NOBODY’S PERFECT Parenting Program

Nobody’s Perfect is a facilitated parenting program for parents of preschoolers. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who are young, single, socially or geographically isolated, or who have low income or limited formal education. Nobody’s Perfect is coordinated by the Public Health Agency of Canada and delivered across Canada through provincial and territorial community organizations.

Families Canada’s Role: in a first of its kind licencing agreement with the Public Health Agency, Families Canada took on the printing and publishing rights for the Nobody’s Perfect parenting kits in English and French. They are available on our resources and publications page.

Note: Nobody’s Perfect parent kits may only be ordered by trained Nobody’s Perfect facilitators.

New Project Announcement

We’re thrilled to announce a new project, the Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program: Virtual Training Pilot (Virtual Training Project), funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. During the COVID-19 pandemic, NPP program partners and Master Trainers have worked to adapt the NPP parent group sessions and the NPP facilitator training program to a virtual environment. PHAC would now like to take this opportunity to build upon this great work and support a short-term pilot project that takes the next steps to further adapt the traditionally “in-person” facilitator training program into a new standardized, virtually-delivered training program for new NPP facilitators. This standardized virtual facilitator training will be pilot tested and evaluated. We’ll manage and administer this project in collaboration with NPP partners and stakeholders.

The project outcomes are:

  • Needs Assessment Report
  • Virtual NPP Facilitator Training Module, to be hosted on our Training Portal
  • New facilitators trained through the virtual facilitator training module Stay tuned for project updates as the project progresses!

Interested in becoming a certified Nobody’s Perfect facilitator? Visit: http://nobodysperfect.ca/home/


Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (PDEP) is a parent support program that helps parents gradually move away from physical and emotional punishment, toward solutions that nurture their children’s healthy development and learning. Sometimes “positive discipline” is misunderstood as “permissiveness”. Actually, positive discipline is about finding long-term solutions that help children develop their own self-discipline over time. It’s about:

  • clear communication;
  • building a relationship based on respect for each other;
  • helping children learn how to handle difficult situations;
  • teaching courtesy, empathy, non-violence and respect for others.

Families Canada prints and sells Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting books to trained PDEP facilitators.

The Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting book is available digitally in French and English on our resources and publications page. Print copies are available in English only on our online store.

Note: Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting books may only be ordered by trained PDEP facilitators.

For Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting facilitator training opportunities, please visit http://www.positivedisciplineeveryday.com/public/index.php

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS FOR PERINATAL PEOPLE: A needs assessment of the family support sector

Funded by the Daymark Foundation, the goal of this project is to increase vulnerable perinatal people’s access to mental health support in the family support sector. To get there, any future response (programs and resources) must be reflective of current needs as identified by support providers across Canada.  

Our goal is to:   

  • engage with family support service personnel to better understand how providers perceive current services, programs and supports for perinatal people  
  • identify the unmet mental health support needs of perinatal people to shape future programming  

This project is also supported by a team of Families Canada’s members from coast to coast. The Perinatal Mental Health Advisory Panel is made up of a team of 15 diverse support providers who are working with the research team to inform and co-design the approach and methods. Their feedback has been instrumental so far in assuring that our tools are thought-provoking, engaging, relevant and inclusive to Families Canada’s members and service users. 


In partnership with Canadian Parents for French and 123 Petits Pas and designed for family support practitioners, this e-module training takes a holistic approach to provide learners with the confidence, knowledge and skills to provide French as a Second Language (FSL) learning opportunities within early childhood programming.

With 4 evidence-based modules and a strong focus on translating theory into practice, this e-module will help family support practitioners incorporate elements of French Second Language learning into programs for children (ages 1-9) in a responsive, engaging, and educational way! No French language skills are required to take the e-module.

Benefits for Participants 

1. Bébé Bilingue Bags

Participants who complete the e-module will receive a complimentary “Bébé Bilingue Bag” packed with resources that will help in introducing French to children and families in a fun way! Items may include a French storybook, activity booklets, colouring book, printouts of resources, and more!

2. Wrap-Up Session with Mme. Amy – Creator of 123 Petits Pas

Participants will have access to an exclusive live session with Mme. Amy to discuss your new learnings, share what concepts you had success with implementing into your practice, and identify next steps in your FSL programming journey!

3. Financial Incentives
Participants who take the e-module may be eligible for a financial grant provided by CPF.

4. Free Professional Development Opportunity
Families Canada members will have the opportunity to test and provide feedback on the e-module while learning important skills to incorporate French elements into early childhood programming

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