CHILD AND FAMILY SECTOR

Prenatal Nutrition Program (PNP)

The Prenatal Nutrition Program (PNP) has been offered at our Centre since 1996. Staffed by a part-time Coordinator PNP is funded by Public Health Canada through Ka:nen.

The goal of this program is to improve the health and awareness of pregnant Aboriginal mothers, their babies from birth to six months of age and their families. The program promotes a supportive community approach to the care and healthy upbringing of our newest members and their families.

Some of the services provided by the PNP include food supplements; pre & post-natal education workshops; cultural and craft workshops (moccasins, baby quilts, etc); counseling; birthing celebrations; naming ceremonies; baby showers; community kitchen demonstrations (making baby food, cooking nutritional foods on a budget); baby equipment exchange; and referral to other services.

Family Nurturing Program (FNP)

The Family Nurturing Program (FNP) also referred to as Community Action Program for Children (CAP-C) has been offered by our Centre since 1996. FNP is staffed by two full-time positions and a part-time outreach support position funded by Public Health Canada through Ka:nen.

The goal of this program is to strengthen parents and families with care giving skills; to support community development and healing; and to improve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of Aboriginal children 0 – 6 years. Some of the services the FNP provides include parent relief, individual, parent and/or group support, community kitchen (nutritional foods), food supplements, emergency supplies, home/hospital visits, cultural and craft workshops; education workshops (cooking and shopping on a budget) naming ceremonies, birthday parties, outings and special events, and referral to other services that compliment the FNP programming.

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