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

Book Walk in the Park

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

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

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

Andrew Haydon Park

Meet under covered picnic area
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Parenting in a New Culture

Free 6 week group for parents and guardians of children 0-10 years old.

Focusing on: Preserving your culture, Discipline in Canada, Improving communication, Values, Promoting self-esteem, and Conflict Resolution.

Date: Wed Sep 7, 2016 - Wed Oct 12, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6-8pm
Location:

1355 Bank St. Ottawa, ON

7 Floor Boardroom

Provided by: South East Ottawa Community Health Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: Melanie Winwood  613-247-1600 x 323 
NEW Just For Dads ... the nuts and bolts of parenting

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

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

 Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Child Care Connection Meeting

An opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect through a facilitated meeting. 

Date: Wed Sep 14, 2016 - Wed Nov 9, 2016
» Takes place on the Second Wednesday of each month.
Times: 6:45-7:45 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H 1E3
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South  
Fees: Free  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 
Creative Meal Ideas for Back to School

Stay away from boring this school year! Get your kids excited about meals by being creative while keeping it simple. Sign up for our September Back to School cooking class and learn from a registered dietitian four simple and easy recipes. We will prepare a breakfast, a lunch, a supper and a snack idea.The class includes a free supper, advice from a registered dietitian and the recipes.

 
*Registration required
Date: Wed Sep 14, 2016
Times: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H 1E3
 
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South  
Fees: Free  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 
Anger Management for Parents

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

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

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
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 Sep 20, 2016 - Tue Oct 25, 2016 » 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: $250.00 per person. Subsidies are available.  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
From Baby Food to Table Food

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

For parents of babies 10 – 18 months of age.

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

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

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

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Date: Thu Sep 22, 2016 - Thu Oct 27, 2016 » 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 
Visit with a Dietitian (During Hunt Club Riverside Playgroup)

A registered Community Dietitian will be available during playgroup to answer questions and provide information on healthy eating habits.

Date: Wed Sep 28, 2016
Times: 9:15-10:30 am
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, 

Hunt Club/Riverside
3320 Paul Anka Dr, Ottawa, ON K1V 0J9
 
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 
Infant Massage

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

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

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

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

Are you a mother new in Canda? Would you like to know more about school, activities and resources for you and your children? Are you interested in finding ways to keep your children safe and free of violence?

This is a parenting support group for immigrant mothers offered in partnership  Family Services Ottawa (FSO) and  Immigrant Women Services Ottawa  (IWSO). The group is offered in English but language interpretation is available.
Bus tickets and child care would be provided.

Date: Wed Oct 5, 2016 - Wed Nov 23, 2016 » Every 8 weeks on Wed
Times: 9:30 am – 12:00 (noon)
Location:

Immigran Women Services Ottawa
219 Argyle  Ave., 4th floor
K2P 2H4

Fees: No fees  
Contact: IWSO- Intake worker or FSO - Adriana Oatu  613-729-3145 or 613 725 3601 ext 130 
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: Wed Oct 12, 2016 - Wed Nov 16, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Toilet Learning Information Session (During Don Reid Playgroup)

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 Oct 15, 2016
Times: 9:30-11:00 am
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South

 
2330 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H 1E3
 
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South  
Fees: Free  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 
You’re not the boss of me…positive discipline for 0-12 yr olds

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

 

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

 

 

 

Date: Mon Oct 17, 2016 - Mon Nov 21, 2016 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Oct. 31 excluded)
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 per person $275.00 per couple (Subsidies are available)  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Visit with a Community Health Nurse (During Hunt Club Riverside Playgroup)

A community health nurse will be available during playgroup to answer questions regarding your child's development.

Date: Mon Oct 17, 2016
Times: 9:15-10:30 am
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, 

Hunt Club/Riverside
3320 Paul Anka Dr, Ottawa, ON K1V 0J9
 
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre   http://afchildcare.on.ca/en/
Fees: Free  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 
Visit with a Community Dietitian (During Baby Group)

A registered dietitian will be available during the baby group to give information on healthy eating for moms. Feeding in the first 6 months, introducing solids to your baby and tips and ideas on how to make your own baby food will be discussed.

