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Young Parents Program
Young Parents Program –
Are you 21 or younger with children or pregnant? This program provides an opportunity for you to meet other young parents to talk, share ideas and have fun.
This program provides a forum to support young parents with parenting needs.
The program has two locations; one at Confederation College Children and Family Centre, and we work in partnership with the SAM/MISOL Program through the Lakehead Board of Education. The other is at Urban Abbey. Both programs are open to parents in the community.
Some of the topics covered in our program include:
- pre/post-natal support
- outings and Christmas parties
- cooking and healthy eating information
- information on child development
- breastfeeding information and support
The program is offered for free!
In May 2014, the Young Parents launched a Photo Voice project entitled “Broken Pieces: Mended Hearts” that was planned and developed to help erase the stigma surrounding being a young parent. Becoming a parent in an ideal situation can be difficult. Parenting at a young age can bring many additional challenges. Meet this diverse group of young women through their pictures and narratives. Each person has a unique story and has faced many challenges and victories along the way. We invite you to join with them as they break the stigma surrounding parenting at a young age.
This is their story in Sound and Vision.
In 2018, a video was launched once again with the support of environment of the YPP Program.