The Mission of Maggie's Place is to strengthen and enhance the health and social development of children and their families, in Cumberland and Colchester Counties.
By providing a variety of promotion and prevention services and programs, our aim is to support families through the preconception, prenatal, infant, early childhood and youth periods with an emphasis on the ages 0-6 early childhood period. We strive to strengthen partnerships and collaborative activities among families, service providers, communities and governments.
Maggie’s Place was named in honour of a 5 year old little girl, named Maggie. She died from complications of cerebral-occulo-facio-skeletal syndrome. Weighing only 8 lbs., Maggie was very much like a 6 month old baby when she died, but in many ways she was a regular kid. She giggled when a warm breeze blew on her face and she hated having her face washed. Everyone loved her a lot and she was a pretty terrific person. Remarkably, she reminded us that all persons have great value. Not to mention, she taught us that even tiny people can teach us enormous lessons, showing us how to go beyond the boundaries of our strength.
Maggie Cox 1989-1994
Families are you and those who care about you
All families have strengths
A variety of family forms can promote the development of both healthy children and healthy adults
Programs are flexible and are for the family as a whole
True support can be found in our community
Maggie's Place is run by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of a network of community organizations and parents interested in families with young children.
Maggie's Place is a joint project between Colchester and Cumberland counties. Both centres have been made possible by a financial contribution from the Community Action Program for Children (CAP-C), Public Health Agency of Canada, in agreement with the province of Nova Scotia, and through the generosity of the local community.
Our Funding Partners
Maggie's Place - Colchester is a United Way Funded Community Partner.
In Amherst, Cumberland County, there is a Maggie's Place too. In fact, we are sister centres! We share the same funding, the same Board of Directors, and the same goals. Our centres and programs look a little different because we reflect the characteristics of our own communities and families. Drop in some time!