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 Summer 2022 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.

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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English Corner for Men

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Wiggle, Giggle & Munch

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   Or phone: 204-774-7311   *Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for registration.  

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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 Or phone: 204-774-7311 *Please bring along your Permanent… Read more »

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Outdoor Play

Exploring Nature with Children through Outdoor Play An emerging topic in early childhood education is getting back to nature and incorporating elements of our natural world.  Adults play a very important role and influence on a child’s love for nature and their desire to engage in active outdoor play. Assiniboine Park: June 29 , July… Read more »

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Drop-in programs

To register: Please email  Melinda at Or phone: 204-774-7311 *Please bring along your Permanent Resident card for registration.

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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.  Note : No session on May 3rd   To register:… Read more »

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Yoga (Online)

To register: Please  email  Barbara at 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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