Programs

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The Etobicoke Brighter Futures Coalition, in collaboration with our Partner Agencies, offers the following free programs and services:

North Etobicoke

Woman and young girl paintingParent-Child Preschool Program

Parents and children ages two to six participate together in a free school program. Children have free playtime, learn songs and participate in activities such as arts and crafts, water play, singing, dancing, drama, play/groups and reading circles.

 

Smiling young girl looking up at cameraNobody’s Perfect Parenting Education Program

The Nobody's Perfect Parenting Education Program assists and supports parents and caregivers, helping them feel more confident in their ability to parent.

 

Smiling young boy playing with blocks in daycareMobile Parent-Child Program

The Mobile Parent-Child Program is a drop-in program that includes a variety of early-learning activities that build children's interest in learning and provide a range of creative learning opportunities. Children have access to a range of age and stage-appropriate learning materials.

 

Central Etobicoke

Two teenagers wearing embroidered dresses and headscarvesSomali Parent-Child Mother Goose Program

The Somali Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is a group experience for parents and their young children.  It fosters positive parent–child attachment through the use of rhymes, chants, songs and stories to enhance positive parenting skills and to build peer and community supports. Two teachers from the Somali community run the program in both English and Somali. Somali and English oral rhymes, songs and stories are used, as well as translations from one language to another.

 

mother and her son with disability in rehabilitation centreParent Resource and Advocacy Project

An advocacy program that supports the unique needs of parents of children with special needs, and their typically developing children, the Parent Resource Room is outfitted with a computer, Internet, phone, library resource materials, and adaptive toys for children.

 

Teachers and toddlers in daycareGeorge Hull Parent Relief Program

The George Hull Parent Relief Program offers needed respite programming for families with children between the ages of one to six years.  Activities are designed to enhance all areas of development.

 

Teacher and toddlers in daycareRoom to Grow Drop In

This family resource program offers drop-in activities, family outings, clothing and small equipment exchange, a resource library, referrals and information, and a children's program (birth to six) with creative and sensory activities, gross motor activities, free play, circle time and healthy snacks.

 

Two young boys on floor, reading book in preschool libraryFun Friends Group

Fun Friends is a social skills group program designed to build resilience in four to seven-year-old children. This program will help parents and children learn valuable coping life skills together as a family through play.

 

South Etobicoke

Home Visitor Talking To Mother With Young BabyHome Visiting

Family Support Specialists visit families in their home to discuss issues and share resources related to raising healthy children. Families receive referrals and information about other community programs and services and assistance in accessing these services.

 

Storytime at Nursery, worker reading book to a number of toddlersParent Relief

The Parent Relief program provides nurturing and stimulating childcare from trained staff. Activities are designed to enhance all areas of development.

 

Etobicoke Wide

Pregnant Women Meeting At Pre Natal Class, sitting in a circleEtobicoke Pre and Post Natal Nutrition Program

The Etobicoke Pre & Post Natal Nutrition Project is a community-based program that provides health, social, and nutritional support to women and teens during pregnancy and the first year of their baby's life.

 

Ontario Wide

Asian father lying on lawn with son and daughter, pointing at cameraDad Central Ontario

The Etobicoke Brighter Futures Coalition is also proud to sponsor Dad Central Ontario. Committed to strong, healthy children by affirming and valuing the bond between fathers and their children. Dad Central Ontario works to provide relevant and well-crafted information for fathers and individuals.

 

 

For more information about our programs, please contact us today at 416-626-0215 ext.181.

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Etobicoke Brighter Futures Coaliton

The George Hull Centre for Children and Families
295 The West Mall, Suite #203

Etobicoke, Ontario M9C 4Z4

Phone: 416-626-0215 x 181

Fax: 416-626-7380

Email: contact@ebfc.ca