What’s New

Goderich Spring Walk & Talk
Tuesdays  10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
May 8th – June 19th
Meet at The Cove, Rotary Play Equipment
Facilitated by Kim Hagle and Jill Robertson
Dress for the weather. Wagon, stroller or baby carrier to walk the boardwalk with parent discussion. Interactive games for children during the walk and after.  Healthy snack provided.
Registration is not required. Call 519-482-8777 for more information.

Kinderoo At Home
New for 2018!  Kinderoo At Home resources are now available.  Find out more about Kinderoo Tips text message system, borrowing school readiness activity backpacks from Huron County Library branches, our toy lending library and more!  If you have specific questions or concerns related to your child’s entry into Kindergarten this September, please contact our Parent Support team.

Note, we no longer provide the Kinderoo-style program where parents enroll their children for a 6 week summer program.

A Guide To Your Role in Protecting All Children in Huron County
A Guide to Your Role in Protecting All Children in Huron County is now available, thanks to funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation. To learn more about the funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation for this project, click here.  If you would like to download a copy of the Parent Guide, click here.  If your community group or school parent council would like to learn more or receive a presentation from our staff at your next meeting, please contact Genelle Reid at our office.  Additional information about protecting your children during online activities can be found on our website, click here.

Saving for School
It is never too late to start saving money for your child’s future education.  The Canada Learning Bond (CLB) is money that the Government of Canada deposits directly into a child’s Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) account to help parents get a head start on saving for their child’s education after high school.  Contact our Parent Support team for more information or find out more via this link.


Did you know Rural Response for Healthy Children delivers the Community Action Plan for Children to Huron County families?  At the 1990 United Nations World Summit for Children, the leaders of 71 countries made a commitment to invest in the well-being of vulnerable children. The Government of Canada responded with the Child Development Initiative (CDI).  Community Action Plan for Children (CAPC) is the largest programme of this initiative.

CAPC delivers community based programs that address the health and development of children (0-6 years) who are living in conditions of risk. It recognizes that communities have the ability to identify and respond to the needs of children and places a strong emphasis on partnerships and community capacity building.  CAPC targets children living in low income families; children living in teenage-parent families; children experiencing developmental delays, social, emotional or behavioural problems; and abused and neglected children.

The knowledgeable team at Rural Response for Healthy Children supports Huron County families with the CAPC program and other funded initiatives.  Positive parenting programs and personal safety and social skills programs for children comprise the foundation of services and resources available.  Popular reasons families use our education and support services are for relationships (parent/child, parent/parent, parent/school), health (sleep, family meals, personal safety, disabilities, child development and internet use) and life transitions (separation/divorce, school readiness).

We also provide referrals to various agencies supporting Huron County families, such as Huron Respite Network, Huron Perth Center, Choices for Change, Huron County Health Unit, Ontario Early Years and Huron County Housing.

Rural Response for Healthy Children employees and volunteers are proud of the support they offer in the community.  Huron County families can have confidence that Rural Response for Healthy Children is a place where professional staff are caring, respectful and provide a safe place to build trust for the resources and education families need to connect, engage and thrive.


Rural Response for Healthy Children

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:30 to 4:00

Phone: 519.482.8777 or 1.800.479.0716

Fax: 519.482.8340

Email: mail@rrhc.on.ca

58 Mary Street, PO Box 687, Clinton, Ontario N0M 1L0