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

From Baby Food to Table Food

Wondering how much food your older baby needs? What are some of the feeding challenges?  Looking for recipe ideas?  For parents with babies 10-18 months old.  

Babies welcome

Register online at wocrc.ca

Date: Tue Feb 9, 2016 - Thu Feb 9, 2017
Times: 1:30-3:30
Location:

2 MacNeil Court,

Kanata, On
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca
Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
HIPPY Ottawa (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)

The core of the HIPPY program is a structured home visit that delivers a curriculum based on the needs of children to become school-ready. Well-trained peer Home Visitors deliver books and high-quality curriculum activities (French and/or English) directly to parents who then work 15 to 20 minutes a day with their own three, four, and five-year-old children. 

 

IS YOUR FAMILY ELIGIBLE FOR HIPPY?

  • Do you have a 3 or 4 year old child?
  • Would you like to build and maintain a strong relationship with your child through play and learning activities?
  • Do you want to actively prepare your child for success in school?
  • Are you a newcomer or a low income family residing in Ottawa-Vanier or Ottawa-South?

Currently recruiting eligible families for 2016-2017...Register now!

Date: Thu Sep 1, 2016 - Wed Mar 1, 2017 » Every week on
Location:

Home Instruction

Provided by: Centre des services communautaire de Vanier / Vanier Community Service Centre   http://hippyottawa.ca/en/home
Fees: Free  
Contact: Program Coordinator / Coordonnatrice du programme : Chantal DeGrace  613-744-2892 extension/poste 1075 
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: Wed Nov 16, 2016 - Wed Jan 25, 2017
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Dec. 28 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. 207 
Infant Massage

For parents/guardians and/or
caregivers of pre-crawling infants

 

This 4 week series will teach a
full body massage routine, the benefits
of individual strokes, and ways to
communicate with your baby.

 

Must register for all 4 sessions.

 

Date: Wed Jan 18, 2017 - Wed Feb 8, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Parler pour que les enfants écoutent et écouter pour que les enfants parlent (5 sessions)

Cette série de 5 ateliers vise à améliorer la communication entre les parents et leurs enfants. Le programme fournit des habiletés de base que pourront ensuite appliquer les parents. Les thèmes suivants seront abordés: aider les enfants aux prises avec des sentiments pénibles, encourager la coopération, remplacer la punition, encourager l'autonomie, compliments et estime de soi. Vous devez vous inscrire aux 5 ateliers pour participer. 

 

Date: Wed Jan 18, 2017 - Wed Mar 15, 2017 » Every 2 weeks on Wed
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa-Orléans

240 boul. Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Mélanie Couturier et Dominik Théoret (intervenantes auprès de la famille)   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Creating a routine to help you through the day
Predictable routines help children feel more secure... and help adults feel more in control of their day. But there isn’t one recipe that works for everyone. How can you plan a routine that will work for you? This workshop will set out some important factors to consider. You’ll also see how establishing a good routine can sometimes solve discipline problems.
For families with children under the age of six years old. Registration is Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Thu Jan 19, 2017
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 
Power of Dads

(A parenting workshop for fathers and male caregivers of children 0-6 years)

 

Learn about child development and new ways to help your child reach their full potential!

Date: Wed Jan 25, 2017
Times: 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa-Vanier

270 Marier Avenue
Provided by: Parenting in Ottawa/Ottawa Public Health  
Fees: Free  
Contact: Geneviève Jolicoeur  613-744-2892 poste 1432 
Effective Parenting through Positive Discipline

 Ready to tear your hair out? Tired of repeating yourself and having nothing change? This workshop provides a range of discipline tools and a clear idea of how to use the ones that are best suited to your child.

 

Come out and enjoy the evening...learn something new... improve the atmosphere in your home.

Date: Thu Jan 26, 2017
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: $30.00  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
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: Tue Jan 31, 2017 - Tue Mar 7, 2017 » 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  
Fees: $250.00 per person. Subsidies are available.  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Children and Anxiety
You may have heard the statistics: problems with anxiety are more and more common in children today. How to know if a child’s worries are part of normal development or if you need to seek more help? How can you support your child to handle his or her worries? What can you do to reduce the factors that contribute to anxiety? This workshop will give you simple and practical strategies that you can use in your family right away.
For families with children under the age of six years old.
 
Registration begins Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone. 
Date: Thu Feb 2, 2017
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 
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 Feb 2, 2017 - Thu Mar 9, 2017 » 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: $250.00 per person. Subsidies are available.  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Les limites ça aide à grandir (pour parents qui ont des enfants entre 1 à 6 ans

Un encadrement ferme donne aux enfants un sentiment de sécurité. Comment les parents peuvent-ils déterminer les règles qui conviennent à leur famille? Comment maintenir les limites quand les enfants les testent? Comment les adapter à mesure que les enfants grandissent?

Date: Wed Feb 8, 2017
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

CPE Ottawa-Orléans

240 boul. Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Betsy Mann,Éducatrice agrée du Canada   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
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 Feb 8, 2017 - Wed Apr 5, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00-7:30 p.m. (March 15 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. 207 
Baby Talk

Babies communicate from the day they are born. Join us for an interactive session on how your baby communicates and what you can do everyday to build their speech and language development. Learn about speech and language milestones and where to turn for help should you need it. For parents and their babies 0-12 months. 

Date: Sat Feb 11, 2017
Times: 10:30 am
Location:
Ottawa Public Library

North Gloucester


2036 Ogilvie
Room A
Provided by: First Words/Premiers mots   https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/baby-talkle-langage-de-b%C3%A9b%C3%A9
Fees: Free, Register with your library card online at https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/baby-talk-0  
Contact: InfoService  6135802400 
Toilet Learning

An Early Years Educator will be available to answer your questions on toilet learning. Come and discuss signs of readiness, tips on how to encourage independence in your child as well as the importance of a consistent routine.

Date: Sat Feb 11, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive.
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free Drop-in  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Are you pregnant? Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant.

Register online at wocrc.ca

Date: Thu Feb 16, 2017
Times: 9:30-12:00
Location:

2 MacNeil Court,

Kanata, ON
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
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 begins on Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Feb 16, 2017
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Marnie Potter   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Creating a routine to help you through the day (for parents of children 1 to 6 years)

Predictable routines help children feel more secure… and help adults feel more in control of their day. But there isn’t one recipe that works for everyone. How can you plan a routine that will work for you? This workshop will set out some important factors to consider. You’ll also see how establishing a good routine can sometimes solve discipline problems.

Date: Wed Feb 22, 2017
Times: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd.
Orléans ON
Provided by: Betsy Mann, Certified Canadian Family Educator   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
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 Feb 27, 2017 - Mon Apr 3, 2017 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:00-7:30 p.m. (March 13 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. 207 
MindMasters2

MindMasters 2 is research-based program developed by CHEO that teaches simple and concrete techniques to help children manage stress and frustration, relax fully and develop a positive perspective.

Date: Wed Mar 1, 2017
Times: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Introducing Solids to Your Baby

For parents/guardians with babies 0-9 months

 

Join a registered dietitian as she talks about how to successfully introduce solids to your baby. She will also demonstrate how to make your own baby food as well as ways to make feeding your baby fun and easy!

Date: Wed Mar 1, 2017
Times: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Infant sleep class

Are you an exhausted parent that has tired everything and cannot get your baby to sleep? Do you want to find a solution that is not crying it out?

 

We will be creating a space for parents to follow their instincts when it comes to their new baby, which will allow them to set the stage for optimal brain development. We want to spread the word that babies wake up through the night, and for good reason. We want to share the other side of the sleep story!   We will address identifying individual and family needs, creating support system and providing a safe place for parents to share stories that support evidence based sleep patterns. 

 

Babies are welcome and encouraged  to attend class.  

Date: Wed Mar 1, 2017 - Wed Mar 22, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 11:30am-12:30pm
Location:

48 Nanaimo Drive

Provided by: Ottawa Childbirth Education Association   www.ottawacea.com
Fees: $75  
Contact: Erin shaheen  6138602061 
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 begins Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Mar 2, 2017
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 
Préparation à l'école Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire?

Que devrait savoir votre enfant à la veille de son entrée à la maternelle? Est-il plus important qu'il connaisse quelques lettres et notions de mathématiques ou qu'il sache s'habiller et aller à la toilette seul? Venez discuter des habiletés nécessaires pour faciliter la transition à la maternelle pour vos enfants et comment vous pouvez les appuyer dans leur cheminement.

Date: Wed Mar 8, 2017
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa Sud

2330 promenade Don Reid
Provided by: Centre de la petite enfance - Ottawa sud  
Fees: Gratuit - Par inscription  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Emotional and Social Skills for School Readiness

Being ready for school means more than children knowing letters and numbers.  When children can deal with strong emotions and get along with others, they are more open to learning.  In this workshop, you will learn about typical emotional and social development.  You will discover age-appropriate ways to build your child’s skills through play.  For parents of children starting kindergarten in September 2017.

Date: Wed Mar 8, 2017
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
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 begins on Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Mar 9, 2017
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Marnie Potter   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Parenting your Anxious Child (seminar)

Under the expert direction of Layal Dleikan at Family Services Ottawa, this one night workshop offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing parents of anxious children. 

 

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

 

Date: Thu Mar 23, 2017
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: $30.00  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Anger Management ...especially for parents

Anger is a common experience for parents – no matter how much you love your children.  We’ll look at positive ways to express your anger and practical strategies to manage your children’s behaviour.

 

Date: Tue Mar 28, 2017 - Tue May 2, 2017 » 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: $175.00 - Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
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 - 4 years.

Date: Tue Mar 28, 2017
Times: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Infant sleep class

Are you an exhausted parent that has tried everything and cannot get your baby to sleep? Do you want to find a solution that is not crying it out?

 

We will be creating a space for parents to follow their instincts when it comes to their new baby, which will allow them to set the stage for optimal brain development. We want to spread the word that babies wake up through the night, and for good reason. We want to share the other side of the sleep story!   

 

We will address identifying individual and family needs, creating support system and providing a safe place for parents to share stories that support evidence based sleep patterns. 

 

Babies are welcome and encouraged  to attend class.  

Date: Wed Apr 5, 2017 - Wed Apr 26, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 11:30am-12:30pm
Location:

48 Nanaimo Dr.

Provided by: Ottawa Childbirth Education Association   www.ottawacea.com
Fees: $75  
Contact: Erin shaheen  613 860 2061 
Le langage de bébé
Les bébés communiquent dès leur naissance. Joignez-vous à nous pour un atelier interactif durant lequel vous apprendrez comment votre bébé communique et ce que vous pouvez faire quotidiennement pour l’aider à développer son langage. Apprenez-en davantage sur les étapes du développement du langage et les ressources qui s’offrent à vous en cas de besoin. Pour les parents et leurs bébés âgés de 0 à 12 mois.
Date: Mon Apr 10, 2017
Times: 11:15am
Location:
Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa

Vanier


310 Pères Blancs
Salle de programmation
Provided by: First Words/Premiers mots  
Fees: Gratuit, inscrivez-vous avec votre carte de bibliothèque sur le site web https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/baby-talk-0  
Contact: InfoService  6135802400 

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

Evening Playgroup

A bilingual playgroup for children  0-6 years old accompanied by their parents/guardians/caregivers.

 

Date: Wed Dec 7, 2016 - Wed Dec 6, 2017
» Takes place on the First Wednesday of each month.
Times: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location:

2330 Don Reid Drive

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
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: Thu Jan 12, 2017 - Thu Mar 2, 2017 » Every week on Thu
Times: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Backpack Adventures, School Readiness Program

Do you have a child starting school in September 2017?  Then the Family Literacy School Readiness program, Backpack Adventures, is for you. During the 6 week program, we will explore the 5 domains of school readiness.  Families will discover new information and activities to support their child’s journey into school.  Each session will introduce a new domain and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home.  On the last session, children will receive a special gift to congratulate them on entering school.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  Location: Bayshore drop-in site  210 Woodridge Cres., Ring 101 for access to room

Date: Wed Jan 18, 2017 - Wed Feb 22, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Bayshore Drop-In Site

210 Woodridge Crescent, Ottawa
Ring 101 for access to room
Salsa Babies

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled into baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize with other parents, and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Not to mention, it’s perfect for people who have always wanted to learn to dance, but could never convince their partner to take lessons! Don’t forget to bring your own baby carrier! Registration is Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

Date: Wed Jan 25, 2017
Times: 1:30 to 2:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Daniela Pueyo Grand   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Grandparents caring for their grandchildren

Are you a grandparent who looks after your grandchildren while their parents work? Are you a parent who calls on your own parents for regular child care? This can be a great arrangement, and it works even better if issues are discussed as they come up. This workshop will explore some of the advantages and drawbacks people experience, both as parents and as grandparents. It will help you start the conversation and point to solutions, whether you’re already in the situation or just thinking about it.

Note: Both grandparents and parents will benefit from this workshop, whether they come alone or together. 

Date: Wed Jan 25, 2017
Times: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd.
Orléans ON
Provided by: Betsy Mann, Certified Canadian Family Educator   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Limits Help Children Grow

Firm limits build a strong structure that gives children a sense of security. How can parents decide the rules that suit their family? How can they hold to the limits when children test them? And what adjustments need to be made as children grow?  With Betsy Mann.

Register online at wocrc.ca

Date: Mon Jan 30, 2017
Times: 6:30-8:30
Location:

2 MacNeil Court,

Kanata, ON
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
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.  *Registration required for each class.

Date: Mon Jan 30, 2017
Times: 11:00 - 12:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
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: Mon Jan 30, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
The Temperament Factor: Preventing Misbehaviour by Managing Intensity

Some children are more persistent, more sensitive, more intense than their peers, a real challenge for their parents. You’ll discover ways to prevent problems and make life easier, at the same time as you learn the strengths that come with a difficult temperament.

 Register online at wocrc.ca

Date: Mon Feb 13, 2017
Times: 6:30-8:30
Location:

2 MacNeil Court,

Kanata, ON
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
Choisir vos outils de discipline

Vous vous demandez comment réagir quand le

comportement de vos enfants vous pose problème? Cet atelier propose une gamme de moyens pour faire

respecter les limites.

Pour s'inscrire wocrc.ca

Date: Thu Feb 23, 2017
Times: 18 h 30 à 20 h 30
Location:

2, cour MacNeil Court

 

Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 poste 5 
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.  *Registration required for each class.

Date: Mon Feb 27, 2017
Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
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: Mon Feb 27, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

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.  *Registration required for each class.

Date: Mon Mar 27, 2017
Times: 11:00 - 12:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
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: Mon Mar 27, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

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: Mon Mar 27, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children

Family Yoga

Come and join us for a family yoga session in a workshop that celebrates movement! 
Family yoga gives your family the opportunity to connect with your mind, body and soul through experiencing yoga postures, breathing and visualization techniques while enjoying music, movement and creative play. 

For parents and their children from 2 to 5 years old.  Please bring your yoga mat.

Date: Sat Jan 14, 2017 - Sat Jan 28, 2017 » Every week on Sat
Times: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact:
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 is Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

Date: Mon Jan 16, 2017 - Mon Jan 30, 2017
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 
Jamming Into Family Literacy

Join us for a fun-filled evening to celebrate Family Literacy Day. Awaken your child’s physical literacy through dance, movement and music. 

Snacks and hot chocolate will be served. 

Register online at wocrc.ca

 

 

Date: Mon Jan 23, 2017
Times: 5:30-7:00
Location:

2 MacNeil Court

Kanata, On
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
ESSO Family Math

This program will teach fun strategies for learning math everyday as a family. Together, we will learn how to use everyday objects and situations to learn basic math skills. Math is everywhere!
Supper will be provided on weeks 3 and 6.


Must register for 6 all sessions.

Date: Tue Jan 24, 2017 - Tue Feb 28, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location:

Blossom Park Public School

3810 Sixth St.
Room 125
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
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 Jan 31, 2017
Times: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Les bons contes font les bons amis
Cet atelier est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au coeur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des histoires et des chansons.
 
Pour les familles avec des enfants sous l’âge de six ans.
 
Les inscriptions débuteront le 4 janvier à 9 h 30 par telephone.
Date: Wed Feb 1, 2017 - Wed Feb 8, 2017
Times: 13 h 45 à 14 h 45
Location:

Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa

18 Rosemount, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1P4

Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
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 Feb 4, 2017
Times: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Get fit while learning fun new steps to the rhythmic beats of Salsa and other Latin dances. Share a special moment of music and movement with your child! Your baby will love being swayed while in direct contact with you in a baby carrier. For babies older than 6 weeks.

 Register online at wocrc.ca

Date: Wed Feb 8, 2017
Times: 1:30-2:30
Location:

Beaverbrook Community Centre,

2 Beaverbrook Road,
Kanata, On
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
Série MindMasters

Pou

Date: Thu Feb 9, 2017 - Thu Mar 2, 2017 » Every week on Thu
Times: 17 h 00 à 18 h 30
Location:

2, cour MacNeil Court

 

Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 poste 5 
Have a Ball!

Enjoy a fun-filled morning of physical activity. Discover simple and inexpensive ways to burn some energy both indoors and out. Come dressed to play together!

For children 2-4 years old and adults.

Register online at wocrc.ca

Date: Fri Feb 10, 2017 - Fri Feb 24, 2017 » Every week on Fri
Times: 10:00-11:30
Location:

Kanata Recreation Complex, Hall D

100 Charlie Rogers Pl, Kanata, (Terry Fox Dr.)
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
Yoga en famille

Ramassez vos petits et venez profiter de nos ateliers “Yoga en famille”!

Cette célébration du mouvement est un  parfait prétexte pour s’amuser et ainsi nourrir votre connection entre le corps-esprit-âme à travers diverses postures de yoga, techniques de respiration et de visualisation. Tout cela dans une ambiance favorisant la créativité dans le jeu et la et l’expression musicale.

 

Pour parents et leurs enfants âgés entre 2 et 5 ans.

S.V.P. Apportez vos matelas de yoga

 

 

Date: Sat Feb 11, 2017 - Sat Feb 25, 2017 » Every week on Sat
Times: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:

Centre de santé communautaire Pinecrest-Queensway

1365 chemin Richmond
Ottawa, ON  K2B 6R7
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Sing Song Party Time

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 begins Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Mon Feb 13, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Location:

Van Lang Field House

29 Van Lang Pvt.
Provided by: Derek McKinley   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Babywearing Ballet
A unique post-natal activity catered to adults with babies. This class is similar to regular ballet classes, with barre work and centre exercise with special attention given to muscle toning and posture. Accompanied by music and movement, your little one will greatly benefit from being held while you dance. Don’t forget to bring your own baby carrier!
For infants 6 weeks and up.
 
Registration will begin Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Mon Feb 13, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Ave
Provided by: Esther América Caron   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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: Mon Feb 13, 2017
Times: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
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.
 
Registrtion will begin Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Tue Feb 14, 2017
Times: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
On s'amuse avec les mathématiques!

Pour les enfants âgés entre 4 et 6 ans accompagnés d’un parent ou tuteur.

 

Saviez-vous que vous pouvez jouer un rôle-clé pour aider votre enfant à comprendre et à explorer les mathématiques à la maison? 

Venez vous amuser tout en apprenant comment intégrer les mathématiques dans votre quotidien avec votre famille.  Les mathématiques c’est simple et amusant! 

Date: Wed Feb 15, 2017
Times: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location:

Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa Sud

2330 promenade Don Reid
Provided by: Centre de la petite enfance - Ottawa sud  
Fees: Gratuit - Par inscription  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Building Healthy Eating Habits: Loblaws in-store tour

Become a skilled shopper and learn how to make better choices at the grocery store! Join a registered dietitian as she brings you on this interactive and fun tour where you will learn how to read food labels and make the best food choices for you and your family while at the same time trying some interesting products. Snacks and warm refreshments will be provided!

Children will also get the opportunity to

participate in a fun activity.

 

Date: Wed Feb 22, 2017
Times: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location:

Loblaws

2210 Bank Street
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Salsa Babies

Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled into baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize with other parents, and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Not to mention, it’s perfect for people who have always wanted to learn to dance, but could never convince their partner to take lessons! Don’t forget to bring your own baby carrier! Registration is Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 by telephone only. 

Date: Wed Feb 22, 2017
Times: 1:30 to 2:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Daniela Pueyo Grand   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Snow Walk
Come join our Winter Wonderland Night at Mothercraft with snowy outdoor activities, hot chocolate, stories and songs.
Brrrr!!! Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing.
For children between the ages of 3 to 6 years old.
 
Registration begins onWednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Feb 23, 2017
Times: 6:30 to 7:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Marie-Claude Pilon  613-728-1839 ext. 291 
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: Mon Feb 27, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Yoga for Tots

Introduce your tot to the joys of yoga while

participating together in a program that incorporates the mind, body and spirit. For children 1-3 years old and their adult.

 

 Register online at wocrc.ca

Date: Tue Feb 28, 2017
Times: 9:30-10:30
Location:

Beaverbrook Community Centre

2 Beaverbrook Road,
Kanata, On
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
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 Mar 4, 2017
Times: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Beck Hood  613-725-3601 ext. 105 
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, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Tue Mar 7, 2017
Times: 9:30 to 10:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Les bons contes font les bons amis
Cet atelier est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au coeur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des histoires et des chansons.
 
Pour les familles avec des enfants sous l’âge de six ans.
 
Les inscriptions débuteront le 4 janvier à 9 h 30 par telephone.
Date: Wed Mar 8, 2017 - Wed Mar 15, 2017
Times: 13 h 45 à 14 h 45
Location:

Bibliothèquepublique d'Ottawa

18 Rosemount, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1P4

Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
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 is Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

Date: Sat Mar 11, 2017 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
Times: 10:00 to 11:00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Cyndy Gervais-Hiscox   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Sing Song Party Time

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 begins Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Mon Mar 13, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Location:

Van Lang Field House

29 Van Lang Pvt.
Provided by: Derek McKinley   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
The Wonder of Five Senses

For children 3 to 6 years old and their parents/guardians and/ or caregivers.

 

Young children learn about the world around them strictly through their senses. Children are experts at learning with all five senses active. They make sense of their world by hearing, touching, seeing, tasting and smelling. Please join us and get involved in various activities which use as many senses as possible and observe how children learn by active involvement in experiences.

Date: Wed Mar 15, 2017
Times: 1:30 - 3:00 pm or 6:00-7:30 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Salsa Portage
Aux rythmes de la Salsa et autres danses latines tels que le Merengue, la Rumba, la Cumbia et la Bachata, maman se met en forme avec son bébé tout en s’amusant. Amener une bouteille d’eau, des vêtements de rechange pour votre bébé, habillez-vous confortablement et apportez votre porte-bébé.
Pour les bébés agés 8 semaines et plus.
 
Les inscriptions débuteront le 4 janvier à 9 h 30.
Date: Wed Mar 22, 2017
Times: 13 h 30 à 14 h 30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 ave Evered
Provided by: Esther América-Caron   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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 begins on Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Wed Mar 22, 2017 - Wed Mar 29, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Introduce your tot to the joys of yoga while

participating together in a program that incorporates the mind, body and spirit.

For children 1-3 years old and their adult.

Register online at wocrc.ca

Date: Tue Mar 28, 2017
Times: 9:30-10:30
Location:

Beaverbrook Community Centre

2 Beaverbrook Road,
Kanata, ON
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
Sing Song Party Time

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 begins Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Mon Apr 10, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Location:

Van Lang Field House

29 Van Lang Pvt.
 
Provided by: Derek McKinley   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 

Prenatal and Postnatal

Infant Sleep Class

Are you an exhausted parent that has tired everything and cannot get your baby to sleep? Do you want to find a solution that is not crying it out?

 

We will be creating a space for parents to follow their instincts when it comes to their new baby, which will allow them to set the stage for optimal brain development. We want to spread the word that babies wake up through the night, and for good reason. We want to share the other side of the sleep story!   We will address identifying individual and family needs, creating support system and providing a safe place for parents to share stories that support evidence based sleep patterns. 

 

Babies are welcome and encouraged  to attend class.  

Date: Wed Jan 25, 2017 - Wed Feb 15, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 11:30-12:30
Location:

48 Nanaimo Drive

Provided by: Ottawa Childbirth Education Association   www.ottawacea.com
Fees: $75  
Contact: Erin shaheen  613 860 2061 
Postnatal Exercise
An effective strength training workout that allows you to bond with your baby. Build strength, tone muscles, regain functional movement, improve your posture and bounce back after childbirth, all while having fun with your baby. Use your baby as resistance and strengthen your back, legs, upper body and core.
For mothers/fathers and infants from 8 weeks to 12 months.
 
Registration begins Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Tue Feb 7, 2017
Times: 2:00 to 3:00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Véronique Roberts   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Postnatal Exercise
An effective strength training workout that allows you to bond with your baby. Build strength, tone muscles, regain functional movement, improve your posture and bounce back after childbirth, all while having fun with your baby. Use your baby as resistance and strengthen your back, legs, upper body and core.
For mothers/fathers and infants from 8 weeks to 12 months.
 
Registration begins Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone. 
Date: Tue Mar 7, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Ave.
Provided by: Véronique Roberts   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 

Parent/caregiver training

Understanding and Coping with Children's Misbehaviour

What are the hidden messages behind misbehavior? In the first part of two workshops, we will discuss the latest brain research, the role of stress, sleep, nutrition, parental expectations, and positive communication in reducing and coping with challenging behaviours.

Date: Wed Jan 25, 2017
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Your Action Plan for Supporting Big Emotions- Yours and Your Child's

This interactive workshop will support you in understanding your child’s emotional triggers as well as your own.Discover calming techniques and solutions to create harmonious relationships in your home.

Date: Wed Feb 1, 2017
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Terrific Toddlers

Toddlers 12 months to 3 years: 

We will explore the developmental milestones, how to create a safe environment for your toddler and the importance of sleep and good nutrition.  Communication with your toddler will also be explored:  

  • Acknowledge feelings

  • Self calming strategies

  • Developing positive self esteem and

  • Positive discipline strategies

     

Understand and embrace the wonders of toddlerhood.  Tackle issues such as sleep, good nutrition, positive communication, discipline strategies and promoting self esteem!

 

Date: Tue Feb 7, 2017 - Tue Feb 28, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

www.centrepointechildcareservices.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Kids Have Stress Too

Learn to identify signs of stress in your child and acquire stress management techniques which will last a lifetime. 

Date: Tue Mar 21, 2017 - Tue Apr 4, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre, 75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   www.centrepointechildcareservices.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Creating Routines

All families can benefit from implementing routines into their daily lives. Routines help you accomplish day to day tasks and transition between activities successfully. This workshop will provide you with opportunities to identify strategies that will ensure a more efficient household and strengthen family bonds.

Date: Wed Mar 29, 2017
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free - By registration only  
Contact: 613-737-6369 

For Fathers

Hanging Out with Dad Playgroup

Un groupe de jeu  bilingue pour enfants de 0-6 ans et leur papa, grand-papa, oncle ou responsable de garde.

Date: Wed Nov 23, 2016 - Wed Jan 25, 2017
» Takes place on the Fourth Wednesday of each month.
Times: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location:

2330 Don Reid Drive

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Dad and Me Playgroup

Come to playgroup with Dad, granddad, uncle or a male caregiver. Many fun activities will be organized & we will be making our snack together.

 For children 3-5 years old and their "Dad".

Date: Thu Mar 9, 2017
Times: 5:30-7:00
Location:

2 MacNeil Court,

Kanata, On
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 

For Children

School's Cool

School's Cool is a FREE school readiness program. School's Cool helps children get ready to start kindergarten. It is for children 2-5 years old on the autism spectrum.

Date: Mon Jan 9, 2017 - Wed Mar 8, 2017 » Every week on Mon,Tue,Wed
Times: 12:45 - 3:30 PM
Location:
Mothercraft Ottawa
475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa  
Fees: free  
Contact: Tina Milito  613-728-1839 ext. 290 
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!

 

(March 15 excluded) 

 

Date: Wed Jan 25, 2017 - Wed Mar 29, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00-7:30 pm
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. 207 
Home Alone & Street Proofing

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 severe 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 Jan 28, 2017
Times: 9AM-12PM
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/homealonestreetproofing/
Fees: $50 per participant  
Contact:
Babysitter Training

Babysitting, 12 + years (or turning 12 within the calendar year)

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 such topics as:-

-Becoming a successful babysitter

-Caring for children from three months to school-aged

-The behaviour and misbehaviour of children

-Handling emergencies

-Caring for a sick or injured child

-Prevention and Basic First Aid

-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 (passing grade of 75% on the final examination) 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.

Qualifications of the Instructors – OSC instructors have education and experience in Early Childhood Education or Children and Youth, current First Aid and CPR and current police records check with the vulnerable sector.

Recommended Age to Babysit – The babysitting program is geared towards children turning 12 years of age within the calendar year. The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa recommends “only children 12 and over be allowed to care for other children”.

FAQs

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?   613-238-1513 or info@ottawasafetycouncil.ca

What is the refund policy?

In the case of a course cancellation by the Ottawa Safety Council: The Registrant or Host will be given the option to transfer to a later course date or receive a full refund of fees paid.

In the case of cancellation by the Registrant: Cancellation requests received with more than five business days prior to the start of a course will result in a refund of fees paid, less a $25 processing fee. Cancellation requests received with less than five business days prior to the start of a course will result in a forfeit of fees paid. This policy is in direct support of the agreement between the Ottawa Safety Council and the Public Educators contracted to deliver the courses.

