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

Circle of Security Parenting Series

Programs provided by Parent Support Services at the Parent Resource Centre focus on strengthening the parent-child relationship because this relationship has a large impact on children’s health and wellness. As such, we are offering The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program for parents caring for children between the ages of 0-5 years of age. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

 

We hope that through participating you will be better able to

•   Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read their emotional needs

•   Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions

•   Enhance the development of your child's self esteem

•   Honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

 

To register for this program please call Alicia at 613-565-2467 ext. 229

Date: Tue Apr 3, 2018 - Tue May 22, 2018 » Every week on Tue
Times: 12:00 to 2:00pm
Location:

Parent Resource Centre
300 Goulburn crescent

Provided by: Alicia Biafore MSW, RSW  
Fees: No Cost  
Contact:
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 protects youth from risk during adolescence and helps them thrive.

Sign up for this free workshop series for an opportunity to learn more, share experiences and pick up more skills and strategies in a warm and empathetic space. 

Sessions will be co-facilitated by experienced counselors Dr. Tina Daniels, Ph.D and Ms. Alicia Biafore, MSW, RSW. 

Date: Thu Apr 5, 2018 - Thu Jun 7, 2018 » Every week on Thu
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:

Parent Resource Centre
300 Goulburn Crescent

Fees: No Cost  
Contact:
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 technique...

 

 

 

Date: Thu May 3, 2018 - Thu May 31, 2018 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:30 - 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.117 
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: Mon May 7, 2018 - Mon Jun 18, 2018 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m. (May 21 excluded)
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. 117 
Parenting your Anxious Child

Under the expert direction of Betsy Mann this workshop looks at: nderstanding anxiety, child-friendly strategies to reduce anxiety, coping strategies for parents, where to go for more resources.

 

 

 

Date: Tue May 22, 2018 - Tue Jun 5, 2018 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $90.00  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 117 
Three Year Olds Don't Think Like We do
Even if three year olds may be able to talk in sentences, that doesn’t mean we can expect them to have adult reasoning capabilities, emotional control and social skills. This workshop will help you understand your child’s development so that you’ll be better able to choose discipline tools that work. For families with children one to six years old. Registration will begin Wednesday, April 4th at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Thu May 24, 2018
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
 
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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 May 29, 2018
Times: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Before you Correct ... Connect!

Children learn from the people they have close relationships with, at home, in child care and at school. If we want to influence their behaviour, we first need to build connections with them and their emotions. This workshop will show you ways to reach and connect with children’s emotional brain so that you can help them make better choices. At the same time, they’ll be learning to understand their own emotions and those of other people. For families with children under 6 years old.

Date: Wed May 30, 2018
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact:
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 Jun 2, 2018
Times: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com

Contact: Lisa Montroy  613-725-3601 ext. 105 
The FUNdamentals
Come learn about receptive language skills, expressive language skills and phonological awareness with a Speech-Language Pathologist. You will learn more about reading with your child and reaping the benefits, The DO’s and DON’Ts of shared reading and choosing the right books for your child’s language level! For families with children under the age of six years old. Registration will begin Wednesday, April 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Jun 7, 2018
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Anik Labrèche-Garby & Sharon Burgess   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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 families with children one to six years old. Registration will begin Wednesday, April 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Jun 7, 2018
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Teens… the great parenting challenge SEMINAR

This one night workshop offers techniques for effective discipline, coping skills and strategies to help you and your teen succeed.  Knowing what to say, what to do and how to connect with your teen can be hard to figure out.  In this lively workshop we’ll introduce you to 6 principles for parenting teens that will make your parenting easier.

 

 

 

Date: Thu Jun 7, 2018
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.117 
Fueling for Full Day

Children learn better when they eat foods and drink fluids, that are healthy and enjoyable, throughout the school day.  Many children enjoy foods more when they are involved with preparing them.  

