Newcomer Services

Cross Cultural Parenting Program

Program Description

The program helps immigrant parents cope with parenting challenges in a new country and culture.

Program Details

  • Educational sessions for parents of children 0-6 years old
  • Educational sessions for parents of teenagers
  • Individual parenting skills support
  • Customized educational sessions and support for fathers
  • Customized educational sessions and support for grandparents
  • Customized educational sessions and support for parents with children with disability
  • Customized educational sessions and support for live-in caregivers
  • Understanding expectations of Canadian society
  • Facilitator training workshops for service providers working with immigrant families

Eligible Clients

The program is available for live-in caregivers and all immigrant parents and grandparents, including Canadian citizens with language and cultural barriers.

Additional Program Information

  • Parents learn how to connect their cultural values with Canadian expectations
  • Parenting courses are offered over a period of six to eight weeks (two-hour sessions, twice a week)
  • The program is available at various locations throughout Calgary
  • Program manuals are available in the following languages:Arabic, Dinka, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese
  • Referrals to other CIWA programs help participants access additional supports
  • Childcare is available (restrictions may apply)
  • First language support is available

For more information, please email: familyservices@ciwa-online.com

Funded by:

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Alberta