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Mothers-to-be and New Mothers

LA CIGOGNERIE

You are a mother-to-be or a new mother? You have children under three years of age? Come and share your experience.  The group “La Cigognerie” aims to break the isolation, create a network for exchange and help each other, as well as to improve self-confidence and parenting skills. Join the group to discuss such themes as: the language of children and their rights, sex education, parenting and others.

DISTRIBUTION OF DIAPERS AND BABY ITEMS

The mothers-to-be and new mothers’ assistance services also includes the distribution of diapers for children up to three years old as well as baby items (previously owned) such as: beds, strollers, car seats, clothing. Items varied depending on the community donations.

Mother and Child Program

On September 5, 2006, the Women’s Centre of Montréal inaugurated its mother and child intervention program intended for financially strapped mothers or mothers who recently immigrated to Quebec and their pre-school children.

This program aims to improve the daily lives of the mothers and their children with the goal of a successful integration into the school and socio-economic milieu. Mothers living under difficult circumstances can be followed by a counsellor throughout this self-empowerment process. Over a period of 2 years, these women participate in workshops that promote their autonomy, expand their parental knowledge and enhance their relationship with their children. They also participate in collective kitchens, educational outings and training sessions. To help them to go back to school or integrate the job market.

 

As part of a personalized educational program, children are supervised by two educators who offer them an environment in which to learn, new challenges and discoveries as well games. The mothers, counsellor and educators work together to promote early child development through stimulation activities.