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

Growing a deGannes Family Garden – Sydney

A fun opportunity for parents, caregivers and their children to come together and help plant, maintain and grow a garden. This garden is inspired by and modeled after the 18th century deGannes family garden at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.  It was created in partnership with a host of organizations and community volunteers.…

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Parent Connections – Sydney

These supportive parent/caregiver groups provide 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 parenting or child development.  Topic areas are determined by parent/caregiver interest.

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Healthy Relationships Plus Program – Sydney Mines

A nine-week program for women impacted by domestic violence, the sessions are 1.5 hours each.  The program covers material including intimate partner abuse, self-esteem, boundaries, communication and self-care.

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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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Easter Break

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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 Association of Canada work to increase community awareness…

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Tumblebugs – Glace Bay

The Tumblebugs Program is a ten week program for children ages 3 ½ – 5 years and their parents or caregivers.  Join us for a fun filled afternoon that includes songs, rhymes, basic gymnastics and physical activity.  Children and adults should wear comfortable clothes and a pair of sneakers.  The program focuses on family-based physically…

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Dads Are Parents Too.

Dads Are Parents Too is cancelled.

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