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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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: Mon Jan 19, 2015 - Mon Mar 2, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Monday
Location:

PQ Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Raising Your Spirited Child

“Spirited” children are normal kids but just MORE persistent, intense, sensitive, perceptive, and uncomfortable with change. Parenting a spirited child can be challenging! Sandra LeBlanc has over 20 years experience counselling children and families. Join her and learn ways to manage the intensity, the power struggles and stay connected to your child.

Date: Mon Feb 2, 2015
Times: 6:30--8:30 pm Monday
Location:

Brown’s Independent Grocer

1251 Main St., Stittsville

Provided by: Sandra LeBlanc, BSW, RSW  
Fees: $30.00  
Contact: Sandra LeBlanc  613-301-7386 
Parenting through HIGH CONFLICT

In this NEW 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 Feb 3, 2015 - Tue Mar 10, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

 

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $250.00 per person. Subsidies are available.  
Contact: Intake person  613-725-3601 x 207 
The MOM Event (Mastering Organization & Money)
Join Sandra Tisiot (My Life Locker) and Janet Gray (Money Coaches Canada) for an evening of fun and mastery. -Sandra is an expert at teaching people how to organize and safeguard information. -Janet believes that  getting your money right is important and the first step in helping reduce stress one step at a time. Single Mom's and Dad's welcomed.
 
Must register for this event as seats are limited to 18. 
 
(Subsidized spaces available)
Date: Mon Feb 9, 2015
Times: 7:-00PM Monday
Location:

Separation and Divorce Resource Centre

110 Bearbook Road, Unit 2B,  
Provided by: Single Parenting for Success   http://www.eventbrite.ca
Fees: Special Introductory Price $10.00  
Contact: Liz M Raymond  613- 915-3727 
Kids Have Stress Too

Learn to identify signs of stress in your child. Acquire stress management techniques which will last a lifetime. Must pre-register and commit to all 3 weeks

 

 

Date: Tue Feb 10, 2015 - Tue Feb 24, 2015 » Every 3 weeks on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Gudrun Klingelstein  613-225-4819 
Link to Child Care

Looking for a licensed home child care space in the next few months?

Join Andrew Fleck Home Child Care and meet with local providers that are affiliated with our agency.

Date: Tue Feb 10, 2015
Times: 6:30-8:00 pm Tuesday
Location:

600-700 Industrial Ave

Provided by: Andrew Fleck Home Child Care   http://afchildcare.on.ca/en/about-us/events/link-child-care/?eID=103
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-736-1913 x 238 
Just For Dads ... Parenting when You’re Single

This 8 week course is designed for fathers who are parenting on their own. Fathers will learn concrete and practical skills to promote their children's self-esteem, to build a strong relationship, to discipline, and to communicate effectively with their children.

 

Date: Wed Feb 11, 2015 - Wed Apr 8, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Wednesday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake person  613-725-3601 x 207 
Choosing Your Discipline Tools
What to do when children's unacceptable behaviour causes a problem for parents? Tired of repeating yourself and not being listened to? Come learn new techniques to add to your repertoire. For families with children six years old or under.
Registration is Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Thu Feb 12, 2015
Times: 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Parenting your Anxious Child (SEMINAR)

Join Betsy Mann at Family Services Ottawa, for this one night workshop offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing parents of anxious children. Topics include: understanding anxiety, child-friendly strategies to reduce anxiety, coping strategies for parents, where to go for more resources.