Parents will learn how to plan healthy school snacks and lunches based on Canada's Food Guide.  As well, parents will learn the benefits of having their children help prepare their own lunches and snacks.
For children starting Kindergarten or Grade 1 in September along with their parent or caregiver. 
Date: Tue Jun 12, 2018
Times: 1:30-3:30 pm Monday
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road
Entrance on McGibbon Drive
Kanata ON 
Provided by: Anne Lim Registered Dietitian  

Contact: 613-591-6030 
Atelier prévention d’intimida

L'intimidation est un sujet sérieux etiont complexe qui peut avoir de grandes répercussions. Les recherches démontrent qu'une intervention précoce peut réduire de façon significative le niveau d'intimation entre les pairs. 

Date: Tue Jun 12, 2018
Times: 18 h 30 à 20 h 00
Location:

ON y va Centre pour l’enfant et la famille pour Kanata/Ouest Carleton, 2, cour MacNeil , Kanata, On

 

 

Provided by: ON y va Centre pour l'enfant et la famille Kanata/Ouest Carleton   https://www.wocrc.ca/fr

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
Emotion Coaching - A Model For The Prevention Of Mental Health Issues In Children
Parents have a tremendous opportunity to influence their children’s emotional development.
Specifically, parents can “coach” their child to become aware of their emotions and associated needs, as well as to regulate their upset feelings more easily. We will cover a brief introduction to emotion and emotional development, the problem with emotional
avoidance, and the 5-step model of emotion coaching. For families with children under the age of six years old. Registration will begin Wednesday, April 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
 
Date: Thu Jun 14, 2018
Times: 6:30 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Stacey Kosmerly   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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. Registration will begin Wednesday, April 4th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 
Date: Mon Jun 18, 2018
Times: 10:00 to 10:45 AM
Location:

Van Lang Field House

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

Sleep and Babies

Come learn why your baby wakes and leave confident that you can follow your instincts when it comes to your new baby, parenting them to sleep to set the stage for optimal brain development.  We will identify individual and family needs, create support systems, and provide a safe place for parents to share stories that support evidence-based sleep patterns.

 

Date: Thu Jun 21, 2018
Times: 1:30 - 3:30
Location:

WOCRC

Early On Child and Family Centre Kanata/West Carleton
2 MacNeil Court
Provided by: EarlyOn Child and Family Centre Kanata West Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
Introduction to Solids and Making Baby Food

Learn about the healthiest foods for babies and their benefits, allergenic foods, choking hazards. Babies are welcome.

Date: Tue Jun 26, 2018
Times: 9:30 - 11:30
Location:

WOCRC/ EarlyOn Child and Family Centre Kanata/West Carleton

2 MacNeil Court
Provided by: EarlyON Child and Family Centre Kanata West Carleton and Anne Lim RD   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613 591 3686 x 5 

For Children with Concurrent Parents' Group

Children Witness Violence Group

This highly effective group is for children who have witnessed domestic violence and their mothers who have reported the experience of woman abuse.

Date: Tue Mar 20, 2018 - Mon May 28, 2018 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:00 pm
Location:

Carlington CHC , 900 Merivalle,  Ottawa

Provided by: Family Serivces Ottawa and Carlington CHC   http://familyservicesottawa.org/children-youth-and-families/programs-for-child-witnesses-of-women-abuse/
Fees: No fee  
Contact: FSO intake worker  613 725 3601 ext 117 

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

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 Apr 17, 2018 - Tue Jun 19, 2018 » Every week on Tue
Times: 1:30pm
Location:
Overbrook
Overbrook Community Centre– 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 8973264 
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 Apr 18, 2018 - Wed Jun 20, 2018 » 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 8973264 
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 Apr 18, 2018 - Wed Jun 20, 2018 » 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 8973264 
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 Apr 19, 2018 - Thu Jun 21, 2018 » Every week on Thu
Times: 11:00 am
Location:
Barrhaven
Selina’s Studio – 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 8973264 
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 Apr 19, 2018 - Thu Jun 21, 2018 » Every week on Thu
Times: 1:30 pm
Location:
Hintonburg
Hintonburg Community Centre – 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 8973264 
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 Apr 19, 2018 - Thu Jun 21, 2018 » Every week on Thu
Times: 10:00 am
Location:
Barrhaven
Selina’s Studio – 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 8973264 
Salsa Tots Session
Date: Sat Apr 21, 2018 - Sat Jun 23, 2018 » Every week on Sat
Times: 10:00 am
Location:
Hintonburg
Hintonburg Community Centre – 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 8973264 
Salsa Tots Session
Date: Sat Apr 21, 2018 - Sat Jun 23, 2018 » Every week on Sun
Times: 10:00 am
Location:
Overbrook
Overbrook Community Centre– 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 8973264 
Early Math Matters / Family Math

An interactive and play – based approach to exploring/learning basic math concepts.  Games, stories, songs and crafts all reinforce the afternoon’s concept. Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.  For parents and children 2 ½ - 3 ½ years of age.

