Cross-Cultural Parenting Program

The program helps immigrant parents cope with parenting challenges in a new country and culture.


Program Details

  • Educational workshops for parents of children 0-6 years
  • Educational workshops for parents of teenagers
  • Individual parenting skills support
  • Customized educational sessions and support for fathers
  • Understanding expectations of Canadian society
  • Facilitator training sessions for service providers working with immigrant families


Eligible Clients

The program is available for all immigrant parents and grandparents, including Canadian citizens with language and cultural barriers.


Additional Program Information

  • Parenting course is offered over a period of 5 weeks (two hour sessions, twice a week)
  • Grandparents are welcome to join the program
  • Parents learn how to connect their cultural values with Canadian expectations
  • The program is available at various locations in Calgary
  • Program manuals available in the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, simplified Chinese, Spanish, Dinka, Korean and Vietnamese
  • Referrals to other CIWA programs help participants access additional support services


Free childcare and first language is available.


Translated Documents
Arabic | Chinese | Farsi | Hindi | Punjabi | Spanish | Vietnamese


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