Cape Breton's Family Place Resource Centre

Family Resource Centre - Administrative office for Cape Breton Island; Office for programs and services being offered within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Address

Street View 714 Alexandra Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Canada
B1S 2H4

Geographic coordinates

46.1094431,-60.20195920000003

Mailing Address

714 Alexandra Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Canada
B1S 2H4

Phone

Main : 1-902-562-5616
Fax : 1-902-562-8528

Hours of Operation

Sunday Closed
Monday 08:30 AM 05:00 PM
Tuesday 08:30 AM 05:00 PM
Wednesday 08:30 AM 05:00 PM
Thursday 08:30 AM 05:00 PM
Friday 08:30 AM 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed

Programs and Services

A Simple Gift
A program designed to assist parents in understanding the importance of an infant's attachment relationship with parents, particularly during the first year of life. It uses the ideas of...
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Active Parenting for Step Families
Finding a partner was the easy part! Now, as a parent in a stepfamily, a parent faces a whole new set of challenges as well as all of the...
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Baby Building Club
A prenatal experience for expectant moms, this program is offered in a group setting. Expectant moms have the opportunity to talk with other moms and/or staff and share experiences...
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Babysitting Certification
Provides information on what every babysitter should know. Babysitting is one of the few jobs a person can get at a young age and, like any other job, a...
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Baby Talk
Informal opportunities for parents, child care providers, and their littlest ones (infants 0-24 months) to come together and enjoy safe, friendly, developmentally appropriate play environments. The program involves playtime...
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Breast Feeding Support Group
Share and learn breastfeeding information along with other breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Our weekly gatherings include healthy snacks and social time too. Dads and/or other support persons...
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Breast Feeding Support Line - Creating a Mom-to-Mom Connection
The breastfeeding line is staffed by a group of volunteers who are experienced nursing moms. The initial contact is made with a Family Place staff person who gathers the callers...
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Common Sense Parenting
Discipline is a very complex issue. Quite often, parents may already have effective methods--however; one can never have enough tools, because each child is unique. This is a practical training...
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Dads are Parents Too! Fathering Support Group
A weekly fathering group geared towards dads and male caregivers. The dads choose topics related to parenting issues that are relevant to them. Topics may include but are...
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Early Childhood STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting)
Early Childhood STEP is offered in a group setting over the course of seven sessions. In a group, parents and caregivers provide encouragement to each other. They share...
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Emergency Preparedness for Families - A Step-by-Step Approach
A four week program that explores the reality of emergency situations arising in our communities and how families can become prepared by developing their own emergency plans. Over the...
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Enhanced Home Visiting
One of the key services of Public Health Service's Healthy Beginnings program this program is available to parents of new babies who are identified as wanting and benefiting from some...
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Family Place Mother Goose Program
Group experiences for parents, child care providers, babies and young children focusing on the pleasure and power of sharing rhymes, songs, and stories together. So much learning takes place...
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First Aid/CPR Training
A program offered to parents, childcare providers and day care staff that teaches Emergency First Aid and CPR training. Participants are fully certified and receive a certificate upon the successful...
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First Steps Parenting Program
A ten week parenting program for parents and their newborns. First Steps is designed to help new parents with the basic parenting skills so necessary in that first year....
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Heart Smart Cooking
A program designed to help parents and caregivers learn how to make healthy food choices for their families without going broke. Recipes are shared, new foods are tried, and...
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How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk
A six week parenting program that offers parents and caregivers effective and innovative suggestions on how best to communicate with children. Topics include Helping Children with Feelings, Engaging Cooperation,...
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Kids Have Stress Too!
A six week parenting program that is designed to help parents and caregivers better understand stress and to help them teach their children ways to manage it.
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Maggie's Magic Cupboard Low Cost Cooking Program
This nine week program will provide participants with opportunities to share knowledge and increase skills related to cooking, eating healthy, food safety, and saving money on food. Participants prepare...
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Music and Movement
This is an eight week active music and movement program for children ages two to five years. It promotes family-based physically active living. The program provides an opportunity for...
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Nobody's Perfect
A program that provides an opportunity for parents to meet weekly to discuss parenting joys and challenges. Participants gather and chat about all the different ways they can work...
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Parent Education Support Group
This supportive parent/caregiver group provides a relaxed, accepting environment where parents/caregivers share information, techniques and challenges, and learn new approaches to parenting. Weekly sessions provide information about specific topics concerning...
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Parenting Journey Home Visiting Program
This program offers the services of a friendly, experienced home visitor to visit families with children from ages three to sixteen years. Staff support families in a variety of ways....
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Personal Stress Management
This is a four to six week program for parents offering easy to follow steps that will help participants identify stress and healthy ways of dealing with it. Topics...
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Play Groups
Informal opportunities for parents, grandparents, child care providers and children to come together and enjoy a safe, friendly, developmentally appropriate play environment where they can enjoy each other's company. ...
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Play Your Part Parenting
The program builds its foundation on the premise that what happens to a child within their first years of life will play a large role in influencing the path that...
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Positive Parenting
A program for parents to talk about and learn to prevent and/or respond appropriately to discipline issues and concerns. It covers topics such as Your Role as a Parent,...
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Read with Me
Family literacy programs for children ages 3 - 5 years and their parents/caregivers. The program consists of story time, songs, finger-plays, crafts as well as a book and activities...
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Ready to Learn Program
Opportunities for children who are going to school in September to experience learning in a small group setting. The opportunity for participation is offered first to families who have...
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Clothing and Resources
To increase community access to materials that help to meet the basic needs of young children and families libraries of developmentally appropriate books and rooms overflowing with children's clothing are...
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Roots of Empathy
Roots of Empathy delivers an innovative classroom-based parenting program that aims to reduce aggression through the fostering of empathy and emotional literacy to school children at the Grade Primary or...
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STARSS - Start Thinking about Reducing Second-hand Smoke
An approach that is encouraged for staff to work with families heightening their awareness about children's exposure to second hand smoke (SHS), this program supports parents and caregivers to reduce...
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Siblings without Rivalry
A parenting program that offers parents skills to help their children get along. Participants learn and share how to deal with their children's negative feelings toward each other, how...
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Storysacks
A story sack includes a good children's book and lots of activities to bring reading to life. It is a fun way for children and adults to read together....
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Tools for a Healthy Family
A program that helps parents build and share the parenting skills they have as well as learn new skills for living a healthy lifestyle. Components include physical activity, low cost...
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Tumblebugs Program
The Tumblebugs Program is a ten week program for children ages 3 1/2 - 5 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for a fun...
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Volunteer Training
In order to involve as much of the community as possible in the programs and services of Family Place, we have implemented structured training programs for volunteers. The six...
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You Make the Difference
A ten week program for parents to learn how to interact with their children in ways that promote the parent-child relationship and foster social and language development. The program...
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You're A Better Parent than You Think
A parenting program that offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to come together and brainstorm solutions to common parenting challenges. Topics are selected by each group so are different...
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Streetproofing Your Child
A session for parents of children who are entering school, this program focuses on understanding stranger danger and helping parents and children increase their awareness and preparation for the naturally...
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Car Seat Installation/Presentations
Since injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of death for Canadian children, an important part of injury prevention work is to facilitate child restraint systems presentations...
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Parenting Journey Parent Education Program
The goal of the program is to implement evidence based parenting programs that are responsive to the needs of vulnerable populations including men, women, and youth in the criminal justice...
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