The Kent Family Resource Center offers programs and activities for families of children ages 0 to 6 years old in Kent County. This non-profit organization is sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada through the CAPC Programs (Community Action Program for Children).
The programs offered by the KFRC aim to support parents in their role of first educator and the development of their children by promoting communication, attachment, healthy eating, family literacy, and accident prevention. The families can have access to those different programs for free!
Assistant to the Director
Originally from Kent County, Lisa resides in Aldouane. She has one daughter, Emily. Lisa has held the position of Director since April 2018, however she has been part of the KFRC’s team since October 2004.
Along with her role as director, Lisa also offers parenting sessions. Since 2006, she has offered sessions such as: How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, Siblings Without Rivalry, Positive Discipline and the Active Kids Tool Kit. Furthermore, she offers Newborn New Life programs such as prenatal and postnatal classes in the Richibucto area.
Debbie participated in KFRC programs with her two boys 20 years ago and served on the board of directors for many years. This participation helped her to meet other families in the area as well as help her with her role as a mother. She now takes on the role of Assistant to the Director with pleasure and is happy to serve families in Kent County.
Kaleigh lives in Richibucto with her husband and three children. She has been a program coordinator since 2007. Kaleigh offers playgroups, preschool, Roots of Empathy, parenting classes such as How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and the New Born New Life’s prenatal and postnatal classes.
Kim lives in Richibucto with her husband Denis and her two kids Annabelle and Danika. She participated in many programs offered by the KFRC before joining the KRFC’s Board of directors in 2011. She is now a program facilitator with the KFRC since September 2014. She offers the French Playgroups in Richibucto and St-Louis as well as a few preschools in Kent County.
Originally from Ste-Anne de Kent, Amanda Hébert is the mother of 3 children. She has been working with young children for many years now. Not only is Amanda the owner of the P’tite Garderie de Ste-Anne, she offers playgroups in Bouctouche, preschool programs in a variety of schools in Kent County and the Newborn, New Life prenatal and postnatal classes.
Originally from Memramcook, Julie Vautour lives in Richibouctou-Village with her husband and two sons. She worked in the field of early childhood for several years and since September 2019, she has been part of the KFRC team. She facilitates the playgroups in Bouctouche and Cocagne as well as the Fun to Be Four program in Kent County schools.
Living in Grande Digue for nearly 15 years, Marcia has worked with children and families for many years. She has taught in PEI, has been a program facilitator for VON, is a member of several groups and committees and she is the program coordinator for the Tiny Pencils in Grande Digue. Along with her community involvement, Marcia is a Norwex advisor and a mom of two young boys. She invites you to join them on Thursday mornings for songs, crafts and games at the Tiny Pencil’s in Grande Digue!
Board of Directors
Angèle Richard joined the KFRC’s Board of Directors in November 2016, as a community partner. She is originally from Cap-Lumière, but she now lives in Bass River. She first graduated from Oulton’s College in the Child and Youth Care Worker program in 2005. She then worked as a Behavior Management Interventionist in Elsipogtog for 7 years. Next she went to the Université de Moncton and graduated in 2016 with a degree in Social Work. She is currently working at the Mi’gmaq Child and Family Services of New Brunswick as a Foster Care Social Worker. She became involved with the KFRC in 2015 during her practicum. Angèle loves to work with people from her community. Alone we can do so little; together we can accomplish so much more!
Laura lives in Kent Junction with her husband Nash and baby girl Elizabeth. Since Elizabeths arrival she has been participating in our postnatal program and joined the Board in 2016. Professionally she works for Cooke insurance in Rexton.
Solange Richard lives in St-Louis with her husband, André and her two children, Alice and Frédérick. She graduated from the NBCC in Dieppe with a Diploma in Office Management. She has been working at the MFR School since 2007 where she worked as a Language Monitor for three years before becoming an educational assistant. Since 2015, she has participated in the postnatal programs and playgroups with her two children.
Michelle Landry is originally from Richibucto, but now lives in Saint-Charles with her husband and their daughter Alexia. She participated in activities offered by the KFRC in 2017, with the arrival of her baby girl.
At the end of 2017, she decided to join the KFRC Board of Directors as treasurer, since she wanted to give back to the team who helped her adjust to her role as a new Mom.
Members of the Board of Directors
Jenny is married and the mother of two little girls. She lives in Bouctouche with her family.
A registered nurse since 2010, she loves working in the health field. She worked at the Phare de services communautaires, the Manoir St-Jean-Baptiste, and she now has a position in the Neurosurgery Unit at the Moncton Hospital. Since the arrival of her first daughter, Jenny has participated in many activities offered by the KFRC. She is grateful for what the center can offer to the families of Kent County. This is why she chose to join the Board in 2017.
Nicole is originally from Sainte-Anne-de-Kent. She now lives in McKees Mills with her husband and their daughters. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counselling and she works as a Guidance Counsellor for the schools of Bouctouche, Miramichi and Baie Ste-Anne. Since becoming a mother, Nicole has participated in different activities offered by the KFRC. She is happy to join the Board of Directors to support the exceptional work of this organization within her community.
Édouard is originally from Saint Paul and is now living in Sainte-Anne de Kent with his wife Luisa and their two sons Emmanuel and Eliam. They live on a little hobby farm with two alpacas, chickens and a cat. He has been teaching at École Clément-Cormier in Bouctouche since 2004. He joined the board of directors in November 2019
Sonia Richard is originally from Saint-Charles, but now lives in Galloway with her husband Drew and their son Caleb. She has been participating in activities offered by the KFRC since the arrival of her son in 2016. She works in the customer service department at Imperial Manufacturing Group in Richibucto. She joined the Board of Directors at the end of 2019. She recognizes that the organization is important to the community and wants to give back since the programs helped her adjust to being a new mom.
Originally from Cocagne, Cassandra Doucet lives in Richibucto with her husband and their son, Dominic. She works at the District scolaire francophone sud as a social worker since 2014.
She got involved with the KFRC in 2010. She was hired as a summer student for 2010-2013 and when she gave birth to Dominic, she participated in the postnatal group offered by the center. She then joined the Board of Directors in 2016 after she got back to work from her maternity leave.
Annie-Claude Cyr is from the Magdalen Islands and has lived in Saint-Louis de Kent for over 10 years. She is a mother of two children, Emma and Sophie. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse, and also owns a children’s clothing company. She started attending KFRC in 2016 as a new mom and has participated in many of their programs which she loves!
Originaire de Richibouctou-Village, Sylvie Arsenault vit à Rexton avec son mari et son fils Caelan. Elle travaille chez Imperial Manufacturing Group dans le service client et est employée par l’entreprise depuis 2017. Elle s’est jointe au conseil d’administration en 2019. Sylvie est reconnaissante de tout ce que le centre a à offrir aux jeunes familles et est extrêmement enthousiaste à l’idée de contribuer à cette incroyable organisation au sein de sa communauté.
Chantal Cormier is an Acadian and mother of 2 teenagers, Xavier and Annabelle. She currently resides in St-Antoine, but is originally from St-Paul de Kent. Since May 1995, she has been a registered nurse and has been employed with Public Health since 2000. The programs in which Chantal works on are initiatives in early childhood (pediatric clinics, home visits, prenatal and postnatal follow ups (0 to 5 years old). Chantal has had the opportunity to benefit from many of the Family Resource Center’s program since the beginning.
Since Chantal is a Public Health Nurse and works with the same age group, she has decided to implicate herself as a community partner on the KFRC board of directors since 2005. This way, she can implicate herself directly with the KFRC and continue to support the excellent work the Center is doing with preschool children in Kent County.
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