Ottawa, Ontario

Parent Education Calendar

The Parent Resource Centre presents a searchable directory of parent education events, professional training events for those working with families and community support groups for parents. The information is not strictly bilingual; information is posted in the language that it is received.


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For Parents

How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk

This series of 6 sessions will focus on positive communication between parents and their children.  The strategies presented will help parents encourage their children to deal with their feelings & become more cooperative. Topics covered: dealing with children’s feelings, explore alternatives to punishment, ways to praise & support the development of healthy self esteem.

For parents of children 2-6 only.

Registration begins after August 15.

Date: Wed Sep 10, 2014 - Wed Nov 19, 2014 » Every 2 weeks on Wed
Times: 7-9pm
Location:

240 Centrum blvd Orléans

Provided by: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting

If you are a Parent of a child 0-18 yrs old join us for this free program on "Positive Discipline". We will be increasing your knowledge of child development, how to understand your child’s perspectives, improve your parent-child communication, strengthening your parent-child relationships, enhancing parents’ problem-solving skills, promoting emotional self-regulation of both parents and children.

 

 

 

 

 
Date: Thu Sep 11, 2014 - Thu Dec 18, 2014 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Thursday
Location:

Lowertown Community Resource Centre

40 Cobourg Street

Provided by: Lowertown Community Resource Centre   www.crcbv.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: Diane Major  613-789-3930 x 317 
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. Join us for the 6 weeks series to help 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: Wed Sep 17, 2014 - Wed Oct 22, 2014 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
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 
Parler pour que les enfants écoutent et écouter pour que les enfants parlent

Cette série de 5 ateliers vise à améliorer la communication entre les parents et leurs enfants. Le programme fournit des habiletés de base que pourront ensuite appliquer les parents. Les thèmes suivants seront abordés: aider les enfants aux prises avec des sentiments pénibles, encourager la coopération, remplacer la punition, encourager l'autonomie, compliments et estime de soi. Vous devez vous inscrire aux 5 ateliers pour participer.  Seulement pour parents avec des enfants de 2-6 ans.

Inscription débute après le 15 août.

Date: Wed Sep 17, 2014 - Wed Oct 15, 2014 » Every week on Wed
Times: 19h-21h
Location:

CPE Ottawa-Orléans

240 Boul. Centrum Orléans

Provided by: CPE Ottawa-Orléans   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
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 Sep 25, 2014
Times: 9:30- 11:30 am Thursday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road

Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Toddlers: Tantrums, Toilet Training and Temperament

Come learn and better understand the developmental stages of your toddler from 18 months to 3 years. Learn ways to help your toddler through the many transitions that occur during this stage of development.
 

Date: Wed Oct 1, 2014
Times: 7-9pm
Location:

240 Centrum blvd. Orléans

Provided by: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
You’re not the boss of me…positive discipline for 0-6 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 6. 

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

Date: Tue Oct 14, 2014 - Tue Nov 18, 2014 » Every week on Tue
Times: Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

 

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 per person $275.00 per couple subsidies available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
Parenting through Separation and Divorce

Topics include: coping with stress, understanding conflict and how it affects your family, problem solving, cooperative communication, co-parenting and parenting plans…

 

Date: Thu Oct 23, 2014 - Thu Nov 20, 2014 » Every week on Thu
Times: Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Nov. 11 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 
Behaviour Management Strategies for the Child with Learning Disabilities or ADHD

The Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton is pleased to present When the Chips are Down: Behaviour Management Strategies for the Child with Learning Disabilities or ADHD with Richard Lavoie.

 

This 3-hour session will present dozens of field-tested behavior management techniques for use at home and in the classroom. These strategies are designed specifically for use with students with language and attentional deficits.
 

All of the techniques are presented within a context of support, structure and responsiveness. The philosophical underpinning of each strategy will also be presented.
 

About Richard Lavoie:

Rick Lavoie has served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs since 1972. He is the author of The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child and It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success.

 

He holds three degrees in Special Education and has served as an adjunct professor or visiting lecturer at numerous universities including Syracuse, Harvard, Gallaudet, Manhattanville College, University of Alabama and Georgetown. Rick serves as a consultant on Learning Disabilities to several agencies and organizations including Public Broadcasting Service, New York Times, National Center for Learning Disabilities, Girl Scouts of America, Child Magazine and WETA. He is a member of the Professional Advisor Board of the Learning Disabilities Association of America.


Date: Sat Oct 25, 2014
Times: 9am - 12pm
Location:

Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School
149 Berrigan Dr
Ottawa, ON K2J 5C6
Canada

Provided by: Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton   www.ldaoclavoie.eventbrite.ca
Fees: See website for pricing  
Contact: Linda Barbetta  (613) 567-5864 
Introduction to Solids and Making Baby Food

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

Date: Mon Oct 27, 2014
Times: Monday 1:30-3:30pm
Location:
2 MacNeil Court, Kanata
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Raising Your Spirited Child

“Spirited” children are normal kids but just MORE persistent intense, sensitive, perceptive, and are more 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 Oct 27, 2014
Times: 6:30-8:30 Monday
Location:

Browns Independent Grocer's
1251 Main St.,

Stittsville

Provided by: Sandra LeBlanc  
Fees: $30.00  
Contact: Sandra LeBlanc  613-301-7386 
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 under the age of six years old.
Date: Wed Nov 5, 2014
Times: 6:30 to 8:30 Wednesday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis

Cet atelier de trois sessions est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au cœur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des histoires et des chansons. 

