As part of our action plan for 0-5 year olds, the Socio-economic Committee has been working for more than a year on actions aimed at improving the living conditions of at-risk families with young children. By offering our support, we hope parents can improve their ability to meet the basic needs of their children.
Committee stakeholders have developed a remobilization project for parents of young children who’ve been out of touch with the labour market or with training opportunities. The goal is to help them make greater strides with respect to training, orientation and employability, thereby improving their living conditions.
With this project, we want to offer parents an opportunity to get back into action by allowing them to break out of their isolation, enjoy a pleasant group experience, and receive support that’s both flexible and adapted to their needs. The partners feel it’s important to listen to the parents, which is why they chose a formula that’s flexible and progressive.
In practical tems, the “program” will take place over the course of 10 months, with three half days a week. An intervenor will always be part of the group in order to provide parents with ongoing and personalized support. A second resource person will coordinate the project and also regularly interact with the parents. The program is made up of four tracks (professional, educational, personal, and family), and includes discussions with the parents on various topics. The parents will choose the topics that interest them, and the appropriate professionals will be invited to take part if they so wish.
At the same time, it’s also important to eliminate any impediment to their participation in the program. Therefore, several options will be made available to parents, such as spaces in drop-in daycares, a $9 subsidy per half-day, reimbursement of travel expenses, and food service (snacks and breakfast) during the program..
If all goes well, the project, which is awaiting validation, will start in the fall of 2016!
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