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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

Saturday Playgroup

Due to popular demand our Saturday morning Playgroups are back on! Join us from 9-11:30am for art, playtime and songs!

Date: Sat May 14, 2016 - Sat Jul 30, 2016 » Every week on Dim
Times: 9:00 until 11:30 am
Location:

300 Goulburn Private

www.parentresource.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Saturday Playgroup

Due to popular demand our Saturday morning Playgroups are back on! Join us from 9-11:30am for art, playtime and songs!

Date: Sat May 14, 2016 - Sat Jul 30, 2016 » Every week on Dim
Times: 9:00 until 11:30 am
Location:

300 Goulburn Private

www.parentresource.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Saturday Playgroup

Due to popular demand our Saturday morning Playgroups are back on! Join us from 9-11:30am for art, playtime and songs!

Date: Sat May 14, 2016 - Sat Jul 30, 2016 » Every week on Dim
Times: 9:00 until 11:30 am
Location:

300 Goulburn Private

www.parentresource.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact:
Dance pour Familles

Les danses familiales sont ouvertes a tous. Toutes les danses sont guidées par un appelant, et seront un mélange de simple carrés, cercles et danses contra. La musique traditionnelle accompagnera la danse .

Date: Sun Aug 14, 2016
Times: 5:30-7pm
Location:

Parc Lansdowne

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 of children aged 18 months - 4 years.

Date: Tue Aug 23, 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 
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 
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 Mer
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 
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 Mar
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 Mar
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 Jeu
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 
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 Ven
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 
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 Mer
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 
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 Lun
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 

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 Lun
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 
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 Aug 16, 2016
Times: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

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

Real discipline means teaching good behaviour, not just punishing bad behaviour. The way we organize the routine and the environment have a big influence. So do our words of encouragement. This workshop will give you some tools to help children act in acceptable ways. For parents of children up to 6 years of age

Date: Wed Aug 24, 2016
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 
Préparez votre bouffe de bébé

 

Venez préparer de la nourriture nutritive, savoureuse et abordable.

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

Centre de santé communautaire du Centre-ville 420 rue Cooper

Provided by: Centretown Community Health Centre  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Susannah St. John  613-233-4443 ext 2198 
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 Ven
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 

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 Mar,Jeu
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 Lun,Jeu
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 
Nature Explorers - Play Group

Where:  Mud Lake Trail on Cassels Street in Britannia Village

When:  Thursday mornings 9:45 – 11:30 am, June 9 – August 25 (Meet program facilitators between 9:45 – 10:00 am at the entrance of the trail.)

Dress:  Appropriately for going on a nature adventure.  Comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing.  Bring sun screen, but repellant and personal snacks and drinks.

Note:  Public washrooms are a distance away at Britannia Park. 

No registration required.  For the family.  Inclement weather call – Contact Info:  613-820-4922 ext. 3650

Date: Thu Jun 9, 2016 - Thu Aug 25, 2016 » Every week on Jeu
Times: 9:45 - 11:30 am
Location:

Where:  Mud Lake Trail on Cassels Street in Britannia Village

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 6138204922 
Exercice pour parent et bébé (pour bébés 6 semaines et plus)

(Pour bébé de 6 semaines et plus)                         Venez apprendre quelques exercices afin de vous remettre en forme!  Vous pouvez utiliser votre porte-bébé, un siège d’auto ou simplement votre bébé (qui est capable de supporter sa tête) pour faire l’entraînement qui travaillera votre cardiovasculaire, l’équilibre et la flexibilité. Cette classe favorise l’attachement avec votre bébé et vous aurez la chance de rencontrer d’autres mamans. Assurez-vous d’avoir reçu le consentement de votre médecin avant de débuter un nouvel entraînement. 

Date: Wed Aug 10, 2016
Times: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans CPE

240 boul. Centrum Blvd
Orléans ON
Provided by: Mélanie Boissonneault VitaminM Fitness, Yoga and Fitness instructor and personal trainer, YMCA and CanFit Certified   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Family Yoga
Family yoga combines basic yoga postures, music, and movement to energize, strengthen and calm our bodies and minds. This workshop celebrates the many benefits of yoga & music, while encouraging creative play and individual expression between parent and child. Guaranteed to inspire big smiles and healthy bodies!
For children ages 2 to 4 years old.
 
Registration begins Wednesday, July 6th at 9:30 by telephone only.
Date: Wed Aug 24, 2016
Times: 9:30 to 10:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

For children 4 to 6 years old and their parents/guardians and/or caregivers.

Join us as we explore the world of science and learn new concepts. Children will learn through fun, hands-on, interactive and age-appropriate activities.

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Date: Wed Aug 24, 2016
Times: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location:

2330 Don Reid Drive

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Gratuit - Par inscription  
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 Aug 3, 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 
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 

Parent/caregiver training

From Scribbling to Writing: Supporting Pre-Writing Skills in Young Children

For parents/guardians and/or caregivers.

Scribbling and drawing are not only fun for your children, but they're the result of a number of cognitive and motor milestones coming together. By understanding what scribbling and drawing reveal, you can help your child along the path towards writing.

 

Date: Wed Aug 10, 2016
Times: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location:

2330 Don Reid Drive

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Gratuit - Par inscription  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Child Care Connection Meeting

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

Une occasion pour parents et responsables de garde non agréés de se rencontrer lors d'une soirée organisée.  Cette soirée est offerte en anglais seulement.

Date: Wed Aug 10, 2016
Times: 6:45-7:45
Location:

2330 Don Reid Drive

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-737-6369 

For Fathers

Dad's Parent Enterprise Program

Sessions Includes:

· Health & Safety Training

· Building a wagon for you and your child

· Positive Parenting Techniques

· Business Skills Training

 

 

 

Date: Tue Jul 19, 2016 - Mon Aug 22, 2016
Times: 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Location:

820 Woodroffe Ave. Ottawa ON K2A 3V7

 


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For Children

Babysitter Training, Age 12+

Based on the Canada Safety Council Babysitter Training Course. It is designed to provide current information concerning childcare for young babysitters to use while babysitting and caring for younger siblings. The training will help prevent accidents and promote responsible management of any situation that may arise when children are under their care.

The Babysitters Training Course covers:

  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Child Development and Play
  • Caring for the Child and Nutrition
  • Behaviour and Misbehaviour of Children
  • Safety and Basic First Aid
  • Handling Emergencies
  • The Sick Child
  • Games and Play Activities
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Advice for Parents

Student Reference Book

This book summarizes the course sessions and provides child care information that will be of value to the graduates during their babysitting years and their adult lives. The illustrated reference book includes group exercises and note taking pages. A summary sheet is included which can be used to collect important information from the employer at the beginning of each babysitting job.

 

Certification

Each course graduate is presented with a wall certificate and graduation wallet card. These provide validation that the holder has completed eight hours of training and successfully passed a comprehensive examination on the course material.

Date: Sat Aug 13, 2016
Times: 9 am to 5 pm
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council Meeting Room

301 Moodie, Nepean

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/babysitting-2/
Fees: $75 per participant, age 12 +  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
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 Aug 20, 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 
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 Mer
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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