Nobody's Perfect at the South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society

South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society is a facilitator of the Nobody’s Perfect parenting program. Not everyone can afford expensive classes and training when it comes to parenting, and a lot of parents may be without support from family and friends. That is where South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society comes in. We help parents get the resources they need in order to utilize the Nobody’s Perfect parenting program.

What is the Nobody's Perfect parenting program?

The Nobody’s Perfect parenting program is designed for parents to promote positive parenting. Parents will gain a better understanding of their children’s health, safety, and behaviour, and will learn valuable skills. Through this program, parents will see an improvement in their self-esteem and coping skills, and in turn, help prevent cases of family violence.

Who is it for?

This program is a facilitated, community-based program for parents of children from birth to age five. Generally, the program is designed to assist parents who are young, single, socially or geographically isolated, or who lack adequate income and/or formal education. The program puts an emphasis on building a community of like-minded individuals when they may not have a support system in place.

What can a parent learn at a group?

Nobody’s Perfect brings together parents and children into a group setting to learn skills to assist them with parenting, or build on the skills they already have. Through the program, they will come into contact with community services and resources. In the group meetings, they can share questions and concerns about being a parent, learn about child development, and talk about their experiences. Overall, parents will work together with the support of a trained facilitator.

The facilitators of the program suit the needs of the participants, so all their training is accurate and personalized.

How does the program actually work?

The program is offered in a range of settings spread throughout every Canadian territory. Trained facilitators such as the South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society facilitate the program using a strengths-based approach. Parents will be involved in deciding what topics they want to learn in a friendly, non-judgmental environment. The program encourages discussion and techniques, and helps parents understand their situation in order to solve some of their own problems. The Nobody’s Perfect program encourages mutual support and relationship building within the community.

There are extensive studies showing what participants of the program experienced. Parents showed confidence in their parenting skills, increased problem-solving ability, and resiliency. Since the program encourages self-sufficiency and independence, parents learn how to use positive discipline techniques and often gain a peer/community support group they didn’t have before. For more information, check out the Nobody's Perfect page on our website or come visit the South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society in Ashcroft today to find a group near you!

Upcoming Events / Important Dates

  • Food Bank Day - Families
    5 December 2023, 12pm - 2:30pm

  • Food Bank Day - Singles and Couples
    6 December 2023, 12pm - 2:30pm

  • Food Bank Day - Families
    19 December 2023, 12pm - 2:30pm

  • Food Bank Day - Singles and Couples
    20 December 2023, 12pm - 2:30pm

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Who is Elizabeth Fry?

Elizabeth Fry (1780 – 1845) was born “Elizabeth Gurney” in 1780. Although she was born into a wealthy Quaker family, at age 17 she chose to work with the less fortunate of society.

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