Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)
Promising Babies Program
CPNP is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. CPNP is a community based group which increases access to health and social supports for prenatal and postpartum women facing challenging circumstances.
The goal is to improve maternal and infant nutritional health. This occurs by providing a greater depth of service to women earlier in pregnancy and for a longer duration postpartum. There is a focus on high risk situations, such as: isolation, family violence, alcohol and drug use, financial stress, low birth weight, food insecurity, teen pregnancy, and complex medical conditions.
North Island Community Services Society, in partnership with Island Health, provides the Promising Babies Program. This program offers support during pregnancy and for one year following delivery.
There are free weekly drop in groups offered in Port McNeill and Port Hardy. There are casual opportunities to meet with other parents and to discuss pre and post-natal topics of interest or concern. Promising Babies offers home visits, one-on-one support and group activities.
This service includes education, information, support, and connections for women who experience prenatal and postpartum challenges.
Port Hardy on Monday’s from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Located at Building Blocks
Provide a hot lunch, grocery bag. Available at no cost prenatal vitamins and vitamin D drops.
Port McNeill on Tuesday’s from 10:00 am – 12:00
Located at Huckleberry House Children's Centre
A healthy snack is provided. Available at no cost prenatal vitamins and vitamin D drops.