Brighter Futures is a not for profit organization serving families aged 0-6 years

Testimonials

We loved Friday mornings Little Learners Virginia Park!  We always looked forward to Friday because we knew we would see our new friends! It introduced me to moms (and dads) of children the same age as my son and we were able to share experiences and learn about parenthood together. We had some wonderful guest speakers to help us understand about baby massage, eating habits, sleeping patterns and more. It was a comfortable environment where we could bond as adults and our children could also grow and learn together. Alisa made everyone feel so welcome and was so helpful and kind to all of us, she asked us what guest speakers we wanted and she was always there to lend a hand when a baby wouldn’t settle. We still sing the songs we learned at Little Learners, especially ‘Take me out of the Bathtub’, ‘Smooth Road’, ‘Sleep my little one’ lullaby and ‘The Rocketship song’. I have been very lucky to remain friends with many of the parents I met at the program and we still stay in contact two years later. I am about to have another baby in January and I am really looking forward to attending the group again! The snacks were awesome too!

Colleen Dobbin Little Learners -Virginia Park
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Healthy Baby Club has helped me to understand pregnancy a lot better. When I had questions or concerns the leaders were always so very helpful in answering my questions and alleviating concerns. I absolutely loved being a part of such a great group of expectant moms.

Jennifer New Pennywell- Healthy Baby Club Program.
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Brighter Futures is awesome! The coordinators are very helpful  and gives us lots of useful information. I would highly recommend it to any expectant moms. Thanks so much- you guys Rock! 

Kayla Healthy Baby Club- Mount Pearl
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History

From April 1994 to November 1995 our Coalition was funded for a developmental phase in which we identified the needs of our communities, outlined constitution/operating policies, became incorporated as a non-profit organization and developed a long-term plan of action to address the issues in each of our communities.

After the developmental phase, there was a short break in funding, after which further funding was given for a program delivery phase. The money came through in October 1995. The Federal government showed that children and low-income families were a priority in April 1996 when they funded the Coalition for a minimum of three years for a delivery of programs. Since this time we have continued to receive funding from both levels of government.

 

We now receive core funding from:

Public Health Agency of Canada:

Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) and Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)

 

Province of Newfoundland, Labrador:

Child Youth and Family Services (CYFS)