DON’T let it stop you. …If you need help with snacks and transportation:

Bus tickets and program snacks are available upon request!


Playful Thursday

Explore -Play and Learn

(No pre-registration required)

Program description: A family oriented program offered by the children’s program coordinator. Both parents and children have opportunities to socialize with other families and to learn through play. This fun morning includes a story time, craft, creative play and snack time. Parents who can provide their own snack are welcome to do so.

Language: Bilingual (French and English)

When: Every Thursday

Time: 9:30-11:30

Where: 86, St Therese Street Dieppe

Musical morning:

 Letting children express themselves through

 music, songs, movement, and dance is so very important!  

 (No pre-registration required)

Program Description:  This one hour program is irresistibly engaging with music, songs and movement for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and parents. Children learn musical skills that have wonderful rewards such as increasing their self-esteem, improving their focus and healthy peer relationships. Our program also provides opportunities for parent and child to bond through music and dance.

 Language: English or French (alternating every week)

When:  Weekly

Time: 10:00-11:00 Am

Where: 86, St Therese Street Dieppe


(No pre-registration required)

Did you know when parents or a caring adult is engaged in physical activity with a child, a child is much more likely to participate. Families and caregivers play such an important role in helping children and their family take positive steps to becoming more physically active and well.

Program description:

This program is offered on a weekly basis at the Main Centre and in the outreach locations once a month.  This program helps children develop their coordination, motor skills, leadership, imagination and confidence through physical activity experiences. The main objective is to promote physical activities at an early age and offer parents easy and secure ways to encourage daily physical activities at home with their children.

Language: Bilingual

When: Every Friday morning

Time: 10:00-11:00 Am

Where: Dieppe Boys and Girls Club

76  Emmanuelle street, Dieppe

Baby and Me

(No pre-registration required)

Program description:

A drop-in program offered once a week, in a safe, stimulating, fun environment exclusively for parents and their babies 0-12 months. Join in for discussions, activities and information sharing. This is a great opportunity for families to meet and develop friendships and social support networks. Some of the activities could be planned and special guest speakers could be invited. Special presentations will be posted on the monthly activity calendar.

Language: Alternating between French and English each week

When: Every Monday

Time: 1:30-3:30Pm

Where: Main Centre Location, 86, St Therese, Street Dieppe.

Family Playtime

“New research indicates that free and unstructured play is critical to healthy child development”

(no pre-registration required)

Program description: A non-structured playtime for families.  Parents and children are welcome to use the playroom and have access to all the materials on site. This program offers parents a wonderful opportunity to engage fully with their children or simply socialize with other families while children are at play! Sometimes by just keeping an eye on your children without interfering in their play, gives them the freedom to play and explore at their own pace. The program is not structured; however, the family playroom is prepared to encourage and maximise the opportunities for the children to explore and try new things.

Language: Bilingual

When: Every Tuesday mornings

Time:  9:30-11:30 Am

When:  Every Wednesday

Time: 1:30-3:30Pm

Where: Main Centre Location, 86, St Therese Street, Dieppe

Book lending library:

(for parents and children)

(no pre-registration required)

Note: For book lending, you must be registered with the Family Resource Centre

Books for parents and children can be borrowed at the Main Centre location. Children will be delighted with our new books selection starting May 2017.  Parents will also find a great inventory of books on pre-and postnatal care, parenting, self-help, health & nutrition, relationships, child development, breast feeding and much more. Every participant will receive a free hand made book bag on their first visit!

Language: English and French

When: On-going during work hours

Time: 9:00 Am to 4:00Pm

Where: Main Centre Location ,86 St Thérèse street, Dieppe

Clothing Swap:

“Bring what you have, take what you love.”

(No pre-registration required)

Program description:

There is no limit to how many pieces you take home, and swapping can save you money and time! Bring a bag and leave with a bag. Please bring clean clothes (children or adult) that does not fit anymore and come find some gently used clothes. Everyone is welcome. You can come earlier if you like to help set up the containers and displays.  We will donate the leftovers to a good cause (or arrange for a donation pickup with charities).

Language: Bilingual

When: Monthly, on the 2nd Tuesday

Time: 9:30 Am to 11:30 Am

Where: Main Centre Location, 86 St Thérèse street, Dieppe

Mother Goose program:

‘Discover the power and pleasure of rhymes, songs, and stories’

 (Pre-registration is required)

Program description:  Come and join a group of parents with your child for a free 8 to 10 week program. You will cuddle, talk, sing and have fun with your child or your baby, while learning rhymes, songs and stories. This program is offered by two qualified facilitators, sometimes, in collaboration with Talk with Me Program.

Language: English and French

For location and time: Please check out our monthly schedule for date, time and location.

Where: Main Centre and Outreach locations

Special Activities and outings:

(Pre-registration is required)

Program description: The activities are organised by the staff and volunteers of the Family Resource Centre. These are great opportunities to get to meet everyone and get to know your community, different cultures, talents and food!

Here are a few special activities and outings:

Easter -Christmas-Valentine’s Day-Halloween-National Child Day celebrations

Apple picking -Maple Sugar -Bowling -Family picnic -Visit to the local Zoo

Language: English and French

For location and time: Please check out our monthly schedule for date, time and location.

Where: Main Centre and Outreach locations

Monthly car seat education session:

By registration only/maximum 12 participants

When: Monthly

Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

Location: to be announced on monthly calendar

“Car crashes are the leading cause of death and injury to children in Canada and CAN BE preventable!”
The best way to keep your child safe in the car is to get the accurate information and knowledge on how to use the right car seat in the right way. Our certified car seat technicians will offer monthly information sessions based on best practices in car seat safety. This session will be offered alternately from the Main Centre location to our outreach community playgroups.

Session topics:

1. Parents will learn how to install their car seat with confidence.
2. How to select and buy the right car seat
3. When to change your car seat.
4. Common car seat myths
5. Child car safety

Please give us a call to find out where the next session will be and to register: 384-7874

For more information on car seat safety visit:

Meet and Greet
(Pre-registration required)

Program description: It’s an hour event; interactive games, snacks and prizes, and a gift bag for each family. You will meet other parents while learning about all the free programs we offer under the CAPC program (Community Action program for families with children 0-6yrs) and the New Born New Life program (Canadian Prenatal nutrition program, priority to parents 24yrs and under with baby 0-12 months).

Language: French and English

When: 2nd or 3rd Monday of the month

Time:  9:30-10:30 (French)

10:30-11:30 (English)

Where: 86 Ste-Thérèse St. , Dieppe