Date: Fri May 11, 2018 - Fri May 25, 2018 » Every week on Fri
Times: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Backpack Adventures, School Readiness Program

Do you have a child starting school in September 2018?  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 Crescent. Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.

 

Date: Wed May 16, 2018 - Wed Jun 20, 2018 » Every week on Wed
Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Storytelling with Children

Sharing stories with children provides you with a wonderful opportunity to connect and to expand their imaginations alongside all the wonderful literacy skills they are learning. Storytelling can go beyond a teacher holding the book with all the children sitting quietly on the floor in front of them. During this workshop we will explore and learn about story tables, story stones, story aprons, drawing stories, puppets, felt boards, visualizations, how, when, where and why we need to tell stories. Participants should bring a yoga mat and/or a cushion and a blanket. 

Date: Tue May 22, 2018
Times: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location:

CCPRN

30 Colonnade Road, Suite 275, Ottawa, ON , K2E 7J6
Provided by: CCPRN   www.ccprn.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra  613-749-5211 
La discipline axée sur les solutions (pour adultes d'enfants âgés de 6 ans et moins)

(pour adultes d’enfants âgés de 6 ans et moins)

Le comportement des enfants risque de causer des problèmes quand ils font des choses interdites par les parents. Dans cet atelier, vous apprendrez une approche qui enseigne un meilleur comportement aux enfants en préconisant des solutions à ces problèmes plutôt que des punitions. À mesure que les enfants grandissent, cette approche favorise l’auto-discipline puisqu’ils peuvent commencer à participer à la recherche de solutions.

Date: Wed May 23, 2018
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

ON y va-Centre pour l'enfant et la famille

Ottawa-Orléans
240 boul. Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Betsy Mann, Éducatrice agrée du Canada   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Growing up with more than one language (for adults of children 6 years and under)

(for adults of children 6 years and younger)

Talk to your child in your first language.  In this interactive workshop, parents learn about the importance of first language use and how to promote bilingualism.  Topics include: mother-tongue language, second language learning, ways to promote learning both languages, speech and language milestones for children birth to 5 years and information on how to access free First Words services.

Date: Wed May 23, 2018
Location:

EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Ottawa-Orléans
240 Centrum.blvd
Orléans ON
Provided by: Roxanne Bélanger, First Words   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Making Sense of Discipline - Video Review & Discussion

Join us over 2 evening as we view and discuss Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s training video Making Sense of Discipline. This video will address the question what to do when…that we all struggle with sometimes but through attachment-safe and developmentally friendly strategies. This course “speaks to the question of what to do when … but does so in the larger context of what is required to raise children to their full potential as human beings. Some of the prevailing discipline practices – like time-outs and consequences – are discussed from this perspective”. For more information on Dr Neufeld visit www.neufeldinstitute.org 

Date: Wed May 30, 2018 - Wed Jun 6, 2018 » Every week on Wed
Times: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location:

CCPRN 

30 Colonnafe Road, Suite 275, Ottawa, ON, K2E 7J6
Provided by: CCPRN   www.ccprn.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra  613-749-5211 
Building Connections

Whether you have new children joining your child care family or some that have been with you for years, building connections and understanding attachment with children and their families is vital to providing quality family child care. We will look at the short amount of time with have to connect with families, the successes and struggles of parent involvement, and how to make the most of pick up and drop off times. Explore ways to welcome families into your home and develop responsive, respectful relationships that will support the family’s sense of belonging and well-being.

