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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carleton-York

The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization aims to significantly contribute to the healthy development of youth in the community by providing mentoring relationships to children in need. Mentors advise and challenge their young mentoree, act as their champions, provide greater consistency in their lives, connect them to broader experiences, opportunities and networks, and provide safe, nonjudgmental […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

Centreville Early Childhood Development Centre

The Centreville Early Childhood Development Centre was established in 2009 by a group of active parents and community members who had the goal of making programming available for children 0-5 years of age. Additionally, access to resources and information for families was a priority. The centre, affectionately known as the Cougar Kittens’ Centre, is located in the Centreville Community School in Centreville, NB.

Currently, programming is offered throughout the school year in partnership with community members and organizations. In addition, a partnership with Centreville Child Care, our local childcare centre, has been created to offer a preschool program in the school to help children prepare for their transition to Kindergarten.

For more information, contact them by email at or phone at 506-276-3278

Centreville Early Childhood Development Centre

Community Food Smart

Community Food Smart is a bulk food buying club for individuals and families keen on purchasing quality fruits and vegetables at affordable prices, sourced from local farmers when possible. Community Food Smart operates through a network of community partners who collect orders, provide volunteers, and distribute food bags to their members each month. Community Food Smart operates through a network of community partners who collect orders, provide volunteers, and distribute food bags to their members each month.  Members can place an order for one or two fresh produce bags a month. Volunteers help sort and pack bags for same day delivery. Bag inserts provide useful information and recipes.

In the Western Valley Region, Community Food Smart currently serves Florenceville-Bristol (Community Food Smart Upper River Valley), Nackawick and Tobique First Nation.

Community Food Smart

Future Footprints Family Centre

Future Footprints Family Centre is located in Andover Elementary School. Future Footprints provides childcare, before and after school care, preschool for three and four years olds, as well as provides space and resources for partners such as Valley Family Resource Centre, Talk with Me, VON Healthy Baby and Me, and more to offer programming for families.

For more information please contact Future Footprints Family Centre at (506) 273-4250, For regular updates and photos, connect with the Centre on Facebook!

Future Footprints Family Centre

Go Ahead Seniors

Non-profit organization whose mandate is to lead projects and programs to identify and meet the needs of the 50-plus population in New Brunswick. Visit their website for information about the Healthy and Active Living program, their upcoming events, and to get in touch with your local coordinator. You may also reach them by calling their toll-free number: 1-800-530-4844

Keep connected with Go Ahead Seniors via their Facebook page!

Go Ahead Seniors

Multicultural Association of Carleton County (MACC)

The Multicultural Association of Carleton County is a rural Immigrant Service Organization (ISO) located in Carleton County, New Brunswick. The organization provides assistance for newcomers, permanent residents, temporary foreign workers and their families. Their services include settlement services, English second language training, employment counselling and community involvement and volunteering.

Stay connected with the MACC! Keep in touch though their Facebook page for photos and updates on their activities.

The Multicultural Association of Carleton County

Senior Goodwill Ambassador Program

The objective of the Senior Goodwill Ambassador (SGA) Program is to influence community inclusiveness by promoting an intergenerational approach which engages New Brunswick seniors, their families, and friends and community members in healthy active living, supporting independence and a culture of wellness.

Senior Goodwill Ambassadors are New Brunswick residents 60 years of age and older who volunteer to participate in events or programs within their community.  They participate in activities to influence the senior’s capacity to make healthy choices through conversations, public presentations at workshops or conferences, and attendance at community and social events.  Senior Goodwill Ambassadors speak with individuals and groups about wellness, healthy active living and staying engaged in their community.  They promote an intergenerational approach to enhance opportunities to create conditions which support inclusion, community connectedness, and age-friendly environments.

Senior Goodwill Ambassadors who have been appointed by the Governement of New Brunswick for the 2018-2020 term are:

County        Name
Albert Fred Veysey
Carleton Linda MacFarlane
Charlotte Sylvia Humphries
Charlotte Muriel Jarvis
Charlotte Joyce Elaine Bryant
Charlotte Annabelle Juneau
Gloucester Mary Perry
Kent Bea Patterson
Kings Della Webster
Kings Paul Taylor
Kings June McLennan
Kings Patty Deering
Madawaska Georges-Henri Levesque
Northumberland Bernard (Bunny) Dempsey
Restigouche June Harquail
Saint John Brian Boudreau
Saint John Roberta Gardener
Saint John Deborah McCormack
Sunbury Malcolm (Mac) MacFarlane
Sunbury Lesley Brennan-Caravan
Sunbury Helen Ladouceur
Sunbury Rose-Marie Robichaud
Westmorland Jeanne Brideau
Westmorland Line Godbout
Westmorland Lillian Surette
Westmorland Patricia (Pat) Merrithew
Westmorland Anne MacLeod
York Beverlee-Jane (Jane) Stewart
York Patricia (Pat) Kilfillen
York Adeline Misener
York/Carleton Beverley Jacobson

Note that applications are still being accepted for Counties with no representation. Please contact the Wellness Branch of the Department of Social Development for more information 506-453-4217 or by email at

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New Brunswick Department of Social Development - Wellness Branch

Step Ahead-Bath Family Learning Centre

The Step Ahead-Bath Family Learning Centre is located in the Bath Middle School with an additional classroom at Bath Elementary. The centre offers community based services and programming for families with children ages 0-12 years in Bath and the surrounding communities. The centre provides childcare, before and after school programming as well as a preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds. Step Ahead also provides space for their partners to offer programming such as the weekly drop-in playgroup hosted by the Valley Family Resource Centre, Public Health’s 3.5 Clinic, visits from Talk With Me and many more. There is also a Community Kitchen program and parent workshops.

For more information please contact Step Ahead-Bath Family Learning Centre at 278-3959 or find them on Facebook for the latest information and updates.

Step Ahead-Bath Family Learning Centre

Tobique First Nations Learning Garden

Coordinated by the Dietitian at the Neqotkuk Health Centre, the community learning garden teaches people how to grow vegetables from seed to harvest.  Generates produce for community members to access and hosts gardening learning events.  Tiller is available for use by community members, a greenhouse was recently added to compliment gardening activities and preserving and cooking classes are hosted as part of the program. 

Neqotkuk Health Centre

Upper River Valley Kids

URVKids believes that when families and communities are connected to each other, we have stronger, healthier children and families. Their website contains a calendar of events and activities, as well as descriptions and contact information for services and initiatives for families in the area covering Nackawic to Plaster Rock.

Upper River Valley Kids