Parents and Families

Introduction to Positive Discipline – Available in 7 Languages

The Introduction to Positive Discipline tips sheets, video, and facilitation guide are part of the Family Life in Canada resource series. The goal of this series is to help newcomers adjust to life in Canada and encourage them to access information, programs, and services in their community. All you have to do is sign up to get access to the free resources that are available in 7 languages - making them easy to use with the newcomer families you work with! 


Active Start

From 0-6 years, children need to be engaged in daily active play. Through play and movement, they develop fundamental movement skills and learn how to link them together. At this stage developmentally appropriate activities are important to help children feel competent and comfortable participating in all kinds of fun and challenging play!


Active Start newsletter for parents

Do you work with parents of young children? Active Start is a monthly newsletter, by our partners at Active for Life, for parents with children under the age of 4. It’s tailored specifically to the age of the child and filled with activities, games, ideas, and tips designed to help children fall in love with physical activity. And it’s all presented in a fun way for parents and children to enjoy together. You can preview the program and parents may subscribe here.


Active for life resources are available in more than 10 languages!

Physical activity is key to the physical, emotional, and social well-being of our children. That’s why Active for Life offers free resources in more than 10 languages, in addition to English and French, to help get kids active today so they can be active for life. Share these helpful resources with families, communities, and organizations that work with children, and they will thank you! 


Child Health Information: Helpful Videos and Infographics

You can use these simple videos and infographics to share and learn about the symptoms of common childhood illnesses (like anaphylaxis, fever, asthma, croup, and more!), how to manage them at home, and when to get help.


Handling uncomfortable conversations with parents

Effectively communicating with parents and caregivers of the children in your care is an essential part of the job. Because parents aren’t in the program every day, they rely on educators to tell them how their child is managing classroom routines and expectations. Many parents also want to know how their child is doing and how they can support their child at home. But what's the best way to handle the uncomfortable conversations that we sometimes have to have with parents?

Caregiver Handouts: Games and Activities for Different Ages

These handouts are perfect for sharing with parents who are looking for suggestions for games and activities to do with children of different ages. The activities can promote child-caregiver bonding and build children’s brains through play.


Being a Teen in Canada – Available in 7 Languages

The Being a Teen in Canada tips sheets, video, and facilitation guide are part of the Family Life in Canada resource series. The goal of this series is to help newcomers adjust to life in Canada and encourage them to access information, programs, and services in their community. All you have to do is sign up to get access to the free resources that are available in 7 languages - making them easy to use with the newcomer families you work with!

Caring for Kids New to Canada: Updated Resource List

Caring for Kids New to Canada has updated this list of online health information for parents in other languages!


Being a Dad in Canada – Available in 7 Languages

The Being a Dad in Canada tips sheets, video, and facilitation guide are part of the Family Life in Canada resource series. The goal of this series is to help newcomers adjust to life in Canada and encourage them to access information, programs, and services in their community. All you have to do is sign up to get access to the free resources that are available in 7 languages - making them easy to use with the newcomer families you work with!