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Caring Hearts Camp

Information:

Caring Hearts Camp is a weekend camp for children and teens who have recently experienced a loss due to the death of a family member or friend. It provides the camper with the opportunity to meet other children and teens who are also going through similar grief experiences. Facilitated by trained volunteers and staff, This program provides age-appropriate guided activities aimed at working through the camper’s grief, as well as a fun, memorable camp experience. There’s horseback riding, canoeing, rockwall climbing, crafts and campfire to name but a few.

Open to residents of Saskatchewan, age 6 – 17 years who have recently experienced a death loss.

Camps are held in May (3 days/2 nights) and September (2 days/1 night) at Dallas Valley Ranch Camp.

 

Referral Process

Contact:
Intake/Communication Coordinator
Phone: (306) 523-2781

Caring Hearts Camp

Information: Caring Hearts Camp is a weekend camp for children and teens who have recently experienced a loss due to the death of a family member or friend. It provides the camper with the opportunity to meet other children and teens who are also going

City of Swift Current – The Zone

Information:

During the months of July 4 to August 11, 2017, the program runs from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Mondays through Friday at the Center. This program is for boys and girls in Grades 6-9!

 

The youth in our city are able to have an opportunity to come to a safe program and participate in a variety of activities such as baseball, cooking, fencing, mini golf, painting and much more!

 

Community Services… promoting healthy lifestyles in our community

Referral Process

This is a drop-in program; however, a registration form must be completed upon attending

 

City of Swift Current – The Zone

Information: During the months of July 4 to August 11, 2017, the program runs from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Mondays through Friday at the Center. This program is for boys and girls in Grades 6-9!   The youth in our city are able to

Creative Kids

Information

Creative Kids connects children and youth to unique, life-changing artistic and cultural experiences in their community. We provide financial support to Saskatchewan families so all kids have an opportunity to participate in creative activities like drama, art, dance, heritage, and music.

 We believe:

  • cultural and creative activities are fundamental to the positive growth and development of children and youth.
  • cultural and creative activities are critical to a healthy, vibrant community.
  • all children and youth should have the opportunity to participate in cultural and creative activities regardless of economic or social barriers.

Programs:

  • Music
  • Culture
  • Creative Industries: book binding, book publishing, game creation, sewing, fashion design, music recording, film-making
  • Dance: salsa, ballroom, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, fusion, pow wow dancing, traditional folk dancing, jigging , and belly dancing.
  • Art: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, stained glass, print-making, theatre, musical theatre, story-telling, opera, playwriting, video creation, jewellery making, pottery, weaving, quilting, beading, metalsmithing.
  • Heritage Activities: archaeology, genealogy, architecture, palaeontology, beading, traditional first nations arts, pow wow dancing, folk dancing, heritage and family language lessons, regalia making, ethnic clothes-making.

Referral Process

Any family with challenges paying for creative activities and classes is eligible to apply. Due to demand, we have mostly been able to help families with gross incomes less than $40,000, although we do consider other family circumstances. Our guidelines are:

• Creative Kids is open to Saskatchewan residents
• Citizens of Lloydminster (as a border community) are eligible
• Applicants can be 4 to 19 years old
• Newcomers to Saskatchewan may apply if they are Permanent Residents of Canada

Creative Kids may provide up to $750 per child per year.

Creative Kids

Information Creative Kids connects children and youth to unique, life-changing artistic and cultural experiences in their community. We provide financial support to Saskatchewan families so all kids have an opportunity to participate in creative activities like drama, art, dance, heritage, and music.  We believe: cultural

Cypress Health Region – Family Centre for Weight and Health

Information:

Obesity is a complex condition and is often the result of many factors, including lifestyle habits, genetics, sleep problems, and environments that do not promote optimal health. The Cypress Health Region is sponsoring a new clinic to help improve the health and well-being of children struggling with weight concerns. The goal of the Family Centre for Weight and Health is to help children feel happy about themselves, feel loved and accepted for who they are,  and to establish lifelong healthy eating and physical activity habits.

The Centre uses a team based approach to care that includes a pediatrician, registered dietitian, physical therapist, and a counsellor. Parental involvement is a prerequisite.

Children and youth may be referred by their family physician, pediatrician, nurse practitioner, or other health professional.