Date: Mon Jun 4, 2018
Times: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location:

CCPRN 

30 Colonnade Rd, Suite 275, Ottawa, ON, K2E 7J6
Provided by: CCPRN   www.ccprn.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra  613-749-5211 
Massage pour bébé

De nos jours, de nombreuses études démontrent avec des résultats impressionnants les bienfaits du massage pour bébé. Le massage permet entre autres le développement du lien d’attachement entre les parents et leur bébé et favorise le développement global de l’enfant. Dans nos cours, vous y découvrirez les bienfaits du massage et prendrez plaisir à masser votre bébé.  Pour des parents avec un bébé un an ou moins.  

Date: Tue Jun 5, 2018 - Tue Jun 26, 2018 » Every week on Tue
Times: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact:
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 Jun 5, 2018
Times: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Massage pour bébé

 

Date: Tue Jun 5, 2018 - Tue Jun 26, 2018 » Every week on Tue
Times: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON

Provided by: On Y Va Centre pour l’enfant et la famille   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact:
Être parent d’un enfant anxieux 

Comment savoir si les inquiétudes de votre enfant font partie du développement normal ou s’il y a un problème plus sérieux? Comment pouvez-vous aider votre enfant apprendre à gérer ses inquiétudes? Où chercher de l’aide au besoin? Dans cette atelier vous apprendrez des stratégies simples et pratiques que vous pourrez mettre en place dans votre famille dès demain.

 

Date: Wed Jun 6, 2018
Times: 18 h 30 à 20 h 30
Location:

Centre de ressources communautaires d'Ottawa ouest, 2, cour MacNeil Court

Provided by: ON y va Centre pour l'enfant et la famille   https://www.wocrc.ca/fr

Contact: 6135913686 x 5 
Starting Your Own Home Child Care

Starting your own home child care business is exciting but it can also be overwhelming. Let us support you and your decision to care for young children as we explore the ins and outs of operating your own small business. This workshop will focus on the business side of this journey - contracts, family handbooks, policies and regulations, home safety, advertising, interviewing, food handling, menu planning, and more. We will also discuss how to set up your space indoors and out, how to develop routines and transitions that work for you and the ages of children in your care, how to set up experiences for the children each day (brief introduction to How Does Learning Happen? – Belonging, Well-Being, Expression, and Engagement) and communicating with families. Leave with lots of take home material and the confidence to get started on the right foot! **Participants may wish to bring a binder with them.

Date: Sat Jun 9, 2018
Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

CCPRN 

30 Colonnade Rd, Suite 275, Ottawa, ON, K2E 7J6
Provided by: CCPRN   www.ccprn.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: sandra@ccprn.com  613-749-5211 
Anaphylaxis Training & Summer Emergencies

Under “Sabrina’s Law” in Ontario all schools and child care facilities are required to have a plan in place in the event of a severe allergic reaction. This training module, provided by St. John Ambulance trained instructors, will ensure that participants are comfortable with the storage and care of an auto-injector (Epi-Pen and Twinject), recognition of an auto-injector (Epi-Pen and Twinject), recognition of anaphylaxis, use of an auto-injector and the post injection care of the child. 

Date: Mon Jun 11, 2018
Times: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Location:

CCPRN

30 Colonnade Road, Suite 275, Ottawa, ON, K2E 7J6
Provided by: St. John Ambulance   www.ccprn.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra  613-749-5211 
Chansons et Comptines

Venez découvrir les avantages des chansons et comptines simples pour les enfants et parents qui veulent grandir en chantant! Pour nouveau parents et leurs bébés (0 à 18 mois).

Date: Tue Jun 12, 2018 - Tue Jun 19, 2018 » Every week on Tue
Times: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact:
Chansons et Comptines

Venez découvrir les avantages des chansons et comptines simples pour les enfants et parents qui veulent grandir en chantant! Pour nouveau parents et leurs bébés (0 à 18 mois).

