Parents Connect: New Program for Parents

Family Services is delighted to announce a new program in New Westminster which aims to support families new to Canada by matching them with mentor families who have lived in Canada for a long time. Parents Connect began its first 14-week program last fall with a group of ten moms with young children.

Newcomers and volunteers come together each week to learn about parenting techniques. The long time Canadians offer support and knowledge about Canadian culture, raising children in Canada, and tips on local programs in communities. Together, everyone enhances their parenting skills. The program includes child-minding for both the client families and volunteer families, providing an ideal opportunity for moms who are looking for a feasible way of giving back to their community.