 

 

 

Date: Thu Feb 19, 2015
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Thursday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $30.00  
Contact: Intake person  613-725-3601 x 207 
You’re Not the Boss of Me…Positive Discipline

Join Joanne Boyd at Family Services Ottawa, for this five-week course that offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing parents of children aged 0 to 12 years of age. Topics include: child development, effective communication, building self-esteem, setting limits, positive discipline techniques…

 

Date: Mon Feb 23, 2015 - Mon Mar 30, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Monday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 per person $275.00 per couple  
Contact: Intake person  613-725-3601 x 207 
Terrific Toddlers (12 months- 3 years)

Join us and commit for the full 4 weeks to understand, and embrace the wonders of toddlerhood. Tackle issues such as sleep, good nutrition, toilet training, positive communication, discipline and promoting self esteem. Must pre-register

 

 

 

 

Date: Tue Mar 3, 2015 - Tue Mar 24, 2015 » Every 4 weeks on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday
Location:

Centrepointe Child Care Services

75 Hemmingwood Way

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Gudrun Klingelstein  613-225-4819 
Préparer votre enfant pour l'apprentissage scolaire

Venez discuter des nombreuses façons dont vous pouvez soutenir votre enfant dans ces apprentissages en le respectant et en lui offrant des conditions propices au développement de ses compétences.

 

Date: Wed Mar 4, 2015
Times: 18h30 - 20h30
Location:

Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa sud

2330 promenade Don Reid
Provided by: CPE Ottawa sud   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Toilet Learning

Be pro-active in your approach to toilet learning.  Its better to understand the signs of readiness to ensure a smooth transition from diapering.  This workshop compiles current research with a respectful approach to this important milestone. 

Date: Wed Mar 11, 2015
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Wednesday
Location:

OEYC Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: OEYC Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: FREE  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
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 six years old or under.
 
Registration is Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Thu Mar 12, 2015
Times: 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Introducing Solids to Your Baby

Join a registered dietitian as she talks about how to successfully introduce solids to your baby.  She will also be demonstrating how to make your own baby food as well as ways to make feeding your baby fun and easy! For parents or guardians of baby -9 months

 

Date: Wed Mar 18, 2015
Times: 1:30 - 3:00 pm Wednesday
Location:

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: OEYC Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: FREE  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Positive Parenting

What is the difference between discipline and punishment? Do all children have tantrums? Join an Early Years Educator for a workshop on the ins and outs of certain behaviours, and strategies for handling challenging situations.

 

Date: Wed Mar 25, 2015
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Wednesday
Location:

OEYC Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: OEYC Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: FREE  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Teens... The Great Parenting Challenge.

Join us for 5 weeks and meet with other parents to discover new strategies for making parenting more effective, less stressful and more rewarding – for everyone. Topics include:  teen development, effective communication, dealing with conflict, building trust and respect, setting limits…

Date: Thu Apr 2, 2015 - Thu Apr 30, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Thursday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

 

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 per person or $275.00 per couple.  
Contact: Intake person  613-725-3601 x 207 
Parenting with Confidence

If you are a parent who is involved with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa and your have children between the ages of 2-16 come and join us to talk about:  managing stress, successful communication, discipline that works and lots more…

Date: Wed Apr 15, 2015 - Wed Jun 17, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Wednesday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: Free  
Contact: Intake person  613-725-3601 x 207 

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

OCTC Specialized Playgroup
This specialized playgroup is offered for parents or home childcare providers accompanied by their children with special needs who have been referred by OCTC. Children birth to 6 years.Consultation with OCTC staff, resources and information on developmental activities will be available. Enjoy playtime, circle, crafts and the use of the toy and resource library in a child-friendly environment. 
Date: Mon Sep 22, 2014 - Mon Jun 22, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 9h - 11h Monday/Lundi
Location:

270 Marier Avenue

Ottawa

Provided by: OEYC-Ottawa Vanier  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste/ext. 1432 
Baby Playgroup
This playgroup takes place in a playroom adapted to a baby’s (0-18 months) needs. It offers educational material and presents different activities with the intention of stimulating the child’s global development while offering support and resources to adults. Early Years Specialists present educational and sensory activities, songs and stories and exploration during free play.

 

Date: Mon Sep 22, 2014 - Mon Jun 22, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 14h - 15h30 Thursday
Location:

270 Marier Avenue,

Ottawa

Provided by: Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa-Vanier / Ottawa Vanier Early Years Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste/ext. 1432 
Groupe de jeu en Français

Groupe de jeu en français en partenariat avec le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-ESt.