Date: Tue Jun 12, 2018 - Tue Jun 19, 2018 » Every week on Tue
Times: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre, 1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: On Y Va Centre pour l’enfant et la famille   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact:
How Does Learning Happen? Engaging Children Through Exploration, Play and Inquiry

Join Joanne Boyd RECE BSc from The Parent Resource Centre for a “How Does Learning Happen –Engaging Children Through Exploration, Play and Inquiry Workshop. We will explore how to support play experiences that evolve from children’s natural curiousity and engage the whole child (body, mind and senses). We will investigate how the environment, schedules, routines and transitions support children’s autonomy and engagement in rich play and learning. You will have an opportunity to create a hands on “Invitation to Play” experience using natural materials and props.

Date: Wed Jun 13, 2018
Times: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location:

CCPRN 

30 Colonnade Rd, Suite 275, Ottawa, ON, K2E 7J6
Provided by: Joanne Boyd   www.ccprn.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra  613-749-5211 
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 Jun 18, 2018
Times: 9:45 - 10:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Provided by: Early On Child and Family Centre   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Invitation to Fish: A Summer Provocation

Join Sandra, Dorothy and Doreen for this hands-on workshop that will explain what an invitation to play is, how to set them up and why inviting children into play is beneficial. Through exploration of resources such as activities, songs, and rhymes we will learn how to identify the children’s emerging interests, how to encourage these interests through your own invitations, as well as create new ones based on the themes presented in Dr. Seuss’ book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Participants will leave with a book, ideas and materials to build on. 

Date: Thu Jun 21, 2018
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Location:

CCPRN 

30 Colonnade Rd, Suite 275, Ottawa, ON, K2E 7J6
Provided by: CCPRN   www.ccprn.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra  613-749-5211 
Invitation to Fish: A Summer Provocation

Join Sandra, Dorothy and Doreen for this hands-on workshop that will explain what an invitation to play is, how to set them up and why inviting children into play is beneficial. Through exploration of resources such as activities, songs, and rhymes we will learn how to identify the children’s emerging interests, how to encourage these interests through your own invitations, as well as create new ones based on the themes presented in Dr. Seuss’ book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Participants will leave with a book, ideas and materials to build on. 

Date: Sat Jun 23, 2018
Times: 9:30-11:30am
Location:

CCPRN

30 Colonnade Rd, Suite 275, Ottawa, ON, K2E 7J6
Provided by: CCPRN   www.ccprn.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Sandra  613-749-5211 
Fueling for full day learning

You and your child, along with a Community Dietitian and Parent Support Worker, will make several nutritious snacks together plus one lunch.  Parents will learn how to plan healthy school lunches and snacks based on Canada’s Food Guide.  As well, they will learn the benefits of having the children help prepare their own lunches and snacks. ** Please advice of any food allergies when registering as food prepared will be shared at the end of the workshop. For parents and their children aged 3½ years to starting 1st grade in September.

Date: Tue Jul 24, 2018
Times: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

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

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 
Creative Art Club- 3 session series
For children from 2 to 4 years of age and their parents/guardians and/or caregivers.
Join us for 3 morning sessions to take part in a creative experience that has no expectations or determined outcome. Open-ended activities will allow your child to explore various art materials, express themselves, make their own decisions, and just create!
Parents/caregivers must register for all 3 weeks in order to participate in this program.
Date: Sun May 6, 2018 - Thu May 24, 2018 » Every week on Thu
Times: 10:00-11:00 am
Location:

700 Industrial Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario

https://form.jotform.com/80814812375256
Fees: FREE- Registration Required  
Contact:
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis

 

 

Date: Wed May 9, 2018 - Wed May 23, 2018
Times: 13 h 45 à 14 h 45
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemount

18, avenue Rosemount
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. For infants under 9 months Registration will begin Wednesday, April 4th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

Date: Tue May 15, 2018 - Tue May 29, 2018
Times: 2:00 to 3:00 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 
Adventure in the Woods

Come and discover your local nature trails.  A scavenger hunt will help us learn about what’s hiding in the forest. Birdseed provided.Old Quarry Trail.

 

Date: Thu May 24, 2018
Times: 9:30-11:00 AM
Location:

Old Quarry Trail, Eagleson Road across from Hazeldean Mall

 

Provided by: EarlyOn Child and Family Centre Kanata West Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686x 5 
Salsa Tots

Go from goo-goo, ga-ga to cha-cha-cha! Designed for older babies/toddlers who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! This parent-and-tot class is full of fun, tropical songs and steps for toddlers 1 to 3 years old.

