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 2018 Program Schedule (PDF).


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 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.

Wellness Program for Immigrant Women

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Nobody’s Perfect for Dads Program

Rhymes and songs in English and your language; time to talk about being a parent in Canada. (Interpreters available) *Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for registration.

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Bonding with Family Bookmaking

A wonderful way of sharing stories and memories together by making a family book. *Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for registration. *Please bring along your child’s Permanent Resident card for registration.

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Play to Learn, Learn to Play

Enjoy learning and playing with your child and with other parents. Please note: Westwood Community Church – there will not be any session on November, 5th  Access Norwest – there will not be any session on October, 15th Access Norwest – only for October, 22nd program will be between 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   *Please… Read more »

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Parent Child Mother Goose Program

Read stories and rhymes with your child in English and your first language. *Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for registration. *Please bring along your child’s Permanent Resident card for registration.  

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Wiggle, Giggle & Munch

Spend time with your child playing games and having fun. (A physical activity & nutrition program for pre-school children and their parents.) *Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for registration. *Please bring along your child’s Permanent Resident card for registration.

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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. Knox Family Centre – there will not be any session on November, 9th **… Read more »

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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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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.   For the PDEP 1-1 Home Visiting Program in First Language option, please fill referral form 1-1 PDEP (pdf file) or email to MAhmad@mosaicnet.ca for more information on this option. Limited spots available. Our co-ordinator will… Read more »

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