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SSN's Family Programs helps South Asian families to build healthy relationships and develop strong support mechanisms that facilitate their integration into the Canadian Society as they settle in Canada.

These programs focus on services for women, men, children and youth and are delivered in the client's mother tongue: Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Tamil.

SSN recognizes the unique cultures and diversity of families that need assistance. Raising a family is easier with community support and SSN connects families facing similar challenges.

Our parenting programs encourage healthy interaction between parents and children and are in line with the Ontario Government policies. SSN provides services and information to empower the parents to provide their children the best possible start in life.

At SSN, we recognize the different cultures and diversity of families and respond by providing appropriate programs and services.

These include:

• Fostering healthy parent-child relationships

• Strengthening children's communication, social and learning skills

• Enhancing children's adaptation and involvement in social activities

• Improve family relationships by providing family educational programs

• Promoting healthy lifestyles

• Providing education to prevent violence against women

• Promoting family education activities

• Self development and learning through play groups, reading circles and music groups

• School readiness through parent-smart and student-smart training, and preschool mentoring 

• Educational workshops such as cross cultural bridging, stress management, outside school tutoring, talks by role models, drug abuse, bullying, lifestyle diseases, active living and mental health. 

• Facilitating Information and Support Groups for Hindi, Tamil Urdu, Punjabi and English speaking South Asian Women in Markham and Vaughan. 

• Arranging summer recreational activities such as family picnics and nature walks 

• Immigrant Women's Life Skills development

• Violence against Women