Note: Effective January 11, 2021 we’re only running programs virtually. The emergency food cupboards remain open on Fridays.
Due to Covid-19 measures, Our Kids Count is offering a reduced number of programs and our program schedule is subject to change on short notice depending on updates from the Government and/or TBDHU. We will contact you if you are registered for a program that needs to be postponed or cancelled.
All programs are free. Please call to register. Follow our Facebook page for updates.
Afternoon Play Group: This program is for adults and their children under the age of 6 years old to come together to share a healthy lunch, interact with each other in a social environment. Age appropriate child development activities are provided. Call 807-333-0318 to register.
Community Kitchen (Adults): An opportunity for adults to get together to cook a healthy, nutritious, meal for their whole family. Call 807-623-0292 EXT. 227 to register.
Every Parents Group (EPG): This program provides a healthy nutritious meal to families for their whole family, discussions are held around parenting, supports, cooking and crafting. At this time families will pick up a meal for their family and take it home, then connect with staff for a ZOOM Call to get connected to everyone. Call 807-623-0292 EXT. 226 to register.
Food Cupboard: Our emergency food cupboards are open at our McKenzie & Windsor sites every Friday from 1:00PM-4:00PM. It can be accessed once a month by those who require emergency relief (for 2 days for their whole family). Identification is required for your first visit only.
Infant Rhymes & Rainbows: This program is for adults and their children under the age of 1 year old. This is time to socialize with other parents of young children, and interact in activities with your baby. Discussions with a Pre/Post Natal Facilitator are supported in this program. Call 807-346-6863 to register.
Kids in Community Kitchen (K.I.C.K.): This program provides children ages 7-12 an opportunity to come together in a group and learn basic cooking skills, try new food, meet other children amd share their interests in food. Call 807-623-0292 EXT. 227 to register.
Morning Munchies: This program is for adults and their children under the age of 6 to come together and share a healthy breakfast and interact with each other in a social environment. Age appropriate child development activities are provided. Call 807-346-6863 to register.
Planning Team: Adults come together to discuss any ideas that they have for the centre and help provide directions to staff on programming that they want to see happening. This group is the voice of the families that attend our centres. Call 807-623-0292 EXT. 226 for more information.
Pre/Post Natal Community Kitchen: An opportunity for parents with babies under 1 year old or pregnant moms (partners welcome) to get together to cook a healthy, nutritious, meal for their whole family. Call 807-623-0292 EXT. 227 to register
Virtual Book Club/Workshop Time: This is a program that we are offering to adults who are wanting support at home. We are using the ZOOM platform to bring adults together to provide support and help eliminate social isolation. Currently, we are supplying the materials to support this program. Call 807-623-0292 EXT. 226 for more information.
Virtual Pre/Post Natal Discussions: This is a virtual program using ZOOM for participants who are either pregnant or post-natal with up to a 1 year old baby. We are offering a variety of programs through this platform including cooking demonstrations and guest speakers. This program is facilitated by our Pre/Post Natal Facilitator. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Walk-In Counselling (TBA): This program is not up and running yet due to COVID-19. It is an opportunity for individuals to come and talk to a counsellor about any concerns that they have. We also run group programs featuring topics that could be related to depression, grief, suicide, etc. In the meantime, counselling is available by phone or virtually. Call 807-345-7323 to make an appointment or to register.
Young Parents Program (YPP): This program is designed for parents 21 years and younger and is in partnership with the SAM Misol program at Confederation College. Parents come together to learn to cook a healthy meal for their family and receive support from our Young Parents Facilitator to address parenting and child development. Call 807-623 0292 EXT. 230 for more information.