Date: Mon Sep 22, 2014 - Mon Jun 22, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 10h - 12h Monday/Lundi
Location:

349, rue Olmstead

École Horizon Jeunesse

(Utilisez l'entrée sur la rue Jeanne-Mance)

Provided by: Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa-Vanier  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste 1432 
Vanier Circle of Care
Support program for mothers and/or fathers with children 0-6 years old, experiencing behavioural and life challenges.

This parenting support program for parents with children from birth to 6 years old gives parents a unique opportunity to develop parenting skills through practical hands-on activities. We provide parent-child play-based activities, workshops and resources for parents. Lunch and snacks are provided.

Date: Tue Sep 23, 2014 - Tue Jun 23, 2015 » Every week on Tue,Fri
Times: Tuesdays: 9h45-11h45 Fridays:11h30-13h15
Location:

270 Marier Avenue, Ottawa

Provided by: Vanier Community Service Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 x 1432 
Groupe de jeu en français

 

Date: Thu Sep 25, 2014 - Thu Jun 25, 2015 » Every week on Fri
Times: 9h - 11h Vendredi
Location:

270 Marier Avenue, Ottawa

Provided by: Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa-Vanier / Ottawa Vanier Early Years Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste/ext. 1432 
L'éveil des tout-petits
Viens rencontrer d’autres parents, échanger sur différents thèmes comme le développement de l’enfant, l’attachement, l’importance du jeu, l’estime de soi.

Ressources, collation-santé  et cartes-cadeau du Métro. (enfants de 6- 18 mois)

Date: Fri Sep 26, 2014 - Fri Jun 26, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 9h30-11h30 Mardi
Location:

290, rue Dupuis,

Ottawa

Provided by: Centre des Services Communautaires de Vanier  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste 1432 
Playgroup
This group offers learning through play-based activities which stimulate a child’s global development. During this playgroup, support and resources are also available for adults. Family Resource Workers from the Ottawa-Vanier Early Years Centre present educational activities, crafts, songs and stories, special activities and free play.

 

Date: Sat Sep 27, 2014 - Sat Jun 27, 2015 » Every week on Sat
Times: 9:30-11:30 Saturday/ Samedi
Location:

270 Marier Avenue,

Ottawa

Provided by: Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa-Vanier / Ottawa Vanier Early Years Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste/ext. 1432 
Groupe de jeu francophone du Carrousel

Bienvenue au groupe de jeu fdu Carrousel! Venez jouer, socialiser et chanter avec des amis! Toutes les activités ont lieu en français! Aucune inscription requise et c'est gratuit!
Offert aux enfants de 0 à 6 ans accompagnés d'un parent, grand-parent ou responsable de garde.

Date: Mon Jan 12, 2015 - Fri Dec 18, 2015 » Every week on Tue,Thu
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30
Location:

Le Carrousel
431, boul. St-Laurent

Provided by: Grandir ensemble   http://grandirensemble.ca/pg_carrousel_groupedejeu.php
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 231 
Groupe de jeu francophone à l'école Montfort

Bienvenue au groupe de jeu francophone du Centre de ressources pour parents! 
Amenez vos petits de 0 à 6 ans s'amuser, chanter et rencontrer d'autres amis! 
Activités libres et structurées dirigées par une éducatrice. Offert aux enfants de 0 à 6 ans accompagnés d'un adulte. 

Date: Mon Jan 12, 2015 - Sat Jun 20, 2015 » Every week on Mon,Fri
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30 Lundi
Location:

École Montfort
350, Den Haag

Provided by: Grandir ensemble  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 231 
Groupe de jeu francophone du Centre de ressources pour parents

Bienvenue au groupe de jeu francophone du Centre de ressources pour parents!
Amenez vos petits de 0 à 6 ans s'amuser, chanter et rencontrer d'autres amis. Activités libres et structurées dirigées par une éducatrice. Offert aux enfants de 0 à 6 ans accompagnés d'un adulte.

