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Trauma and Violence-Informed Approaches

Trauma and Violence-Informed Approaches It is critical to incorporate trauma and violence-informed approaches (TVIA) into policies and practices to increase attention on the negative impacts of violence, to mitigate harm, and to provide positive supports to all individuals affected by trauma and violence. Learn about how we are committed to incorporating TVIA into our work. What is a Trauma and Violence-Informed Approach? According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (2018), trauma and violence are prevalent in society and can negatively affect any human being. Trauma occurs …

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Play

Play Play is the universal right and language of childhood. It is through play that children learn, make friends, communicate, stay active, problem-solve, and make sense of the world around them. Families Canada has a long history of helping family support centres, practitioners, and families facilitate healthy child development through play. What is play and …

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Our Workshops and Webinars

Our Workshops and Webinars Families Canada holds practical professional development webinars and workshops for those who work in the family support field. Upcoming webinars and workshops will be announced on our events calendar. Executive Dialogue Program We began this program as a response to the pandemic, but there are still many challenges to manage before …

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Annual Report

Accountable to You Families Canada looks forward to sharing updates on its projects, activities, and finances every year. We are committed to offering our members the greatest possible variety and quality of resources and services. This goal is achieved through efficient operations, conservative administration costs and effective use of funds. Past Annual Reports Included here …

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Parenting

Parenting Families Canada provides access to two comprehensive programs focused on enhancing parenting skills amongst our member organizations’ clients: • The Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program • The Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting Program NOBODY’S PERFECT Parenting Program Nobody’s Perfect is a facilitated parenting program for parents of preschoolers. The program is designed to meet the …

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Past Initiatives

Past Initiatives Families Canada’s past initiatives demonstrate that there are no blanket solutions to increasing family wellness—it takes a multi-pronged approach. Virtual InstituteBecome a MemberNews & EventsJoin Our Mailing ListMental Health Families Canada is committed to increasing the knowledge and sharing of promising practices currently being used by community-based family-serving programs in relation to mental …

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Newcomers

Newcomers Families Canada produces resources and pilots programming that help newcomers settle in Canada. Some resources are for newcomers, some are for people who work with newcomers. Our research reports and multilingual resources are available in the resources and publications section of our website. What is social inclusion and why is it important for newcomers? …

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Intergenerational Volunteering

Intergenerational Volunteering Our focus in the area of intergenerational volunteering includes three prime objectives: • Creation of a resource kit with simple, low-cost, effective and sustainable ideas, tools and materials to promote intergenerational activities; • Training for family support service providers to support seniors, including newcomers; and training for seniors participating on volunteer teams, to …

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Food Safety

Food Safety Families Canada is a critical channel for food safety knowledge among newcomers. For research reports, resources for newcomers, and more on food safety, visit our resources and publication page. Why is food safety knowledge important? Unfortunately, lack of understanding or awareness regarding recommended handling and preparation instructions, food allergens, and other aspects of …

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Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy Families Canada helps ensure financial literacy programs meet the needs of at-risk women, promotes education savings, and participates in national financial literacy events. Learn more about our work in this area. What is financial literacy and why is it important? Financial literacy refers to the knowledge, skills, confidence and motivation needed for people …

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