**Please note clinics are held in Swift Current on a monthly basis**

Referral Process

Children and youth may be referred by their family physician, pediatrician, nurse practitioner, or other health professional. Parents may also call (306)778-5118

Family Centre for Weight and Health Referral

Cypress Health Region – Family Centre for Weight and Health

Information: Obesity is a complex condition and is often the result of many factors, including lifestyle habits, genetics, sleep problems, and environments that do not promote optimal health. The Cypress Health Region is sponsoring a new clinic to help improve the health and well-being of

Cypress Health Region – Home Care

Information:

The Cypress Health Regions Home Care Services have a mission to provide a holistic care approach to clients and caregivers in the home environment in order to maintain optimal quality of life and independence. Its vision is to develop and sustain an integrated multidisciplinary home care service that attempts to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of all individuals and groups we serve and which is appropriate, timely, affordable, flexible, accountable, accessible and continually strives for excellence.

Programs:

  • Case Management Upon receiving a request for services, a Case Manager will complete an assessment to identify specific individual care needs. From the assessment, a personalized care plan will be developed and implemented to provide ongoing monitoring of care for each client.  A Case Manager can also provide applications for Program Beds, Day Programs, Respite Care and Long Term Care.
  • Personal Care Personal care is provided by trained Home Care Aides and includes bathing, grooming, as well as foot and nail care. It can also include assistance with dressing/undressing and medication management. ***There is a charge for this service
  • Nursing Nursing is available as part of the Cypress Health Region Home Care Program and is provided by Registered Nurses. Focusing on family-centred health care, nursing teaches self-care to clients and their families while some special treatments are offered if prescribed by the client’s physician. *** No charge to the client for services; however, a fee is charged for certain nursing supplies
  • Physical Therapy Following an initial assessment, physical therapy may be provided by a Physical Therapist and includes ongoing assessment of functioning. Preventative and maintenance therapy programs are taught to the client, as well as their family and care providers. Individual needs are assessed and rehabilitation equipment is ordered as required. *** No charge to the client
  • Meal Preparation If an individual is unable to get out of their home or prepare their own meals, meal preparation can be provided by trained Home Care Aides. It will only be approved if specific criteria is met. *** There is a charge for this service
  • Meals On Wheels The Cypress Health Region Meals on Wheels program provides nutritionally balanced meals delivered to clients’ homes. These meals are prepared at Cypress Health Region facilities and are delivered by community volunteers. *** There is a charge for this service
  • Wellness Program/Health Counselling The Wellness Program/Health Councelling assesses your health and wellness while also promoting and encouraging adults to take steps to determine and meet their own health needs. Staffed by Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, this service provides education opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles to help you cope with changes that come with aging and to learn to live with chronic conditions that are often a part of life. Advanced foot care is aslo available for a $5 charge.

Cypress Health Region – Home Care

Information: The Cypress Health Regions Home Care Services have a mission to provide a holistic care approach to clients and caregivers in the home environment in order to maintain optimal quality of life and independence. Its vision is to develop and sustain an integrated multidisciplinary

Cypress Health Region – Parent Mentoring Program

Information:

The Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan (PMPS) is a home-visiting based, outreach program that provides assistance and support to parents who are pregnant or parenting a newborn to five years of age. In this program, parents are matched with a volunteer mentor or a para-professional who will enhance the parents ability to effectively care for her/his children and self.

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from agencies or self referrals when the program coordinator is contacted at (306)778-5259.

Cypress Health Region – Parent Mentoring Program

Information: The Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan (PMPS) is a home-visiting based, outreach program that provides assistance and support to parents who are pregnant or parenting a newborn to five years of age. In this program, parents are matched with a volunteer mentor or a

Cypress Health Region – Public Health Nursing

Information

The Public Health Nursing program focuses on health promotion and injury and disease prevention. Public Health Nursing is offered in the following communities:

  • Swift Current
  • Leader
  • Maple Creek
  • Shaunavon

Programs:

  • Immunizations
  • Communicable Disease Prevention and Management
  • Prenatal Classes
  • Postnatal Follow up
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • School Health Clinics
  • Child Health Clinics
    • Offered in: Burstall, Cabri, Climax, Eastend, Fox Valley, Gull Lake, Herbert, Leader, Maple Creek, Ponteix, Shaunavon, Swift Current, Val Marie, and Vanguard.
  • Travel Health Information and Immunizations

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from:Individuals, Families, Schools, Social Agencies, Hospitals, Health Professionals

Call (306)778-5280 or 1-866-786-2510

Cypress Health Region – Public Health Nursing

Information The Public Health Nursing program focuses on health promotion and injury and disease prevention. Public Health Nursing is offered in the following communities: Swift Current Leader Maple Creek Shaunavon Programs: Immunizations Communicable Disease Prevention and Management Prenatal Classes Postnatal Follow up Breastfeeding Support School

Cypress Health Region – Therapies

Information:

Therapy services are offered throughout the Cypress Health Region. The base of the department resides in the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current.

