Beautiful Beginnings

A Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) that offers participants a weekly lunch, workshops and presentations, free supplements, access to a hospital grade breast pump, and a weekly $10 food voucher.

Workshops include early brain development, birth options, postpartum depression, attachment, car seat and home safety, baby massage, introducing solids, and developmental milestones.  An Infant Development Consultant and a Public Health Nurse attend sessions monthly to offer workshops or answer any questions or concerns moms might have.

There is on site access to the Infant Development Program, Occupational and Speech therapies and Supported Child Development as well as to a vegetable and fruit garden and a large clothes closet.

Prenatal classes (preparation for labour and delivery) are also offered on site through Selkirk College Community Education

To qualify, a woman must be pregnant, or contemplating pregnancy and, preferably, before 30 weeks gestation. Occasionally moms can start attending after the birth of their baby, depending on the current enrolment and individual circumstances.  Participants stay in the program until their babies are six months old and then are encouraged to continue on with other program options.

Address / Contact Info

Kootenay Family Place (KFP) Neighbourhood House
767 11th Avenue Castlegar, BCV1N 1J7
Mailing Address:
Kootenay Family Place
Box 3144, Castlegar, BC
V1N 3H4

Phone Numbers

Lauren : (778) 460-5103
Fax : (250) 365-5792

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Tuesday 10:30am to 1:30pm

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on 06 Mar 2017.