Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program
Nobody’s Perfect is a free, 6-week program for parents with children 0-5 who want to strengthen their parenting skills. Free childminding is provided. This program is offered in different languages.
There are no perfect parents, perfect children or perfect people. We can only do our best, and we all need help once in a while.
Positively Inspired Parents (P.I.P)
P.I.P. is a free 8-week parent support program for parents with children 0-5. Free childminding is provided.
Topics may include:
- Improving your relationships with your child and/or your partner
- Skills and techniques used by other people who have children of the same age
- Developing a better understanding of your child’s emotions
- Self-care and enjoying your children
Circle of Security
At times, all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you.
Parents will learn to:
- Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs
- Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
- Enhance the development of their child’s self esteem
- Honour the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure
Mother Goose Program
The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children. The program introduces adults and children to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together.
Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Children benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.
ESL Parenting Classes
Blended English as an Additional Language Program
SVFP partners with Pacific immigrant Services Society to provide ESL classes for immigrant and refugee women and their children.
SVFP are proud to partner with Pacific Immigrant Services Society. PIRS offers English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for immigrant and refugee women. The program provides an opportunity for participants to practice English, make friends, gain self-confidence and learn more about Canada. There is also an early childhood program attached to the program. This provides an opportunity for participants to have childcare for your preschool children while they study.
Contact PIRS to register 604-298-5888 or visit pirs.bc.ca
Food & Garden Programs
The “Healthy Together” Program is an innovative and unique family education program that brings families together to learn to make healthy choices and build healthy relationships. No childcare provided because Parents/Grandparents are invited to participate with their children in cooking and exercise/games.
Bridging Culture Through Food – A Program for Immigrant Grandparents and Their Grandchildren
Grandparents and their grandchildren will explore the diversity of culture through gardening, food preparation, recipe and meal sharing.
Growing Eden is a garden based program supporting Immigrant, Refugee and low-income families. Families will grow food and flowers, play outside, enjoy nature, make friends and share lunch. Spring and Summer months only. Tuesday afternoons from 12 pm to 2 pm. Register at GrowingEdenCommunityGarden@gmail.com
Monthly Multicultural Friday Lunches
Join us for a low-cost lunch on the last Friday of every month. Cost is $2.50 per person.