Deep roots

At Families Canada, we have completed dozens and dozens of funded projects, if not a hundred, over the last 40+ years. Some initiatives are fairly new (intergenerational volunteering) and some we have been working on for a really long time (parenting). Below are our major areas of expertise.

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.

Intergenerational Volunteering

Pairing seniors with youth and children creates positive outcomes for both groups. Learn more about how we bring people of all ages together in family support centres.


Children’s Rights

Children’s rights are central to our commitment to building strong families and championing the priorities, policies and programs that help strengthen families. Learn about how we help family support practitioners promote and uphold children’s rights in their everyday work.

Food Safety

While excellent resources are available to Canadians regarding food safety, many of these resources are inaccessible to new immigrant parents who may not have the required language or literacy skills to understand them. Learn about how we’re addressing this gap.

Social Inclusion of Newcomers

Family support centres are often among the first points of contact for new Canadians. Families Canada produces resources and pilots programming that help newcomers settle in Canada. Learn more about our work.


Families Canada plays an active role in supporting the Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting and Nobody’s Perfect parenting programs in Canada. Learn more about our role.


Play is an essential to children’s healthy development. Learn how we help parents and practitioners support play.

Trauma and Violence-Informed Approaches 

Trauma and violenceinformed approaches are critical for recognizing and responding to individuals who are affected by trauma and violenceLearn more about how we help family support centres adopt trauma and violence informed approaches.

Past Initiatives

Families Canada’s past initiatives are areas in which we work and in which we have a tremendous amount of expertise, but for which we do not currently have funding.

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