MI'KMAQ FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER (MFRC)Mikmaq Family Resource Center has been in operation for over 26 years the vision of AWA of PEI was and is to support the off-reserve families here in our province for “Fostering the Strength, Pride and Respect of Aboriginal Children and Families”.
MFRC’s highlighted programs include:
• Special Play Groups & Outing
• Mi’kmaq Tea
• New Spirits Support Group
• Community Kitchen
• Parent Support
• Children’s Programming
• Wekatesk Aboriginal Head Start Program
Specific details on the MFRC’s programs include:
SPECIAL PLAY GROUPS & OUTING
Our Special Play Groups & Outings focus on Nature, Culture, Health and Nutrition. Snacks provided.
An Opportunity to practice, learn and enjoy the Mi’kmaq Language.
NEW SPIRITS SUPPORT GROUP
Offers and opportunity for pre and post-natal mothers to share their parenting experience with one another.
At the end of each month, Parents come and cook a meal to take home to their families. (Please register)
An Opportunity to share experiences and learn new parenting skills: Session in Aboriginal Parenting. Nobody’s Perfect and Handle with care are offered.
Various programs such as crafts, kids in the kitchen, paint days, swimming and holiday parties! Transportation is provided for all programming (Charlottetown Area.
WEKATESK ABORIGINAL HEAD START
This is a free half day program for off reserve Aboriginal children from 3-5 years of age. This program runs from September to June, Monday to Thursday mornings. The Program provides transportation (Charlottetown area) healthy Snacks, as well as safe and exciting learning and growth opportunities for out children. For more information on this program, visit them on Facebook >> www.facebook.com/WekateskAHS.
Some of the additional services offered at MFRC consist of:
• Laundry Facility
• Take what you need Clothing Basket
• Internet Access
• Resource Lending
• Home Visits
• Open Drop in and Play
• Welcome Baby Baskets
MFRC is Funded by Community Action Program for children Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program and Aboriginal Head start Through the Public Health Agency of Canada.