About Us

Family Development Canada is a non-profit educational charity that promotes parenting courses for married couples developed by the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD) across Canada. Its board members represent the different local steering committees from east to west in order to facilitate communication between the Family Enrichment Centres in the different parts of Canada and to expand to new areas when possible.

Family Development Canada promotes IFFD courses because they offer support to parents by encouraging them to be united in their approach to parenting. The courses encourage parents to understand & appreciate the importance of their married love for the whole family. They also enable parents to identify needs, solve problems and set goals for their family. IFFD courses also provide parents with practical suggestions and ideas for their own family life given by experienced parents.

Family Development Canada encourages all parents to be strong leaders in family life, recognizing that they are the primary educators of their children.

What is the International Federation for Family Development ?

The International Federation for Family Development (IFFD) is a non-government, non-religious, independent, and non-profit federation founded more than 30 years ago to work on promoting and supporting initiatives in favour of Marriage and the Family.  IFFD is an NGO with General Consultative Status on the Economic and Social Committee (ESOSOC) of the United Nations.  It collaborates in international forums to promote and protect family and marriage values.

IFFD Family Enrichment Courses use a participative methodology based on the Case Study Method. These courses are offered in more than 60 countries around the globe.

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