Newcomer Parents and Children

Parents and children at dhf-2013Immigrant newcomer families usually arrive in good health, but with time their health tends to deteriorate due to the stresses involved in the settlement process, language and cultural barriers, financial problems, and in many cases, lack of social support from their families or their communities.The different sections of this website provide access to multilingual health resources for immigrant newcomer families with the main purpose of helping them maintain and or/ improve their health status and wellbeing.

The following are Multilingual Resources of relevance for Newcomer Parents and their Children presented in alphabetical order.

About Kids Health  offers translated resources about child health and family quality of life to make it more accessible to newcomers to Canada, and to families and health care providers around the world.  They are available in English, French, Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Portuguese, PunjabiSpanishUrduTamil and Sawahali.
Alberta Network for Safe and Healthy Children Translated Resources help parents and caregivers better understand infant crying and learn strategies on how to deal with stressful crying situations, The resources are available in Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Farsi, FrenchHindiKoreanPunjabiSpanishUrdu and Vietnamese

BCAA Road Safety Foundation  – Child Passenger Safety Program helps parents to ensure their child’s safety on the road. Fact sheets are available in EnglishChinese Simplified and Traditional, KoreanPunjabi and Spanish.

BC Children Hospital offers access to pamphlets in English, Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.

BC Ministry of Education Healthy Living for Families Booklets provide tips and guidelines on healthy eating and being active together as a family. The booklets that are for grades K-3, 4-7, 8-9 and 10-12 are available in English, French, ArabicChineseFarsiHindiJapaneseKorean, Punjabi, Russian, SpanishTagalog and Vietnamese.

Burnaby Public Library – Embracing Diversity Project: Songs and Rhymes videos are available in 15 languages: English, French, ArabicCantonese, Dari, FarsiFilipinoHindiKoreanMandarin, PunjabiRussian, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese

Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada) Welcome Here Project Parent Resources are available in fourteen languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Farsi (Persian), Hindi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese 

Canadian Public Health Agency Taking Care of You and Your Baby is available for download in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, FrenchKorean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu. 

Canadian Public Health Agency Taking Care of You and Your Baby is available for download in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, FrenchKorean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu. 

Dietitians of Canada – Is my Child Growing Well? Fact Sheet for parents is available in English, French, Chinese, Farsi, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.

HealthLink BC- Healthy Eating, Feeding your Baby provides sample meals for babies who are 6-12 months of age in English, Chinese, French, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.

HealthLink BC- Healthy Eating, Feeding your Baby provides sample meals for babies who are 6-12 months of age in English, Chinese, French, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.

HealthyFamilies BC- Every Sleep Counts! This safe sleep resource informs parents about how to provide a safe sleep environment and reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It is available in English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional,  Korean, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Heretohelp-Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet is available in English Arabic, Farsi, Japanese,  Korean, Punajbi, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Kelty Mental Health Centre – Healthy Living Toolkit for Families is available in English, French, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi and Simplified Chinese.  

Ontario Early Years Centres-The “Making a Difference: 0-6 Years” Brochure is available in Armenian, Bengali, Chinese  Farsi, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi,  Italian, Korean, Japanese, Macedonian, Maltese, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Ukrainian and Urdu

Public Health Agency of Canada – A Parent’s Guide to Immunization is available in English, French, Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian,  Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Traditional Chinese, Tamil and Urdu.

Richmond Children First Parent Publications – “Growing Together: A Guide to Help Your Child Grow and Learn (Birth to 5 Years) booklet provides practical information on hpe best support, encourage and help your child grow. It is available in English and Chinese. The Richmond Parent Map helps connect you to places where you can play with your child, meet other parents and get information and support. It is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Punjabi and Spanish.

ooklet provides you with practical information on how best to support, encourage and help your child grow.” “Growing Together: A Guide to Help Your Child Grow and Learn (Birth to 5 Years)” Sexuality Education Resource Centre  MB – “Our Families Can Talk About Anything” Project for Newcomer Parents” developed fact sheets for newcomer parents on a variety of topics on parenting and communication skills avilable in EnglishArabic, Sawahili and Tigrinya.

Trillium Health Partners- Multicultural Perinatal Fact Sheets are available in English, French, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

TVO Parents and Hippy Canada -‘How-to’ Videos in Your Language are a series of instructional videos for newcomer parents in English, French, Farsi, Mandarin, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu.

West Coast Childcare Centre Multilingual Brochures for parents on topics that include: children and play; choosing child care; helping children learn language; settlement and cultural adaptation. Available in Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Korean, Japanese, Punjabi, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Vietnamese.