Date: Mon Oct 24, 2016
Times: 1:30-2:30 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H 1E3
 
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South   http://afchildcare.on.ca/en/
Fees: Free  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 
Understanding Your Preschooler

Do you have questions about your preschooler's behaviour? We can help you find the answers. This workshop will help you recognize and understand behaviour traits characteristic and inherent to the preschool stage.

 
*Registration is required
Date: Wed Oct 26, 2016
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South

 
2330 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H 1E3
 
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South   http://afchildcare.on.ca/en/
Fees: Free  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 
Growing Up With Many Languages

Common questions affecting bilingual families will be addressed in this workshop. Come learn how to introduce a new language, tips on how to encourage your child’s communication, speech and language milestones and First Words services. For parents and guardians of children 0-5yrs.

Date: Thu Nov 3, 2016
Times: 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Location:

Ottawa Public Library - Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

100 Malvern

Ottawa, Ontario K2J 2G5

Provided by: First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa   https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/growing-many-languages-0
Fees: Free  
Contact: Melanie McCool - Parent Outreach Educator 
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 
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 17, 2016 - Thu Dec 15, 2016 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Understanding Children's Sleep Habits - Information Session (During Don Reid Playgroup)

An Early Years Educator will be available to provide information and tips on healthy sleep habits, and to discuss challenges or concerns you may be having. Handouts and book recommendations will be provided. 

No registration required.
Date: Sat Nov 19, 2016
Times: 9:30-11:00 am
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H 1E3
 
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South   http://afchildcare.on.ca/en/
Fees: Free  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 
Growing Up With Many Languages

Common questions affecting bilingual families will be addressed in this workshop. Come learn how to introduce a new language, tips on how to encourage your child’s communication, speech and language milestones and First Words services. For parents and guardians of children 0-5yrs.

Date: Tue Nov 22, 2016
Times: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location:

Ottawa Public library – Main Branch

120 Metcalfe

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M2

Provided by: Melanie McCool - Parent Outreach Educator   HTTPS://BIBLIOOTTAWALIBRARY.CA/EN/EVENT/GROWING-MANY-LANGUAGES
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Visit with a Community Health Nurse (During Hunt Club Riverside Playgroup)

A community health nurse will be available during playgroup to answer questions regarding your child's development.

Date: Mon Nov 28, 2016
Times: 9:15-10:30 am
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, 

Hunt Club/Riverside
3320 Paul Anka Dr, Ottawa, ON K1V 0J9
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre   http://afchildcare.on.ca/en/
Fees: Free  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 
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 29, 2016 - Tue Dec 13, 2016 » 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: $90.00  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

Salsa Tots

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

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

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

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

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

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

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

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

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

 

Learn how to make nutritious, tasty and affordable food for your baby. For individuals located in Centretown, Glebe or Old Ottawa South.

Date: Tue Sep 27, 2016
Times: 10am-12pm
Location:

Centretown Community Health Centre at 420 Cooper St

Provided by: Centretown Community Health Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: Susannah St. John  613-233-4443 ext 2198 
Fantastique bambin (4 sessions pour parents qui ont des enfants entre 12 mois et 2 1/2 ans)

Votre petit bébé calme et adorable est maintenant devenu un bambin rempli d’énergie qui dit non et commence à s’affirmer ? Cet atelier de 4 sessions sera une bonne occasion de prendre une pause et de réfléchir à nos pratiques parentales. Notre vie occupée avec un bambins nous pousse souvent à réagir aux situations plutôt qu’à être proactif pour le futur. Nous explorerons divers sujets tels que le développement du bambin, le rôle parental, l’apprentissage par le jeu, le comportement du bambin, la discipline ainsi que l’estime de soi.                                                                                                              

Date: Wed Sep 28, 2016 - Wed Nov 9, 2016 » Every week on Thu
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

CPEO Ottawa-Orléans

240 boul. Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Mélanie Couturier, intervenante auprès de la famille   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
La discipline axée sur les solutions

