP)

A weekly prenatal nutrition program for newcomer Arabic-speaking women who are pregnant. Interpreters are available, and grocery cards, bus tickets and healthy snacks are provided weekly.

For:Pregnant women (support person optional) When:Tuesdays Time:12:30 to 2:30 Cost:FREE
Smart Start for Babies

Smart Start for Babies is a free prenatal education and nutrition program for pregnant women and teens and their support persons who face barriers to accessing healthy food. led by Public Health Nurses and Registered Dietitians. To register and for more information, please call 519-646-2961.

For:Pregnant women (support person optional) When:Thursdays Time:1:30 to 3:00 pm Cost:FREE
School's Cool

This 8 week school readiness program provides an opportunity for 3 to 5 year olds to to grow and flourish This program introduces children to a rich variety of new learning experiences building on their social, language, and reasoning and self-help skills. Children will experience belonging, well-being, engagement, and expression. Registration required.

For:3 to 5 year olds When:3 afternoons a week for 8 weeks Cost:$25 per session
Drop-In Playgroups

Parents and caregivers with children 6 years of age and under enjoy opportunities to play and build on their social development, as well as explore crafts, games, literacy activities and enjoy snacks. Families First drop in playgroups also available at the White Oaks United Church and Family Centre Westminster. See Calendars and Events page for more details.

For:6 years of age and under Time:See Calendar Above Cost:FREE
Women Reaching out Together

Explore issues and concerns that face women in the community through discussion and speakers of interest to participants. Learn about the services available to you.

For:Adults (childminding available) When:Thursdays Time:6:00 to 8:00 pm Cost:FREE
Collective Kitchen

Cook a meal together and enjoy lunch when its completed. Learn about nutrition, food budgeting and physical fitness. Locations at SLNRC and Family Centre Westminster; please contact Tayiba Nasr at 519-686-8600 ext. 7388 for details and registration.

For:Adults (childminding available) When:Biweekly on Mondays Time:9:30 to 11:30 am Cost:FREE
Young Moms Group

Moms explore issues ans concerns they face as young parents. Learn about child development, positive parenting, healthy weights, injury prevention and mental health. Light dinner, bus tickets and grocery gift cards provided weekly.

For:Moms or expecting moms 23 years and younger and their children When:Thursdays Time:4:00 to 6:00 pm Cost:FREE
Infant Growth/Development and Breastfeeding Drop-ins

Drop in and speak with a Public Health Nurse about your infant (0-6 months old). https://www.healthunit.com/infant-growth-development-breastfeeding-drop-ins

For:Families with infants 0-6 months When:Fridays Time:9:30 to 11:30 am Cost:FREE

Families First also operates children’s and family programming in the Westminster area at the Family Centre Westminster.
Click our current Family Centre Westminster Calendar for details.