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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For Parents

Connect Parent Group

The Connect Parent Group is an Attachment-Based Program to Support Parents of teens aged 13 – 17 years old. Do you ever feel that your teen doesn’t listen to you? Do you sometimes even feel pushed away? Do parents matter? There is very good evidence that strong relationships, or attachment, with parents protect youth from risk during adolescence and help them thrive. Sign up for this free workshop series for an opportunity to learn more, share experiences and pick up more skills & strategies in a warm and empathetic space. Sessions will be co-facilitated by experienced counselors Dr. Mario Cappelli (C.Psych) and Ms Stacey Segal (MSW, RSW)

Date: Tue Oct 3, 2017 - Tue Dec 12, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Location:

South Nepean Satellite Community Health Centre, 4100 Strandherd Drive (Suite 201)

Fees: Free  
Contact: Zainab Al-Ali  613-288-2825 ext. 2144 
Discipline that doesn’t hurt... anyone

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 9, 2017 - Thu Dec 7, 2017 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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 
Parenting in a Canadian Context - English Sessions

This workshop is for parents who are new to Canada . Parents will have opportunity to relate to other new Canadians while sharing their experiences. A s new Canadians the differences in raising their children in a western culture will be explored and discover what their local community agencies and schools can offer. Some topics to be discussed are holding on to your cultural values and how to integrate in the western culture, parenting styles and skills,  creating positivity in your family and others.  For parents new to Canada  

Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room. Childcare, snacks and bus tickets are available.

Date: Mon Nov 13, 2017 - Mon Dec 18, 2017 » Every week on Mon
Times: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location:

Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.

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: Mon Nov 20, 2017 - Mon Feb 5, 2018 » Every week on Mon
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. 207 
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 Nov 28, 2017 - Tue Dec 12, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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. 207 
Healthy Eating for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Wondering about serving sizes, menu ideas, how to teach and maintain healthy eating attitudes and habits?  Presented by a Registered Dietitian

For parents of children between 18 months and 4 years old.
 
 
Date: Tue Nov 28, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road,  Kanata
Entrance is on McGibbon Drive in the 
Katimavik Early Learning Centre
Provided by: Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre  
Fees: No Fees  
Contact: 613-591-6030 
Parenting an Anxious Child

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 parents of children aged 4 years – 15 years.

Date: Wed Nov 29, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Children See, Children Learn

Understanding infant-early mental health

Understanding  what influences  a young child’s behavior 

Understanding  what influences  a parent’s response to a child’s behavior

Discipline vs. Punishment

Influences on Discipline and parenting

Location: Bayshore drop-in site  210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in basement room.

For parents of children aged 0 to 12 years of age.

Date: Wed Dec 6, 2017
Times: 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Location:

Bayshore drop-in site  210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in basement room.

Parler pour que les enfants écoutent et écouter pour que les enfants parlent (pour parents d'enfants âgés entre 2 à 6 ans)

Cette série de 5 ateliers vise à améliorer la communication entre les parents et leurs enfants. En avez-vous assez de répéter les même consignes, de lever le ton et de perdre patience avec vos enfants pour les faire coopérer?  Cherchez-vous d’autres moyens plus efficaces et positifs que la punition et les temps de retraits (‘’time out’’)?  Venez participer activement à cet atelier d’habiletés parentales afin d’avoir une vie familiale plus harmonieuse.

Date: Wed Jan 17, 2018 - Wed Mar 14, 2018 » Every 2 weeks on Wed
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

Centre de la petite enfance de l'Ontario Ottawa-Orléans

240 boul. Centrum, Orléans ON

Provided by: Mélanie Couturier et Dominik Lavictoire, intervenantes auprèes de la famille   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is a place where parents can: meet with other parents of young children;  share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent; learn about child development, safety, health and behavior; discuss real life parenting situations; work together with the support of a trained facilitator; discover positive ways of parenting.  *If you require childcare, please contact us at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640

Date: Thu Jan 18, 2018 - Thu Feb 22, 2018 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

