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Mother Child Parenting Plus

The bond between a mother and child is very significant in the early years. Our Parenting Plus program is provided to women in custody at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women (ACCW).

Women are typically isolated culturally, socially, and/or geographically. We work to provide support and strategies for pregnant women and new mothers, while still ensuring the health, safety and security of the child.

What we focus on:

  • Linking women to key professional and non-professional groups.

  • Providing developmental assistance to children.

  • Providing parenting education and support.

  • Ensuring safe placement with nurturing caregivers.

  • Facilitating meaningful contact and release planning.

  • Enabling mothers to avoid re-involvement within the justice system.

Westcoast Family Centres

How do we support women at Allouette Correctional Centre?

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One-to-One Sessions

Our qualified Family Counsellor provides one-to-one support to incarcerated women.


Parenting Group

In a group setting, women discuss skills and strategies to better support their child.

Mother Baby Program

Women will learn how to care for their child as the primary caregiver while incarcerated.

Our WFC Worker is extremely respectful and very knowledgeable in what she does. I could see that during our time together she really wanted us to learn and understand the skills she was teaching because she knows that using these skills in our family daily life makes for a happier home.
— ACCW Participant