Programs:

  • Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy focuses on those having problems with doing activities that are important to them.
  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy focuses on a wide range of health problems such as muscles, bones and joints, and the circulatory, respiratory, and nervous systems.
  • Recreation Therapy: Recreation therapy focuses on restoring leisure independence and the overall well-being of clients.
  • Speech Language Pathology: Speech language pathology focuses on clients who need help with communication or swallowing.

Referral Process

The region’s therapy staff travel to many communities to provide services in the home locale of clients. For complete information on services available in your community please call us!

Therapy Patient Referral

Pediatric Health and Development Team – Referral Form

Cypress Health Region – Therapies

Information: Therapy services are offered throughout the Cypress Health Region. The base of the department resides in the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current. Programs: Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy focuses on those having problems with doing activities that are important to them. Physical Therapy: Physical

Families in the Park – City of Swift Current

Information:

Our summer program runs in July and August at Kin Park. In partnership with the Family Resource Centre, Swift Current Library, ECIP, Salvation Army and SW Literacy Committee we aim to create an atmosphere through our park program that encourages families to stay active while spending quality time together. Through the contribution and involvement of your agency within the program, families within the community are made aware of the wonderful resources our park program has to offer. Last summer we had six theme weeks such as Movin’ and Groovin, Art Attack, Under the Creek, Out and About, ect.

Referral Process

Drop-In program.

Families in the Park – City of Swift Current

Information: Our summer program runs in July and August at Kin Park. In partnership with the Family Resource Centre, Swift Current Library, ECIP, Salvation Army and SW Literacy Committee we aim to create an atmosphere through our park program that encourages families to stay active while spending

FUNZONE – Trailview Alliance Church

Information:

A drop-in play and fellowship time for preschoolers and parents every Wednesday morning.

Referral Process

Drop-in

FUNZONE – Trailview Alliance Church

Information: A drop-in play and fellowship time for preschoolers and parents every Wednesday morning.

Jumpstart

Information:

The vision of Jumpstart is simple: Canada, where all kids have a chance to fulfil their dreams.

Jumpstart is a national charity with a commitment to local communities. Organized sports connect kids to their communities. Canadian Tire Corporation recognized this and makes sure that money raised stays where it is donated. Canadian Tire Corporation is Jumpstart’s biggest supporter as it funds all the general administrative expenses of Jumpstart, which means 100% of customer donations go directly to help kids in need.

Money raised within each Chapter stays within the community and goes directly to help kids participate in sport, dance or other organized physical activities. Jumpstart funding helps families that need a financial hand with registration, equipment and/or transportation costs.

Jumpstart also helps community groups provide high-quality programs for local youth. From developing swimming programs to distributing activity kits filled with equipment, not only are the kids given the chance to participate, but local sport and school programs also benefit from Jumpstart’s help.

Sign them up. Suit them up. And get them in the game.

 

Jumpstart

Information: The vision of Jumpstart is simple: Canada, where all kids have a chance to fulfil their dreams. Jumpstart is a national charity with a commitment to local communities. Organized sports connect kids to their communities. Canadian Tire Corporation recognized this and makes sure that

Kids Help Phone

Information:

Our mission is to improve the well-being of children and youth in Canada by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information in English and French, through technologically-based communications media. Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader known for our expertise and continuous innovation as Canada’s only 24/7 counselling and information service for young people.

Kids Help Phone

Information: Our mission is to improve the well-being of children and youth in Canada by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information in English and French, through technologically-based communications media. Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader known for our expertise

Kids In Safe Seats (KISS)

Information:

K.I.S.S. provides safe, subsidized car seats for families in need with funding from Family Resource Centre, S.G.I., Swift Current Kinettes, Swift Current Firefighters and Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.  This program covers all car seats from baby seats to booster seats.  An application will be completed, and an education component is provided by a certified car seat technician.

Referral Process

For more information, call 306-773-6160 or 306-778-5259.

