In-home support for first-time parents and families parenting for the first time in Canada. Families may join before their baby’s birth or up to 2 years of age. The Family Mentor-ship Program focuses on the role of the caregiver and how to positively contribute to their child’s growth and development. Family Mentors assist in locating community resources while providing information on child development.
Visits are scheduled weekly based on family need.
Family Mentors will provide families with information and tools to support their child’s development during the first five years of life. Personalized monthly visits provide an opportunity for discussion and mentoring during these important early years. Regular developmental screening using the Ages and Stages questionnaires are offered during visits, as well as appropriate activities encouraging constructive play.
Participants must live within 10 km of our Administration location (5704-19A Avenue NW).There is a $50 annual program fee. A sliding scale or subsidy may be available if this cost is a concern for you and your family. Please contact us to discuss these options.