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 
Salsa Babies Session
Salsa Babies™
Dance and move with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in to 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! Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.
Date: Tue Sep 26, 2017 - Tue Dec 5, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 11:00 am
Location:
The Glebe
KV Dance Studio  – 108 Third Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 2J8 
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Babies Session
Salsa Babies™
Dance and move with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in to 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! Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up
Date: Tue Sep 26, 2017 - Tue Dec 5, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 1:30 pm
Location:

Overbrook 

33 Quill St, Ottawa, ON K1K 4E7 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   https://goo.gl/maps/9KkWC
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Tots Session
Salsa Tots™
Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! You’ll find keeping up with your little one in our 45 min class will get your heart rate up and you will be a great role model for your child. Music, dance and play are important at any age! By fully engaging in the program along with your child, not only will you be reinforcing their experience but you will find you are enjoying yourself and feeling like a kid again.
Date: Tue Sep 26, 2017 - Tue Dec 5, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 10:00 am
Location:

The Glebe

108 Third Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1S 2J8 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Babies Session
Salsa Babies™
Dance and move with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in to 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! Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.
Date: Wed Sep 27, 2017 - Wed Dec 6, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 11:00 am
Location:
Kanata

Kanata Recreation Complex

100 Charlie Rogers Place (formerly Walter Baker Place).
Ottawa, ON K2V 1A7 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Tots Session
Salsa Tots™
Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! You’ll find keeping up with your little one in our 45 min class will get your heart rate up and you will be a great role model for your child. Music, dance and play are important at any age! By fully engaging in the program along with your child, not only will you be reinforcing their experience but you will find you are enjoying yourself and feeling like a kid again
Date: Wed Sep 27, 2017 - Wed Dec 6, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 10:00 am
Location:
Kanata

Kanata Recreation Complex

100 Charlie Rogers Place (formerly Walter Baker Place).
Ottawa, ON K2V 1A7 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Babies Session
Salsa Babies™
Dance and move with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in to 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! Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.
Date: Thu Sep 28, 2017 - Thu Dec 7, 2017 » Every week on Thu
Times: 11:00 am
Location:

Barrhaven

8-3091 Strandherd Drive.
Ottawa, ON. K2G 4R9 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Babies Session
Salsa Babies™
Dance and move with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in to 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! Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.
Date: Thu Sep 28, 2017 - Thu Dec 7, 2017 » Every week on Thu
Times: 1:30 pm
Location:

Hintonburg

1064 Wellington Street West.
Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y3 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Tots Session

Barrhaven

8-3091 Strandherd Drive.
Ottawa, ON. K2G 4R9 MAP
Date: Thu Sep 28, 2017 - Thu Dec 7, 2017 » Every week on Thu
Times: 10:00 am
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Tots Session
Salsa Tots™
Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! You’ll find keeping up with your little one in our 45 min class will get your heart rate up and you will be a great role model for your child. Music, dance and play are important at any age! By fully engaging in the program along with your child, not only will you be reinforcing their experience but you will find you are enjoying yourself and feeling like a kid again
Date: Sat Sep 30, 2017 - Sat Dec 9, 2017 » Every week on Sat
Times: 10:00 am
Location:
Westboro
317 McRae Avenue.
Ottawa, ON K1Z 5T9 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Babies Session
Salsa Babies™
Dance and move with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in to 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! Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.
Date: Fri Nov 3, 2017 - Fri Dec 8, 2017 » Every week on Fri
Times: 11:00 am
Location:

Orleans 1

520 Lacolle Way.
Ottawa, ON K4A 0N9 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Tots Session
Salsa Tots™
Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! You’ll find keeping up with your little one in our 45 min class will get your heart rate up and you will be a great role model for your child. Music, dance and play are important at any age! By fully engaging in the program along with your child, not only will you be reinforcing their experience but you will find you are enjoying yourself and feeling like a kid again
Date: Fri Nov 3, 2017 - Fri Dec 8, 2017 » Every week on Fri
Times: 10:00 am
Location:

Orleans 2

1290 Trim Road.
Ottawa, OM, K4A 3P7 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
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 Nov 20, 2017 - Mon Dec 18, 2017
» Takes place on the Third Monday of each month.
Times: 10:00 am - 10:45 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 Nov 20, 2017 - Mon Dec 18, 2017
» Takes place on the Third Monday of each month.
Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

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: Mon Nov 27, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
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: Mon Nov 27, 2017 - Mon Dec 11, 2017 » Every week on Mon
Times: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Creative Storytelling

Join Carrie Webb and learn about storytelling aprons, drama with children, felt boards, puppetry (to make for or with the children), felt board stories, cut and tell stories, draw and tell stories, and more! Handouts include words and songs. One or more seasonal stories will be shared.

Date: Tue Dec 5, 2017
Times: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location:

Child Care Providers Resource Network

30 Colonnade Road, Suite 275
Ottawa, ON
K2E 7J6
Provided by: Carrie Webb   http://www.ccprn.com/en/calendar-of-events/?m=12&y=2017#cal
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-749-5211 
Getting Through the Rough Spots in Your Day

Getting Through the Ruff Spots in Your Day (for parents and caregivers of children under the age of 6)

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? You’re 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.

*Childcare offered during this workshop! Register today!*

English Workshop / Atelier en anglais

Date: Wed Dec 6, 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 
From Baby Food to Table Food

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

For parents of babies 10 – 18 months of age.

Date: Tue Dec 12, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Salsa Babies Session
Salsa Babies™
Dance and move with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in to 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! Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.
Date: Tue Jan 23, 2018 - Tue Apr 3, 2018 » Every week on Tue
Times: 11:00 am
Location:
The Glebe
108 Third Ave, Ottawa, 
ON K1S 2J8 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Babies Session
Salsa Babies™
Dance and move with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in to 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! Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.
Date: Tue Jan 23, 2018 - Tue Apr 3, 2018 » Every week on Tue
Times: 1:30 pm
Location:
Overbrook
33 Quill St, Ottawa, 
ON K1K 4E7 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Tots Session
Salsa Tots™
 
Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! You’ll find keeping up with your little one in our 45 min class will get your heart rate up and you will be a great role model for your child. Music, dance and play are important at any age! By fully engaging in the program along with your child, not only will you be reinforcing their experience but you will find you are enjoying yourself and feeling like a kid again.
Date: Tue Jan 23, 2018 - Tue Apr 3, 2018 » Every week on Tue
Times: 10:00 am
Location:
The Glebe
KV Dance Studio  – 108 Third Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 2J8 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Babies Session
Salsa Babies™
Dance and move with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in to 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! Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.
Date: Wed Jan 24, 2018 - Wed Apr 4, 2018 » Every week on Wed
Times: 11:00 am
Location:
Kanata
100 Charlie Rogers Place (formerly Walter Baker Place).
Ottawa, ON K2V 1A7 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Tots Session
Salsa Tots™
 
Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! You’ll find keeping up with your little one in our 45 min class will get your heart rate up and you will be a great role model for your child. Music, dance and play are important at any age! By fully engaging in the program along with your child, not only will you be reinforcing their experience but you will find you are enjoying yourself and feeling like a kid again.
Date: Wed Jan 24, 2018 - Wed Apr 4, 2018 » Every week on Wed
Times: 10:00 am
Location:
Kanata
100 Charlie Rogers Place (formerly Walter Baker Place).
Ottawa, ON K2V 1A7 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
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.