Date: Tue Jan 13, 2015 - Tue Jun 23, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30 Mardi
Location:

Centre de ressources pour parents
300, avenue Goulburn

Provided by: Grandir ensemble   http://grandirensemble.ca/pg_carrousel_groupedejeu.php
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 231 
Groupe de jeu francophone à l'école Jean-Robert-Gauthier

Bienvenue au groupe de jeu francophone de l'école Jean-Robert-Gauthier!
Amenez vos petits de 0 à 6 ans s'amuser, chanter et rencontrer d'autres amis! 
Activités libres et structurées dirigées par une éducatrice.
 
 

Date: Wed Jan 14, 2015 - Wed Jun 24, 2015 » Every week on Wed,Fri
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30 Mercredi
Location:

651, Chapman Mills
Barrhaven

Provided by: Grandir ensemble   http://grandirensemble.ca/pg_carrousel_groupedejeu.php
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 231 
Backpack Adventures, School Readiness Program

Do you have a child starting school in September 2015? During the 6 week program, we will explore the 5 domains of school readiness.  Families will discover new information and activities to support their child’s journey into school.  Each session will introduce a new domain and families get to borrow a backpack full of fun activities to practice each new skill at home.  On the last session, children will receive a special gift to congratulate them on entering school

Date: Wed Jan 28, 2015 - Wed Mar 4, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 9:30- 11:00 am Wednesday
Location:

Bayshore Drop in site,

210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
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 to 5 years old.

Date: Fri Jan 30, 2015 - Fri Feb 13, 2015 » Every week on Fri
Times: 11:00 - 12:00 pm Friday
Location:

PQ Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Licensed Home Child Care - What is it all about?

Join us to discuss the benefits of licensed home child care and how agencies can support, monitor and facilitate the care for your child/ren.

 

Date: Wed Feb 4, 2015
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Wednesday
Location:

OEYC- Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Drive
Provided by: OEYC Ottawa South   www.afchildcare.on.ca
Fees: FREE  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
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: Thu Feb 5, 2015
Times: 18h30 à 20h30 Jeudi
Location:

CPE Carleton

2 cour MacNeil
Kanata
Provided by: CPE Carleton avec Betsy Mann   http://ladisciplineaxeesurlessolutions.eventbrite.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 poste 5 
Exploring Sleep Options

Are your baby’s sleep patterns not working for your family? Learn ways of coping and strategies for changing your baby’s sleep habits. For babies up to 12 months old.

Date: Thu Feb 12, 2015
Times: 10:00 - 12:00 pm Thursday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Linda  613-820-4922 x 3640 
Introduction to Solids/ Making 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: Tue Feb 24, 2015
Times: 9:30 - 11:30 am Tuesday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
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. Must attend all 4 sessions.  

For parents with a baby 7 months or younger (not yet crawling).

Date: Fri Mar 6, 2015 - Fri Mar 27, 2015 » Every week on Fri
Times: 9:30- 11:00 am Friday
Location:

PQ Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
From Baby Food to Table Food

Learn strategies to successfully transition children from baby food to table food.  Discuss serving sizes, solve eating problems, ensuring adequate nutrition, etc.  Talk with our dietitian! For parents of babies 10 – 18 months of age.

Date: Tue Mar 24, 2015
Times: 9:30- 11:30 am Tuesday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children

Active playgroup
This group is aimed at developing gross motor skills and at preventing obesity in young children through physical activity. Children have an opportunity to spend their energy in a big room in a community centre. It is offered every week to children from birth to 6 years old accompanied by their parents, grand-parents or caregiver.

 

Date: Mon Sep 8, 2014 - Mon Jun 22, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 9:30- 11:00 Monday
Location:

 300, des Pères-Blancs Avenue, Ottawa

               

Provided by: Vanier Community Service Centre  
Fees: free  
Contact: oeycottawavanier@cscvanier.com  614-744-2892 poste/ x 1432 
English Playgroup
This group offers learning through play-based activities which stimulate a child’s global development. During this playgroup, support and resources are also available for adults. Family Resource Workers from the Ottawa-Vanier Early Years Centre present educational activities, crafts, songs and stories, special activities and free play.

