Healthy Pregnancy Outreach

PLEASE NOTE: Temporary Program Update

Our regular HPOP programs are currently on hold until Feb 21, 2022 due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.
In the meantime, we will be offering HPOP Drop-by in Squamish and Pemberton.

If you are new to HPOP, please email hpopstaff@sscs.ca to register and complete an intake form.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Regular programming will continue when it is safe to return as per Provincial Guidelines.

Giving babies the best start in life

This program helps pre and post-natal women maintain good physical and mental health and have healthy babies. It provides a weekly drop-in discussion group, a cooking club and one-on-one support. The program is for women who are pregnant or whose child is six months old or less.

The Healthy Pregnancy Outreach Program is funded by the Government of Canada.

Weekly Drop-In:

  • Squamish – Wednesdays 10:00am to 12:00pm and 12:15pm to 2:15pm In person meeting indoors at the Squamish United Church Registration required. See below to register.
  • Pemberton – Wednesday – Location and time are weather dependent. Please email Loralee at loralee.seitz@sscs.ca for more information or call 604-894-6101.

Weekly Drop-By:

  • Squamish – Mondays 10:30am to 12:00pm Drive/walk/stroll through and pick up some gifts for new parents such as diapers, sanitary pads, breast pads, multivitamins, vitamin D and gift cards from Save on Food and Nesters. Located at the front of Centrepoint at 38024 Fourth Avenue (in front of United Church Entrance). Contact Ruby Bhangoo to confirm.

*Masks and social distancing are required while meeting in person.

Through this program, thanks to the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, we’re able to provide parents with vouchers to the Squamish and Pemberton Farmers Markets. The BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program is supported by the Province of BC and the provincial Health Services Authority.

“The lunch was so helpful as a new mom. I would say above all, the woman-to-woman support that is bred from these activities was the most valuable aspect of HPOP. Food brings people together, and often having a new baby can be a very isolating time. I would have had a very different experience as a first-time mom had I not attended these activities.”

- Program participant

Healthy Pregnancy Outreach (HPOP) contact information

Squamish: Ruby Bhangoo | Early Years Coordinator, Phone: 604-815-3808 Email: ruby.bhangoo@sscs.ca

Pemberton: Loralee Seitz | HPOP Lay Counsellor, Phone: 604-894-6101 Email: Loralee.seitz@sscs.ca

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