Welcome in 2021 by supporting PCMG

2020 has been a year that will live on in history. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us in ways we have never experienced before. As I write this, the year is (thankfully!) almost behind us, but many of the challenges will remain. There is still a long road ahead, and your support for Parent-Child Mother Goose is needed now more than ever.

Over the past year, families across Canada have faced lockdowns, school closures, quarantines, job losses, isolation, illness – it has been a perfect storm of emergencies and stressors.

Through it all, despite community agencies being forced to close their doors, Parent-Child Mother Goose teachers have done everything they can to support families, providing them with much-needed social connection and opportunities for strengthening the parent-child relationship through a shared enjoyment of songs and rhymes.

The pandemic has shown everyone that programs like Parent-Child Mother Goose aren’t “nice to have’s”—they’re essential to public health and community well-being. But to keep PCMGP healthy and growing in Canada we need your help, even once we’re on the other side of this pandemic. Advocacy, oversight, and strong leadership in the year ahead will be critical to keeping Parent-Child Mother Goose active in our communities and reaching our families.

Help us continue this important work in 2021. Your gift will help us ensure more families in communities across Canada have access to a Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, and that program teachers receive the support, information, and advocacy that they need to continue delivering this essential program.

Wishing you health and happiness in the year ahead!

Sincerely,

Marilee Peters
Chair, National Parent-Child Mother Goose Program

Don’t miss the Mother Goose AGM

The Annual General Meeting for the National Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is coming up next month, and we’re looking forward to connecting virtually with many of our wonderful members and supporters. Circle your calendar for Wednesday, December 2 at 3pm EST.

The Annual General Meeting is your opportunity to hear directly from National Council members, and to share updates from your region, community and agency with others from around the country. 2020 has been a year like no other, presenting both challenges and opportunities for programs — we want to hear from you about how you have adapted, how families in your area are faring, and what you see ahead for 2021.

For more information about the AGM, including details for joining the Zoom meeting, please contact our National Office Administrator at info@nationalpcmgp.ca.  Hope to see you there!

Summer Newsletter Now Online

Here is our summer newsletter, full of wonderful verses and stories, along with inspiring examples of how people are overcoming the limitations of isolation and continuing to support families to experience the joys of the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program. Enjoy (hopefully in your sunlit yard or balcony)!