Ottawa, Ontario

Calendrier d'événements éducatif pour parents

Le Centre de ressources pour parents vous offrent un repertoire consultable d'événements éducatifs pour parents, des activités de formation professionelle pour ceux qui travaillent avec les familles et des groupes de soutien communautaires.  Les événements sont affichés dans la langue dont ils sont reçues.  Pour plus d'informations sur un événement, veuillez contactez l'organisateur directement.


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For Parents

Free Head Lice Diagnosis

Lice Services Canada - Ottawa Head Lice Treatment & Removal is offering free head lice diagnosis.  Not sure it's lice?  We can offer you a free diagnosis and expert advice.

Date: Tue May 2, 2017 - Tue Oct 31, 2017 » Every week on Mar
Times: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location:

337 Churchill Ave

Ottawa, Ontario

Provided by: Lice Services Canada - Ottawa Head Lice Treatment & Removal   liceservicescanada.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Anne Doswell  613-482-1432 
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: Mon Sep 11, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017 » Every week on Lun
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Oct. 9 excluded)
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
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: Wed Sep 20, 2017 - Wed Oct 25, 2017 » Every week on Mer
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $250.00 per person. Subsidies are available.  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Communauté d'apprentissage communautaire

Qu’est ce qu’une CAC? Joignez vous à notre groupe parents pour participer à des rencontres périodiques afin de discuter, réfléchir, partager vos idées, élargir vos connaissances et  développer de nouvelles compétences. La réflexion est au cœur d’une CAC ! Pourquoi participer aux CAC ? Pour explorer nos croyances et nos valeurs en tant que parent, pour reconnaître les besoins de nos enfants, leurs intérêts, leurs compétences et leur potentiel.  Ensemble, nous pourront également améliorer nos compétences en tant que parent et découvrir de nouvelles façons de faire.                                                                                                                    

Date: Wed Sep 20, 2017 - Wed Nov 15, 2017
» Takes place on the Third Mercredi of each month.
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

CPEO Ottawa-Orléans

240 boul. Centrum, Orléans
Provided by: Mélanie Couturier, intervenante auprès de la famille   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Parenting through HIGH CONFLICT separation and divorce

In this six-week course you’ll: Learn the skills needed to improve communication.

Learn methods to manage upset emotions. Learn how to use non-reactive behaviours with your co-parent and children. Learn positive approaches to parenting that will support your children’s emotional health. Learn about the impact of ongoing conflict on children.

 

 

Date: Thu Sep 21, 2017 - Thu Oct 26, 2017 » Every week on Jeu
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $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: Mon Sep 25, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Parenting in a Canadian Context - Arabic Sessions

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

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

Date: Mon Sep 25, 2017 - Mon Oct 30, 2017 » Every week on Lun
Times: 1:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location:

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

Transition to Solids and Making Baby Food

This workshop is for mom/dad and their baby from 0-12 months

The dietician will be present to cover the following topics:

  • When to introduce solids
  • What foods can be introduced at what ages

There will be a demonstration on how to make pureed foods.

Date: Tue Sep 26, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
be brave * be kind * be present

This 2 part series explores how meditation, mindfulness and mindful parenting may help you to be a better, more connected and responsive parent! 
So often we put ourselves last. We give so much to our little people, our community and our family that our spirit bowls run dry. The result? We become reactive, angry, tired and stressed! Mindfulness, and the practice of mindful meditation can help to alleviate these negative coping strategies.  
Taking this time for yourself and to learn some simple, accessible strategies could bring quiet, peace and calm into your parenting world. You truly deserve this. 

Date: Tue Sep 26, 2017 - Tue Oct 3, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Surround Circle Yoga (15 Aylmer Avenue) - Southminster United Church.

Provided by: be brave * be kind * be present   http://bebravebekind.ca/store/p6/Mindful_Parenting_2_Part_Workshop%21.html
Fees: $90  
Contact: Rebekka Wallace Roy, MSW RSW  6137628028 
Preparing my Childfor his Education in a French Language School (for parents of children 3-6 years old)

Understand typical child development, cope with challenging behaviors, communicate more effectively and boost your child’s self esteem through basic problem solving and appropriate discipline.           

Date: Wed Sep 27, 2017
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:

EYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd.
Olréans ON
Provided by: Conseil des écoles publiques de l'est de l'Ontario   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Connect Parent Group

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

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

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

Fees: Free  
Contact: Zainab Al-Ali  613-288-2825 ext. 2144 
Making the Connection - Arabic Sessions

Parents learn skills to establish loving  relationships, foster two-way communication

and helping their baby learn.

