Links to Multilingual Resources for Parents

Most of these resources are downloadable; some are available for sale. Topics include parenting, education, and health and nutrition.


Parenting and Child Development

Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada)

Multilingual parent resource sheets on 10 topics
16 languages: Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.
www.frp.ca/WH_Multilingual

Multilingual Why Play? brochures
13 languages: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), English, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Vietnamese.
www.frp.ca/WHwp

Burnaby Public Library
Embracing Diversity: Sharing Our Songs and Rhymes
Video performances of children’s songs and rhymes, and other resources to inspire sharing across cultures.
15 languages (including English and French).
bpl.bc.ca/kids/embracing-diversity

First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa
Preschool speech and language resources.
6 languages (including English and French).
firstwords.ca/parents/resources/downloads/

National Literacy Trust    U.K.
Tip sheets about helping children develop good talking and listening skills.
14 languages (including English and French). www.literacytrust.org.uk/talk_to_your_baby/resources/418_quick_tips_available_bilingually_in_13_languages

Ontario Early Years Centres
A multilingual library of information on early childhood development and health for the first six years of a child's life.
23 languages (including English and French).
www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/earlychildhood/oeyc/library/index.aspx

Ontario - Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Preschool Speech and Language - Informational brochures.
16 languages (including English and French).
www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/earlychildhood/speechlanguage/index.aspx

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia
Multilingual brochures on 10 topics for parents.
10 languages (including English and French). Not all brochures are available in all languages. www.wstcoast.org/parents/multilingual.html


Education

People for Education
Information about education and schooling in Ontario, including tip sheets to understand how the school system works and how you can help your child succeed.
15 languages (including English and French).
www.peopleforeducation.ca/how-does-education-work/multi-lingual-information-for-parents/


Finance

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Housing for Newcomers: Information and videos.
8 languages (including English and French).
cmhc.ca/newcomers/

 

Health and Nutrition

Best Start: Ontario’s Maternal, Newborn & Early Child Development Resource Centre
Resources about the health of women and families before, during and after pregnancy, and into the early childhood years.
23 languages (including English and French). Not all resources are available in all languages.
www.beststart.org/resources/other_languages/index.html

BreastFeeding Inc.
Information sheets in several languages, and video clips with explanatory texts for breastfeeding support.
16 languages (including English and French)
www.breastfeedinginc.ca Click on the 'Online Info' tab, and then hover on 'Videos' or 'Information' to access information in the needed language.

Canadian Public Health Association
Taking Care of You and Your Baby
A guide for new mothers with babies from infancy to toddler age.
12 languages (including English and French).
you-and-your-baby.cpha.ca/documents.html

NEW  Caring for Kids New to Canada
This website, from the Canadian Paediatric Society, is intended for health professionals working with immigrant and refugee children and youth. It helps health care providers understand how culture affects health, and what they can do to provide more culturally sensitive care.
www.kidsnewtocanada.ca

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario
Multilingual resources about mental health.
17 languages (including English and French). www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/Pages/information_in_other_languages.aspx

Health Canada

Canada’s Food Guide: Translated Versions of the guide.
12 languages (including English and French).
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/order-commander/guide_trans-trad_e.html

My Food Guide: An interactive tool to personalize the information found in Canada's Food Guide.
13 languages (including English and French).
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/myguide-monguide/index_e.html

Health Link BC
Fact sheets on a range of public health and safety topics such as childhood and adult disease prevention, infant vision and dental care, immunizations, and environmental health hazards. Advice is also available for travellers, about vaccinations plus precautions to take while abroad, food safety and how to avoid food poisoning. Health Link BC is the gateway to access non-emergency health information and services in British Columbia.
6 languages (including English and French).
www.healthlinkbc.ca/servicesresources/healthlinkbcfiles/index.html

Health Information Translations: Health Education Resources for Diverse Populations     U.S.
Education resources in multiple languages for health care professionals and others to use in their communities. Search by health topic, language or keyword.
19 languages (including English, French and American Sign Language).
www.healthinfotranslations.org

Healthy Roads Media     U.S.
Health information in many languages and multiple formats. Click on a topic or a language to find health and patient education materials in a variety of formats (handouts, audio, web-video, iPod video).
19 languages (including English and French).
www.healthyroadsmedia.org/index.htm

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Multilingual and multicultural resources about high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
11 languages (including English and French).
www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3479037/

Montreal Children’s Hospital
Links to sites that provide health-related information in other languages than French or English. www.mchfamilylibrary.ca/page.asp?intNodeID=29948

NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, New South Wales     Australia
Information and services to help health professionals communicate with non English speaking communities.
64 languages (including English and French).
www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/publicationsandresources/publicationsresources.asp Browse under 'Resources by Topic', 'Resources by Language', 'Audio & Video Resources' and 'Signs and Symbols'.

Ontario - Ministry of Health and Long-Term care
Publications on health-related topics.
16 languages (including English and French). Not all resources are available in all languages.

Dental care
www.mhp.gov.on.ca/en/publications/dental.asp (booklets)
www.mhp.gov.on.ca/en/healthy-communities/dental/default.asp (posters and information cards)

Diabetes
health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/diabetes/fs/

Child Health and Reproductive Health
www.mhp.gov.on.ca/en/healthy-communities/public-health/public_health_programs/pub_early.asp

The Peel Postpartum Mood Disorder Program, Region of Peel, Ontario
Tip sheets about depression and anxiety after birth of a child.
14 languages (including English and French).
www.pmdinpeel.ca/Page.asp?IdPage=9638

Trillium Health Services, Mississauga, Ontario
Materials in video and text about caring for your baby and yourself.
4 languages (including English and French).
www.trilliumhealthcentre.org/babyandyou


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