In 1994, Kids First Association was developed from a dream of a low-income women's group, Taking Control Making Changes. These women envisioned a place where they and their children could come together in a safe non-judgemental atmosphere to support and learn from each other. Today Kids First Association has grown to offer programs and services to families with children from 0-6 in Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough Counties. With over 1000 families participating in our programs Kids First plays an significant role in service delivery to families and children in our communities.
Kids First builds confidence, stability and hope in families with children 0 to 6 in Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough Counties by providing quality programs, supports, and advocacy.
People, families and communities empowered not only to survive but to reach their full potential.
Core Philosophy and Values
At Kids First we believe that every person is entitled to live in a healthy, supportive, non-violent environment. We strive to improve the quality of life for children and their families in Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough Counties. We work to identify and strengthen existing services, as well as create new services and programs based on the needs of the families and the resources available to us.
We strive to work co-operatively with each other and our partner organizations and agencies. We demonstrate the value we place on the dignity and worth of human beings. We trust that by using a community development process we help to empower people, families and communities to not only survive, but to reach their true potential.