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Over $17,000 to Strengthen Family Resource Programming in Nain

Child, Youth and Family Services
February 6, 2014

Social Programs Support Children and Families

To support family resource programming in Nain, the Nunatsiavut Government will receive over $17,000 to assist with the development of a family resource centre. The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services, was joined by the Nunatsiavut Government’s Minister of Health and Social Development, Patricia Kemuksigak, to make the announcement today in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

“Our government remains fully committed to supporting the healthy development and well-being of children and their families. Today’s announcement of over $17,000 to develop family resource programming in Nain will help support the Nunatsiavut Government as it works towards determining the early learning and parenting needs of families in this community.”
– The Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services

The Nunatsiavut Government will use the funding to discuss with residents of Nain the development of programs for children and parents and to offer drop-in play groups. The Provincial Government invests $6.6 million annually in family resource programming throughout the province, which includes sites in Labrador such as Nain.

“The funds provided will assist Nunatsiavut Government to ensure a community development model of program delivery is being implemented and families have the opportunity to guide their own programs and services. While the family resource centre primarily provides programs and services to children and parents, Inuit value the collective and encourage the traditional knowledge and wisdom of elders to be incorporated in all programming. We hope to engage the whole community and develop programs and supports to meet the needs identified.”
– Patricia Kemuksigak, Minister of Health and Social Development, Nunatsiavut Government

The Government of Newfoundland Labrador is committed to supporting important social programs, strong communities and the health and well-being of children, families and seniors.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador invests $6.6 million annually in family resource programming throughout the province.
  • Family resource centres provide a variety of community-based activities and resources for children and families that emphasize early childhood development and parenting support.
  • Family resource programming reflects the needs of the families who are participating in the program and the communities in which the programs and family resource centres are located.
  • Types of family resource programming include family support, parent education, interactive parent and child programs, as well as Healthy Baby Clubs.

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Media contacts:

Michelle Hunt
Director of Communications
Department of Child, Youth and Family Services
709-729-5148, 725-1593
[email protected]

Bert Pomeroy
Director of Communications
Nunatsiavut Government
709-896-8582
[email protected]

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