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the family
resource centre

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The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is a welcoming hub of support, services and opportunities dedicated to creating strong families and communities. We work with families in a multi-generational, strength based, family-centered approach to enhance parenting skills, foster the healthy development and well-being of children, youth, and families, prevent child abuse, increase school readiness, connect families to resources, develop parent and community leadership, and promote family economic success.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we offer a warm and caring environment that recognizes the value of the family in nurturing healthy, happy children. The Family Resource Centre (located in the Promenade Mall) is a place for kids, moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers to relax, play and learn together. Our members are of all cultures and we welcome all religions, backgrounds, etc.

 

The FRC continues to explore physically distant gatherings and groups this year. For the latest on what we are up to, find us on Facebook. Sign up for updated event dates and times

 

Click below to register for our virtual programming during Covid-19. 

Family Drop-In

Family Drop-In is a community hub for families to connect with other parents and for children to play. We offer drop-in play and programs for parents, grandparents and caregivers of children 0-5. 

 

Children can socialize with other children in a larger group setting, learn songs and rhymes during music circle, hear stories, and enjoy a new play environment while their caregivers build their social networks and get access to resources including referrals and early intervention - ask us for an E.R.I.K. Developmental Screen.  With the freedom of no set programming, children are able to choose what they want to do and the space in which to grow and develop. Our craft activities encourage creativity and promote sensory exploration and fine motor skills. Your children will enjoy painting, gluing, cutting, colouring and other craft activities. On Fridays our crafts incorporate Shabbat or holiday themes. Members can also borrow a bag of books for up to two weeks!

We offer a variety of different programs, including:

Virtual Circle Time | Click here to register

Sing, jump, dance and enjoy a cuddle with your child at our virtual daily circle time. 

Virtual Shabbat Circle Time | 10:30am every Friday | Click here to register

This interactive circle is a special time for adults and their children to join together for live music, rhythm and fun! Let’s set the Shabbat Table together with classic and traditional songs in Hebrew and English. End the circle with Shabbat blessings.

Daycare Center
Conversation Café

Virtual Newcomer Support Group | Mondays & Thursdays | 1-2:30pm

Conversation Café is a group for anyone and everyone interested in practicing and improving their English on a regular basis. We meet weekly online or in-person in a safe and friendly atmosphere. We're open to all ages, nationalities and invite intermediate and advanced speakers of English to join us.  Our groups are facilitated by native English speaking volunteers who are there to guide and encourage conversation, correct your mistakes and help build your vocabulary.

 

It's a great group to meet people from all over the world, make new friends and have fun.

This is a registered program. To sign up, please click here

Interested in volunteering? Click here.

Support Group

Click here for more information about the program and volunteering. 

The Homework Club is a FREE support program offered to students in grades 4-12 who require academic support and would benefit from one-on-one homework mentoring with a caring volunteer. The Homework Club meets for one hour per week from October through June and is open to all students free of charge.  

Homework Club tutors are community volunteers ranging from retired teachers and professionals to high school and post secondary students looking to enhance their portfolios. The Homework Club also provides a great opportunity for youth and young adults to become role models and community leaders as they learn tutoring, communication, leadership, organization, mentorship, conflict resolution, time management and teamwork skills.

Registration opens each fall and goes through until the end of the school year in June.

This is a registered program.  Please click here to fill out the registration form. 

Interested in volunteering? Click here.

 


 

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The Clothing Cupboard, located in the Promenade Mall, helps build strong and caring communities by providing much needed clothing to individuals living on a low-income.  Our goal is to ensure that local families struggling with poverty can meet their basic need for adequate clothing.  We offer a boutique-style personal shopping experience that preserves dignity for clients through wardrobe consultation with a warm and experienced social service worker. 

The Clothing Cupboard is currently CLOSED and we are not accepting donations due to Covid-19.

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