Parents Helpful Links

Immunization Information for Newcomer Families

All CNC programs must provide newcomer families with information on immunization in Canada. This can be difficult when you serve a vast number of languages and the information is complex. Health Canada has recently jreleased: A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination in Canada that can help. The in-depth guide is available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.f valuable material) is available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.

Hand in Hand: A Parenting Journey – Parenting Guide for Newcomers

What are the Canadian laws surrounding child abuse? Do I need to change my parenting style? Should I be scared of losing my child? Hand in Hand: A Parenting Journey answers these common questions from newcomer parents. Developed with input from Canadian families and newcomers, this guide gives families new parenting tools and information about resources to support their parenting here in Canada.

Ten Tips for Building Resilience in Children

Did you know that resilience is learned? Some of the children you work with may have experienced trauma. Even very young children absorb frightening events, so it’s important to have strategies to help them settle into their new life here in Canada. Here are 10 tips for building resilience. Review these ideas for strategies you can use or share with parents.

Hold on to Your Home Language parent brochures are available in 21 languages!

How do you talk to parents about the importance of keeping their home language?  Mylanguage.ca has brochures that can help you explain the benefits to parents - and they're available in 21 languages! Download Hold on to Your Home Language for the parents in your program here...

READY-TO-USE PARENT WORKSHOP: Building Resilience in Young Children

Everyone has the capacity for resilience. Building resilience is something we work on throughout our lives, and parents play the biggest role to play in helping their children develop strengths that support resilience. The purpose of this ready-to-use parent workshop is to provide practical tips and simple messages for parents about how to build resilience from infancy to age 6.

NEW! Emergency preparedness guide – available in 12 languages

72 hours is a long time without food and water... Being prepared for an emergency can significantly reduce the hardship that families experience during a local or city-wide emergency. Get Emergency Ready: High-rise Living is available in 12 languages, and Get Emergency Ready: Your Personal Preparedness Guide is available in English. Share them with newcomer families so they know about risks and how to prepare!

A Guide for Newcomer Parents About School in Canada

The Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation has a guide will help to address some of the questions that immigrant and refugee parents may have about the school system in Canada, and give them the opportunity to address how their parenting role may be different in Canada than it was in their home country.

Ontario Expands Free Dental Care for Kids

More than 323,000 children from low-income families are getting free dental care through the new Healthy Smiles Ontario program. Let parents know they can apply here.

Free Parent Brochures and Guides (English and Spanish)

ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. They have resources for parents that are available in both English and Spanish.

Cultural differences can make child discipline in Canada a challenge

There can be vast cultural differences when it comes to childrearing practices, so for many immigrant parents, disciplining children can be challenging in Canada, where legislation and definitions of abuse are clearly established. Read more...