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’autodiscipline puisqu’ils peuvent commencer à participer à la recherche de solutions.                                                                           

Date: Wed Oct 5, 2016
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

CPEO 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 
How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk (5 sessions- for parents of children 2 to 6 years)

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

Date: Wed Oct 5, 2016 - Wed Nov 30, 2016 » Every 2 weeks on Wed
Times: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd.
Orléans ON
Provided by: Rita Tapia, Parent Resource Worker   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Siblings Rivalry

With the arrival of a second child, parents have to handle a new category of family relationships. How to encourage good feelings between brothers and sisters? Why can’t they just be good friends and stop bothering us! This workshop will look at the roots of rivalries and at how parents can build greater harmony in family life.                                                                                                                       

Date: Wed Oct 19, 2016
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 
Anger in the Family: A necessary Evil?

What happens when anger explodes in your family? How can you teach your kids to handle their strong emotions, without hurting other people or themselves? This workshop will help you understand where anger comes from, both your children’s anger and your own. You’ll learn how to manage anger’s energy and how to redirect it positively.                                                                                    

Date: Wed Nov 2, 2016
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 
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. This workshop will cover a brief introduction to emotion and emotional development, the problem with emotional avoidance, and the 5-step model of emotion coaching. Workshop participants will also be provided with specific skills in order to manage the expression of different emotions in children, including extreme emotional experiences.

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

 

Registration will begin September 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 

 

Date: Thu Nov 3, 2016
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 
À trois ans ils ne pensent pas comme nous (pour parents qui ont des enfants de 2 1/2 ans à 4 ans)

Même si les enfants d'âge préscolaire peuvent parler en phrases   complètes, on ne peut pas s'attendre à ce qu'ils puissent raisonner comme les adultes, contrôler leurs émotions ou gérer leurs relations sociales sans problème. Cet atelier vous aidera à comprendre le développement de votre enfant afin de pouvoir mieux choisir des stratégies de discipline qui fonctionnent.

Date: Sat Nov 5, 2016
Times: 9h15 à 11h15
Location:

CPEO 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 
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.

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

 

Registration will begin September 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

 

Date: Thu Nov 10, 2016
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 
Foundation For Healthy Sleep

Come learn all you need to know about the foundations for healthy sleep and how making minor adjustments can help improve your little one’s sleep. We will discuss all the important foundation elements including; sleep cues,     routines and schedules, setting up the optimal environment, how to maximize sleep, expectations of sleep, nutrition and how it affects sleep, wake windows, learning gentle ways to transition from sleeping in your arms to a swing/bouncer/co-sleeping to their own bed. There will also be time at the end of the workshop for some questions and answers.  For families with children under the age of two years old. Registration will begin September 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

 

Date: Thu Nov 17, 2016
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 

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children

Groupe de jeu francophone

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

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

431, boul. St-Laurent (Ottawa)

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

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

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

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

Provided by: Grandir ensemble  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 227 
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 will begin September 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

 

Date: Wed Sep 28, 2016
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 
Little Lotus Yoga Mom & Baby
*This class is designed for infants 6 weeks to pre-crawling 

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

*Registration is required
Date: Wed Sep 28, 2016 - Wed Oct 19, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa,ON 
K1H 1E3
 
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South   http://afchildcare.on.ca/en/
Fees: Free  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 
Nature Walk Outing

Come join us this Fall for a beautiful nature walk at Fletcher Wildlife Garden. You and your child will be encouraged to explore, discover and communicate in expressive, fun ways while enjoying the great outdoors.

For children ages 2 to 4 years old only.

 

Registration will begin on September 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

 

Date: Mon Oct 3, 2016
Times: 10:00 to 11:15
Location:

Fletcher Wildlife Garden

on Prince of Wales Drive
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Marie-Claude Pilon  613-728-1839 ext. 291 
Nature Walk Outing

Come join us this Fall for a beautiful nature walk at Fletcher Wildlife Garden. You and your child will be encouraged to explore, discover and communicate in expressive, fun ways while enjoying the great outdoors.

