Specialized Programs

CAPC/CPNP Programs

PCFC’s specialized programs for pregnant and parenting families experiencing challenging life circumstances.

Referral and registration is required as there is a limited number of spaces. Our referral form can be found HERE. We accept both agency and self-referrals. For any questions please email us or call (705) 748-9144.

Mother and child laying on floor looking at one another
Belly of a pregnant woman with a handful of healthy fruit
Babies and toddlers making music with tambourine and shaker

Babies First Prenatal Nutrition Program

Focused on helping women prepare for labour, birth and the transition to parenthood in a highly supportive environment.

Steps and Stages

For families with infants birth to 12 months. This program focuses on play, learning and parent-infant attachment.

Families Connect 

For families with children 13 months to 4 years. This program focuses on play, learning and parent-child relationships.

Norwood Families Best Start 

For pregnant and parenting families with children birth to 4 years. This program focuses on prenatal support, play, learning and parent-child relationships.

WHAT FAMILIES CAN EXPECT

 

  • Regular connection with Program Coordinators and Educators via Zoom, phone or email.
  • Virtual or phone support from our Community Health Nurse and Lactation Consultant
  • Access to live and recorded workshops eg. comforts in labour, breastfeeding basics, mindfulness and self-care, child development, feeding your baby, healthy nutrition, positive parenting strategies etc.
  • Opportunities for virtual social interaction with other pregnant and parenting families
  • Access to PCFC’s Play at Home virtual programming on Facebook/Zoom
  • Referrals to other services in our community
  • A monthly Crock-pot Challenge – recipe and ingredients (when available) will be provided
  • Weekly grocery gift cards distributed once per month based on program participation (at this time gift cards will be mailed to participants once a month)

Once a completed referral is submitted, the parent/guardian will receive a follow-up phone call from the coordinator.

***As Covid restrictions lift/change, a curbside pick-up (for food/gift cards) option may begin, as well as the addition of some in-person events.

We are providing a wide variety of virtual services, and our curbside library service. Click HERE for library hours and toy registration. Visit our calendar for information on virtual programs