Parenting Across Cultures
Parenting across Cultures is a two day workshop targeted towards newly arrived parents. This workshop provides parents with information about the child protection system and relevant Canadian laws. The sessions also cover healthy relationships and violence, discipline, supervision of children, daily routines and the importance of school for children. All Government Assisted Refugees and Privately Sponsored Refugees who are eligible for this workshop will be invited to attend once they are settled in their permanent accommodations.

Mommy and PALS
Mommy and PALS is a group offered by our Community Connections and Social Work teams for stay at home moms and their young children. This group brings together stay at home mothers to socialize and learn new skills. During these groups activities could range from learning something new such as baking and sewing or bringing in a guest speaker from a local community organization. This group is offered to all Government Assisted Refugees and Privately Sponsored Refugees.

Healthy Baby Club and collaboration with Refugee Health Clinic
The Association for New Canadians works very closely with the Refugee Health Clinic (RHC). The RHC is located in St. John’s and many new arrivals will be patients at the clinic. ANC staff liaise with the public health nurse on site to ensure clients’ needs are being met. The support the clinic provides to families and parents could range from health checkups to prenatal and newborn appointments. The RHC works very closely with settlement staff at the ANC and will send referrals to the appropriate department if there is something we need to follow up on.

The Healthy Baby Club is supported by our public health nurse at RHC. This group provides prenatal nutrition and education to parents/families who are clients at ANC. This program promotes healthy pregnancy and healthy newborns. The public health nurse will also communicate with ANC social workers on new pregnancies so the social workers can complete an application to Mother Baby Nutrition Supplement.

ANConnect (for any newcomer, not specific to parenting)

ANConnect is a free, virtual mental health counselling service. ANConnect offers brief, single session counselling to adult newcomers across Newfoundland and Labrador. This service is for any newcomer regardless of their immigration status or where they call home.

Newcomers Guide:
This guide is intended for newcomers settling in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada and contains basic information about:

  • information for parents, children and youth
  • what should be the first steps to take when you have just arrived
  • essential Canadian documents and how to obtain them
  • elementary aspects of everyday living in Canada and on the Island

This information will help you settle easier and faster, so you can enjoy your new environment and participate in society to your fullest potential


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