Immigrant Fathers

Welcome to Alberta: Information for Newcomers

This guide for newcomers from ALIS contains information about adapting to life in Alberta.

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Opportunity Alberta

Opportunity Alberta is the Alberta government’s website for newcomers and is an information hub about living and working in the province.

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Family Resource Facilitation Program: Community Resources

The FRFP website contains helpful information about services based in Calgary.

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Caring for Kids New to Canada

Caring for Kids New to Canada helps health professionals provide quality care to immigrant and refugee children, youth and families.

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BEST START: Growing Up in a New Land

A PDF for supporting immigrant and refugee families.

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AMSSA

AMSSA is a BC based association that supports those serving newcomers. This page is a listing of resources for Newcomer Families (National).

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CMAS: Resources for Parents

CMAS is Canada’s leading organization that focuses on caring for immigrant and refugee children. Their parenting page contains useful info for parents, and they also have plenty of helpful information for Canadian service providers.

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Child Welfare Info Gateway

The Child Welfare Information Gateway is not Canada specific, but has helpful resources and research for supporting newcomer families.

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GBTQ+ Fathers

LGBTQ Health

Re:searching for LGBTQ2S+ Health is a team of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, Two-Spirit, and queer (LGBTQ2S+) and ally researchers who focus on understanding how LGBTQ2S+ people experience physical and emotional (mental) health, and how they access health services.

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PFlag Canada

PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ+ children.

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LGBT Family Coalition

A variety of free resources in French and English for LGBT parents

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LGBTQ Parenting Network

The LGBTQ Parenting Network is a program of Sherbourne Health Centre
They support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer parenting through research, training, resources and community development.

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Resources for Parents and Families of LGBTQ Individuals

Compiled by Marian Mays, Programming Librarian at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library

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Young Dads

Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit: Resources from the Field

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse has information and research on working with young fathers.

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Terra Centre (Edmonton)

Terra Centre supports young dads and their families.

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Fathers Moving Forward Program (Calgary)

Terra Centre supports young dads and their families.

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Families Count

Document produced through the Vanier Institute that documents the dramatic changes in family life that have taken place in the course of just two or three generations.

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Expecting Fathers

New Baby Dad’s Manual

Alberta Father Involvement Initiative has developed a resource for new dads about how to care for a baby and support their partner.

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Becoming a Father

This article from KidsHealth.org goes over many of the common questions and concerns about becoming a dad.

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Incarcerated Fathers

The John Howard Society of Alberta

The John Howard Society research library contains many publications for people involved in the justice system. They also provide youth and adult services.

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Incarcerated Fathers: A Descriptive Analysis

A study by Corrections Canada on incarcerated fathers and their families from 2008.

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Daddy’s In Jail: Article

An article from the Halifax Examiner which discusses the experiences of incarcerated fathers and their families.

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In the Best Interests of the Child

A 2014 publication from the University of Fraser Valley on supporting children of incarcerated parents.

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All Dads

Super Dads Super Kids

Super Dads Super Kids is a resource for dads and service providers. Their site contains information for fathers and a facilitator section which includes resources for service providers and a curriculum.

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Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative has produced several resources to help parents learn about childhood brain development and stress. AFWI also leads Supporting Father Involvement in Alberta.

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UNICEF: Early MomentS

UNICEF has created rich resource library of information and tips for dads, focusing on early childhood development. Their page contains videos and resources about fathering and brain development.

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National Responsible Fatherhood ClearingHouse

This US based site contains tons of resources for fathers including tips, activity ideas, and an active blog with helpful information.

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Great Dads

American based – Is a source of experience, recommendations, inspiration and advice for dads-delivered by fellow fathers. It currently offers the only pregnancy countdown newsletter written by dads and for dads.

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Father Networks around Canada

Ontario Network is a connection for people and service providers.

BC Council for Families offers services for dads.

Prospere is a Quebec based group of researchers and practitioners who have promoted father involvement since 1994.

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BC COUNCIL FOR FAMILIES WEBSITE

PROSPERE WEBSITE


DadsCan

Pre and postnatal education programs aimed for fathers – founded by Dr. Neil Campbell – London Ont

DAD'S CAN WEBSITE


All Dads Matter

Document authored by David Long from Kings University in Edmonton, AB.

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Indigenous Fathers

Indigenous Fatherhood: ECDIP Research

This page from the Early Childhood Development Intercultural Partnerships contains extensive research on Indigenous fatherhood in Canada.

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WARRIOR-CAREGIVERS: Resource Guide

A resource guide published by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation about understanding the challenges and healing of First Nations men.

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Aboriginal Fathers Love their Children Too! Research Report

A research report by the Creating Hope Society to identify barriers that exist for Aboriginal fathers and father-figures when communicating with child and family services, a ministry of the Government of Alberta.

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Indigenous FatherS’ Journeys in Canada

Authored by Jessica Ball and Sarah Moselle, this 2015 article provides an overview of Indigenous fatherhood in Canada.

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National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health

The NCCAH resource library contains many publications about Indigenous Fatherhood and early child development in Canada.

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