Brighter Futures 

Healthy child development, nutrition, mental health, resiliency, child safety and healthy living programs for young children (0-5 years) and their families. 

Core Services  

 

 

- Information and referral services.

- Home visitation and personal family support services.

- Nutrition and basic needs support.

- Parent education workshops, training and presentations.

- Parent-child play and learn groups.

- Community engagement events, networking and partnerships

Services

 

In-home Support Services

Offer one-on-one family support, parenting skills, resiliency, relationship building strategies and positive child development strategies all in the comfort of your home! One - on -one services can also be delivered privately at the Children's Centre or at any of our outreach sites.

Nutritional Supports

Families in need may be eligible to receive monthly fresh food hampers of fruit and vegetables. Children (1-5 years of age) may be eligible to receive multivitamin supplements if required.

Connections to Community Resources

Information and referral - Brighter Futures can connect you to community services and health professionals. We provide assistance in supporting basic needs when required.

workshops

Home Safety, Meal Planning and Food Storage, Child Brain Injury Prevention, Understanding Child Anger, Substance Use and Abuse, Family Violence Prevention and Age-appropriate Play and so much more!

Programs 

Bright Beginnings

Parent-child learning through play groups that feature physical activity and fitness, nutrition and kids cooking (little chefs), promote mental health and safety, improve emotional wellbeing and early childhood resiliency.

Summer Splash

An aquatic parent-child learning through play program that improves fitness and social development. Families must have a valid CRC membership and pre-register.

Let's Get Cooking

A cooking and nutrition program that provides training in food budgeting, meal planning, preparation and food storage. The goal of this monthly program is to teach families how to prepare and cook a low cost and nutritious meal.

Active Parenting

A four session parent education program that emphasizes nonviolent discipline, mutual respect and open communication. It provides real strategies for parents and caregivers to improve parenting practices, improve child behavior and development, and build healthier relationships in the home.

Sunbeams

A ten session program for children ages 3-6 years who may or have experienced loss in their family and are in need of developing appropriate coping mechanisms for grief and trauma. Children learn and work through the grief process to enable them to cope with stress of divorce, separation or loss and learn to build trusting relationships with peers, teddy bears and healthy adults. Sunbeam’s is the gateway program to Rainbows which is designed for older children and further builds emotional capacity.

Taming The Dragon

Early childhood development program designed to improve the social and emotional development of children 4-6 years of age. The program helps children to understand feelings and emotions, as well as identify and utilize appropriate responses to their feelings. The program helps children discover: happy, sad/lonely, afraid, curious, angry and sorry. It builds emotional capacity, empathy and resiliency.

Brighter Futures

Toy /Resource Library

Joining the CRC Toy and Resource Library is as easy as purchasing an annual membership for $10/family. The toy and resource lending library will allow you to keep up with your child’s rapidly changing developmental needs and access up-to-date materials. Libraries are available in High Prairie, Sunset House, Kinuso, McLennan and will be coming soon to Grouard. CRC libraries house many brand name items, both new and gently used equipment and are well stocked with learning through play items for families with children 0-5 years of age. Parents and older children can now access valuable resources and educational toys and games as well. Toys and resources are lent for two weeks and families can borrow up to four items per visit. Belonging to the library can save families money and is helpful for child care providers and other caregivers such as grandparents.

Toy Library Locations & Hours

High Prairie/ Main Office:

Mon - Fri :  8:30am - 6:00pm

Kinuso: Playschool Room at Kinuso School

Every 2nd/4th Thursday of each month

from 1pm - 3pm 

Mclennan: Elks Hall

Every 1st/3rd Tuesday of each month 

from 10am - 12pm

Sunset House: Playschool room of school

Every 1st/3rd Wednesday of each month

from 10am - 12pm

Program Coordinators 

Nilda 

Program Coordinator 

bf.crc@telus.net

780-523-2715 ext. 26