Topics focus on loving, learning and language.  Activities include songs and rhymes. Childcare and snacks are available. 

For parents of children birth to 7 months of age

Date: Tue Oct 3, 2017 - Tue Nov 21, 2017 » Every week on Mar
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

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

Grandparents class

Congratulations, you are going to be a grandparent!     New recommendations on sleep, tummy time, infant feeding, car seats, and early birth discharge have left you feeling bewildered.  Join OCEA for a quick refresher on new guidelines, how and why they have changed and how you can support your family as it welcomes a grandchild.   

Date: Sat Oct 7, 2017
Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:

2260 Walkley Road

Provided by: Ottawa Childbirth Education Association   www.ottawacea.com
Fees: CA$125.00  
Contact: Erin shaheen  6138522207 
Choisir ses outils de discipline (pour parents qui ont des enfants de 6 ans et moins)

Nous offrons le service de garde lors de cet atelier, inscrivez-vous maintenant.

Vous vous demandez comment réagir quand le comportement de vos enfants vous pose des problèmes? Vous vous fatiguez à crier pour vous faire écouter? Cet atelier propose une gamme de moyens pour faire respecter les limites. Vous apprendrez plusieurs outils de discipline à ajouter à votre répertoire.

Date: Wed Oct 11, 2017
Times: 9h00 à 11h00
Location:

CPE Ottawa-Orléans

240 bou. Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Betsy Mann, Éducatrice agrée du Canada   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
You’re not the boss of me…positive discipline for 0-12 yr olds

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

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

 

Date: Mon Oct 16, 2017 - Mon Nov 13, 2017 » Every week on Lun
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 per person $275.00 per couple (Subsidies are available)  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
Introduction to Solids and Making Baby Food

Wondering when and how to introduce solids to your baby?  Learn about the healthiest foods for your baby, food allergies, choking hazards and the benefits of making your own baby food. Presented by a Registered Dietitian This workshop is for parents with babies between 4 and 8 months.  You are welcome to bring your baby. 

Date: Tue Oct 17, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road  Kanata. 
Entrance on McGibbon Drive in the 
Katimavik Early Learning Centre
Provided by: Anne Lim Registered Dietitian  
Fees: No Fees  
Contact: 613-591-6030 
Les intelligences multiples

Participer à une communauté d’apprentissage communautaire et découvrez le concept des intelligences multiples. Venez explorer les IM et nommer celles de votre enfant, ceci vous permettra de trouver des pistes permettant de mettre en valeur les IM de votre enfant.

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

CPE Ottawa-Orléans

240 boul.Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Conseil des écoles publiques de l'est de l'Ontario   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Discipline that doesn’t hurt... anyone

Open to parents of children all ages. Discover new strategies for making parenting more effective, less stressful and more rewarding - for everyone.   

Topics include:  reasons for misbehaviour, communication skills, building

positive relationships, effective discipline techniques…

 

 

 

Date: Thu Nov 9, 2017 - Thu Dec 7, 2017 » Every week on Jeu
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 per person $275.00 per couple (subsidies are available)  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Parenting in a Canadian Context - English Sessions

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

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

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

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

Parenting with Confidence  

If you are a parent who is involved with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa and you have children between the ages of 6-16 come and join us to talk about:  managing stress, successful communication, discipline that works and lots more…

 

Date: Mon Nov 20, 2017 - Mon Feb 5, 2018 » Every week on Lun
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 excluded)
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: Free of Charge  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
La rivalité entre frère et soeurs (pour parents qui ont des enfants de 6 ans et moins)

Dès l’arrivée du deuxième enfant, les parents devront gérer cette nouvelle catégorie de relations humaines. Comment encourager la bonne entente entre frères et sœurs ? Pourquoi ne peuvent-ils ou elles pas être toujours bons amis et nous laisser tranquilles ! Cet atelier traitera des sources des rivalités et comment les parents peuvent contribuer à une plus grande harmonie dans la vie familiale.                        

