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. Events are posted in the language that they are received. For more information on an event, please contact the organizer directly.


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Just For Dads ... the nuts and bolts of parenting

Sometimes all you need are the right tools.  This course is designed for dads parenting six to sixteen year olds. 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: Mon Sep 17, 2018 - Mon Nov 12, 2018 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Oct. 8 excluded)
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.117 
Parenting through HIGH CONFLICT separation and divorce

 

 In this six-week course you’ll: Learn the skills needed to improve communication.

Learn methods to manage upset emotions. Learn how to use non-reactive behaviours with your co-parent and children. Learn positive approaches to parenting that will support your children’s emotional health. Learn about the impact of ongoing conflict on children.

 

 

Date: Wed Sep 19, 2018 - Wed Oct 24, 2018 » 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: $325.00 per person. Subsidies are available.  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 117 
Parenting through HIGH CONFLICT separation and divorce

 

In this six-week course you’ll: Learn the skills needed to improve communication.

Learn methods to manage upset emotions. Learn how to use non-reactive behaviours with your co-parent and children. Learn positive approaches to parenting that will support your children’s emotional health. Learn about the impact of ongoing conflict on children.

 

Date: Thu Sep 20, 2018 - Thu Oct 25, 2018 » Every week on Thu
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: $325.00 per person. Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext.117 
You’re not the boss of me…positive discipline for 0-12 yr olds

 Under the expert direction of Joanne Boyd at Family Services Ottawa, this five-week course offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing parents of children aged 0 to 12. 

 

Topics include:  child development, effective communication, building self-esteem, setting limits, positive discipline techniques…

 

 

 

Date: Mon Oct 15, 2018 - Mon Nov 19, 2018 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Oct. 29 excluded)
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 per person $275.00 per couple (Subsidies are available)  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 117 
Parenting your Anxious Child

 

Under the expert direction of Betsy Mann this workshop looks at: 

understanding anxiety, child-friendly strategies to reduce anxiety, coping strategies for parents, where to go for more resources.

 

 

 

Date: Tue Oct 23, 2018 - Tue Nov 6, 2018 » Every week on Tue
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: $90.00  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 117 
Feeding your baby 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. Presented by a Registered Dietitian. 

For parents of children 4-12 months at the time of the workshop.

Date: Tue Oct 23, 2018
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
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.  *Registration required for each class.

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Date: Tue Oct 23, 2018
Times: 9:45 am - 10:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Getting Through the Rough Spots in Your Day

   CANCELLED 

Do you have trouble getting your children out of the house in the morning? Getting them to sit at the table and eat? Taking them shopping? Moving them from one activity to the next? Giving them a bath? Brushing their teeth? Your not alone. In this workshop, we’ll explore tools you can use to engage children’s cooperation and help your family life run more smoothly.

Date: Mon Oct 29, 2018
Times: 6:30-8:30
Location:
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
2 MacNeil Court 
Kanata
K2L-4H7
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.wocrc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra Parent  6135913686 ext. 5 
Discipline that doesn’t hurt... anyone.

 

Under the expert direction of Susan Duke at Family Services Ottawa, this five-week course is open to parents of children all ages. 

 

Discover new strategies for making parenting more effective, less stressful and more rewarding - for everyone.

   

Topics include:  reasons for misbehaviour, communication skills, building

positive relationships, effective discipline techniques…

 

 

 

Date: Thu Nov 1, 2018 - Thu Nov 29, 2018 » Every week on Thu
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 per person $275.00 per couple (subsidies are available)  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext.117 
Baby and Sleep

Are you perplexed about your baby’s sleeping patterns?  Are you confused by the conflicting information related to normal infant sleep?  Do you worry about creating bad habits and sleep associations?  Come learn why your baby wakes and leave confident that you can follow your instincts when it comes to your new baby, parenting them to sleep to set the stage for optimal brain development.  Babies wake up through the night, and for good reason. Erin will identify individual and family needs, encouraging you to create support systems, and providing a safe place for parents to share stories that support evidence-based sleep patterns.

Date: Thu Nov 1, 2018
Times: 1:30-2:30
Location:

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

2 MacNeil Court 

Kanata

K2L-4H7

Provided by: EarlyOn Child and Family Centre Kanata West Carleton   www.wocrc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra Parent  6135913686 ext 5 
Feeding Your Baby and Making Your Own Baby Food

Wondering when and how to introduce solids to your baby?  Learn about the healthiest foods for baby,  food allergies, choking hazards and the benefits of making your own baby food.  For parents of children between 4 and 12 months at the time of the workshop.

Presented by a Registered Dietitian
Date: Tue Nov 6, 2018
Times: 1:30 pm
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road, Kanata
Holy Trinity High School  entrance on McGibbon Drive in Katimavik Early Learning Centre
Provided by: Anne Lim Registered Dietitian  

Contact: 613-591-6030 
Mind Master 2

MindMasters 2 helps children develop social and emotional skills through relaxation, positive thinking and mindfulness. This session will introduce parents and teachers to the program, showing how to share these skills in a fun and age-appropriate way to children ages 4-9 years old. Through practice, children will be able to use these skills on their own, in a variety of settings, throughout their lifetime.

Date: Tue Nov 6, 2018
Times: 6:30-8:00
Location:

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

2 MacNeil Court 

Kanata

K2L-4H7

Provided by: EarlyOn Child and Family Centre Kanata West Carleton   www.wocrc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra Parent  6135913686 
Craving Change

Eating well can be hard. It can be even harder as a Mom with a new baby or young family, especially in the first year after pregnancy. Many Factors challenge your ability to make    choices you feel good about in the long run. The Craving Change workshop series is a guide for    changing your relationship with food and getting you back on track with healthy eating, without dieting. Understand “why” you eat the way you do and to learn strategies to positively change the eating behaviours of you and your family, while learning to build a positive relationship with food.

For Mothers of infants 12 months and under

 

Registration will begin Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

 

Date: Wed Nov 7, 2018 - Wed Nov 28, 2018
Times: 1:30 to 3:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Alicia Ashton - RN   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Power of Dads

A parenting workshop for Dads and male caregivers of children birth to 6 years (prenatal dads also welcome). Learn about child development and new ways to help your child reach their full potential!

Date: Thu Nov 8, 2018
Times: 6:30-8:30
Location:

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

2 MacNeil Court 

Kanata

K2L-4H7

Provided by: Public Health Nurse David Elder   www.wocrc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra Parent  6135913686 ext.5 
Parenting with Confidence

 

If you are a parent who is involved with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa and you have children between the ages of 6-16 come and join us to talk about:  managing stress, successful communication, discipline that works and lots more…

 

Date: Tue Nov 13, 2018 - Tue Jan 29, 2019 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 excluded)
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: free of charge  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext.117 
Early Math Matters / Family Math

An interactive and play – based approach to exploring/learning basic math concepts.  Games, stories, songs and crafts all reinforce the afternoon’s concept.  6 sessions.

For parents and children 3 to 4 years of age.

Date: Wed Nov 14, 2018 - Wed Dec 19, 2018 » Every week on Wed
Times: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Announcing NRC's 2018 Forum "Unpacking Food Literacy

Growing concerns about unhealthy eating habits, including consuming too many processed foods and beverages, and the lack of food literacy in children, youth and adults has inspired this year’s theme - Unpacking Food Literacy.

At this event, you will learn:

  • how food literacy is defined and its components
  • the current state of food literacy and what programming is happening in Ontario and beyond
  • the latest research and strategies to impact and evaluate behaviour change through food literacy programs, policies and interventions 

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to hear from and network with health professionals, service providers, educators, students, researchers, government decision makers and food literacy champions.

Preliminary program coming soon!

Date: Thu Nov 15, 2018
Times: -8:00am to 4:00pm
Location:

Chestnut Conference Centre

89 Chestnut St

Toronto, M5G 1R1

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NRC 2018 Forum - Unpacking Food Literacy

Growing concerns about unhealthy eating habits, including consuming too many processed foods and beverages, and the lack of food literacy in children, youth and adults has inspired this year’s theme - Unpacking Food Literacy.

At this event, you will learn:

  • how food literacy is defined and its components
  • the current state of food literacy and what programming is happening in Ontario and beyond
  • the latest research and strategies to impact and evaluate behaviour change through food literacy programs, policies and interventions 

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to hear from and network with health professionals, service providers, educators, students, researchers, government decision makers and food literacy champions.

Preliminary program coming soon!

Date: Thu Nov 15, 2018
Times: 08:30am to 4:00pm
Location:

Chestnut Conference Centre

89 Chestnut St

Toronto, M5G 1R1

Infant Massage (French Series)

Learn how to massage your pre-crawling baby to help improve sleep, bonding, development and more.   Bring towel, blanket & clean diaper. Massage oil provided. You and baby attend all 4 sessions. Parenting discussions are part of each session.

*This workshop is being offered in French only*

Date: Mon Nov 19, 2018 - Mon Dec 10, 2018 » Every week on Mon
Times: 2:00-3:30 / 14h00 à 15h30
Location:

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

2 MacNeil Court 

Kanata

K2L-4H7

Provided by: Dominique Clermont   www.wocrc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra Parent  6135913686 ext. 5 
Understanding and Supporting Your Child with ADHD

Understanding and Supporting Your Child with  ADHD,

During this workshop, we will explore what ADHD is (and isn't!), how to recognize the symptoms (hint: it is so much more than just hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention) and what strategies you can start using at home right away. Intended for parents, grandparents and educators.  

 Joceline Jaillet, AAC, B.A. ADHD Coach

Date: Mon Nov 19, 2018
Times: 6:30-8:30 / 18h30 à 20h30
Location:

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

2 MacNeil Court 

Kanata

K2L-4H7

Provided by: Joceline Jaillet, AAC, B.A. ADHD Coach   www.wocrc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra Parent  6135913686 ext. 5 
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 only.

For parents of children aged 18 months – 35 months.

Date: Tue Nov 20, 2018
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365  Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
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.  *Registration required for each class.

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Date: Tue Nov 27, 2018
Times: 9:45 am - 10:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Anger: A Necessary evil? (French only)

Anger: A Necessary evil?

 

What happens when the anger blows up? How can we teach children to manage their strong emotions without harming others or themselves? This workshop will help you understand the sources of anger, theirs and yours. You will learn how to manage the energy of anger and how to redirect it in a positive way. .

**This workshop is offered in French only**

*CANCELLED*

**ANNULÉ**

Date: Thu Nov 29, 2018
Times: 18h30 à 20h30 / 6:30-8:30
Location:

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

2 MacNeil Court 

Kanata

K2L-4H7

Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.wocrc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra Parent  6135913686 ext. 5 
Anger: A Necessary evil? (French only)

Anger: A Necessary evil?

 

What happens when the anger blows up? How can we teach children to manage their strong emotions without harming others or themselves? This workshop will help you understand the sources of anger, theirs and yours. You will learn how to manage the energy of anger and how to redirect it in a positive way. .

**This workshop is offered in French only**

Date: Thu Nov 29, 2018
Times: 18h30 à 20h30 / 6:30-8:30
Location:

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

2 MacNeil Court 

Kanata

K2L-4H7

Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.wocrc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra Parent  6135913686 ext. 5 
Feeding Your Baby and Making Your Own Baby Food

Wondering when and how to introduce solids to your baby, food allergies, choking hazards and the benefits of making your own baby food.  

For parents of children 4-12 months at the time of the workshop
Presented by a Registered Dietitian
Date: Tue Dec 4, 2018
Times: 1:30 pm
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road Kanata
Holy Trinity High School
Entrance on McGibbon Drive in 
Katimavik Early Learning Centre
Provided by: Anne Lim Registered Dietitian  

Contact: 6135916030 
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.  *Registration required for each class.

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Date: Tue Dec 11, 2018
Times: 9:45 am - 10:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

Where Families Gather

This is an Inuit parent/caregiver and child drop in that will include Elders as well as culturally relevant activities and guest speakers.  Healthy snacks and lunch will be provided.    

Date: Wed Jun 6, 2018 - Wed Dec 30, 2020 » Every week on Wed
Times: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Location:

230 McArthur Avenue, 3rd Floor

Fees: Free  
Contact: Carmen Barrieau  613-744-3133 ext. 205 
Where Families Gather

This is an Inuit parent/caregiver and child drop in that will include Elders as well as culturally relevant activities and guest speakers.  Healthy snacks and lunch will be provided.    

Date: Wed Jun 6, 2018 - Wed Dec 30, 2020 » Every week on Wed
Times: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Location:

230 McArthur Avenue, 3rd Floor

Fees: Free  
Contact: Carmen Barrieau  613-744-3133 ext. 205 
How to Talk so Kids will Listen and How to Listen so Kids will Talk (5 sessions)

This series of 5 sessions will focus on positive communication between parents and their children.  The strategies presented will help parents encourage their children to deal with their feelings and become more cooperative. Topics covered: dealing with children’s feelings, explore alternatives to punishment, ways to praise and support the development of healthy self-esteem.                                                                                          

Date: Wed Oct 3, 2018 - Wed Nov 28, 2018 » Every 2 weeks on Wed
Times: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location:

EarlyON Centre Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd.
Orléans ON
Provided by: Rita Tapia, Family Resource Worker   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: Early ON Centre  613-830-4357 
Making the Connection

Parents learn skills to establish loving  relationships, foster two-way communication and helping their baby learn. Topics focus on loving, learning and language.  Activities include songs and rhymes. 

 For parents of children birth to 7 months of age

Date: Fri Oct 5, 2018 - Fri Nov 23, 2018 » Every week on Fri
Times: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Linda Denny  613-820-4922 
Observing, Reflecting & Planning

How does observing what my children are doing help me to plan? Taking the time to observe children at play allows you the opportunity to plan how to extend their interests through different areas of your program and allows you to do so in a relaxed, joyful, co-learner way. Let’s look at the children in your care… what are their interests? What are they asking? What do they need? Let’s define the steps you can take tomorrow to explore meaningful materials and experiences with the children and relieve you of the stress of planning. 

Date: Tue Oct 23, 2018
Times: 7-9pm
Location:

CCPRN

30 Colonnade Road, Suite 275
Ottawa, K2E 7J6
Provided by: CCPRN   http://www.ccprn.com/en/calendar-of-events/
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Sandra  613-749-5211 x22 
Collaborate & Create: Elements of Water & Earth

Join fellow caregivers for a relaxed evening of collaboration and networking as we explore two of the four non-living elements – water and earth. At this time of year we observe many changes to these two elements and it is natural for the children to wonder and inquire about what is happening. We will discuss and share our thoughts and experiences around providing children with the opportunity to explore water (rain, dew, steam, fog, ice, etc.) and earth (soil, dirt, sand, rocks, clay, etc.) and walk away with ideas to set up provocations and inquiry-based play for the children in our care.

Date: Tue Oct 30, 2018
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Location:

CCPRN

30 Colonnade Road, Suite 275
Ottawa, ON 
K2E 7J6
Provided by: CCPRN   http://www.ccprn.com/en/calendar-of-events/
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Sandra Zito  613-749-5211 x22 
Fun with Books

Come learn about receptive language skills, expressive language skills and  phonological awareness with a Speech-Language Pathologist. You will learn more about reading with your child and reaping the benefits, The DO’s and DON’Ts of shared reading and choosing the right books for your child’s language level!

 

For families with children under the age of six years old.

 

Registration will begin Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

Date: Thu Nov 1, 2018
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Anik Labrèche-Garby & Sharon Burgess   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Rainbow Families Art and Play Afternoon

For queer & trans parents, caregivers, families,      children and youth. For families with gender creative, gender independent and trans children and youth. Join us in art & play activities while connecting with other families. We will have indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

 

Date: Sat Nov 3, 2018
Times: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Lisa Montroy  613-725-3601 ext. 105 
Sing Song Party Time

It's never too early to start learning about the importance of caring for our environment and all the wonderful creatures on the Earth! Derek starts each class with some basic yoga and then plays silly songs that foster an appreciation for living healthy and environmentally aware. Children are encouraged to 'join the band' by using percussion instruments, playing eco-themed games and of course dancing!

 

Registration is Wednesday, September 5th by telephone only. 

 

For families with children under the age of six years old.

Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement.

Date: Mon Nov 5, 2018
Times: 10:00 to 10:45
Location:

Van Lang Field House

29 Van Lang Private
Provided by: Derek McKinley   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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: Mon Nov 5, 2018 - Mon Nov 26, 2018 » Every week on Mon
Times: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 
Foundation For Healthy Sleep

Come learn all you need to know about the foundations for healthy sleep and how making minor adjustments can help improve your little one’s sleep. We will discuss all the important foundation elements including; sleep cues, routines and schedules, setting up the    optimal environment, how to maximize sleep, expectations of sleep, nutrition and how it affects sleep, wake windows, learning gentle ways to transition from sleeping in your arms to a swing/bouncer/co-sleeping to their own bed. There will also be time at the end of the workshop for some questions and answers.  

 

For families with children under the age of two years old

 

Registration will begin Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

 

Date: Thu Nov 8, 2018
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Elisa Costanza-Reyes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Autism Ontario - Diagnosis, now what?

You have the diagnosis for your child but you don't know what your next step should be. We will discuss the steps and options to take once a child has  received a  diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. From funding options, to educational resources, private options, to events in the community, there are resources and we will discuss them. Appropriate for any families with a new diagnosis.

For families with children under the age of six years old.

 

Registration will begin Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

 

 

 

Date: Thu Nov 15, 2018
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Kelsey McDaniel   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Emotion Coaching - A Model For The Prevention Of Mental Health Issues In Children

Parents have a tremendous opportunity to influence their children’s emotional development. Specifically, parents can “coach” their child to become aware of their emotions and associated needs, as well as to regulate their upset feelings more easily. We will cover a brief introduction to emotion and emotional development, the problem with emotional avoidance, and the 5-step model of emotion coaching.

For families with children under the age of six years old.

 

Registration will begin Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

 

Date: Thu Nov 22, 2018
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Stacey Kosmerly   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Rainbow Families Art and Play Afternoon

For queer & trans parents, caregivers, families,      children and youth. For families with gender creative, gender independent and trans children and youth. Join us in art & play activities while connecting with other families. We will have indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

 

Date: Sat Dec 1, 2018
Times: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Lisa Montroy  613-725-3601 ext. 105 
Sing Song Party Time

It's never too early to start learning about the importance of caring for our environment and all the wonderful creatures on the Earth! Derek starts each class with some basic yoga and then plays silly songs that foster an appreciation for living healthy and environmentally aware. Children are encouraged to 'join the band' by using percussion instruments, playing eco-themed games and of course dancing!

 

Registration is Wednesday, September 5th by telephone only. 

 

For families with children under the age of six years old.

Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement.

Date: Mon Dec 3, 2018
Times: 10:00 to 10:45
Location:

Van Lang Field House

29 Van Lang Private
Provided by: Derek McKinley   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Setting Consequences

Children learn self-discipline when they have to experience the consequences of their actions. But what consequences should be imposed and when? This workshop will discuss at what age to start using this way of teaching self-discipline and will help you set and maintain reasonable consequences. Consequences don’t need to be severe to work, just inevitable.

For families with children one to six years old.

 

Registration will begin Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

 

Date: Thu Dec 6, 2018
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children

Infant Massage

This 3 session workshop will allow parents to learn how to massage their baby which will help improve sleep, bonding, development and more.

 

Registration will begin Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

 

For infants under 9 months.

 

Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement

 

Date: Sat Oct 13, 2018 - Sat Oct 27, 2018
Times: 1:30 to 2:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Infant Massage

This 3 session workshop will allow parents to learn how to massage their baby which will help improve sleep, bonding, development and more.

 

Registration will begin Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

 

For infants under 9 months.

 

Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement

Date: Wed Oct 17, 2018 - Wed Oct 31, 2018
Times: 9:30 to 10:30
Location:

Mothercraft Otawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Infant Massage

This 3 session workshop will allow parents to learn how to massage their baby which will help improve sleep, bonding, development and more.

 

Registration will begin Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

 

For infants under 9 months.

 

Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement

Date: Mon Nov 5, 2018 - Mon Nov 19, 2018
Times: 1:30 to 2:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Salsa Tots

Go from goo-goo, ga-ga to cha-cha-cha! Designed for older babies/toddlers 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 3 years old.

Date: Tue Nov 6, 2018
Times: 9:30-10:30
Location:
Beaverbrook Community Centre
 
8 Beaverbrook Road
Provided by: EarlyOn Child and Family Centre Kanata West Carleton   www.wocrc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra Parent  6135913686 ext 5 
Baby Signs and Songs

In this 2 session series, learn to communicate with your  baby before they talk, by learning signs and songs.

For infants under 18  months

 

Registration will begin Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

 

 

Date: Wed Nov 7, 2018 - Wed Nov 14, 2018
Times: 10:00 to 11:00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
 
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Snackaganza

 **For 3 –3 ½ year olds and their parent or caregiver.**

Make healthy snacks with your preschooler! Learn how to teach your child (and maintain!) healthy eating patterns and attitudes towards food. For 3 –3 ½ year olds and their parent or caregiver.

Have a light breakfast; you will be eating. Advise us of food allergies when registering.

Date: Tue Nov 27, 2018
Times: 9:30-11:30
Location:

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

2 MacNeil Court 

Kanata

K2L-4H7

Provided by: (co-presented by a Parent Support Worker and Registered Dietitian)   www.wocrc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra Parent  6135913686 ext.5 
Baby Signs and Songs

In this 2 session series, learn to communicate with your  baby before they talk, by learning signs and songs.

