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Parenting and Literacy is a program to support the specific foundational learning needs of newcomer women with pre-school age children.  This program helps parents understand Canadian culture, rules and regulations, and their role in the education of their children in Canada, parents develop skills and confidence to engage in the community and contribute their voice to supporting their children in their social/emotional and skills-building growth.  These objectives are accomplished through group-based experiential family literacy opportunities (parents and children together), literacy classes for parents and caregivers (without their children present), as well as tailored supports from a social worker both one-to-one and group settings.  Referrals to other social and developmental programs and services are provided as warranted.