 

Date: Wed Sep 24, 2014 - Wed Jun 24, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 9h - 11h Wednesday
Location:

270 Marier Avenue

Ottawa

Provided by: OEYC- Ottawa Vanier  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 x 1432 
Caregivers Playgroup
Children from birth to 6 years of age, accompanied by their caregiver, participate in a playgroup which stimulates children’s global development and gives resources to adults. During this playgroup, support and resources are also available for adults. Family Resource Workers from the Ottawa-Vanier Early Years Centre present educational activities, crafts, songs and stories, special activities and free play.
Date: Thu Sep 25, 2014 - Thu Jun 25, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 9h- 11h Thursday
Location:
270 Marier Avenue,
Ottawa
Provided by: OEYC-Ottawa Vanier  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste/ext. 1432 
Toddler Mornings
Drop-in tours for parents or caregivers with their babies or toddlers in tow. Adults are given the opportunity to look at and discuss art with gallery staff while little ones (18 months to 4 years old) make art inspired by the exhibitions. Strollers are always welcome in the galleries. No need to register.
Date: Wed Dec 3, 2014 - Wed May 6, 2015
» Takes place on the First Wednesday of each month.
Times: 10-11:30 am Wednesday
Location:

2 Daly Ave. 

Provided by: Ottawa Art Gallery   ottawaartgallery.ca | galeriedartdottawa.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Stephanie Nadeau  613-233-8699 x 227 
Baby Food to Table Food

Wondering how much food your older baby needs? What are some of the feeding challenges?  Looking for recipe ideas?  For parents of babies 10-18 months at the time of the workshop.

Date: Tue Feb 3, 2015
Times: 9:30-11:30 Tuesday
Location:

OEYC Carleton

2 MacNeil Court,
Kanata
Provided by: OEYC Carleton with Anne Lim RD   https://babyfoodtotablefood.eventbrite.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Rainbow Families- Art and Play Afternoon

For queer & trans parents, caregivers, families, children and youth. For families with gender creative, gender independent and trans children and youth. Join us in art & play activities while connecting with other families. We will have indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

 
Date: Sat Feb 7, 2015
Times: 1:00 to 4:00 pm Saturday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Beck Hood  613-725-3601 x 105 
Zumba - Adults and Babies
Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring!
For parents and caregivers of infants 8 weeks to 12 months. Bring water and a towel.
Registration is Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Mon Feb 9, 2015
Times: 1:30 to 2:30 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Story Walk/Marche littéraire

Join us for a fun-filled evening to celebrate Family Literacy Day. Awaken your childs literacy while remaining active.

 

Date: Tue Feb 10, 2015
Times: 6:00-7:30 pm Tuesday/ Mardi
Location:

OEYC Carleton

2 MacNeil Court,
Kanata
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   http://storywalk.eventbrite.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Infant Massage- Saturday
This 3 session workshop will allow parents to learn how to massage their baby that will help improve sleep, bonding, development and more. For infants under 9 months.
 
Registration is Wednesday,January 7, 2015 at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Sat Feb 21, 2015 - Sat Mar 7, 2015
Times: 10:00 to 11:00 Saturday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Cyndy Gervais-Hiscox   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 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 is Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Wed Feb 25, 2015
Times: 9:30 to 10:30 Wednesday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Zumba - Adults and Babies
Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring!
For parents and caregivers of infants 8 weeks to 12 months. Bring water and a towel.
Registration is Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Mon Mar 2, 2015
Times: 1:30 to 2:30 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

4875 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Je découvre: les sciences

Initier les enfants à la science en apprenant par le jeu! Venez découvrir l’encre invisible, la température, les couleurs et l’eau dans toutes ses formes! Enfants 2-6 ans. Les bébés sont bienvenus s’ils aiment être dans le porte-bébé. 