For infants under 18  months

 

Registration will begin Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

 

                                              

Date: Tue Dec 4, 2018 - Tue Dec 11, 2018
Times: 1:30 to 2:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Prenatal and Postnatal

Pregnancy Circle

A casual but informative pregnancy circle specific to Inuit women.  

Guest speakers and Elder involvement.  
A healthy, light lunch will be provided.  
Date: Tue Jun 5, 2018 - Wed Dec 30, 2020 » Every week on Tue
Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:

230 McArthur Avenue, 3rd Floor

Provided by: Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sarah Flynn  613-744-3133 ext. 205 
Multiple Birth Class

We suggest you take your prenatal classes between 20 weeks and 30 weeks. Be sure to register early in your pregnancy in order to ensure a place is reserved for you. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 couples. Our classes include the following information presented in a variety of methods including videos, hands on practice, small group discussion and relaxation exercises:

  • stages of labour
  • comfort measures including relaxation and massage techniques
  • breath awareness
  • all options for pain relief
  • making decisions and giving consent
  • methods of induction
  • interventions including 1V’s, fetal heart monitors, cesarean sections
  • post birth procedures for babies
  • post birth recovery for women
  • resources in Ottawa
  • breastfeeding
  •  
 
Date: Sat Oct 27, 2018 - Sun Oct 28, 2018
Times: 9:30-4
Location:

300 des Peres Blancs ( Vanier )

Provided by: ottawa Childbirth Education Association   www.ottawacea.com
Fees: $175.  
Contact: Erin Shaheen  613 860 2061 
Multiple Birth Class

We suggest you take your prenatal classes between 20 weeks and 30 weeks. Be sure to register early in your pregnancy in order to ensure a place is reserved for you. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 couples. Our classes include the following information presented in a variety of methods including videos, hands on practice, small group discussion and relaxation exercises:

  • stages of labour
  • comfort measures including relaxation and massage techniques
  • breath awareness
  • all options for pain relief
  • making decisions and giving consent
  • methods of induction
  • interventions including 1V’s, fetal heart monitors, cesarean sections
  • post birth procedures for babies
  • post birth recovery for women
  • resources in Ottawa
  • breastfeeding
  •  
 
Date: Sat Oct 27, 2018 - Sun Oct 28, 2018
Times: 9:30-4
Location:

300 des Peres Blancs ( Vanier )

Provided by: ottawa Childbirth Education Association   www.ottawacea.com
Fees: $175.  
Contact: Erin Shaheen  613 860 2061 
The Postpartum Journey

Whether you’re expecting, or have already begun your parenting journey, this workshop explores the often unexpected challenges and adjustments of growing your family. How do relationships change after having a baby?  How do you take care of yourself first?  Can making a postpartum plan truly help with the transition?  Explore all these questions and more, as we learn strategies, coping skills, research and resources in a group setting.

For families expecting or with children under the age of six years old.

 

Registration will begin Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

 

Date: Thu Nov 22, 2018
Times: 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

For Fathers

New Dads: Providing Postpartum Support Drop In

Is your partner experiencing Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, since the arrival of the baby/ies? Are you struggling with adjustment, as well as looking for strategies and support for your partner and your new family addition? You are not alone. The group provides a community of partners who are looking for ideas and common ground. This is also the chancre to give your partner a break and for you to spend time with your baby in a great setting!

 
Come and join us! Infants 12 months and under are welcome!
 
Every 2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month. 
Date: Sat Sep 8, 2018 - Sat Dec 15, 2018
Times: 9:30 to 11:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Susan Martensen   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Power of Dads

A parenting workshop for Dads and male caregivers of children birth to 6 years (prenatal dads also welcome). Learn about child development and new ways to help your child reach their full potential!

Date: Thu Nov 8, 2018
Times: 6:30-8:30
Location:

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

2 MacNeil Court 

Kanata

K2L-4H7

Provided by: Public Health Nurse David Elder   www.wocrc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra Parent  6135913686 ext.5 

For Children

FRIENDS for Life (anxiety prevention program)

 

 Anxiety Prevention Program for children 10-12 yrs old with mild to moderate anxiety

This 9 week  program has proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that are practical and useful for coping with times of worry and change. It's fun too!

 

 

 

Date: Wed Oct 3, 2018 - Wed Dec 5, 2018 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00-7:30 p.m. (Oct. 31 excluded)
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $375.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext.117 
Tip of the Day
To help a young child cope with separation from you while at school or on a visit to grandparents, tuck an imaginary kiss into her pocket to pull out when she's missing you, or give him something associated with you such as a special little rock, a broach or a photograph.
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