Date: Mon Jan 30, 2017
Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:

OSC Classroom

301 Moodie Dr.
Suite 103
Nepean, ON
K2H 9C4
Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/
Fees: $75 + HST  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Home Alone & Street Proofing

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 severe 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 Feb 11, 2017
Times: 9AM-12PM
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council  
Fees: $50 per participant  
Contact:
Babysitter Training

Babysitting, 8 hours, 12 + years (or turning 12 within the calendar year)

 

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 Babysitter’s Training Course covers such topics as:

  • Becoming a successful babysitter
  • Caring for children from three months to school-aged
  • The behaviour and misbehaviour of children
  • Handling emergencies
  • Caring for a sick or injured child
  • Prevention and Basic First Aid

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 (passing grade of 75% on the final examination)  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: Fri Feb 17, 2017
Times: 9 AM - 5 PM
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/babysitting-2/
Fees: $75 + HST  
Contact:
Cybersafe and Bully Proofing

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: Sun Feb 26, 2017
Times: 9AM-12PM
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

Home Alone & Street Proofing

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 severe 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 Mar 11, 2017
Times: 9AM-12PM
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council  
Fees: $50 per participant  
Contact:
Home Alone & Street Proofing

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 severe 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 Mar 11, 2017
Times: 1pm-4pm
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council  
Fees: $50 per participant  
Contact:
Babysitter Training

Babysitting, 8 hours, 12 + years (or turning 12 within the calendar year)

 

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 Babysitter’s Training Course covers such topics as:

  • Becoming a successful babysitter
  • Caring for children from three months to school-aged
  • The behaviour and misbehaviour of children
  • Handling emergencies
  • Caring for a sick or injured child
  • Prevention and Basic First Aid

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 (passing grade of 75% on the final examination)  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: Fri Mar 17, 2017
Times: 9 AM - 5 PM
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/babysitting-2/
Fees: $75 + HST  
Contact:
Seuls à la maison et mise en garde contre les dangers de la rue (CW17-27)

Seuls à la maison (2 heures): basé sur le cours Programme seuls à la maison du Conseil canadien de la sécurité. Les conseils sécuritaires aides les enfants avec la confiance en leur sécurité seule à la maison. Cet atelier fournit aux enfants à développer des compétences de vie contre des situations dangereuses. Les sujets comprennent : Qui est à la porte, comment répondre au téléphone, sentir la peur, établir une habitude, que comporte un cas d’urgence, et appeler le 911. Les activités de groupe et des jeux de rôle sont des composants essentiels dans l’atelier.

 

Mise en garde contre les dangers de la rue (1 heure): cet atelier a été conçu par Le Conseil de sécurité d’Ottawa. Il est destiné à aider les enfants à identifier les situations potentiellement dangereuses et fournies aux enfants des compétences de vie qui les garderont en sécurité. Les sujets comprennent : identifier des situations dangereuses, faire confiance dans vos intuitions, comment faire des choix sécuritaires, garder une distance sécuritaire, dire non, attirer l’attention, et identifier des leurres communs des étrangers. La discussion, jeux de rôle, et d’autres méthodes d’enseignement interactif visent aux enfants des compétences vitales qui garderont en sécurité.

 

9 à 12 ans. Tous les diplômés reçoivent un manuel et un certificat. Enregistrement et paiement sont requis en avance.

 

Questions fréquentes

Où puis-je contacter l’organisation avec mes questions?  613-238-1513 ou info@ottawasafetycouncil.ca

Quel est le politique de remboursement?

En cas d’annulation par le Conseil de sécurité d’Ottawa : le déclarant ou l’hôte a l’option de transférer à une date de cours plus tard ou recevoir un remboursement de tous les frais de cours payés.

En cas d’annuler par le déclarant : les requêtes d’annulation recevoir avec plus de cinq jours en avance du commencement du cours résultat en remboursement de tous les frais du cours payés moins un frais de traitement. Des requêtes d’annulation recevoir avec moins de cinq jours en avance du commencement du cours résultat en une perte de tous les frais du cours payés. Cette politique est en support direct entre le Conseil de sécurité d’Ottawa et les éducateurs publics contractés à fournir les cours.

Date: Sat Mar 18, 2017
Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Salle de classe du Conseil de sécurité d'Ottawa
301 Moodie Dr.
Suite 103
Nepean, ON
K2H 9C4
Provided by: Le Conseil du sécurité d'Ottawa   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/event/seuls-a-la-maison-et-mise-en-garde-contre-les-dangers-de-la-rue-cw17-27/
Fees: $50 par participant  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
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