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


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

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.

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



Head Office:

Brighter Futures Coalition of St. John’s and District
Suite 200, Nuport Building
44 Torbay Road
St. John's, NL A1A 2G4
Telephone : 709-739-8096
Fax : 709-739-8097
General Inquiries :
Executive Director: Roxanne Pottle


Healthy Baby Clubs Locations:

Bell Island Brighter Futures Family Resource Centre
283 Quigley’s Line
P.O. Box 1214
Bell Island, NL AOA 4HO
Phone: 488-2699 Fax: 488-2699
Resource Mothers: Cynthia Crane, Chris Whelan
Public Health Nurse:


New Pennywell Road Family Resource Centre
64 New Pennywell Road
St. John’s, NL A1B 3Z7
HBC Coordinator: Karen Pynn
Resource Mother: Rose Dobbin
Public Health Nurse: Amy Murphy


Buckmaster’s Circle Community Centre
129 Buckmaster’s Circle
St. John’s, NL A1C 6L2
Phone: 579-0718 Fax: 579-0342
HBC Coordinator: Karen Pynn
Resource Mother: Jane Bannister
Public Health Nurse: Ginger Barnes


MacMorran Community Centre
10 Brother McSheffery Lane
P.O. Box 21046
St. John’s, NL A1B 5B2
Phone: 722-1168 Fax: 722-1885
HBC Coordinator: Annette Saunders
Resource Mother: 
Public Health Nurse: Dora Williams


Rabbittown Community Centre
26 Graves Street
St. John’s, NL A1B 3C5
Phone: 730-8482 Fax: 739-8472
HBC Coordinator: Karen Pynn
Resource Mother: Rose Dobbin
Public Health Nurse: Alison Wheadon


Chalker Place Community Centre
47 Chalker Place
St. John’s, NL A1A 2E2
Phone: 739-8096
HBC Coordinator: Annette Saunders
Resource Mother: Sara Ward
Public Health Nurse: Elizabeth Dowton


Virginia Park Community Centre
51 Harding Road
P.O. Box 21011
St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2
Phone: 579-4534 Fax: 579-4534
HBC Coordinator: Annette Saunders
Resource Mothers: Sara Ward & Rose Dobbin
Public Health Nurse: Joan Vietch


Parkside Community Centre
126 Barachois Street
St. John’s, NL A1E 4K7
Phone: 745-1775
HBC Coordinator: Veronica Bennett
Resource Mother: Amanda 
Public Health Nurse: Lesley Ranson


The church Of The Ascension
58 Smallwood Drive
Mt. Pearl, NL A1N 1A8
Phone: 745-8500 Fax: 745-8541
HBC Coordinator: Karen Pynn
Resource Mothers: Rose Dobbin
Public Health Nurse: Cynthia Caddigan


Family Resource Programs are offered in the following locations:

St. Teresa'sElementary School
100 Mundy Pond Road, St. John’s, NL
Monday & Wednesday 9:30-11:30

Family Resource Coordinator: Kristy Stevenson


Upper Three Corner Pond Torbay
715 Bauline Line Torbay, NL
Tuesday 9:30-11:00
Family Resource Coordinator: Alisa Cutler


St. John Bosco Elementary School
P.O. Box 150, Shea Heights, NL
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-11:30
Family Resource Coordinator: Kristy Stevenson


St. Thomas Line Community Centre
St. Thomas Line and Neary Road
Tuesday & Friday 9:30-11:30
Family Resourse Coordinator: Veronica Bennett


Gloria Pearson Community Centre/Mt. Pearl Family Resource Centre
25 Holden Street, Mt. Pearl, NL
Monday & Wednesday 10:00-12:00
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-12:00
Family Resource Coordinator: Angela Duke


East Point Elementary School
14 Middleton Street, St. John's, NL
Monday & Thursday 9:30-11:30
Family Resource Coordinator: Alisa Humber-Cutler


Paradise Youth Rotary Centre
1 Sarah Davis Way, Paradise, NL
Physical play program -Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-2:00
Family Resource Coordinator: Veronica Bennett