Date: Wed Mar 4, 2015
Times: 17h30 à 19h00 Mercredi
Location:

CPE Carleton

2 cour MacNeil
Provided by: CPE Carleton   http://jedecouvrelessciences.eventbrite.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 poste 5 
Rainbow Families Art and Play Afternoon

For queer & trans parents, caregivers, families, children and youth. For families with gender creative, gender independent and trans children and youth. Join us in art & play activities while connecting with other families. We will have indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

Date: Sat Mar 7, 2015
Times: 1:00 to 4:00 pm Saturday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Beck Hood  613-725-3601 x 105 
Rock the Arts Puppet Show

The Rock the Arts puppets have entered the world of Superheroes. But what makes a superhero super? Is it their colourful capes, their cool wristbands or is it because they can fly? Enter Creatureville and explore what’s behind these costumed creatures and what really makes a puppet or a human super. Learn about imagination, laughter and being a good person. For the whole family and children 0 to 12 years.

Date: Wed Mar 18, 2015
Times: 10:00- 11:00 am Wednesday
Location:

PQ Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   www.pqchc.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Introduction to Solid and Making Baby Food

Learn about the healthiest foods for babies and their benefits, allergenic foods, choking hazards.  For parents of babies 4 to 8 months at time of workshop

Date: Tue Mar 31, 2015
Times: 1:30-3:30 Tuesday
Location:

OEYC Carleton

2 MacNeil Court
Provided by: OEYC Carleton with Anne Lim RD   http://introductiontosolids.eventbrite.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 

Prenatal and Postnatal

Breastfeeding and Baby Express Drop-in

You will be welcomed by a family support worker who can give you information and resources and refer you to other services related to breastfeeding, parenting and child development.You can weigh your baby and meet other parents.

Then, you can meet the following professionals, depending on your concerns:

- A lactation consultant nurse, who can answer your questions about breastfeeding, your baby’s health and your own health.

- A Public Health Nurse, who can answer your questions about your baby’s needs, health and well-being as well as your own health, as needed.

Date: Tue Sep 23, 2014 - Tue Jun 23, 2015 » Every week on Tue
Times: 13h30 - 15h Tuesday
Location:

270 Marier Avenue,

Ottawa

Provided by: Centre de la petite enfance Ottawa-Vanier/ Ottawa Vanier Early Years Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-744-2892 poste/ext. 1432 
Ca mijote!
Ça mijote est un programme de nutrition prénatale pour la femme enceinte ou la nouvelle maman désirant apprendre à bien s’alimenter et à prendre soin de sa santé pendant la grossesse ou après l’accouchement. Le programme a pour objectif de maintenir ou améliorer la santé du bébé et de la mere. Rapportez des repas nutritifs GRATUITS à la maison.
Date: Wed Sep 24, 2014 - Wed Jun 24, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 13h30-15h30 Mercredi
Location:

290, rue Dupuis, Ottawa

Provided by: le Centre des Services Communautaires Vanier  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-744-2892 X 1432 
Postpartum Support Drop-In
Facilitated by postpartum professionals, this group provides support and information in a relaxed and engaging environment. Women will have the opportunity to connect with other mothers experiencing postpartum challenges, while exploring new and relevant topics each week. Newborns to 12 month old infants are welcome! 
Registration is not required.
Date: Mon Jan 5, 2015 - Wed Mar 25, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 10:00- 12:00 noon Monday's
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 0 
Groupe francophone "Bébé et moi" (0 à 12 mois)

Plusieurs activités gratuites vous seront offerts telles que langage signé, massage pour bébés, nutrition, danse salsa-portage! Bienvenue
 

Date: Thu Jan 29, 2015 - Thu Mar 12, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 13 h à 15 h Jeudi
Location:

Au Carrousel
431, boul. St-Laurent

Provided by: Grandir ensemble   http://grandirensemble.ca/pg_carrousel_groupedejeu.php
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 227 
Make Your Home Safe for Baby

What to look for to make your home safer for baby. A checklist will be reviewed and discussed. Must pre-register.