For children ages 2 to 4 years old only.

 

Registration will begin on September 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

Date: Mon Oct 3, 2016
Times: 10:00 to 11:15
Location:

Fletcher Wildlife Garden

on Prince of Wales Drive
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Marie-Claude Pilon  613-728-1839 ext. 291 
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!

For babies 6-8 weeks of age and up

 

Registration will begin September 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

 

 

 

Date: Tue Oct 4, 2016
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 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis

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 8 septembre à 9 h 30 par telephone.

Date: Wed Oct 5, 2016 - Wed Oct 19, 2016
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 
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 will begin September 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

Date: Tue Oct 25, 2016
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 
Night Walk Outing

When the sun goes down,many families wrap up their fun for the day. 

We are inviting you and your family to a nocturnal scavenger hunt through the neighbourhood, hot chocolate and story time. Please wear appropriate clothing and

bring a headlamp or flashlight.For children ages 2 to 4 years old only.

 

Registration will begin September 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

 

Date: Thu Oct 27, 2016
Times: 6:30 to 7:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Meeting point: In front of the main enterance
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Marie-Claude Pilon  613-728-1839 ext. 291 
Le langage de bébé

Les bébés communiquent dès qu’ils sont nés. Joignez-nous pour une session interactive sur la communication de votre bébé et ce que vous pouvez faire pour favoriser son développement du langage et de la parole.

Pour parents et bébé(s) de 0 à 12 mois.

Date: Tue Nov 1, 2016
Times: 14 h à 15 h 30
Location:

Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa – succursale Main Branch

120 Metcalfe

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M2

Provided by: Mélanie McCool - Intervenante communautaire auprès des parents   https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/fr/node/36830
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact:
Baby Talk (Bilingual Workshop)

Babies communicate from the day they are born.  Join us for an interactive session on how your baby communicates and what you can do to 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 babies aged 0-12 months.

Date: Tue Nov 1, 2016
Times: 2pm-3:30pm
Location:

Ottawa Public library – Main Branch

120 Metcalfe

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M2

Provided by: Melanie McCool - Parent Outreach Educator   https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/baby-talk-le-langage-de-b%C3%A9b%C3%A9
Fees: Free  
Contact:
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! For babies 6-8 weeks of age and up 

Registration begins September 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

 

Date: Tue Nov 8, 2016
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 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis

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 8 septembre à 9 h 30 par telephone.

Date: Wed Nov 9, 2016 - Wed Nov 23, 2016
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 
On s'amuse en français! (série de 2 sessions)

Venez vous amuser dans un environnement francophone. Occasion pour ceux qui désirent apprendre, s'amuser et s'exprimer en français. Pour les familles dont leur enfant fréquentera une école francophone ou un programme d'immersion en français.

Date: Wed Nov 9, 2016 - Wed Nov 16, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 18h00-19h15
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H 1E3
 
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South   http://afchildcare.on.ca/en/
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 
On s'amuse en français! (série de 2 sessions)
Pour les enfants âgés entre 3 et 5 ans accompagnés d'un parent ou tuteur
Venez vous amuser dans un environnement francophone. Occasion pour ceux qui désirent apprendre, s'amuser et s'exprimer en français. Pour les familles dont leur enfant fréquentera une école francophone ou un programme d'immersion en français.
*Enregistrement est requis
Date: Wed Nov 9, 2016 - Wed Nov 16, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 18h00-19h15
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H 1E3
 
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South   http://afchildcare.on.ca/en/
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 
Le langage de bébé

Les bébés communiquent dès qu’ils sont nés. Joignez-nous pour une session interactive sur la communication de votre bébé et ce que vous pouvez faire pour favoriser son développement du langage et de la parole.

Pour parents et bébé(s) de 0 à 12 mois.

Date: Thu Nov 17, 2016
Times: 10 h à 12 h
Location:

Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa – succursale Cumberland

1599 Tenth Line

Ottawa, Ontario K1E 3E8

Provided by: Mélanie McCool - Intervenante communautaire auprès des parents   https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/fr/node/36828
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact:
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 plus de 8 semaines et plus.

