The Young Children and Family Program

The Young Children and Family Program (YCFP) is designed to provide Aboriginal families healthy opportunities for the development of their children (0 – 6 years of age) through education, family home visiting, service coordination and referrals. It is a voluntary program open to any Aboriginal family who requests the service; the program ensures that families have access and support, inclusive of early intervention and prevention services. Culturally appropriate and holistic, the program begins during pregnancy and is carried through the critical years of early childhood education. It offers opportunities for healthy childhood development through participant based program activities. YCFP is funded through the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy.