Ottawa, Ontario

Parent Education Calendar

The Parent Resource Centre presents a searchable directory of parent education events, professional training events for those working with families and community support groups for parents. The information is not strictly bilingual; information is posted in the language that it is received.

 


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For Parents

Saturday Playgroup

Due to popular demand our Saturday morning Playgroups are back on! Join us from 9-11:30am for art, playtime and songs!

Date: Sat May 14, 2016 - Sat Jul 30, 2016 » Every week on Sun
Times: 9:00 until 11:30 am
Location:

300 Goulburn Private

www.parentresource.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Saturday Playgroup

Due to popular demand our Saturday morning Playgroups are back on! Join us from 9-11:30am for art, playtime and songs!

Date: Sat May 14, 2016 - Sat Jul 30, 2016 » Every week on Sun
Times: 9:00 until 11:30 am
Location:

300 Goulburn Private

www.parentresource.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Saturday Playgroup

Due to popular demand our Saturday morning Playgroups are back on! Join us from 9-11:30am for art, playtime and songs!

Date: Sat May 14, 2016 - Sat Jul 30, 2016 » Every week on Sun
Times: 9:00 until 11:30 am
Location:

300 Goulburn Private

www.parentresource.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Book Walk in the Park

Come join us for an adventurous walk in the park and discover a new way to read books! Stories will be geared to preschoolers (2½-5 years), but all are welcome. Engage in fun physical activity and spend quality time with your child. Let nature and books be your guide! Participate in a take home craft or activity and end up at the playground!

**Weather Permitting.  For children ages 2 1/2 – 5 years, but all ages are welcome

Date: Tue Jul 5, 2016
Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Britannia Park near Ron Kolbus Centre

106 Greenview Drive, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Introduction to Solids and Making your own baby food

Wondering when and how to introduce solids to your baby? Learn about the healthiest foods for baby, allergenic foods, choking hazards and the benefits of making your own baby food.  For parents of children 4-8 months at the time of the workshop.

Date: Tue Jul 26, 2016
Times: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Family Dance

Family Dances are participatory dances open to people of all ages. All dances are guided by a caller, and will be a mix of simple square, circle and contra dances. Live traditional music will accompany the dancing.

Date: Sun Aug 14, 2016
Times: 5:30-7pm
Location:

Lansdowne Park

Healthy Eating for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Wondering about: serving sizes, menu ideas, how to teach and maintain healthy eating patterns and attitudes to food. Presented by a registered Dietitian

For parents of children aged 18 months - 4 years.

Date: Tue Aug 23, 2016
Times: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Book Walk in the Park

Come join us for an adventurous walk in the park and discover a new way to read books! Stories will be geared to preschoolers (2½-5 years), but all are welcome. Engage in fun physical activity and spend quality time with your child. Let nature and books be your guide! Participate in a take home craft or activity and end up at the playground!

**Weather Permitting.  For children ages 2 1/2 – 5 years, but all ages are welcome

Date: Tue Aug 30, 2016
Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Andrew Haydon Park

Meet under covered picnic area
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
NEW Just For Dads ... the nuts and bolts of parenting

 Sometimes all you need are the right tools.  This course is designed for dads parenting toddlers to teens. Dads will learn concrete and practical skills to promote their children's self-esteem, skills to build strong relationships, to discipline, and to communicate effectively with their children.

Date: Wed Sep 14, 2016 - Wed Nov 2, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location:

 Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Anger Management for Parents

All parents feel angry at times.  It is how we respond to our children when we are in conflict, experiencing stressful situations that make all the difference.  Identify your triggers, learn to calm yourself, problem-solve conflicts and generally become a more capable and calm parent. For parents of children birth to 10 years of age.

Date: Tue Sep 20, 2016 - Tue Oct 25, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
From Baby Food to Table Food

Learn strategies to successfully transition children from baby food to table food.  Discuss serving sizes, solving problems, ensuring adequate nutrition, etc.  Talk with our dietitian!

For parents of babies 10 – 18 months of age.

Date: Tue Sep 20, 2016
Times: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Infant Massage

Bring a thick blanket for your baby to lie on and dress comfortably as you will be sitting on mats on the floor. Please attend all sessions. For parents with a baby 7 months or younger (not yet crawling).

Date: Fri Sep 30, 2016 - Fri Oct 14, 2016 » Every week on Fri
Times: 9:30 - 11:00 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

Building Relationships: A Workshop on Building Healthy Attachment

This workshop will support you in understanding how children develop and apply these principals to your daily life strengthening your relationship.

During this class participants will learn:

· Define attachment & learn how healthy relationships are formed

· How secure attachment impacts brain development and self esteem

· Ways to recognize your child’s cues and  best respond

· Impacts of attachment on relationships in adulthood

 

WHEN:  6:00 to 8:00pm Four weeks Tuesday June 14th, to July 5th 2016

COST: FREE, Childcare is not provided, bus tickets are available

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Tue Jun 14, 2016 - Tue Jul 5, 2016 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6 pm to 8 pm
Location:

WHERE: The Parent Resource Centre, 300 Goulburn Private

Provided by: Kelly White   http://www.eventbrite.ca/o/parent-resource-centre-7963790017

Contact: Krissy Howard  6135652467 ext 222 
Salsa Tots

Go from goo-goo, ga-ga to cha-cha-cha! Designed for older babies who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! This parent-and-tot class is full of fun, tropical songs and steps for toddlers 1 to 5 years old. For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years. 

Date: Tue Aug 16, 2016 - Mon Aug 29, 2016 » Every week on Mon
Times: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Fueling for full day learning

You and your child, along with a Community Dietitian and Parent Support Worker, will make several nutritious snacks together plus one lunch.  Parents will learn how to plan healthy school lunches and snacks based on Canada’s Food Guide.  As well, they will learn the benefits of having the children help prepare their own lunches and snacks.

** Please advice of any food allergies when registering as food prepared will be shared at the end of the workshop. For parents and their children aged 3½ years to starting 1st grade in September.

Date: Tue Aug 16, 2016
Times: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Helping Children Behave Well

Real discipline means teaching good behaviour, not just punishing bad behaviour. The way we organize the routine and the environment have a big influence. So do our words of encouragement. This workshop will give you some tools to help children act in acceptable ways. For parents of children up to 6 years of age

Date: Wed Aug 24, 2016
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Make Your Own Baby Food

 

Learn how to make nutritious, tasty and affordable food for your baby.

Date: Tue Aug 30, 2016
Times: 10am-12pm
Location:

Centretown Community Health Centre at 420 Cooper St

Provided by: Centretown Community Health Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: Susannah St. John  613-233-4443 ext 2198 
Salsa Babies

Salsa Babies® is a dance class that helps new moms get back in shape with the best little partners of all – their babies! With little ones snuggled into baby carriers, moms learn popular Latin dances while babies shake maraca rattles and bounce along to the Salsa beat! Classes are appropriate for babies approximately 6-8 weeks of age and up, as long as moms are comfortable supporting the baby in a carrier for the duration of the class. All levels of fitness and dance experience are welcome. Baby carriers are required.

For parents with a baby 6-8 weeks old and up, able to fit in a baby carrier.

Date: Fri Sep 2, 2016 - Fri Sep 16, 2016 » Every week on Fri
Times: 11:00 - 12:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children

Groupe de jeu francophone

Groupe de jeu francophone pour enfants de 0 à 6 ans accompagnés d'un adulte.
Venez vous amuser ! C'est gratuit !

Date: Tue Sep 8, 2015 - Fri Dec 16, 2016 » Every week on Tue,Thu
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30
Location:

431, boul. St-Laurent (Ottawa)

Provided by: Grandir ensemble  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 227 
Groupe de jeu francophone

Groupe de jeu francophone pour enfants de 0 à 6 ans accompagnés d'un adulte.
Maintenant le lundi et jeudi, de 9 h à 11 h 30.
Venez vous amuser ! C'est gratuit!

Date: Wed Sep 9, 2015 - Tue Dec 20, 2016 » Every week on Mon,Thu
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30
Location:

École Montfort (entrée du côté de la garderie)
350, rue Den Haag
Ottawa

Provided by: Grandir ensemble  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 227 
Nature Explorers - Play Group

Where:  Mud Lake Trail on Cassels Street in Britannia Village

When:  Thursday mornings 9:45 – 11:30 am, June 9 – August 25 (Meet program facilitators between 9:45 – 10:00 am at the entrance of the trail.)

Dress:  Appropriately for going on a nature adventure.  Comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing.  Bring sun screen, but repellant and personal snacks and drinks.

Note:  Public washrooms are a distance away at Britannia Park. 

No registration required.  For the family.  Inclement weather call – Contact Info:  613-820-4922 ext. 3650

Date: Thu Jun 9, 2016 - Thu Aug 25, 2016 » Every week on Thu
Times: 9:45 - 11:30 am
Location:

Where:  Mud Lake Trail on Cassels Street in Britannia Village

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Chansons, comptines et massages pour bébés-série de 3 sessions (bébé de la naissance jusqu'à ce e qu'il commence à ramper)

CHANSONS, COMPTINES ET MASSAGES POUR BÉBÉ (pour parents et bébé de la naissance jusqu'à ce qu’il commence à ramper)  

                                                           

Série de 3 semaines. Le massage aide le développement et la croissance de votre bébé et peut également l’aider à mieux dormir. Venez apprendre des techniques simples de massage, des comptines et chansons tout en vous amusant.

Date: Mon Jul 11, 2016 - Mon Jul 25, 2016
Times: 13h30 à 14h30
Location:

CPE Ottawa-Orléans

Provided by: Mélanie Couturier, intervenante auprès de la famille   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Mom and Baby Little Lotus Yoga (for babies 6 weeks up to crawling age)

Regain strength, flexibility and stamina as you bond with your baby in a supportive and welcoming environment. Tone and lengthen your muscles, strengthen your posture, relax and rejuvenate, relieve tension in the upper body, and safely rebuild core strength. Enjoy special time with your baby, either holding your baby in your arms, leaning against your leg, on your front, sitting on your lap or resting on a blanket. Special time is made for babies to enjoy their own yoga and bond with mom through touch, movement and massage. Please bring a blanket for your baby to sit on and a few favourite toys. This class is designed for infants 6 weeks up to crawling stage

Date: Wed Jul 13, 2016
Times: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd
Orléans ON
www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
CPR training

CPR training including information on infant CPR, Children and Adults, choking and AED.  Prevention tips, home safety and car seat information.


Heartsaver training through Heart and Stroke
Date: Tue Jul 19, 2016
Location:

265 carling Avenue, suite 700

Provided by: Ottawa Childbirth Education Assoc.   www.ottawacea.com
Fees: 40.  
Contact: Erin shaheen  6138522207 
Family Yoga
Family yoga combines basic yoga postures, music, and movement to energize, strengthen and calm our bodies and minds. This workshop celebrates the many benefits of yoga & music, while encouraging creative play and individual expression between parent and child. Guaranteed to inspire big smiles and healthy bodies!
For children ages 2 to 4 years old.
 
Registration begins Wednesday,July 6th at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Wed Jul 20, 2016
Times: 9:30 to 10:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Parent and Baby Fitness (for babies 6 weeks ans older)

(For babies 6 weeks and older)  New moms can come learn a few tips and tricks to help them get into shape! Use a baby carrier, car seat or your baby (who are old enough to support their head) and work to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance and flexibility. Bond with your baby and meet other new moms. As your baby grows, it will provide you with more resistance, making your workout more challenging! Please ensure your doctor has granted permission to begin exercise.

Date: Wed Jul 27, 2016
Times: 2:00-3:00
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans CPE

240 boul. Centrum Blvd
Orléans ON
Provided by: Mélanie Boissonneault VitaminM Fitness, Yoga and Fitness instructor and personal trainer, YMCA and CanFit Certified   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Parent and Baby Fitness (for babies 6 weeks ans older)

(For babies 6 weeks and older)                    

New moms can come learn a few tips and tricks to help them get into shape! Use a baby carrier, car seat or your baby (who are old enough to support their head) and work to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance and flexibility. Bond with your baby and meet other new moms. As your baby grows, it will provide you with more resistance, making your workout more challenging! Please ensure your doctor has granted permission to begin exercise.

Date: Wed Aug 10, 2016
Times: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans CPE

240 boul. Centrum Blvd
Orléans ON
Provided by: Mélanie Boissonneault VitaminM Fitness, Yoga and Fitness instructor and personal trainer, YMCA and CanFit Certified   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Family Yoga
Family yoga combines basic yoga postures, music, and movement to energize, strengthen and calm our bodies and minds. This workshop celebrates the many benefits of yoga & music, while encouraging creative play and individual expression between parent and child. Guaranteed to inspire big smiles and healthy bodies!
For children ages 2 to 4 years old.
 
Registration begins Wednesday, July 6th at 9:30 by telephone only.
Date: Wed Aug 24, 2016
Times: 9:30 to 10:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 

Prenatal and Postnatal

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information. Registration starts at 5:45 pm, class starts at 6:00 pm. Feel free to bring a snack.

Date: Wed Jul 6, 2016 - Sat Jul 16, 2016
Times: 5:45 - 8:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information. Registration starts at 5:45 pm, class starts at 6:00 pm. Feel free to bring a snack.

Date: Wed Aug 3, 2016
Times: 5:45 - 8:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information. Registration starts at 5:45 pm, class starts at 6:00 pm. Feel free to bring a snack.

Date: Wed Sep 7, 2016
Times: 5:45 - 8:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 

Parent/caregiver training

CPR training

CPR training including information on infant CPR, Children and Adults, choking and AED.  Prevention tips, home safety and car seat information. Heartsaver training through Heart and Stroke

Date: Tue Jul 5, 2016
Location:

265 Carling Ave, suite 700

Provided by: Ottawa Childbirth Education Assoc.   www.ottawacea.com
Fees: 40.  
Contact: Erin shaheen  6138522207 
CPR training

CPR training including information on infant CPR, Children and Adults, choking and AED.  Prevention tips, home safety and car seat information. Heartsaver training through Heart and Stroke

Date: Tue Jul 5, 2016
Location:

265 Carling Ave, suite 700

Provided by: Ottawa Childbirth Education Assoc.   www.ottawacea.com
Fees: 40.  
Contact: Erin shaheen  6138522207 

For Children

Babysitter Training, Age 12+

Based on the Canada Safety Council Babysitter Training Course. It is designed to provide current information concerning childcare for young babysitters to use while babysitting and caring for younger siblings. The training will help prevent accidents and promote responsible management of any situation that may arise when children are under their care.

The Babysitters Training Course covers:

  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Child Development and Play
  • Caring for the Child and Nutrition
  • Behaviour and Misbehaviour of Children
  • Safety and Basic First Aid
  • Handling Emergencies
  • The Sick Child
  • Games and Play Activities
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Advice for Parents

Student Reference Book

This book summarizes the course sessions and provides child care information that will be of value to the graduates during their babysitting years and their adult lives. The illustrated reference book includes group exercises and note taking pages. A summary sheet is included which can be used to collect important information from the employer at the beginning of each babysitting job.

 

Certification

Each course graduate is presented with a wall certificate and graduation wallet card. These provide validation that the holder has completed eight hours of training and successfully passed a comprehensive examination on the course material.

Date: Sat Jul 9, 2016
Times: 9 am to 5 pm
Location:

301 Moodie Drive, Nepean

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/babysitting-2/
Fees: $75 per participant, age 12 +  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Cyber Safe and Bully Proofing, Ages 8 to 11 yrs

Cyber Safe & Bully Proofing

Two hot topics with parents, this workshop is designed to increase safety awareness when children are using the internet, as well as to explore the idea of bullying; what it is and how to prevent it.    “It is estimated that 2 out of 3 households in Canada have a computer and access to cyberspace, and 26% of kids ages 9 to 15 went to meet a friend that they met online without permission of their parents” (source: www.kidproofsafety.com)  This 3-hour workshop, developed by Kidproof Canada www.kidproofsafety.com and facilitated by the Ottawa Safety Council, is interactive and hands-on with role-playing, and group discussion.

Currently offered for ages 8 – 11.

 

Cyber Safe (2 hours) – Covers the topic of internet safety.  Participants will learn:

  • Common definitions they will find on the Internet
  • Types of possible dangers found on the Internet
  • How to identify warning signs and how to safely respond to them
  • Responsibilities for safe surfing
  • Safe practice for chatting and Instant Messaging

Bully Proofing (1 hour) – Learn to avoid being bullied and if they are bullied, know how to stop it.  Participants will learn how to:

  • Define bullying and cyber-bullying
  • Recognize bullying behavior in different situations
  • React to bullying if they are being bullied
  • Avoid being a target
  • React if they witness a person being bullied
  • Develop empathy and celebrate uniqueness
Date: Sat Jul 16, 2016
Times: 9 am to 1 pm
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council Meeting Room

301 Moodie, Nepean

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/cybersafe/
Fees: $40 per participant  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Home Alone and Streetproofing

Each participant receives a student manual and a wall certificate.

 

Home Alone, 2 hours, 9 to 12 years

Based on the Canada Safety Council training course, this program is designed to provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe, responsible and feel more secure when home alone.  This workshop will help children develop important techniques when handling potentially dangerous situations. Topics include: Who’s at the door, answering the phone, feeling scared, establishing a routine, what is an emergency, calling 911, basic first aid and what to do in case of a fire or sever storm. Group activities and role-playing are key components to this workshop. 

 

Street Proofing, 1 hour, 9 to 12 years

This workshop, designed by the Ottawa Safety Council, is geared to help children recognize potentially dangerous situations and develop street-smart personal safety tools. Topics include: Identifying dangerous situations, trusting your instinct, as well as how to make safe choices, keep a safe distance, say NO, attract attention, and identify common lures. The idea of a family password will be introduced, and a family emergency plan worksheet is provided. Through discussions, role playing and other interactive teaching methods children will learn vital skills for keeping safe.

Date: Sat Jul 23, 2016
Times: 9 am to 12 pm
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council Meeting Room

301 Moodie, Nepean

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/homealonestreetproofing/
Fees: $40 per participant  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Babysitter Training, Age 12+

Based on the Canada Safety Council Babysitter Training Course. It is designed to provide current information concerning childcare for young babysitters to use while babysitting and caring for younger siblings. The training will help prevent accidents and promote responsible management of any situation that may arise when children are under their care.

The Babysitters Training Course covers:

  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Child Development and Play
  • Caring for the Child and Nutrition
  • Behaviour and Misbehaviour of Children
  • Safety and Basic First Aid
  • Handling Emergencies
  • The Sick Child
  • Games and Play Activities
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Advice for Parents

Student Reference Book

This book summarizes the course sessions and provides child care information that will be of value to the graduates during their babysitting years and their adult lives. The illustrated reference book includes group exercises and note taking pages. A summary sheet is included which can be used to collect important information from the employer at the beginning of each babysitting job.

 

Certification

Each course graduate is presented with a wall certificate and graduation wallet card. These provide validation that the holder has completed eight hours of training and successfully passed a comprehensive examination on the course material.

Date: Sat Aug 13, 2016
Times: 9 am to 5 pm
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council Meeting Room

301 Moodie, Nepean

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/babysitting-2/
Fees: $75 per participant, age 12 +  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Home Alone and Streetproofing

Each participant receives a student manual and a wall certificate.

 

Home Alone, 2 hours, 9 to 12 years

Based on the Canada Safety Council training course, this program is designed to provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe, responsible and feel more secure when home alone.  This workshop will help children develop important techniques when handling potentially dangerous situations. Topics include: Who’s at the door, answering the phone, feeling scared, establishing a routine, what is an emergency, calling 911, basic first aid and what to do in case of a fire or sever storm. Group activities and role-playing are key components to this workshop. 

 

Street Proofing, 1 hour, 9 to 12 years

This workshop, designed by the Ottawa Safety Council, is geared to help children recognize potentially dangerous situations and develop street-smart personal safety tools. Topics include: Identifying dangerous situations, trusting your instinct, as well as how to make safe choices, keep a safe distance, say NO, attract attention, and identify common lures. The idea of a family password will be introduced, and a family emergency plan worksheet is provided. Through discussions, role playing and other interactive teaching methods children will learn vital skills for keeping safe.
Date: Sat Aug 20, 2016
Times: 9 am to 12 pm
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council Meeting Room

301 Moodie, Nepean

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/homealonestreetproofing/
Fees: $40 per participant  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Home Alone and Streetproofing

Each participant receives a student manual and a wall certificate.

 

Home Alone, 2 hours, 9 to 12 years

Based on the Canada Safety Council training course, this program is designed to provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe, responsible and feel more secure when home alone.  This workshop will help children develop important techniques when handling potentially dangerous situations. Topics include: Who’s at the door, answering the phone, feeling scared, establishing a routine, what is an emergency, calling 911, basic first aid and what to do in case of a fire or sever storm. Group activities and role-playing are key components to this workshop. 

 

Street Proofing, 1 hour, 9 to 12 years

 

This workshop, designed by the Ottawa Safety Council, is geared to help children recognize potentially dangerous situations and develop street-smart personal safety tools. Topics include: Identifying dangerous situations, trusting your instinct, as well as how to make safe choices, keep a safe distance, say NO, attract attention, and identify common lures. The idea of a family password will be introduced, and a family emergency plan worksheet is provided. Through discussions, role playing and other interactive teaching methods children will learn vital skills for keeping safe.

Date: Sat Sep 17, 2016
Times: 9 am to 12 pm
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council Meeting Room

301 Moodie, Nepean

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/homealonestreetproofing/
Fees: $40 per participant  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
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