The East Hants Family Resource Centre is dedicated to nurturing and supporting healthy family life through quality child and family development programs. Established as a non-profit registered charity in 2012, we offer a range of free programs, including pre-natal programs, weekly play groups, a breastfeeding support group, a free clothing depot, reference library and several Family Literacy programs where we sing, play and learn


Mothers Day Tea

Our Mother’s Day Tea – held the Saturday before Mother’s Day – is our signature annual fundraiser. First held in 2014, it is a chance for the whole community to support the EHFRC, while enjoying a wonderfully afternoon sipping tea and sampling delicious home baked treats.

Generous local businesses donate prizes and sponsor tables, while our marvelous volunteer Board of Directors, our staff and community volunteers decorate, bake, and create for this wonderful event.

In 2015 we added a photo booth, which resulted in fun and charming pictures. Our 2016 event promises to be just as awesome!

Roots Of Empathy


Offered in Maple Ridge and Elmsdale Elementary Schools, Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing aggression levels among children by increasing empathy and social skills. Classes bond with a local mom and infant, who visit monthly and help children learn about feelings and empathy.

In The Park


A summer time drop-in play program in Shubenacadie for families and their children up to age 11. Bubbles, balls, buckets and more! Held at the Community Hall playground, near the wading pool, from 10-noon Held weekly in July and August, with a trip to the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park offered in August.



Our original summer time program, held at the Maple Ridge Elementary School playground in Lantz from 10-noon on Thursdays in July and August. Highlights include Water Day in July, and a Teddy Bear Picnic in August.