First Steps Program
Who is First Steps Hand in Hand Program for?
Families who have children aged 0-6 who and have entered Canada as GAR’s/BVOR’s/PSR’s.
This program is an ECD focused settlement and developmental support program, for young refugee children 0-6 years and their caregivers to enable them to gradually transition into mainstream services and resources.
This program provides a parent-child drop-in, parenting support, Parent Child Mother Goose, nutrition and health information, orientation to parenting in the Canadian context, mental wellness information, Dad’s group and other supports. All activities revolve around attachment, bonding, play and social interaction. The project is in collaboration with DIVERSEcity Community Resource Society, Options Community Services and Umoja.
Languages available during the program: Arabic, Tigrinya, Amharic, Pashto, Urdu, Farsi, Swahili, Edo and English.
Registration is ongoing, bus tickets and a meal are provided.
Drop-in Schedule at UMOJA: Tuesday | 9:30 am -1:00pm Wednesday | 3:00pm – 6:00pm