BGC Hamilton-Halton operates a Lunch and Learn program which offers the opportunity for parents to learn new skills that can be transferred to the workforce and home meal preparation. Within the Lunch and Learn program, parent volunteers assist the cook/facilitator in menu planning, preparation, budgeting, kitchen hygiene and cooking classes. The new skills developed will assist in reducing barriers in their lives within the home and in the workforce. Our Home Management community partners also help assist participants by covering a wide range of other life skill topics by group facilitation and/or one on one support.

In addition, there is the Sanford Lunch and Learn Parent Education program which helps to address the needs of newcomers and isolated families in the areas of parent education, social skills and supports. The Lunch and Learn Parent Education program provides parents with the opportunity to increase their social development  skills with those in their direct community and receive parent education opportunities on a variety of topics. Families are welcomed in to participate in cooking a Family Style meal which they get to enjoy at the end of the program. This program includes their children's participation which helps foster children's sense of independence and life long learning skills. Families prepare and cook a nurtuius meal, share recipes and discuss healthy eating at many different angles.  This is a great opportunity for families to gain knowledge, confidence and tools for life. 

BGC Hamilton-Halton EarlyON Child and Family Centres-

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BGC Hamilton-Halton

45 Ellis Ave.
Hamilton, ON L8H 4L8

Telephone: 905-549-2814

Fax: 905-549-2313