Date: Wed Jan 24, 2018
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 
Salsa Babies Session
Salsa Babies™
Dance and move with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in to 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! Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.
Date: Thu Jan 25, 2018 - Thu Apr 5, 2018 » Every week on Thu
Times: 11:00 am
Location:
Barrhaven
8-3091 Strandherd Drive.
Ottawa, ON. K2G 4R9 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Babies Session
Salsa Babies™
Dance and move with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in to 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! Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.
Date: Thu Jan 25, 2018 - Thu Apr 5, 2018 » Every week on Thu
Times: 1:30 pm
Location:
Hintonburg
1064 Wellington Street West.
Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y3 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Tots Session
Salsa Tots™
 
Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! You’ll find keeping up with your little one in our 45 min class will get your heart rate up and you will be a great role model for your child. Music, dance and play are important at any age! By fully engaging in the program along with your child, not only will you be reinforcing their experience but you will find you are enjoying yourself and feeling like a kid again.
Date: Thu Jan 25, 2018 - Thu Apr 5, 2018 » Every week on Thu
Times: 10:00 am
Location:
Barrhaven
8-3091 Strandherd Drive,
Ottawa, ON. K2G 4R9 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Babies Session
Salsa Babies™
Dance and move with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled in to 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! Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.
Date: Fri Jan 26, 2018 - Fri Apr 6, 2018 » Every week on Fri
Times: 11:30 am
Location:
Orleans 1
520 Lacolle Way.
Ottawa, ON K4A 0N9 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Tots Session
Salsa Tots™
 
Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! You’ll find keeping up with your little one in our 45 min class will get your heart rate up and you will be a great role model for your child. Music, dance and play are important at any age! By fully engaging in the program along with your child, not only will you be reinforcing their experience but you will find you are enjoying yourself and feeling like a kid again.
Date: Fri Jan 26, 2018 - Fri Apr 6, 2018 » Every week on Fri
Times: 10:00 am
Location:
Orleans 2
1290 Trim Road.
Ottawa, OM, K4A 3P7 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Tots Session
Salsa Tots™
 
Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! You’ll find keeping up with your little one in our 45 min class will get your heart rate up and you will be a great role model for your child. Music, dance and play are important at any age! By fully engaging in the program along with your child, not only will you be reinforcing their experience but you will find you are enjoying yourself and feeling like a kid again.
Date: Sat Jan 27, 2018 - Sat Apr 7, 2018 » Every week on Sat
Times: 10:00 am
Location:
Hintonburg
1064 Wellington Street West.
Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y3 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Tots Session
Salsa Tots™
 
Designed for children 18 months to 5 years, who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original latin music, Salsa Tots™ combines movement and play with lively rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy! You’ll find keeping up with your little one in our 45 min class will get your heart rate up and you will be a great role model for your child. Music, dance and play are important at any age! By fully engaging in the program along with your child, not only will you be reinforcing their experience but you will find you are enjoying yourself and feeling like a kid again.
Date: Sat Jan 27, 2018 - Sat Apr 7, 2018 » Every week on Sat
Times: 10:00 am
Location:
Overbrook
33 Quill St
 Ottawa, ON K1K 4E7 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Salsa Bellies Session
Salsa Bellies™
 
Sway your hips and celebrate your “bump” in this low-impact yet lively dance class. Salsa Bellies™ is a great way to stay active and feel good throughout pregnancy, you’ll meet other moms-to-be and enjoy comparing notes about the journey of motherhood.
 
Specifically designed with prenatal considerations in mind, the class includes a warm-up and instruction of basic Latin dance steps followed by floor exercises to help prepare the body, mind, and spirit for labour and delivery. Gentle rocking helps create an association between movement, music and a happy Mama. All levels of fitness and dance experience are welcome.
Date: Sat Jan 27, 2018 - Sat Feb 24, 2018 » Every week on Sun
Times: 11:30 am
Location:
Westboro
317 McRae Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Z 5T9 MAP
Provided by: Salsa Babies Ottawa   http://dancingmama.ca/salsababiesottawa/schedule/
Fees: $140 for a 10-week session  
Contact: Daniela Pueyo Grand  (613) 897-3264 
Terrific Toddler (for parents and caregivers of children aged from 11 months to 3 years)

2-part series: Learn about toddler development and how it relates to your toddler’s behavior. Explore topics such as developing good sleep habits, healthy eating, encouraging cooperation, and implementing positive discipline and communication strategies.

