Parent Support Program

Parent Support Program

CLICK HERE for the SEPTEMBER 2020 Parent Support Online Group Calendar

This program offers prevention and early intervention services to parents and parents-to-be to increase a family’s knowledge and skills for effective parenting to strengthen family resiliency. Individual parent support sessions and interactive / psycho-educational groups. For expecting parents and parents with child aged 0 – 5. Referrals from any source. Here is the brochure and the referral form.

 * Our office is wheelchair and stroller accessible

Who is the program for?

This free program is for expectant parents and parent with children under the age of 5 who reside in Burnaby or New Westminster.  The program offers groups and individual support designed to strengthen family resilience.

Come and build your confidence and skills as a parent while connecting with new friends and other community resources.

What is included in this free service?

  • Group Sessions
  • Individual Parent Support Sessions
  • Education and take-home resources on up-to-date parenting practices
  • Bus Tickets to attend programming
  • Snack during group and dinner for evening groups

Group Sessions:

  • One or two hour group sessions on various topics are offered on most weekdays and some evenings year round
  • Play-based and educational groups available
  • Parents can attend any groups they are interested in or feel would be beneficial
  • New group calendar provided monthly
  • A fun, relaxed environment to learn and connect with other parents

     Group topics include:

Managing Anger and Stress
Parent-Child Mother Goose®
Attachment and Bonding
Family Literacy Circle
Social and Emotional Development
Positive Discipline
…and many more!

Individual Sessions:

  • Work with a support counsellor to develop a personalized family plan, identify strengths, needs, and goals
  • Learn effective parenting skills
  • Get informed about healthy child development
  • Receive support as you navigate the challenges of being a parent