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May 11, 2024

Saskatoon Early Years Family Resource Centre East Grand Opening

SEYFRC-east Ribbon Cutting

The Saskatoon Early Years Family Resource Centre – East celebrated its Grand Opening at 142-163 Gibson Bend, and the Brighton Marketplace Square on Saturday, May 11th.

“We are very excited and thankful for the opportunity to open another Centre in Saskatoon,” says Dhuha Al-Juboori, Director of Saskatoon Early Years Family Resource Centres. “This will help us to expand our services to reach more caregivers and children in different communities. As a director, I am positive our team will deliver the same expectations as our West Centre.”

The Saskatoon Early Years Family Resource Centre (SEYFRC) is a fun, engaging safe space for young children, ages prenatal – 5, and their families to play and learn together. The SEYFRC offers free, high-quality programming, drop-in play times, community events, and opportunities for families to engage with professionals, such as public health nurses, early childhood psychologists, speech and language pathologists, and more.

“Navigating raising children can be difficult and the aim of the Centre is to be a connecting hub for families to professional resources, in an inclusive, come-as-you-are, type of atmosphere,” says DeeAnn Mercier, CEO of the YMCA Saskatoon. “As Saskatoon’s largest child care provider, it has been a natural extension of our work to also operate these Family Resource Centres. We thank the Saskatchewan Health Region, through funding from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, for their support.”

The Saskatoon Early Years Family Resource Centre is a non-profit organization operated by the YMCA of Saskatoon, in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, funded by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, Early Years Branch. The SEYFRC – West Centre, located at 309 Fairmont Drive, welcomed over 27,000 visiting families through their doors since opening in August 2020. The Martensville-Warman Early Years Family Resource Centre is also operated by the YMCA and is operating in parks this summer and moving into a permanent location soon!

To learn more about the Saskatoon Early Years Family Resource Centre – East, and the Grand Opening Event, visit www.saskatoonfamilycentre.ca, or @eastsaskatoonfamilycentre on Instagram or Facebook.