Welcome to Family Place - Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Family Place offers parents, caregivers, and children an opportunity to come together and share the joys and challenges of parenting.  We also offer support services to families during the prenatal period.  Services continue to be offered to parents and caregivers with children birth to 16 years.  One of the goals of the organization is to ensure that our programs and services are as accessible as possible.  We do this by offering programs throughout many of the communities within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.  As well, we work within our budgets to provide whatever support we can to help with child care and transportation costs.  All Family Place programs are offered free of charge.

Some of the services and programs include prenatal programs, breast feeding support group, Baby Talk, a whole variety of different parent education programs including a support group for fathers, Play Groups, Ready to Learn programs, Read with Me, Early Years Demonstration Site programs (Jubilee Elementary School), Four Plus Program (Harbourside Elementary School), Tumble Bugs, Music and Movement and home visiting programs.

During the 2014-2015 fiscal year we offered programs in Florence, Gardiner Mines, Glace Bay, Louisbourg, Marion Bridge, New Victoria, New Waterford, North Sydney, Reserve Mines, Sydney, Sydney Mines, Westmount, and Whitney Pier.

Events in the CBRM

Baby Building Club – Glace Bay

A prenatal experience for expectant moms, this program is offered in a group setting in some areas and through home visiting in other areas.  Expectant moms have the opportunity to talk with other moms and/or staff and share experiences along the nine-month journey into parenthood.  Participant driven, group sessions are facilitated by both Family Place…

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Healthy Relationships – Sydney Mines – Cancelled.

Healthy Relationships – Sydney Mines is cancelled.

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Play Group – Glace Bay

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.  The program involves free play, art time, circle time and snack time.

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Car Seat Clinic – Sydney

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 and installations.  The majority of these injuries are predictable and preventable. Technicians trained by the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada work to increase community…

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Holiday Break

Family Place offices are closed for the holidays.

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Roots of Empathy – North Sydney

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 Grade One level.  It provides an opportunity for children to observe the growth and development of a newborn over a nine-month period.  Along with a…

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Wee Ones Play Group – Sydney

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 as well as opportunities for learning and sharing information among parents and staff.

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Connections – Sydney Mines

Connections is designed to provide an opportunity for women to explore their past and present experiences of relationships, how to support and engage in healthier relationships, and to consider the impact of relationship quality on parenting, wellness, and children’s development.

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