FLIP is a play-based pilot program for refugee families who have just arrived in Canada and have children between 3 to 5 years of age. The 12-week program supports newcomer families while they quarantine in a hotel or other temporary
The program focuses on deepening parent-child bonds, supporting healthy early childhood development, and restoring a sense of parental agency. It engages parents and children with easy-to-follow activities to stimulate children’s creativity, reading habits, and encourage physical activity through quality playtime between parents and their children.
Each week, an animator delivers the supplies required for the activities and provides quick instructions to the family on how to engage with the materials. The Mothers Matter Centre (MMC) is piloting the FLIP program with two partner organizations, the Regina Open Doors Society and Saskatoon Open Doors Society.