Family Literacy and Parenting Programs

What are Mosaic Family Programs?

All Mosaic family programs are designed to meet the needs of newcomer families. We offer language and cultural supports and quality childcare. All of our programs are Free.

Mosaic also hosts various family and community programs in partnership with other organizations in the city. For more information on what programs are available in your area or for partnerships with Mosaic, send us an email or call the office.

Mosaic Family Programs run from 8 to 10 weeks. Check the current schedule for program times and locations, or view the Fall 2019 Program Schedule (PDF).

Mosaic Family Programs in partnership with PDEL offers Positive Discipline for Everyday Parenting – Facilitator Training. For more information, please send an email to:

Discover all Mosaic Facilitators and our promotional videos here.

Who can Join?

Anyone who would like to attend our Family Programs is eligible.

How to Join

To register for a program, click on a program in the Current Family Programs section below to open the details, and click the “Register” button. You will need to spend just a short time filling in some information to help us prepare for all our participants.

For the PDEP 1-1 Home Visiting Program in First Language option, please fill referral form 1-1 PDEP (pdf file).

For more information or for registration help, contact Mosaic:
Email: MosaicInfo
Phone: 204-774-7311

*Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for registration.

Care for Newcomer Children

Some Family Programs are for both parents and children together, and some are for parents with childcare provided on site.

When childcare is provided, children in the program will:

  • Learn songs and rhymes in English and other languages
  • Play and have fun
  • Learn routines

Children are encouraged to speak English and make friends. They will learn the structure and expectations of a preschool classroom setting to help them adjust when they reach school age.

All Mosaic childcare staff are qualified to work with children, have up-to-date first-aid training, and have had criminal record and child abuse registry checks to ensure they are legally allowed to work with children.

You can read more details in our Childcare Workers’ Manual for Newcomer Children and their Families (pdf file).

Current Family Programs

Click on a title to see the details of each program, and how to register.

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting

“Positive Discipline” describes a non-violent approach to teaching our children while being respectful of the child as a learner and individual human being. **Wednesday PDEP Program – No session on Nov 27th **Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for registration. One to One Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting in Your First Language in Your Home Mosaic… Read more »

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Nobody’s Perfect

The program aims to encourage sharing and learning together. Participants also get to meet with newcomer parents and talk about being a parent in Canada. This is also a way for each parent to practice their English language skills through conversation circles. ** Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for registration.

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Settlement and Self-Care Workshop

NOTE: No session on November 11

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Mosaic HIPPY – Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters

The Mosaic HIPPY program HIPPY stands for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters. HIPPY is an international program that helps parents learn with their children. A trained HIPPY Home Visitor visits the family each week and introduces activities that the parents can share with their child. Once a month all of the Home Visitors… Read more »

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