Date: Wed Nov 22, 2017
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

CPE Ottawa-Orléans

240 bou. Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Betsy Mann, Éducatrice agrée du Canada   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Parenting your Anxious Child

Under the expert direction of Betsy Mann this workshop looks at: 

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

 

 

 

Date: Tue Nov 28, 2017 - Tue Dec 12, 2017 » Every week on Mar
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $90.00  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Healthy Eating for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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

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

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

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

You may have heard the statistics: problems with anxiety are more and more common in children today. How to know if a child’s worries are part of normal development or if you need to seek more help? How can you support your child to handle his or her worries? What can you do to reduce the factors that contribute to anxiety? This workshop will give you simple and practical strategies that you can use in your family right away. For parents of children aged 4 years – 15 years.

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

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Children See, Children Learn

Understanding infant-early mental health

Understanding  what influences  a young child’s behavior 

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

Discipline vs. Punishment

Influences on Discipline and parenting

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

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

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

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

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

Groupe de jeu en soirée

Un groupe de jeu bilingue pour enfants de 0-6 ans accompagnés de leur parents/tuteurs/responsable de garde.

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

2330 promenade Don Reid

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
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 Sep 19, 2017 - Tue Oct 17, 2017 » Every week on Mar
Times: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
 
Cours de 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 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 Sep 19, 2017 - Tue Oct 17, 2017 » Every week on Lun
Times: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact:
Preparing Children to Meet Challenges

Being resilient means being able to "bounce back" when things don't go well. Young children can already start to learn a resilient approach to life.  In this workshop, you'll learn some fun activities to use with children age six and under that will help them meet challenges by developing their self-confidence, impulse control, flexibility, and problem-solving abilities. This is the second of 3 workshops by Betsy Mann in her Encouraging Social and Emotional Wellness in Children Series. 

Date: Wed Sep 27, 2017
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road, McGibbon St Entrance
Provided by: Child Care Providers Resource Network   www.ccprn.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-749-5211 
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. 

This is the 3rd and last workshop in Betsy Mann's Encouraging Social and Emotional Wellness in Children Series. 
Date: Wed Oct 4, 2017
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road, McGIbbon St Entrance
Provided by: Child Care Providers Resource Network   www.ccprn.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-749-5211 
Terrific Toddlers

Join Susan Duke, RECE and learn about toddler development! 

Come out to this class and increase your knowledge, boost your confidence, and feel more comfortable with your abilities to care for toddlers and preschoolers. 

Classes will cover:

1. Normal developmental changes and challenges; executive function, temper tantrums, picky eating, bedtimes, separation anxiety and toilet training
2. Understanding guidance styles and the effect on the behaviour of children
3.The importance of play, serve and return, safety, effects of stress, and healthy best practices
4. Positive discipline techniques, avoiding power struggles and dealing with the word NO!
5. Effective communication with your toddler that builds self-esteem and emotional intelligence. 
Date: Thu Oct 12, 2017 - Thu Nov 2, 2017 » Every week on Jeu
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Child Care Providers Resource Network

30 Colonnade Road, Unit 275
Provided by: CCPRN   www.ccprn.com
Fees: free  
Contact:
Getting through the rough spots in your day
Do you have trouble getting your children out of the house in the morning? Getting them to sit at the table and eat? Taking them shopping? Moving them from one activity to the next? Giving them a bath? Brushing their teeth? You’re not alone. In this workshop, we’ll explore tools you can use to engage children’s cooperation and help your family life run more smoothly. For families with children under the age of six years old. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Oct 12, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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: Thu Oct 12, 2017 - Thu Oct 26, 2017 » Every week on Jeu
Times: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Salsa Tots

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

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Date: Mon Oct 23, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Salsa Tots

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

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Date: Mon Oct 23, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Salsa Babies

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

For parents with a baby 6-8 weeks old and up, able to fit in a baby carrier.  *Registration required for each class.

Date: Mon Oct 23, 2017
Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Grandparents Caring for their Grandchildren under the age of 6

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

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

EYC Ottawa-Olréans

240 Centrum Blvd.
Olréans ON
Provided by: Betsy Mann, Certified Canadian Family Educator   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Caring for a sick baby

Learn from our Registered Nurse what to keep in your medicine cabinet, how to assess, comfort and treat a sick baby and what signs indicate it is time to visit the doctor or hospital.  Better to be prepared!

Ideal for parents of children less than two years of age.

Date: Thu Oct 26, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Introduction to Solids and Making your own baby food

Wondering when and how to introduce solids to your baby? Learn about the healthiest foods for baby, allergenic foods, choking hazards and the benefits of making your own baby food.  

