The HIPPY (Home Instruction For Parents of Preschool Youngsters) program aims to empower newcomer mothers, strengthen parent-child relationships and prepare children ages 3-5 years old for school with the end goal of helping families integrate well into Canadian society. Mothers Matter Centre is the licensing organization for HIPPY across Canada.


  • Newcomer/Immigrant in Canada
  • At least 1 parent has a Permanent Resident (PR) status
  • Child is 3-5 years old (or kids turning 3 years old during the program year)

Parents agree to:

  • Commit to the 30-week home visiting program
  • Attend and participate in home visits and group meetings
  • Spend 15 to 20 minutes per day teaching their child to prepare them for school

Group Meetings

Monthly gathering for HIPPY families:

  • Community outing or field trips
  • Cultural celebration
  • Role play and fun activities
  • Workshops/Information Sessions
  • Socialization/Community Connections

Note: Childminding (within NAISS) and transportation are available.

How much will it cost? 

  • It's a free program!
  • FREE weekly activity packs
  • FREE storybooks
  • FREE materials and supplies


We'd love to hear your feedback!

Click on the link or use the QR code to send your feedback about the program. 

Send Feedback

If interested to join, give us a call at (204)476-2055 so we can connect you to our HIPPY coordinator.