 

Date: Wed Jan 31, 2018 - Wed Feb 7, 2018 » Every week on Wed
Times: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd., Orléans

Provided by: Joanne Boyd, RECE BSc-Local Parent Coach and Educator   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Avant de corriger...Connectez!

Les enfants apprennent des personnes avec lesquelles ils ont des relations proches, à la maison, à la garderie et à l’école. Si nous voulons influencer leur comportement, nous devons d’abord établir un lien avec eux et avec leurs émotions. Cet atelier vous montrera des moyens d’entrer en connexion avec le cerveau émotionnel des enfants afin de les aider à faire de meilleurs choix. En même temps, ils apprendront à comprendre leurs propres émotions et celles des autres.

Date: Wed Feb 21, 2018
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

Centre de la petite enfance de l'Ontario Ottawa-Orléans

240 boul. Centrum, Orléans ON

Provided by: Betsy Mann, Éducatrice agrée du Canada   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children

Dad and me playgroup

A bilingual playgroup for children  0-6 years old accompanied by their male parents/guardian/caregiver.

Please bring a cut up fruit or vegetable to share.

Date: Wed Oct 4, 2017 - Wed Jun 6, 2018
» Takes place on the First Wednesday of each month.
Times: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:

270 Marier Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1L 5P8

Provided by: OEYC-CPE Ottawa Vanier  
Fees: Free  
Contact: Geneviève Jolicoeur  613-744-2892 x1432 
Ballet Portage
Ce cours pour adult et bébé offre une structure similaire à celle d’une classe de ballet: exercices à la barre et exercices au centre. Tout au long de la classe, un accent particulier sera mis sur l'amélioration de la posture, tonification en longueur des muscles et l'interprétation artistique propre à l’entrainement d'un danseur de ballet. Venez habiller avec des vêtements confortables. Amenez votre porte-bébé! Pour les bébés de 6 semaines et plus. Les inscriptions débuteront le 6 septembre à 9 h 30 par téléphone.
Date: Mon Nov 27, 2017
Times: 13 h 00 à 14 h 00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475, avenue Evered 
Provided by: Esther América Caron   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Bully Prevention

For children ages 3 years to 9 years.

Topics include:

  • How to identify signs of bullying in your child's world
  • Who is the Bully?
  • Who is the victim?
  • What can you do as parents/caregiver to help?
Date: Tue Nov 28, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
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. Don’t forget to bring your own baby carrier!  For babies 6 weeks of age and up. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Wed Nov 29, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Daniela Pueyo Grand   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Rainbow Families Art and Play Afternoon
Rainbow Families Art & 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 2, 2017
Times: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:

MothercraftOttawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Laurie Reknor  613-725-3601 ext. 118 
Understanding Temperament

For parents and caregivers of children ages 12 months to 8 years.

Understand your child's unique temperament and set them up for success as they grow and develop.

Date: Tue Dec 5, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Afro-Danse Portage
Laissez le rythme des danses africaines énergiser votre corps et votre esprit et ce tout en portant votre bébé! Cette classe de danse portage combinera des danses africaines
traditionnelles et modernes. Une classe pleine d'énergie où le plaisir est au rendez-vous. Venez habiller avec des vêtements confortable pour bien bouger, la classe se fait pieds nus. Amenez une bouteille d’eau et votre porte-bébé.
Pour les bébés de 6 semaines et plus.
Les inscriptions débuteront le 6 septembre à 9 h 30 par téléphone. 
Date: Wed Dec 6, 2017
Times: 10 h à to 11 h
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 avenue Evered
Provided by: Bernadeth Betchi   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Catherine Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Afro-Dance With Toddlers
Afro dance classes for toddlers is a great way for little ones to learn
different dance movements and build coordination while having fun and learning about Africa and its colourful cultures! Come and dance with us!
For children between 18 months to 4 years old.
Registration begins Wednesday September 6th at 9:30 am.
Date: Fri Dec 8, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Bernadeth Betchi   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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! For families with children under the age of six years old. Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone. 
Date: Mon Dec 18, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Location:

