North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society
A long name that provides support and benefits for Aboriginal Families in Quesnel and the Cariboo District.
Known as the organization with the long name, the North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society (NCAFPS) is also known for being available to offer support and benefits to the local Aboriginal community in Quesnel and District.
Their family services include community support from infants to elders. They are equipped and trained to meet each family's needs. This is accomplished by providing free programs for families and supported by numerous cultural programs.
Here are some of the programs the NCAFPS offers:
Children’s Programs: Children programs are designed to help to promote the healthy development of Aboriginal children in the community.
SUS Aboriginal Playschool: Fosters the healthy development of children ages 0-5. This program is free and healthy snacks are provided.
SUS Aboriginal Pre-School: Fosters healthy development of children ages 3-5.
Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) and Aboriginal Infant Development Programs (AIOP): Provides support and guides children and their families in their growth, development and securing needs. At the NCAFPS their knowledge, beliefs and expertise impacts families positively as they respectfully approach, interact, build trust and develop healthy relationships. These programs also demonstrate ways in which traditional knowledge and culture can be combined with research in order to build a child's resilience. The NCAFPS collaborates with the community to achieve a positive, common goal.
Here are some other innovative and supportive programs offered by the NCAFPS:
Kids in the Kitchen and Youth in the Kitchen: This program provides a foundation for healthy eating and is designed for ages 6-8, 9-12 and 13-16.
Quesnel Youth Centre: Drop-in program for youth ages 12-18.
Family Programs: Provides skills and support to increase family capacity to live healthy and independent lives.
Community Kitchen: A group of 2-5 adults on a budget wanting to cook healthy, nutritious meals to take home.
Parent Circles: An informal discussion and learning group where parents share, learn new skills, find support and increase knowledge.
Toddler Talk and Play: A group of parents, guardians, caregivers and children (ages 2-5 years). This program gives families the opportunity to talk about experiences, discuss development and network with other parents while their children engage in learning activities. It also provides “Ages and Stages” questionnaires to help in monitoring development.
Family Support Worker (FSW): Provides support, training and referrals for children and families to decrease the risk of family disruption.
Family Group Conferences (FGC): Empowers families to take part fully in decision making regarding their child's well-being.
Better at Home: Non-medical services to help seniors to stay comfortably in their own homes longer.
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North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society's vision is:
Aboriginal families and communities working together for their mutual benefit to become healthy in mind, body, heart and spirit, and to become successful in taking responsibility for their own well-being.
To promote the advancement and well-being of the children, youth and families of the Aboriginal communities in the region. To advocate for and provide programs and resources which contribute to community development and capacity building.
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