About KARA

Our History

KARA - Kids Are the Responsibility of All

Who We Are

In 1984, KARA Family Resource Centre was formed by a group of representatives from 16 community organizations seeking a way for community members to provide positive support and resources for families. KARA effectively opened its doors January 1st, 1985 and has been offering parenting programs, services and support to families ever since.

KARA’s original focus was on low income, single mothers but over the years our services have expanded to include all families of all income levels. Today, KARA offers parent education,  family support, early childhood development, developmental screening, as well as information and referral services at no cost to all those in the community that need to build parenting skills, and the confidence to build a nurturing environment for their children. Regardless of background, KARA’s goal is to empower parents so that they may be strong and self-assured.

As in 1985, KARA remains true to its mission: To promote the healthy development of children by empowering families.

Our qualified staff deliver parenting programs, share information about child development, and help families deal with parenting and family issues.

Through the Positive Parenting Program, KARA staff help parents learn positive parenting skills and gain an understanding of what to expect of children at different developmental stages.

Our Mission

Promoting the Healthy Development of Children by Empowering Families.

What We Do

KARA Family Resource Centre provides core areas of programming for families with children 0-6 years of age.

This includes:

  • Parent Education
  • Family Support
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Information and Referral
  • Developmental Screening

Meet The KARA Team

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Pam

Executive Director

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Martina

Director of Administration

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Janice

Director of Early
Childhood Programming

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Deb

Director of Programs

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Amanda

Director of Evaluation
and Mission Effectiveness

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Badriea

Director of Food Services

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Lincoln

Volunteer/Special Events Coordinator

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Connie

Community Outreach Worker

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Rose

Intake Worker

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Winifred

Multicultural Family
Resource Worker

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Eri

Program Evaluation and Administrative Coordinator

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Ashley

Family Resource Worker

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Carmen

Family Resource Worker

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Dhool

Family Resource Worker

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Joan

Family Resource Worker

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Amy

Early Childhood
Program Assistant

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Rosie

Early Childhood
Program Assistant

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Sarah

Accounts/Payroll Coordinator

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Debbie

Reception

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Magdalene

Cleaner and Kitchen Assistant