For parents of children 4-8 months at the time of the workshop.

Date: Mon Oct 30, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Building Empathy Skills in Young Children
Empathy is the name we give to the ability to understand what someone else is feeling and to respond in a caring way. It is a complex response that develops gradually as children mature. It is based in relationships and grows with emotional awareness and the capacity to see things from different points of view. In this workshop, you will learn stories, songs, games and activities that support the development of empathy in children from infancy to age six. For families with children under the age of six years old. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Nov 9, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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: Thu Nov 9, 2017 - Thu Nov 16, 2017 » Every week on Jeu
Times: 1:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location:

Centre de santé communautaire Pinecrest-Queensway

No More Time Outs!

Positive Parenting Strategies that Work!

Are you tired of “time outs” that don’t work, yelling and power struggles with your child? Come and explore positive parenting strategies that will help you better understand your child and manage challenging behaviours.

This 2 part workshop will be facilitated by Joanne Boyd RECE BSc - Local Parent Coach / Educator

For parents/caregivers of children 2 - 6 years old.

Date: Wed Nov 15, 2017 - Wed Nov 22, 2017 » Every week on Mer
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Your Child's Medicine Cabinet and Beyond
Cold and flu season is upon us. Do you worry about how to treat fevers, stuffy noses, vomiting, diarrhea and other childhood ailments? Do you wonder when you should see your doctor or go to CHEO? This session is taught by a Registered Nurse with CHEO and will provide you with tips, tricks and tools to manage typical childhood illnesses at home. Focus is on children under 3 but open to all families with children under the age of six years old. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Nov 16, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Alicia Ashton   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Salsa Tots

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

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Date: Mon Nov 20, 2017 - Mon Dec 18, 2017
» Takes place on the Third Lundi of each month.
Times: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Salsa Babies

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

For parents with a baby 6-8 weeks old and up, able to fit in a baby carrier.  *Registration required for each class.

Date: Mon Nov 20, 2017 - Mon Dec 18, 2017
» Takes place on the Third Lundi of each month.
Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

Autism Ontario - Diagnosis, now what?
You have the diagnosis for your child but you don't know what your next step should be. We will discuss the steps and options to take once a child has received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. From funding options, to educational resources, private
options, to events in the community, there are resources and we will discuss them. Appropriate for any families with a new diagnosis. For families with children under the age of six years old. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Nov 23, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Marnie Potter   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: Mon Nov 27, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Family Yoga

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

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

Date: Mon Nov 27, 2017 - Mon Dec 11, 2017 » Every week on Lun
Times: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
From Baby Food to Table Food

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

For parents of babies 10 – 18 months of age.

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

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children

Nature Explorers - Play Group

Where:  Mud Lake Trail on Cassels Street in Britannia Village

When:  Friday mornings 9:45 – 11:30 am, September 22 to October 27 (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, bug repellant and personal snacks and drinks.

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

No registration required.  For the family. Rain or shine, with the exception of thunder and lightning.  Inclement weather call – Contact Info:  613-820-4922 ext. 3650

Date: Fri Sep 22, 2017 - Fri Oct 27, 2017 » Every week on Ven
Times: 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Mud Lake Trail on Cassels Street in Britannia Village

Salsa Babies
Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled into baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize with other parents, and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Don’t forget to bring your own baby carrier! For babies 6 weeks of age and up. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Mon Sep 25, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Cet atelier d’art axé sur le processus de création permettra aux enfants de développer leur imagination et leur créativité tout en s’amusant à découvrir et explorer de nouveaux médiums.

Date: Wed Oct 4, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:

CPE Ottwa-Orléans

240 boul. Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Caroline Robillard, Intervenante auprès de la famille-Parent Resource Worker   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans CPEO  613-830-4357 
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

Based on the book "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen So Kids Will Talk" by Faber/Mazlish

Topics Include:

  • Helping children deal with their feelings
  • Engaging cooperation
  • Alternatives to punishment
  • Encouraging autonomy
  • Praise and self esteem freeing children from playing roles
Date: Tue Oct 10, 2017 - Tue Nov 21, 2017 » Every week on Mar
Times: 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Sing, Dance and Stretch
A unique program for you and your child, combining music and movement, instrument exploration and basic yoga postures. This program celebrates the many benefits of music and movement while encouraging creative play and individual expression. Taught by a certified Teacher, Music Educator and Radiant Child Yoga Instructor. For children ages 2 to 4 years old. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Tue Oct 10, 2017
Times: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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 September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Sat Oct 14, 2017 - Sat Oct 28, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Cyndy Gervais-Hiscox   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Sing Song Party Time
It's never too early to start learning about the importance of caring for our environment and all the wonderful creatures on the Earth! Derek starts each class with some basic yoga and then plays silly songs that foster an appreciation for living healthy and environmentally aware. Children are encouraged to 'join the band' by using percussion instruments, playing eco-themed games and of course dancing! For families with children under the age of six years old. Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 at by telephone.
Date: Mon Oct 16, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Location:

Van Lang Field House

29 Van Lang Private
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Babywearing Afro-Dance
Let the music fuel your body as you feel the African rhythms all while wearing your baby. This class will combine traditional and modern African dance into a fun, energetic and low impact class. Wear comfortable clothing that allows movement, the class is done barefoot. Bring a water bottle and your own baby carrier. For infants 6 weeks and up. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
 
Date: Wed Oct 18, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Bernadeth Betchi   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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 September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone. 
Date: Thu Oct 19, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Stacey Kosmerly   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Salsa Babies
Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled into baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize with other parents, and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Don’t forget to bring your own baby carrier! For babies 6 weeks of age and up. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Mon Oct 23, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Daniela Pueyo Grand   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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 parents/caregivers and infants from 8 weeks to 12 months. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Oct 26, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Véronique Roberts   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
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 September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Nov 2, 2017 - Thu Nov 16, 2017
Times: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Rainbow Families Art and Play Afternoon
Rainbow Families Art & Play Afternoon:
For queer & trans parents, caregivers, families, children and youth. For families with gender creative, gender independent and trans children and youth. Join us in art & play activities while connecting with other families.
We will have indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.
Date: Sat Nov 4, 2017
Times: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Laurie Reknor  613-725-3601 ext. 118 
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 parents/caregivers and infants from 8 weeks to 12 months. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Thu Nov 16, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 EveredAvenue
Provided by: Véronique Roberts   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Sing Song Party Time
It's never too early to start learning about the importance of caring for our environment and all the wonderful creatures on the Earth! Derek starts each class with some basic yoga and then plays silly songs that foster an appreciation for living healthy and environmentally aware. Children are encouraged to 'join the band' by using percussion instruments, playing eco-themed games and of course dancing! For families with children under the age of six years old. Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Mon Nov 20, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Location:

Van Lang Field House

29 Van Lang Private
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Ballet Portage
Ce cours pour adult et bébé offre une structure similaire à celle d’une classe de ballet: exercices à la barre et exercices au centre. Tout au long de la classe, un accent particulier sera mis sur l'amélioration de la posture, tonification en longueur des muscles et l'interprétation artistique propre à l’entrainement d'un danseur de ballet. Venez habiller avec des vêtements confortables. Amenez votre porte-bébé! Pour les bébés de 6 semaines et plus. Les inscriptions débuteront le 6 septembre à 9 h 30 par téléphone.
Date: Mon Nov 27, 2017
Times: 13 h 00 à 14 h 00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

For children ages 3 years to 9 years.

Topics include:

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

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Salsa Babies
Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled into baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize with other parents, and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Don’t forget to bring your own baby carrier!  For babies 6 weeks of age and up. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Wed Nov 29, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Daniela Pueyo Grand   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Rainbow Families Art and Play Afternoon
Rainbow Families Art & Play Afternoon:
For queer & trans parents, caregivers, families, children and youth. For families with gender creative, gender independent and trans children and youth. Join us in art & play activities while connecting with other families. We will have indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.
Date: Sat Dec 2, 2017
Times: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:

MothercraftOttawa

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

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

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

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

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

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

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Bernadeth Betchi   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Sing Song Party Time
It's never too early to start learning about the importance of caring for our environment and all the wonderful creatures on the Earth! Derek starts each class with some basic yoga and then plays silly songs that foster an appreciation for living healthy and environmentally aware. Children are encouraged to 'join the band' by using percussion instruments, playing eco-themed games and of course dancing! For families with children under the age of six years old. Cet atelier est offert en anglais seulement. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone. 
Date: Mon Dec 18, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Location:

Vang Lang Field House

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

Prenatal and Postnatal

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

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Join two professional mental health workers Christiane Lafleche and Susanne Reinhold for a holistic peer support group to prepare you for your journey to motherhood.

