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Newcomer Parent Resource Series: Available in 14 Languages

Refugee parents come to Canada with unique settlement needs, and language barriers that make it challenging to get information to support their parenting, children’s development, and the health and safety of their family here in Canada. We’ve developed a series of 14 parent resources to help - and they’re available in the 14 languages most commonly spoken by refugee families here in Canada!

Two of our most popular resources are now available in 24 additional languages!

To support your important work with newcomer families from all over the world, All About CNC and A Parent’s Guide to Gradual Separation are now available in Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Assyrian Chaldean, Bulgarian, Burmese, Haitian Creole, Hungarian, Japanese, Karen, Kirundi, Kurdish, Lingala, Malayalam, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Swahili, Telegu, Tibetan, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

Webinar- Self-Care That Works: Because I Matter

Feeling stressed or burnout? Or simply needing new ideas on how to stay energized, focused and relaxed? Join wellness experts in this webinar as we come together to celebrate Mental Health Awareness month and to share easy, effective tools for community helpers that may be feeling overwhelmed by the demands of this challenging field.

Multilingual information for parents: Free prescriptions for children and youth in Ontario

In Ontario, children and youth (age 24 years old and under) now have access to free prescription drug coverage, regardless of family income. You can find helpful information and multilingual resources that can be shared with the families in your program here.

Two years later: Most Syrian refugees settling well in B.C., report says

In a new report this week by the Immigrant Services Society of B.C., Syrian refugees in this province say they’ve been getting acquainted with the culture, have found sustainable work, and hope to one day become Canadian citizens.  Read more...

Spread the word: Is there a children’s festival in your neighbourhood?

It’s the time of year when many communities host festivals geared specifically to children. Here are some of the cities across the country that are hosting International Children’s Festivals this year: Calgary May 23-26 - Ottawa May 11-15 - Saskatoon June 2-5 - Surrey May 24-26 - Vancouver May 28-June 3 - Winnipeg June 7-10

How will you celebrate International Day of Families on May 15th?

United Nation observes International Day of Families each year to provide an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families. This year the theme is "Families and inclusive societies". So pull out your favourite picture books about different types of families or host a potluck lunch for the families in your program! If you're hosting an event or planning a special activity Family Day, we'd love to hear about it!

Growth Mindset in Early Learners

Do you have children in your care that get frustrated easily or tend to give up when learning a new skill? One of the best things you can teach the children in your care is to welcome challenges, learn from mistakes, enjoy trying and keep learning! This article provides us with some helpful suggestions for how to help early learners develop a growth mindset.
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