Date: Mon Feb 2, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Gudrun Klingelstein  613-225-4819 
Breastfeeding Workshop For Expectant Parents
Come learn about infant feeding from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. We will share how to get comfortable, how to know if your baby is getting enough to eat, how babies know just what to do and what you can do to help them do it.
Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
 
Registration is Wednesday, January 7th at 9:30 am by telephone only. 
Date: Thu Feb 5, 2015
Times: 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Janice Sullivan   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Massage pour bébés

Venez avec votre bébé de 0 à 12 mois apprendre les techniques de massage pour lui apprendre à se détendre, mieux dormir et développer le lien d'attachement.
Les sessions sont données par une massothérapeute certifiée A.I.M.B.

 

Date: Thu Feb 5, 2015
Times: 13 h à 15 h Jeudi
Location:

Le Carrousel
431, boul. St-Laurent

Provided by: Grandir ensemble   http://grandirensemble.ca/pg_carrousel_groupedejeu.php
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 227 
Health Care for baby and Mom

A Public Health Nurse will do a “Healthy Child Screening Workshop” focusing on child development, immunization, breast feeding dilemmas and physical unwellness (i.e. Fever and what to do about it). Must pre-register.

Date: Mon Feb 9, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Gudrun Klingelstein  613-225-4819 
Salsa portage

Venez faire l'expérience de la danse Salsa en duo avec votre bébé! Apportez votre propre porte-bébé et des vêtements confortables. Du plaisir assuré!
Inscription requise, nombre de places limitées.

Date: Thu Feb 12, 2015
Times: 13 h à 15 h Jeudi
Location:

Au Carrousel
431, boul. St-Laurent

Provided by: Grandir ensemble en collaboration avec Esther America   http://grandirensemble.ca/pg_carrousel_groupedejeu.php
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste227 
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 is Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Mon Feb 23, 2015
Times: 1:30 to 2:30 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Homeopathy and Fevers

What is homeopathy? How can it help Me and My Baby? Join us for a discussion about fevers and infant illnesses. Must pre-register.

Date: Mon Feb 23, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Gudrun Klingelstein  613-225-4819 
Le langage signé avec bébé

Vous êtes invités à découvrir le langage singé pour mieux communiquer avec votre tout-petit! Session animée par une intervenante de Signé bébé. Inscription requise.

Date: Thu Feb 26, 2015
Times: 13 h à 15 h
Location:

Au Carrousel
431, boul. St-Laurent

Provided by: Grandir ensemble  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 227 
Sleep and Routines

Tips on nap-time and evening routines. Teach your child to self soothe and how to deal with night wakening. Must pre-register.

Date: Mon Mar 2, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Gudrun Klingelstein  613-225-4819 
L'alimentation de bébé et de la nouvelle maman

Venez rencontrer une nutritionniste pour une présentation sur l'alimentation de la nouvelle maman, l'allaitement et la préparation de petits pots pour bébés.
 

Date: Thu Mar 5, 2015
Times: 13 h à 15 h Jeudi
Location:

Au Carrousel
431, boul. St-Laurent

Provided by: Grandir ensemble   http://grandirensemble.ca/pg_carrousel_groupedejeu.php
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 227 
Music and Movement- Salsa Babies

Join us for a 45 minute Salsa Babies routine and dance your way back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! Classes are appropriate for babies approximately 6-8 weeks of age and up, as long as you are comfortable supporting your baby in a carrier for the duration of the class. All levels of fitness and dance experience are welcome.

Must pre-register.

Date: Mon Mar 9, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Gudrun Klingelstein  613-225-4819 
Informations sur les services de garde

Venez rencontrer une conseillère qui pourra répondre à vos questions sur vos options de services de garde pour votre enfant.
 

Date: Thu Mar 12, 2015
Times: 13 h à 15 h Jeudi
Location:

Au Carrousel
431, boul. St-Laurent

Provided by: Grandir ensemble  
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 poste 231 
Infant CPR

Learn about Infant CPR and what to do if your baby is choking or has an accident at home. 

Must pre-register.

Date: Mon Mar 16, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Gudrun Klingelstein  613-225-4819 
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 is Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:30 am by telephone only.
Date: Mon Mar 23, 2015
Times: 1:30 to 2:30 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Power of Play & Toys for Baby

What to expect through the stages of development. The importance of play through early childhood. What toys are appropriate for my baby? 

