Parenting Classes & Programs
Colours of Parenting
This informal drop-in group for parents to bring their questions, concerns, and successes is offered through the Four Directions Community Health Centre. It is based on the idea that successful parenting can come in a variety of “colours” and styles. For more information, call (306) 766-7540.
Community Parent Education Program (C.O.P.E.)
Need help coping with your children? C.O.P.E. (Community Parent Education Program) is an effective research-based parenting program that helps parents to develop a more positive approach to parenting and reduces problem behaviour in children. All C.O.P.E. programs are FREE of charge! Refreshments will be provided. Supervised activity groups for children ages 3-5, and social skills development/activity groups for children ages 6-12, will be provided at NO CHARGE while parents attend the parenting program. C.O.P.E programs are facilitated by qualified professionals trained by C.O.P.E.
C.O.P.E. programs are FREE of charge at various locations throughout Regina. Anyone interested is welcome to contact The Randall Kinship Centre at (306) 766-6780 for more information or to register for the program.
Healthy Parenting Home Study Program (Available online)
Parenting is a learned skill. Parents need resources that support positive parenting skills. Healthy Parenting Home Study Program is designed for parents who prefer to learn on their own. The correspondence style course is useful for parents who live in locations where group parenting programs are not offered.
Healthy Parenting Home Study Program is a program for expectant parents, caregivers, and parents of children from infancy to age five. The program is a self-led study that enables parents to expand their knowledge on parenting in the comfort of their own home. Growth and development, physical and emotional needs, and positive discipline strategies are some of the topics that are discussed in this home study program. The Healthy Parenting Home Study Program, developed by Saskatchewan Health, was first piloted in January 1996 and revised in 1998. In June 2002, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute was given copyright of the program. The program is FREE of charge to all those who would like to participate.
KidsFirst is a FREE voluntary program that helps vulnerable families become the best parents they can be and have the healthiest children possible.
KidsFirst families receive:
- Support from a home visitor who provides assistance regarding child development, parenting and connecting to the community;
- Help to access services such as childcare and parent support groups;
- Early learning opportunities for children; and
- Help regarding literacy, nutrition, transportation and specialized counseling services.
If you are expecting a baby, or have a young child, please call (306) 766-6790 or email email@example.com.
Nobody’s Perfect is a FREE preventive educational and support program for parents of children from birth to age five. It supports parents to enhance their knowledge, skills and self-confidence that are vital to healthy and effective parenting. It also encourages the development of a strong and supportive social network among participants.
Developed by Health Canada, Nobody's Perfect meets the needs of young, single, low-income, socially or geographically isolated parents or parents with limited formal education. Nobody's Perfect is a primary prevention program and is not intended for families where parenting relationships are in crisis. In 1990 the Saskatchewan Institute on Prevention of Handicaps became the coordinating agency in Saskatchewan.
Nobody's Perfect parenting programs are led by a public health nurse and other trained professional at locations throughout Regina. Please call (306) 766-7424 to register or for more information about dates and locations.
Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan
The Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan is a FREE home-visiting based, outreach program that provides assistance and support to parents who are pregnant or parenting newborn to 5 year olds. 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. This program links new parents and experienced parents to provide support, role-modeling and friendship.
Call (306) 766-6795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to learn about volunteering as a parent mentor.
Parents as Teachers (PAT)
The Early Learning Centre's Parents as Teachers program supports parents in their role as their child's first and most important teacher. It is available to families expecting a child and with children up to the age of three.
Families receive a monthly visit from a qualified Parent Educator. During these visits parents learn about their child's development and are introduced to play activities to encourage this development. For more information, call the Early Learning Centre at (306) 757-3744.
Reclaiming our Lives: Creating our Tipis Parenting Class
Four Directions Community Health Centre offers this FREE weekly drop-in parenting class. The program was created by public health nurses and is based on the 15 traditional values represented by the 15 poles of the tipi. No registration is required and all parents are welcome to attend. For more information, call (306) 766-7540.
Young Parent Support Program
Catholic Family Services has had a support program for young parents (21 & under) since 1984. The Young Parent support program provides services and mentoring to teenage and young mothers and their children. For more information, please call Catholic Family Services at (306) 525-0521.
Young Parent Program
Rainbow Youth Centre's Young Parent Program (YPP) is a FREE 14-week parenting group for parents up to 25 years of age that provides a wide range of services and supports to young parents. A comprehensive 14 week parenting group is offered twice a year, as well as summer and winter workshops. Topics may include childhood development, budgeting, first aid, nutrition, play & learning, parent effectiveness training, and self-esteem for the family.
In addition, a Playschool Program is offered in partnership with KidsFirst. This group gives young children an opportunity to develop social skills as they interact and learn with other children. Childcare, transportation, and snacks are provided for all Young Parent Programs. Certificates for attendance are offered upon completion of the program. Also, all programs are voluntary. For more information, registration, or referrals call the Young Parent Program at (306) 757-9743.
YWCA Village Networks for Single Mothers
YWCA Regina Village Networks believe that it takes a village to raise a child. This means building support through social networks and neighborhoods to reduce feelings of loneliness and stress, provide educational and program resources, and develop community-level leadership by single mothers.
The YWCA Village Networks program offers a range of events, workshops, and activities meant to be supportive, empowering, informative and fun for single mothers and and their children. If you are a single mother and would like more information about the Village Networks, call 525-2141 (ext. 105 or 132).