 

Date: Tue May 29, 2018
Times: 9:30-10:15 AM
Location:

Beaverbrook Community Centre (2 Beaverbrook Rd.)

 

Provided by: EarlyOn Child and Family Centre Kanata West Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686x 5 
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.

 

Date: Tue May 29, 2018
Times: 10:30-11:15 AM
Location:

Beaverbrook Community Centre (2 Beaverbrook Rd.)

Provided by: EarlyOn Child and Family Centre Kanata West Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 6135913686x 5 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis

Cet atelier est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au cœur 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 avril à 9 h 30 par telephone.

 

Date: Wed Jun 6, 2018 - Wed Jun 20, 2018
Times: 13 h 45 à 14 h 45
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemount

18, avenue Rosemount
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Backpack Adventures
For children starting kindergarten in the fall of 2018 and their parent/guardian and/or provider.
Do you have a child starting school in September 2018? Then this school readiness program is for
you! Each session will introduce a new school readiness component and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home. Join us for this wonderful adventure!
*Parents/caregivers must register for all 4 weeks in order to participate in this program.
Date: Thu Jun 7, 2018 - Thu Jun 28, 2018 » Every week on Thu
Times: 10:00-11:15 am
Location:

700 Industrial Avenue, Ottawa, ON

Provided by: EarlyON Andrew Fleck- Ottawa South/ ON y va Andrew Fleck- Ottawa sud   https://form.jotform.com/80843976975275

Contact: 6137376369 

Prenatal and Postnatal

Craving Change
Eating well can be hard. It can be even harder as a Mom with a new baby or young family, especially in the first year after pregnancy. Many Factors challenge your ability to make choices you feel good about in the long run. The Craving Change workshop series is a guide for changing your relationship with food and getting you back on track with healthy eating, without dieting. Understand “why” you eat the way you do and to learn strategies to positively change the eating behaviours of you and your family, while learning to build a positive relationship with food. This workshop is for postpartum moms. For Mothers of infants 12 months and under. Registration will being Wednesday, April 4th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 
Date: Wed May 9, 2018 - Wed May 30, 2018
Times: 1:30 to 3:00 PM
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
 
Provided by: Alicia Ashton - RN   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Comfort Measures for Labour
This workshop is designed to help increase your understanding of the labour process and learn tips, tools and strategies to make labour as comfortable and efficient as possible. Mothers and their labour support person will receive handouts, have the opportunity to ask questions and have a guided hands-on practice from a Certified Birth Doula and Prenatal Educator. For expectant mothers and their labour support person. Registration will begin Wednesday, April 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu May 24, 2018
Times: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

For Fathers

Dads Matter Playgroup

Bethany Hope Centre offers a Dads Matter playgroup for dads and their children up to age 6, every Thursday.  Please call for more information. Intake is required.

Date: Thu Feb 1, 2018 - Thu Jun 28, 2018 » Every week on Thu
Times: 1:00-2:30 pm
Location:

The Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre

820 Woodroffe Ave.

Ottawa, ON

Provided by: Bethany Hope Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: Debbie Wong  (613) 725-1733 ext 211 
Dads Matter

Dads Matter offers a parenting program for fathers on Tuesday evenings at Bethany Hope Centre. Supper is provided. Intake is required. Please call for more information.

Date: Tue Feb 6, 2018 - Tue Jun 26, 2018 » Every week on Tue
Times: Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm
Location:

The Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre

820 Woodroffe Ave.

Ottawa, On

Fees: Free  
Contact: Debbie Wong  (613) 725-1733 ext 211 
Postnatal Educational Series For Dads/Partners
Is your partner experiencing Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, since the arrival of the baby/ies? Are you struggling with adjustments, as well as looking for strategies and support for your partner and your new family addition? We are offering a 4 part series that will bring you strategies, tools and knowledge for navigating the early weeks and months that follow the addition of a new baby into your family. Registration is Wednesday, April 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Jun 7, 2018 - Thu Jun 28, 2018
Times: 6:30 to 8:00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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