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 Spring 2017 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

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.

Grand Friends

Sharing and caring across generations. (A wonderful way of sharing stories and memories together by doing fun activities together like board games, cooking, etc.)

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Parent Child Mother Goose Program

Read stories and rhymes with your child in English and your first language.

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Handle with Care

Helping parents and caregivers promote the mental health of young children.

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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.) Sister MacNamara School  (460 Sargent Avenue), there will be no session on May 23,2017.

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Playback Theatre

Playback Theatre is a program in which the participants tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot.

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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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Bonding with Family Bookmaking (IRCOM GROUP)

A wonderful way of sharing stories and memories together by making a family book. General Wolfe School (661 Banning Street), there will be no session on May 11,2017.

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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 parents to practice their English language skills through conversation circles.  

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Mosaic Family Room Drop-in Program

This is a drop-in program in the Mosaic Family Room. You do not need to register – just come by!

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One to One Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting in Your First Language in Your Home

Mosaic is offering 1-to-1 Positive Discipline, trained peer mentors make weekly visits to the homes of newcomer parents who speak the same first language. A childcare worker will be present to engage the children while the parents learn about Positive Discipline. Each home visitor is accompanied by a childcare worker who brings a fun selection… 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 email: or visit for more information on this option. Limited spots available.  

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