About Us

What is the Parent Aide program?

 

The Parent Aide Program

is designed to help parents who, for whatever reason, are having trouble with the task of being a parent and need temporary guidance to help them through the difficult times.

The Parent Aide Program

is designed to help parents who, for whatever reason, are having trouble with the task of being a parent and need temporary guidance to help them through the difficult times.

How We Help

Our mission is to maintain the family unit and the well-being of children. It is also to enhance family wellness and to ease reunification between children in care and their families.
“All families have strengths to build on.”

The Family Support Program represents all the Family Support/Parent Aide programs in Saskatchewan. The Saskatoon Parent Aide Program is operated to fulfill the mission and outcomes set for all Saskatchewan Family Support Programs.

Here are the goals we hope to accomplish:

  • Ensure the safety of children

  • Maintain the family whenever safe and possible

  • To enhance family wellness

  • To empower families

  • To ease reunification between children in care and their families (where applicable)


“You took your time with us, gained our trust and showed us what life would be like when you meet your problems head on and conquer them. You gave so much of yourself and asked nothing in return but to try things that might help.

You never judged us or put us down you listened and then gave suggestions of what you had seen work and got results.”

– Two Parents

“You took your time with us, gained our trust and showed us what life would be like when you meet your problems head on and conquer them. You gave so much of yourself and asked nothing in return but to try things that might help.

You never judged us or put us down you listened and then gave suggestions of what you had seen work and got results.”

– Two Parents

Being a Parent is Not Always Easy…

It is no secret that being a parent can be difficult and demanding. But parenting can be especially tough and stressful when you:

  • Feel overwhelmed

  • Are isolated from family and friends

  • Experience a crisis

  • Face financial difficulties

  • Have no adult with whom to share your thoughts, feelings & concerns

How does a Parent Aide Help?

A Parent Aide provides in-home support through regularly scheduled visits that assist families with learning:

  • Parenting skills

  • Child development

  • Budgeting skills

  • Communication skills

  • Community resources

Are you in need of a Parent Aide?

Find out more on how you can be referred to the Parent Aide Program:

Referrals

Historical Archive

Here’s our historical breakdown, from our early beginnings to our eventual move to our current location.

  • 1974: Dr. Peter Matthews initiated the development of The Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to help protect children from exploitation and neglect.
  • 1976: The Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was registered under the Saskatchewan Societies Act and with Revenue Canada as a charitable organization.
  • 1979: The Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children established a committee of Family Aides. However, a proposed program and budget for a “Family Aide” program was turned down by Social Services in 1980 and 1981.
  • 1981: The Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children changed it’s name to The Saskatoon Society for the Protection of Children Inc. (SSPC). The Department of Social Services initiated an early childhood stimulation program and requested the SSPC to take over these responsibilities under a “Family Aide” program.
  • 1982: The SSPC took over the program for Social Services and began operating the “Parent Aide Program.”
  • 1985: The majority of larger centers in the province started developing Parent Aide Services.
  • 1987: Parent Aide programs in Saskatchewan formed together to create a provincial Family Support Program. As of 1987, there were 17 programs in Saskatchewan that provide Parent Aide/Family Support services.
  • 2005: The Parent Aide program added a rural component that extended Parent Aide services to the area surrounding Saskatoon.
  • 2005-2011: The Parent Aide Program continues to expand, develop and grow to meet the high demand for services to Saskatoon and surrounding area families.
  • 2012: The Parent Aide Program moves to a new office located at 502 Ave L S in Saskatoon. Up until this time, the Program had used an office space in the Sturdy Stone building. However, due to the growth and expansion of the program, more office space was needed!
  • 2013-Current: The Parent Aide Program continues to provide an invaluable service to Saskatoon and surrrounding area families. The program is now available to all families in the community who can benefit from the services of a Parent Aide!

Historical Archive

Here’s a historical breakdown, from our early beginnings to our eventual move to our current location.

  • 1974: Dr. Peter Matthews initiated the development of The Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to help protect children from exploitation and neglect.
  • 1976: The Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was registered under the Saskatchewan Societies Act and with Revenue Canada as a charitable organization.
  • 1979: The Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children established a committee of Family Aides. However, a proposed program and budget for a “Family Aide” program was turned down by Social Services in 1980 and 1981.
  • 1981: The Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children changed it’s name to The Saskatoon Society for the Protection of Children Inc. (SSPC). The Department of Social Services initiated an early childhood stimulation program and requested the SSPC to take over these responsibilities under a “Family Aide” program.
  • 1982: The SSPC took over the program for Social Services and began operating the “Parent Aide Program.”
  • 1985: The majority of larger centers in the province started developing Parent Aide Services.
  • 1987: Parent Aide programs in Saskatchewan formed together to create a provincial Family Support Program. As of 1987, there were 17 programs in Saskatchewan that provide Parent Aide/Family Support services.
  • 2005: The Parent Aide program added a rural component that extended Parent Aide services to the area surrounding Saskatoon.
  • 2005-2011: The Parent Aide Program continues to expand, develop and grow to meet the high demand for services to Saskatoon and surrounding area families.
  • 2012: The Parent Aide Program moves to a new office located at 502 Ave L S in Saskatoon. Up until this time, the Program had used an office space in the Sturdy Stone building. However, due to the growth and expansion of the program, more office space was needed!
  • 2013-Current: The Parent Aide Program continues to provide an invaluable service to Saskatoon and surrrounding area families. The program is now available to all families in the community who can benefit from the services of a Parent Aide!