 

Les inscriptions débuteront le 8 septembre à 9 h 30 par telephone. 

 

Date: Mon Nov 28, 2016
Times: 13 h 30 à 14 h 30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 avenue Evered
Provided by: Josée Lalande   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 

Prenatal Nutrition Programs

Prenatal Breastfeeding Information Session

Pregnant? Make sure you know how to get breastfeeding off to a smooth start! Be ready BEFORE your baby arrives by attending a prenatal breastfeeding session taught by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. To register for this session or to learn more about breastfeeding resources in the community please call 722-4000 ext.440

Date: Sat Oct 1, 2016
Times: 9:30-11:30 am
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H 1E3
 
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South   http://afchildcare.on.ca/en/
Fees: Free  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 

Prenatal and Postnatal

Prenatal Breastfeeding

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

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

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

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

This twelve week Pregnancy Circle covers topics such as:

  • Fetal Development
  • Nutrition & Prenatal Health Care
  • Support and pain management during labor and birth
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Stages of labour
  • Attachment and Bonding
  • Father Involvement
  • Post Natal Care for mother 
  • Infant Safety
 Visiting Specialists include:  Nurse Pratitioner, Midwife, Indigenous Doula, Prenatal Yoga instructor and Lactation Consultant.
Date: Wed Sep 7, 2016 - Wed Nov 23, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Location:

Wabano Centre For Aboriginal Health

299 Montreal Road
Ottawa, ON K1L 6B8
Provided by: Public Health Agency Canada - CPNP   http://www.wabano.com/events/wabano-events/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Belinda Larente  (613) 748-0657 ext 237 
Session d'information prénatale sur l'allaitement

Même si l'allaitement maternel est le moyen naturel de nourrir son enfant, il s'agit tout de même d'une compétence acquise, autant que pour la mère que pour l'enfant. Afin de maximiser vos chances de succès, il est important d'amasser l'information et d'établir votre réseau de soutien avant l'arrivée du bébé. Venez à cette session d'apprentissage et découvrez ou vous pouvez obtenir du soutien à l'allaitement dans la région d'Ottawa. Cette session francophone est offerte par une consultante en allaitement certifié IBCLC.

Pour vous inscrire ou pour plus d'information composez le 613-722-4000 ext.440
Date: Wed Sep 21, 2016
Times: 18h00-20h00
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H 1E3
 
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South   http://afchildcare.on.ca/en/
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 
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 September 8th at 9:30 am by telephone only.

Date: Wed Nov 9, 2016
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 
Session d'information prénatale sur l'allaitement

Même si l'allaitement maternel est le moyen naturel de nourrir son enfant, il s'agit tout de même d'une compétence acquise, autant que pour la mère que pour l'enfant. Afin de maximiser vos chances de succès, il est important d'amasser l'information et d'établir votre réseau de soutien avant l'arrivée du bébé. Venez à cette session d'apprentissage et découvrez ou vous pouvez obtenir du soutien à l'allaitement dans la région d'Ottawa. Cette session francophone est offerte par une consultante en allaitement certifié IBCLC.

Pour vous inscrire ou pour plus d'information composez le 613-722-4000 ext. 440
Date: Wed Nov 16, 2016
Times: 18h00-20h00
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H 1E3
 
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre, Ottawa South   http://afchildcare.on.ca/en/
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: (613)-737-6369 

For Children

Home Alone and Streetproofing

Each participant receives a student manual and a wall certificate.

 

Home Alone, 2 hours, 9 to 12 years

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

 

Street Proofing, 1 hour, 9 to 12 years

 

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

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

Ottawa Safety Council Meeting Room

301 Moodie, Nepean

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/homealonestreetproofing/
Fees: $40 per participant  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
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 5, 2016 - Wed Nov 30, 2016 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
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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For the first few weeks after your baby's birth, don't expect to get anything done. If you get your teeth brushed and you take a shower, it's a good day.
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