Kids In Safe Seats (KISS)

Information: K.I.S.S. provides safe, subsidized car seats for families in need with funding from Family Resource Centre, S.G.I., Swift Current Kinettes, Swift Current Firefighters and Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.  This program covers all car seats from baby seats to booster seats.  An application will be completed,

KidSport

Information:

KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process we provide grants so they can play a season of sport. Nationally, KidSport is comprised of a network of 11 provincial/territorial KidSport chapters and 178 community KidSport chapters. Since its creation in 1993, over 530,000 kids across the country have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport grants and sport introduction programming.

 

If you do not have a KidSport chapter in your community please apply to KidSport Saskatchewan.

Referral Process

Find application forms below:

Shaunavon: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/saskatchewan/shaunavon/apply-for-assistance/

Swift Current: http://www.sckidsport.ca/how_to_apply.html

All other Southwest communities: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/saskatchewan/apply-for-assistance/

KidSport

Information: KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process we provide grants so they can play a season of sport. Nationally, KidSport is comprised of a network

Little Warriors

Information:

Vision

Little Warriors is a national organization committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.

 

Mission

Little Warriors is committed to:

Provide awareness and information about child sexual abuse.

Provide child sexual abuse prevention strategies to adults through education.

Provide information about healing and support resources.

Provide a treatment facility to help children cope with the devastating effects of child sexual abuse.

 

Goals & Objectives

Awareness

Relay a fundamental prevention education message, to culturally sensitive communities, that fit the needs of the growing multi-cultural and Aboriginal communities across Canada.

Enhancement of community impact to provide prevention training and mental health treatment to high risk and vulnerable individuals within communities.

Give rise to community resource access. Provide Canadians with local and national child sexual abuse resource information.

Prevention

Spread the message of responsibility, action and hope by training specially selected volunteers to deliver the prevention workshop to adults across Canada.

Reduce the stigma on child sexual abuse, and facilitate an increased transfer of skills and knowledge, through the delivery of a research based Canadian child sexual abuse prevention program.

Create road blocks for sexual predators and encourage organizations to incorporate mandatory child sexual abuse prevention policies and procedures.

Treatment

Create warrior-like compassion. Commit to bring access to a treatment centre for all the children across Canada who have been sexually abused.

Provide a safe and secure treatment centre for children and youth who have been sexually abused.

Help to fill the mental health gap of time-delayed traditional child sexual abuse counselling methods and provide effective clinical focused treatment that will be the first of its kind in Canada.

Little Warriors

Information: Vision Little Warriors is a national organization committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.   Mission Little Warriors is committed to: Provide awareness and information about child sexual abuse. Provide child sexual abuse prevention strategies to adults through education. Provide

MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers

Information:

Being a mother of little ones is tough sometimes, so we want to encourage one another and be a help to one another.  MOPS is a place where moms connect with one another and where they have the opportunity to be refreshed in body, mind and soul.  At MOPS you will find vibrant conversation, laughter and moms that are glad to see new and familiar faces.

Referral Process

You are welcome to join anytime throughout the year! Childcare is provided. 

MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers

Information: Being a mother of little ones is tough sometimes, so we want to encourage one another and be a help to one another.  MOPS is a place where moms connect with one another and where they have the opportunity to be refreshed in body,

Ombudsman Saskatchewan

Information:

Promotes and protects fairness in the design and delivery of government services. Takes complaints about provincial government ministries, agencies, Crown corporations and many health entities. Now also takes complaints about services provided by municipal entities.

Ombudsman Saskatchewan

Information: Promotes and protects fairness in the design and delivery of government services. Takes complaints about provincial government ministries, agencies, Crown corporations and many health entities. Now also takes complaints about services provided by municipal entities.

Parent Connections

Information:

The Parent Connections Parenting Group is a weekly group meeting for parents with children 1 years of age to 6 years of age.  This is an opportunity to meet new parents, share a meal, learn about parenting issues, child development and life skills, and have an opportunity to share your parenting successes and difficulties and other parenting questions while learning new parenting skills. This program is intended for those who want to participate in an on-going group and is not a drop-in group. For more information, call the Family Resource Centre at 306-773-6160.

Referral Process

For more information, call 306-773-6160.

Parent Connections

Information: The Parent Connections Parenting Group is a weekly group meeting for parents with children 1 years of age to 6 years of age.  This is an opportunity to meet new parents, share a meal, learn about parenting issues, child development and life skills, and

Safe Places- Youth Certified

Information:

Safe Places – Youth Certified is a community-wide initiative designed to support quality programming while reducing potential risks to children and youth.

