As a parent, there is no greater reward than seeing our children succeed. But raising a child is hard work–especially in a new country with different customs, practices, influences, and expectations. When added to all the other challenges that come with immigration, it can be overwhelming.

We hope to make parenting in Canada a little easier.

From taking an active role in your child’s development, education, health, and wellbeing to finding the support your child needs, this section contains a collection of tools, tips sheets, and practical resources on a variety of parenting topics.



people iconThis section contains information to help newcomer families adjust to parenting in Canada, including multilingual resources covering general parenting practices.

Child Development

Hand iconFind information, resources and ideas to encourage the cognitive, social, emotional, and language development of your child.

Health and Safety

First Cross iconLearn about health and safety related topics–like nutrition, immunizations, mental health, physical activity guidelines, and product recall information–to support your child’s physical and mental growth and wellbeing.

School Readiness

A1 iconHelp your child make a smooth transition to the school system. Explore information that will prepare your children–and yourself–for the change.