In-Person Programming Ideas
Community Kitchens

Community Kitchen Programs offer a space where families in the community can learn valuable skills and celebrate food. The program is designed to help families prepare nutritious, affordable and healthy meals.

How Community Kitchen works?

  • Invite participants to come together to plan a menu for a few sessions or you can plan the menu.
  • Accommodate families by choosing a time that works with their schedule for optimum participation.
  • Post flyers advertising the event on social media or at local gathering places.
  • Meals cooked in a quantity so everyone has an appropriate portion to take home.
  • Participants bring their own containers or baking pans to bring food home in or supplied by you.
  • When possible two sessions can run simultaneously – one for adults and another for children.

Benefits

  • Provides an opportunity to develop new friendships and build community networks.
  • Educators care for children in a nurturing environment while parents/guardians cook.
  • Participants cook together and learn new budget friendly recipes.

In addition

  • Invite a community nutritionist to share information on specific topics i.e. diabetic, allergies, reading food labels, etc.
  • Publish a cookbook of all recipes made! Include photos taken during cooking sessions.

You are invited to share recipes from your cooking sessions.

Baby Wellness

New parents/guardians invited to attend weekly or monthly sessions where a community health nurse is available to weigh babies, or discuss topics of interest such as infant feeding or sleeping patterns, etc.  Educators provide a song and story session with infants and parents/guardians.

Sewing Circles

Sewing can be therapeutic for individuals. It is also a great social activity, which supports emotional well being. Families can support one another through various topics of discussion. Participants gather to sew traditional wear for adults and children i.e. ribbon shirts, ribbon skirts, or one big project together such as quilts.

  • Choose your project.
  • Purchase supplies needed for number of participants.
  • Advertise your event – day, time and number of sessions required to complete the projects
  • Participants can bring their own machines or program may have machines on site.
  • Experienced sewers can mentor beginners.
  • Have fun!

To view photos of a sewing circle visit:  Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society – Sewing Circle

We invite you to share photos of your creations including patterns.

Language Tables or Circles

First Nation communities are committed to preserve their language.  Child and family programs offer sessions for families to come together to participate in games, singing and other activities that immerse the language. Outdoor sessions are popular.

We invite you to share activities your program has offered for language immersion.

Physical Activities

Programs are offering families outdoor physical activity sessions such as walking with nature or indoor physical activity sessions at the community gym.

We invite you to share your ideas for physical activities.