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 2021 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: MAhmad@mosaicnet.ca

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.

Living Healthy

Mosaic’s Living Healthy program promotes well-being by sharing ideas on: ·Self-care ·Self-awareness ·Resiliency ·Understanding Grief ·Problem Solving ·Safety and Security ·Thinking about all the supports we have for our well-being Note : No session on October 27th and November 24 for Online sessions To register: Please  email  Neveen at NFanous@mosaicnet.ca Or phone: 204-774-7311 *Please bring… Read more »

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Play to Learn, Learn to Play

Play to Learn Learn to Play is a family learning model based on the value of play. Parents explore play from many points of view, from educational to social and emotional. Parents are encouraged to see the value of play in their children’s lives, as well as their own. To register: Please email  Melinda at… Read more »

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Parent Child Mother Goose Program

Parent Child Mother Goose is a playful program where parents and children sing, rhyme and tell  stories together in English and your first language. Note : No session on November 11th Please email Melinda at MPascual@mosaicnet.ca Or phone: 204-774-7311   *Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for registration. **No session on May 24, 2021  … Read more »

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GrandFriends

Seniors will engage with intergenerational buddies and each other  in a variety of ways using technology and phone calls. We will be sharing stories, activities and fun together. To register: Please email  Gabriela at GGalli@mosaicnet.ca Or phone: 204-774-7311 *Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for registration.

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Nobody’s Perfect

Rhymes and songs in English and your language; time to talk about being a parent in Canada. MEET with other parents of young children from 0-5 y/o SHARE questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent LEARN about child development, safety, health and behavior EXPLORE positive ways of parenting   To register: Please  email  Gabriela… Read more »

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Wiggle, Giggle & Munch for Dads

Wiggle, Giggle & Munch is a a drop-in program that offers parents and their toddlers and pre-schoolers time for active play and healthy snack. To register: Please email Melinda at MPascual@mosaicnet.ca   Or phone: 204-774-7311   *Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for registration.  

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My Tween and Me Parenting Program

A parenting program intended for families with children aged 7 – 12 years designed to strengthen the confidence and ability of parents to positively influence the lives of their school-aged children. Note : No session on November 11th To register: Please  email  Gabriela at GGalli@mosaicnet.ca Or phone: 204-774-7311 *Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for… Read more »

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Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (PDEP) was designed to help parents learn how to teach children effectively, while respecting their rights.  It’s an approach that can guide all interactions with children, not just the challenging ones, to promote healthy child development and strong parent-child relationships.  To register: Please email  Maisa’a at MAhmad@mosaicnet.ca Or phone: 204-774-7311… Read more »

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Outdoor Play

Learn how to stay warm and have fun with your children outside! The group is online and starts outdoor. We may ask you to play outside at home too! To register: Please email Melinda at MPascual@mosaicnet.ca Or phone: 204-774-7311   *Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for registration.

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Mosaic HIPPY – Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters

Are you a Newcomer to Canada? Do you have a 3, 4, or 5 year old? Are you willing to spend 15 min a day working with your child and preparing them for Kindergarten? IF YES, HIPPY IS JUST FOR YOU! One day a week, meeting online with a home visitor (on Zoom or WhatsApp)… Read more »

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Handle with Care

Handle with Care is a simple interactive program to help parents and caregivers, including those who work in early childhood settings, to promote the mental health of young children from birth to 6 years. Note : No session on July 1st To register: Please  email  Gabriela at GGalli@mosaicnet.ca Or phone: 204-774-7311 *Please bring along your Permanent… Read more »

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