Vang Lang Field House

29 Van Lang Private
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 

Prenatal and Postnatal

Mothercraft Ottawa's Postpartum Support Drop in
Mothercraft Ottawa’s Postpartum Support Drop-in for women needing a
safe, supportive environment to connect, share, listen, support one another, explore
postpartum issues, and learn coping strategies and skills.
Designed to be relaxed, engaging
and informative and facilitated by Birth and Postpartum professional,
Susan Martensen BDT/PDT(DONA).
Women will have the opportunity to connect with other women experiencing
postpartum challenges, with the goal of building community and reducing the
feelings of isolation.
Each week will be adapted to meet the needs of the women present.
Date: Mon Mar 13, 2017 - Mon Dec 18, 2017 » Every week on Mon
Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Ave. 
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 5K9
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   http://mothercraft.com/program/post-partum-support/
Fees: NO FEE  
Contact: Courtney Holmes  613-728-1839 X227 
Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information. Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm.  Feel free to bring a snack.

Date: Wed Oct 4, 2017 - Wed Dec 6, 2017
» Takes place on the First Wednesday of each month.
Times: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
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 wear comfortable clothing and to bring your own baby carrier! For infants 6 weeks and up. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone. 
Date: Mon Nov 27, 2017
Times: 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Esther América Caron   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Salsa Bellies
Sway your hips and celebrate your “bump” in this low-impact yet lively dance class. A great way to stay active throughout pregnancy, you’ll meet other moms-to-be and enjoy comparing notes about the journey of motherhood. Don’t be surprised if baby’s first words are “Cha-Cha-Cha”! All levels of fitness and dance experience are welcome.
For expectant mothers.
Registration will begin Wednesday,September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Sat Dec 9, 2017
Times: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

For Fathers

Fathering after Separation and Divorce Peer Support Group

How can I be a good father following separation or divorce?

Schedule:

Bi-weekly Wednesdays 6-7 pm

Next meetings: September 13th, 27th, October 11th, 25th

Fee/costs:

Free

Program Description:

Our fathering program is tailored to fathers who have gone through, or who are going through a separation or divorce. This group meets on a bi-weekly basis to discuss issues relating to single parenting, how to be a good father, how to overcome partner separation with the interests of children in mind. The goal of the program is to share experiences in a safe environment and discuss positive approaches to fathering. It is important that participants are respectful of each other and behave appropriately during meetings. Throughout this program participants will:

  • Better understand what their child is going through and the changes they will experience
  • Learn conflict resolution, team work, communication and co-parenting skills
  • Learn how to deal with and report child abuse
  • Learn how to take care of their emotional and physical health and well-being
  • Connect to other father’s groups, social service agencies, lawyers and medical professionals
  • Hear from special experts and guests who will join us occasionally

As this is a peer support group, participants will not receive therapy, counselling or legal advice and should seek elsewhere for these supports if needed.

Meetings will take place at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families in Ottawa located at 292 Montreal Rd, Suite 302. This program will be facilitated by Don Osborne.

 

As meeting space is limited we would appreciate it if you would RSVP at ottawa@menandfamilies.org or by calling 613-518-1065

Date: Wed Sep 13, 2017 - Sun Dec 31, 2017 » Every 2 weeks on Wed
Times: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:

Canadian Centre for Men and Families - 292 Montreal rd., Suite 302

Provided by: CCMF Ottawa   http://www.menandfamilies.org/fathering-ottawa/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-518-1065 
Kids In The Kitchen
Come and enjoy a fun morning with your little ones. You will be decorating your very own chef attire and after you will proceed to make your very own delicious pizza! What a great way to get your little ones involved in a fun learning activity! For MALE family members, friends, caregivers and guardians with children 3 to 6 years old. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Sat Nov 25, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Geneviève Chabot   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 

For Children

FRIENDS for Life anxiety prevention program

Anxiety Prevention Program for children (7-9) 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 4, 2017 - Wed Nov 29, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00 pm - 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 
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