Nobody's Perfect is a positive and empowering parent education program that informs parents about the "whens", "whats" and "whys" of the first five years of childhood.

It offers up-to-date information to parents on their children's health, safety, development and behaviour and helps them to develop effective parenting and coping skills.

Nobody's Perfect Program provides materials written in plain language and uses adult education techniques. It offers support to the parents who participate in it and to the facilitators and organizations who implement it. Nobody's Perfect Program was developed by the Regional Health Promotion Committee, a coalition of representatives from the Atlantic Region Health Promotion and Social Development Office of Health Canada and the departments of health of the four Atlantic provinces. The coalition worked together to create a health promotion program that would meet the needs of parents, in particular those who possess one or more of the following characteristics: young, single, culturally or geographically isolated, or who may have low incomes or limited formal education.

After consulting with parents, health professionals and provincial representatives to develop the content and format of Nobody's Perfect Program, the committee piloted the program in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. On the basis of input from these test sites, it was later fine-tuned and revised for a national audience.

Nobody's Perfect Program includes a training program and resource materials for those who conduct the sessions. All of the resource materials are available in English and French (Y'a personne de parfait).

The Nobody's Perfect Program is being delivered across Canada. Further implementation is continuing in partnership with provincial/territorial governments and voluntary organizations.

To obtain further information regarding the Nobody's Perfect Program or its implementation within your province, please contact your Provincial/Territorial Coordinators.

To Contact the Nobody's Perfect National Office:
Tel: (613) 237-7667 ext. 222 or (613) 230-8838
Fax: (613) 237-8515

The Provincial/Territorial Coordinators

British Columbia
Marianne Drew-Pennington
Provincial Coordinator, Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program
c/o BC Council for Families
#106- 2590 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC V6H 3H1
Tel: (604) 738-0568
Fax: (604) 732-4813

Dianne Henshaw
Provincial Coordinator, Nobody's Perfect Alberta
#41, 9912-106th Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5
Tel: (780) 423-2031
Fax: (780) 425-6244

Sue Haffey
Provincial Coordinator, Nobody's Perfect Saskatchewan
1319 Colony Street
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z1
Tel: (306) 655-2529
Fax: (306) 655-2511

Léanne Cadieux
Nobody's Perfect Provincial Coordinator
Centre Youville Centre
6-845 rue Dakota St.
Winnipeg, MB R2M 5M3
Tel: (204) 231-3208
Fax: (204) 231-3208

Claire Woolford
Coordinator, Nobody's Perfect Ontario
64B Merton St.
Toronto, ON M4S 1A1
Tel: (416) 977-1222, ext. 226
Fax: (416) 977-9655

Kim Crockatt
Executive Director - Nunavut Literacy Council
Box 1049
Cambridge Bay, NU X0E 0C0
Tel: (867) 983-2678
Fax: (867) 983-2417

Jacinthe Bonneau
Service à l'enfance, la jeunesse et la famille
Direction générale des services à la population
Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux,
4e étage, 1075, Chemin Ste-Foy
Québec, (Québec) G1S 2M1
Tel: (418) 266-6844
Fax: (418) 266-6807

Ann Manning
Director of Community Relations and Population Health
Health and Community Services, St. John's region
P.O. Box 13122
St. John's, NF A1B 4A4
Tel: (709) 738-4858
Fax: (709) 738-4833

Nova Scotia
Alicia Nolan
NS Dept. of Community Services
PO Box 696
5th Fl-Nelson Place
5675 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS B3J 2T7
Tel: (902) 424-3431
Fax: (902) 424-0708

Northwest Territories
Gillian Moir
Student Support Coordinator
Gv't of Northwest Territories
4501 50th Avenue, Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Tel: (867) 920-8973
Fax: (867) 873-0109

New Brunswick
Nicole Gervais
Provincial Consultant
Early Childhood and School-based Services
Family & Community Services
Carleton Place, PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Tel: (506) 457-7893
Fax: (506) 453-2082

Prince Edward Island
Kathleen Flanagan Rochon
Early Childhood & Family Consultant
Health & Community Services Agency
PO Box 2000,
4 Sydney Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Tel: (902) 368-6517
Fax: (902) 368-6136

Rebecca Fenton
Nobody's Perfect Coordinator
Yukon Family Services Association
4071 - 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1H3
Tel: (867) 667-2970
Fax: (867) 633-3557

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