The group will help you:
-Develop a positive and strong version of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood
-Build a support network by nurturing honest and supportive friendships.
-Engage in honest conversations, do therapeutic birth art, and enjoy a variety of mindfulness exercises!

 
Date: Tue Sep 19, 2017 - Tue Nov 7, 2017 » Every week on Mar
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:

Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre
2260 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON K1G 6A8

Provided by: Christiane Lafleche, MSW and Susanne Reinhold, MSW   https://www.allmomsknow.ca/prenatal-empowerment-group
Fees: $169  
Contact: Susanne Reinhold  1 613 327 7930 
Birth Plan Workshop

The most important part of writing your birth plan is knowing all your options! With the comprehensive Ottawa Doula Services birth plan template, we will go through the options, explain pros & cons, answer your questions and help you write your plan A & your plan B. We will discuss the different options as we go along and answer all your questions.

Date: Tue Oct 3, 2017
» Takes place on the First Mardi of each month.
Times: 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Provided by: Ottawa Doula Services   https://ottawadoulaservices.ca/birthplan/
Fees: $35 per couple  
Contact: Sherry Trowsse  6136008098 
Prenatal Breastfeeding

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

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

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
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.
Date: Thu Oct 26, 2017
Times: 7:00 to 8:30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Babywearing Ballet
A unique post-natal activity catered to adults with babies. This class is similar to regular ballet classes, with barre work and centre exercise with special attention given to muscle toning and posture. Accompanied by music and movement, your little one will greatly benefit from being held while you dance. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothing and to bring your own baby carrier! For infants 6 weeks and up. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone. 
Date: Mon Nov 27, 2017
Times: 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Parent/caregiver training

Let Your Hands Do The Talking – Level I

Many children in child care programs are being taught to use sign language as a way to build their communication skills. Parents/guardians, educators and providers, come enhance your skills by learning the basics of signed English in this six-week course. Preschool signs and topics covered include: language, routines, food, clothing, songs, stories and more. Mondays, September 11, 18, 25th and October 16, 23 & 30th, 2017.
From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Date: Mon Sep 11, 2017 - Mon Oct 30, 2017 » Every 6 weeks on Lun
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Andrew Fleck Children's Services

600-700 Industrial Avenue
Provided by: Children's Inclusion Support Services   https://form.jotformpro.com/ciss_sije/lyhdtt1fall2017
Fees: $60  
Contact: 613-736-1913 ext 284 
Laissez vos mains parler – Niveau I

Dans certains services de garde, les enfants apprennent le langage gestuel comme moyen de développer leurs habiletés de communication. Parents/tuteurs, personnel éducateur et responsables de garde, venez approfondir vos habiletés en apprenant le langage gestuel français lors d’un cours de 5 séances. Les signes et les sujets préscolaires présentés seront le vocabulaire associé aux routines, aux aliments, à l’habillement, aux chants et plus encore.

Date: Thu Sep 28, 2017 - Thu Nov 2, 2017 » Every 6 weeks on Jeu
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Services à l'enfance Andrew Fleck

700 avenue Industrial, unité 600
Provided by: Services d'inclusion pour jeunes enfants   https://form.jotformpro.com/71505690114955
Fees: $50  
Contact: 613-736-1913 ext 284 

For Fathers

Fathering after Separation and Divorce Peer Support Group

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

Schedule:

Bi-weekly Wednesdays 6-7 pm

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

Fee/costs:

Free

Program Description:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Provided by: CCMF Ottawa   http://www.menandfamilies.org/fathering-ottawa/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-518-1065 
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 3 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.
Babies under 12 months are welcome to join!
Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
 
Date: Thu Nov 9, 2017 - Thu Nov 23, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Susan Martensen   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Kids In The Kitchen
Come and enjoy a fun morning with your little ones. You will be decorating your very own chef attire and after you will proceed to make your very own delicious pizza! What a great way to get your little ones involved in a fun learning activity! For MALE family members, friends, caregivers and guardians with children 3 to 6 years old. Registration will begin September 6th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Sat Nov 25, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

For Children

FRIENDS for Life anxiety prevention program

Anxiety Prevention Program for children (7-9) yrs old with mild to moderate anxiety

This 9 week program has proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that are practical and useful for coping with times of worry and change. It's fun too!

 

 

Date: Wed Oct 4, 2017 - Wed Nov 29, 2017 » Every week on Mer
Times: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $375.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
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