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KidsFirst is a voluntary program that helps families in vulnerable situations to become the best parents they can be and to have the healthiest children possible.

The program enhances parenting knowledge, provides support and builds on family strengths.


1. Guidance

KidsFirst families receive:

  • home visits from KidsFirst staff who provide support regarding child development, parenting and connecting to the community;
  • mental health and addiction treatment services with programming to address the unique needs of each family;
  • connections for families to Prekindergarten, early learning and child care opportunities in order to maximize early childhood development; and
  • connections to a range of community supports that will assist eligible parents in dealing with issues that affect them. 

Services include:

  • prenatal referral and support;
  • in-depth family assessment;
  • home-visiting services;
  • mental health and addiction services;
  • early learning and child care opportunities; and
  • family support opportunities

2. Eligibility

Parents and their children (three years of age and under) who live off-reserve are eligible to be assessed for KidsFirst. Families who can best benefit from KidsFirst are eligible for the program.


3. Locations

  • Battlefords (306-937-6855)
  • Meadow Lake (306-236-6441)
  • Moose Jaw (306-691-1616)
  • Nipawin (306-862-6222)
  • Buffalo Narrows (306-235-5436)
  • La Ronge (306-425-8033)
  • Prince Albert (306-765-6656)
  • Regina (306-766-6796)
  • Saskatoon (306-655-3301)
  • Yorkton (306-783-0383)

If your community does not have a KidsFirst program, you can contact your Regional Health Authority office. Public health services will work to connect families to alternative services and programs.

Regional KidsFirst Early Childhood Community Developers work with stakeholders and partners, including First Nations services agencies and Métis Friendship Centres, to develop strategies that support vulnerable families.

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