If you’re reading this , chances are you’re considering becoming Youth Certified because you come into contact with or lead activities for young people. By becoming Youth Certified, you’re demonstrating to your community that you take your responsibility as a person in a position of trust with youth seriously. And more importantly, you’re demonstrating to the youth you work with and to their loved ones that you have the training and background that makes you worthy of their trust in you.

Your successful completion of education, training and background checks will allow you to become Youth Certified, a designation that validates the investment you and / or your organization have taken to protect the children and youth that you are responsible for.

It is our hope that all community persons and organizations that come into contact with youth will ensure that Youth Certification becomes standard practice.

Read on to learn how you can become Youth Certified…

Click here to view and print the entire Safe Places – Youth Certified Guide.

 

Safe Places- Youth Certified

Information: Safe Places – Youth Certified is a community-wide initiative designed to support quality programming while reducing potential risks to children and youth. If you’re reading this , chances are you’re considering becoming Youth Certified because you come into contact with or lead activities for young

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

Information:

The Advocate for Children and Youth is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. He leads a team of regional advocates, investigators, and administrative, research and communication professionals who work on behalf of the province’s young people.

Our vision is that the rights, interests and well-being of children and youth are respected and valued in our communities and in government legislation, policy programs and practice.

Our mandate is defined by The Advocate for Children and Youth Act. We do:

  • Advocacy on behalf of children and youth receiving services from a provincial ministry, direct or delegated agency or publicly funded health entity.
  • Investigations into any matter concerning or services provided to children and youth by a provincial ministry, direct or delegated agency or publicly funded health entity.
  • Public Education to raise awareness of the rights, interests and well-being of children and youth.
  • Research and Advise any minister responsible on any matter relating to the rights, interests and well-being of children and youth.

These functions are all interconnected and support the overarching goal of the Advocate for Children and Youth, which is to create systemic change for the benefit of the young people in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

Information: The Advocate for Children and Youth is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. He leads a team of regional advocates, investigators, and administrative, research and communication professionals who work on behalf of the province’s young people. Our vision is that the

Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL)

Information:

Seniors with physical disabilities or certain chronic health conditions may be eligible to receive supplies and equipment from the SAIL program. Examples include wheelchairs, walkers, home oxygen, prosthetics, and assistance with the cost of ostomy supplies.

Program Objectives

  • Provide people with physical disabilities and certain chronic health conditions a basic level of coverage for disability related equipment, devices, products, and supplies in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • Improve affordability of disability supports.
  • Ensure easy access to benefits by maintaining effective co-ordination with health professionals and provider agencies in the community and institutions.
  • Help facilitate discharge from hospital so people can return to their homes.
  • Ensure appropriate and reasonable use of SAIL benefits.

Referral Process

To be eligible for SAIL, you must:

  • Be a resident of Saskatchewan
  • Be referred for service by an authorized health care professional
  • Not receive benefits from other government agencies such as Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), Worker’s Compensation Board, Health Canada (Non-Insured Health Benefits Program), or Department of Veterans Affairs

Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL)

Information: Seniors with physical disabilities or certain chronic health conditions may be eligible to receive supplies and equipment from the SAIL program. Examples include wheelchairs, walkers, home oxygen, prosthetics, and assistance with the cost of ostomy supplies. Program Objectives Provide people with physical disabilities and

Southwest Mentorship Program

Information:

The Southwest Mentorship Program aims to provide access to mentors for services provided by a number of agencies within the southwest, and to close the gaps between support for services provision and actual services provided.

Program Information:

A variety of agencies have access to funding for mentorship, however the ability to secure mentors for the service delivery proves to be problematic.  The mentorship program strives to ensure that a list of available mentors is appropriately matched to the requests that are forwarded for services. The location, time, and date are dependent upon the needs of the individuals requiring services.

Referral Process

Referrals come to the mentorship program through all agencies involved.

Southwest Mentorship Program

Information: The Southwest Mentorship Program aims to provide access to mentors for services provided by a number of agencies within the southwest, and to close the gaps between support for services provision and actual services provided. Program Information: A variety of agencies have access to

Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter (SW YES)

Information:

Vision:  Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter Inc. provides a safe, secure living environment for youth to build resiliency and strong foundations to adulthood and independence, through skill building, connectivity with family and community, and positive health and life choices.

Mission:  To provide safe, secure shelter and support for youth who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless.

Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter (SW YES)

Information: Vision:  Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter Inc. provides a safe, secure living environment for youth to build resiliency and strong foundations to adulthood and independence, through skill building, connectivity with family and community, and positive health and life choices. Mission:  To provide safe, secure shelter and support

Swift Current and District Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP)

Information

The Swift Current and District Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP) is primarily an in home support program which runs Monday through Saturday (8:30 am until 6:00 pm). The focus of ECIP is to build children’s and families capacity and confidence by providing skills, knowledge, and resources through direct services and supports both in the home and in the community to assist in developing a child’s fullest potential.

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted if they are self initiated or from a third party. To begin the referral please contact (306)773-3600

Early Childhood Intervention Program Referral Form (PDF)

Swift Current and District Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP)

Information The Swift Current and District Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP) is primarily an in home support program which runs Monday through Saturday (8:30 am until 6:00 pm). The focus of ECIP is to build children’s and families capacity and confidence by providing skills, knowledge,

The Family Resource Centre Swift Current inc.

Information:

Working together to build strong families, we provide programs and services for families with children 0-6 years old.

Programs:

  • Parent Connections: Is a referral based parenting program for families with children 18 months to 6 years old. The program includes a group meal, parenting sessions with childcare and transportation provided.
    • Starting September and ending in June the program runs Monday’s : 5:30- 7:00 pm.
  • Let’s Play:  Is a supportive coordinator led parent/child playgroup with a bonding and learning focus.  While at Let’s Play there are healthy snacks provided.
    • This programs runs Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s from 10 am  until noon starting in September and ending in June.  This program is by drop-in and referral.
  • First Steps: First Steps is a referral based parenting group for prenatal families with children 0-18 months of age.  At this group there are meals, childcare, and transportation provided.
    • This Program runs Friday’s from 11 am until 1 pm at the Salvation Army (Swift Current) beginning in September.
  • Messy Fingers:Messy fingers is a 10 week program for children ages 3-5 years of age. This program is designed to assist with childhood development using circle time, creative arts, activity stations, weekly themes, movement stories, songs, and healthy snacks. This program is a referral based program that can be initiated by self or professionals.
    •  The program beings in September and offers a variety of times. Thursday morning from 10 am until noon and 1 pm until 3 pm.
    • *Please note this group has a cost of $25.00.
  • Positive Discipline: Is a 6 week parenting program that will be offered in the fall of 2015.
    • Pre-registration is required! Childcare will be provided for those in attendance.
    • *This program is referral based and does have a $25.00 required deposit.
  • Teen Parent Program:The teen parent program runs from September to June. The program provides teen parents childcare opportunities when they are attending school. While in school the children will attend Milestones Early Learning Centre.
    • *This is a referral based program.
  • KISS: KISS stands for Kids in Safe Seats. This is a subsidized car seat program which helps families qualify for a safe car seat.
    • There is a referral process and a $20.00 deposit required. Please call or fill out the form if you are interested.
  • EAL Summer Preschool:This preschool offers newcomer children ages 3-5 years a 7 week program. This program offers morning and afternoon groups, transportation, a healthy snack, and play based programs to help strengthen English language and social skills.
    • *To participate, families need to register and pay a $25.00 deposit.

Referral Process

Services can be initiated by phone or via referral form. Referrals will be accepted if they are self- referred, or referred by professionals. Please contact (306)773-6160 to initiate or referral or send the attached form to the Family Resource Centre. 

FRC referral form

The Family Resource Centre Swift Current inc.

Information: Working together to build strong families, we provide programs and services for families with children 0-6 years old. Programs: Parent Connections: Is a referral based parenting program for families with children 18 months to 6 years old. The program includes a group meal, parenting sessions

United Way Active Play

Information:

This program is offered a the six schools which run grades K-8 in the city of Swift Current for six weeks at each school, and twice a week for students grades 1-6. The goal of this program is to provide a safe, supervised program for children to be physically active and have fun while learning about healthy choices such as exercise, nutrition and wellness. The information is sent home at each school for the parents and caregivers to register their children.

Referral Process

Parents and guardians register their own children- please note the first 40 registered are guaranteed a spot in the program. If the school administration or staff recommend that a specific student would greatly benefit from this program, we make sure to get them into the program.

United Way Active Play

Information: This program is offered a the six schools which run grades K-8 in the city of Swift Current for six weeks at each school, and twice a week for students grades 1-6. The goal of this program is to provide a safe, supervised program

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