Must pre-register.

Date: Mon Mar 23, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way

 
 
 
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Gudrun Klingelstein  613-225-4819 
From Baby Food to Table Food

For babies 8 months to 12 months, at the time of the workshop: learn how to successfully transition children from baby food to table food. Discuss serving sizes, solving eating problems, and ensuring adequate nutrition. Must pre-register.

Date: Mon Mar 30, 2015
Times: 2-4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Gudrun Klingelstein  613-225-4819 

Parent/caregiver training

Is Your Home Safe?

Join Michelyn Maloney and learn about safety in your playroom, kitchen and bathroom. Explore proper food preparation and how to prepare for an emergency evacuation. Whether you're wanting to refresh your knowledge or a new person just setting up your home, you'll enjoy this participatory workshop.  You will recieve a summary of the presentation, a safety checklist, community resource numbers, as well as templates for emergency registration information and evacuation planning.

Date: Thu Feb 5, 2015
Times: 7 - 9 pm Thursday
Location:

Child Care Providers Resource Network

30 Colonnade Rd., Unit 275

Provided by: CCPRN   www.ccprn.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Doreen Cowin  613-749-5211 x 23 

For Fathers

Seahorses Gym Squad

A free playgroup for dads/uncles/grandpas and their children ages 3 to 7.

Come and join us for food, sports and activities in the gym.

Date: Fri Oct 31, 2014 - Mon Jun 22, 2015 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:00 to 7:30 Monday
Location:

Connaught Public School

1149 Gladstone Avenue

Provided by: Somerset West Community Health Centre  
Fees: free  
Contact: Wendy Dunn  613-238-8210 x 2503 
Dads Only Drop-In

Drop-In Playgroup for Dads, Granddads, Uncles with your child age infant to 6 years.

4th sunday of the Month. Various activities for the preschool set including gross motor activities, arts and crafts, imagination toys, sensory activities and circle time.

Date: Sun Jan 25, 2015 - Thu Apr 16, 2015
» Takes place on the Fourth Sunday of each month.
Times: 10-Noon Sunday
Location:

Centrepointe Childcare Services

75 Hemmingwood Way

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Gudrun Klingelstein  613-225-4819 
Baby and Daddy Playtime

Learn new songs to sing and games to play! Bring your baby and learn together. Bring a blanket and wear comfortable clothing. This session is for Dads and their babies, newborn to 12 months.

Mothers do not attend. 

Date: Sat Jan 31, 2015
Times: 9:30-10:30 Saturday
Location:

Beaverbrook Community Centre,

2 Beaverbrook Road,
Kanata
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   https://daddyandbabyplaytime.eventbrite.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Let's Play, Daddy!

Dads and male caregivers, bring your kids and play! Let loose with parachutes, balls, an obstacle course and much more for you and your child ages 2 ½ - 6 years.

Date: Wed Mar 11, 2015
Times: 6:00-7:30 pm Wednesday
Location:

Beaverbrook Community Centre

2 Beaverbrook Road,
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   http://letsplaydaddy.eventbrite.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Power of Dads
In this 2 session workshop, “Power of Dads” will strengthen your parenting skills and give you strategies to help your children meet their full potential. The topics of discussion will include child development, nutrition, sleep and managing difficult child behaviours.
For Fathers only. Registration is Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:30 am by telephone only. 
Date: Thu Mar 19, 2015 - Thu Mar 26, 2015 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

For Children

FRIENDS for Life- Anxiety Prevention Program

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! Children 10-12 yrs with mild to moderate anxiety

Date: Wed Jan 28, 2015 - Wed Apr 1, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00-7:30 Wednesday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $375.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake person  613-725-3601 x 207 
FRIENDS for Life- Anxiety Prevention Program

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! For children 7-9 years old with mild to moderate anxiety.

 

Date: Wed Apr 22, 2015 - Wed Jun 17, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00-7:30 Wednesday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

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