HIPPY is a home-based, early learning and parenting program for families with young children. As the foundational program of the Mothers Matter Centre, HIPPY Canada has provided more than 14,000 low-income/at-risk Canadian mothers and their children with structured lessons and community connections that help ensure mothers and children have a better opportunity to succeed in society.
Developed in Israel some 30 years ago, today, HIPPY is offered in eight countries around the world. Since its debut in Canada, the HIPPY program has expanded to 22 sites in six provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. There are two branches led by program directors: Aboriginal HIPPY in Canada and Multicultural HIPPY in Canada. While the core of the program remains the same, each branch has modified the curriculum and the delivery strategy to address cultural requirements.