 

L’inscription est requise pour participer à ces 

ateliers. S.V.P appeler Cathy au 613-728-1839 poste 248

Date: Wed Nov 5, 2014 - Wed Nov 19, 2014 » Every week on Wed
Times: 13h45 à 14h45 Mercredi
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemont

18, ave Rosement
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
From 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: Mon Nov 10, 2014
Times: Monday 1:30-3:30pm
Location:

2 MacNeil Court, Kanata

Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
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 6-12 come and join us to talk about:  managing stress, successful communication, discipline that works and lots more…

Date: Wed Nov 19, 2014 - Wed Feb 4, 2015 » Every week on Wed
Times: Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Dec. 24 and Dec. 31excluded)
Location:

Family Services Ottawa
312 Parkdale Ave.

Ottawa, ON

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: free of charge  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
Discipline that Doesn't Hurt...anyone

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

Topics include:  reasons for misbehaviour, communication skills, building

positive relationships, effective discipline techniques

Date: Mon Nov 24, 2014 - Mon Dec 22, 2014 » Every week on Mon
Times: Mondays 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.famlyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 per person $275.00 per couple subsidies available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
The Importance of Attachment Parenting

The attachment relationship you have with your child is more important than the strategies or skills found in many parenting books. In this workshop we will discuss how to create a secure attachment, and learn what it means to be “attuned” to your child and respond to their needs and cues. We will also look at how separation based disciplines such as “time outs” increase anxiety in our children and strain the attachment relationship. We will discuss how to connect emotionally with your child, listen to them, and help to calm them to reduce anxiety, and de-escalate tantrums. 

 

Sandra LeBlanc has 20 plus years experience counselling children and families.  

 

Date: Mon Nov 24, 2014
Times: 6:30-8:30 Tuesday
Location:

Browns Independent Grocers

1251 Main St.

Stittsville

Provided by: Sandra LeBlanc  
Fees: $30.00  
Contact: Sandra LeBlanc  613-301-7386 
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, emotional awareness, flexibility, empathy and problem-solving abilities. For parents of children under the age of 6.  

Registration begins after August 15.

Date: Wed Nov 26, 2014
Times: 7-9pm
Location:

240 Centrum blvd. Orléans

Provided by: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: 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 Dec 2, 2014 - Tue Dec 16, 2014 » Every week on Tue
Times: Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Ave

Ottawa, ON
K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $90.00 subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext 207 
Anger In The Family: A Necessary Evil

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

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

Date: Wed Dec 3, 2014
Times: 6:30 to 8:30 Wednesday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Setting Consequences

Children learn self-discipline when they have to experience the consequences of their actions. But what consequences should be imposed and when? This workshop will discuss at what age to start using this way of teaching self-discipline and will help you set and maintain reasonable consequences.

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

 

Date: Wed Dec 10, 2014
Times: 6:30 to 8:30 Wednesday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

Groupe de jeu francophone

Pour enfants de 0 à 6 ans accompagnés d'un parent, grand-parent ou responsable de garde.

Apportez votre collation, sans noix ni arachides.

Date: Tue Sep 3, 2013 - Sat Dec 20, 2014 » Every week on Tue,Thu
Times: 9 h à 11 h 30 Mardi
Location:

431, boul. St-Laurent

Ottawa

Provided by: Grandir ensemble   www.grandirensemble.ca
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: 613-789-3020 
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! Babies approximately 6-8 weeks of age and up, moms need to be comfortable supporting the baby in a carrier. All levels of fitness and dance experience are welcome. Baby carriers are required. For parents with a baby 6-8 weeks old and up, able to fit in a baby carrier.

 

Date: Fri Oct 3, 2014 - Fri Oct 17, 2014 » Every week on Fri
Times: 11:00 - 12:00 pm Friday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so kids will talk

6 week workshop based on the Book "How to Talk So Kids will Listen and 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 7, 2014 - Tue Nov 11, 2014 » Every week 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: $40 deposit required for book, returned at end.  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
How to Talk so Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids will Talk

6 week workshop based on the Book "How to Talk So Kids will Listen and 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 7, 2014 - Tue Nov 11, 2014 » Every week 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: $40 deposit for books. Deposit return at end  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
HCCT: Children's Safety

Priority is given to Paid Caregivers or to someone who is thinking about becoming a caregiver. Discussion about Eliminating potential risks and Emergency Planning. 

Date: Thu Oct 9, 2014
Times: Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, k2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Fun Friends - Anxiety Prevention Program

This is an 8 week play-based program that teaches children essential resilience skills including:

How to relax and self soothe; How to regulate emotions; How to understand emotions in self and others; How to be kind an empathic; Social and emotional skills; How to make friends and share; How to be brave and try new things; How to build a strong sense of self and self-esteem; How to deal with conflict; Positive coping strategies and How to change negative “red thoughts” into positive “green thoughts”.

For children in grades one and two. Please note that there is a mandatory parent session on October 14, 2014 from 6:30 - 8:30pm.

 

Date: Mon Oct 20, 2014 - Mon Dec 8, 2014 » Every week on Mon,Fri
Times: 4:00 - 5:15 pm Monday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Parenting in a Canadian Context

This is a 6 week workshop for parents who are new to Canada . Parents have the opportunity to interact with other new Canadians while sharing their experiences. As 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, how to integrate in the western culture, learning parenting styles, creating positivity in your family and others.

For parents new to Canada

Date: Thu Oct 23, 2014 - Thu Nov 27, 2014 » Every week on Thu
Times: 4:00 - 5:15 pm Thursay
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Building Self Esteem: Feeling lovable and capable

Self-esteem is a buzz word in books on parenting and education, but what does it really mean? Learn ways to help your children to have a good self-image while you guide them through positive discipline. This workshop will focus on young children, but the techniques work to build self-esteem for all ages ... including parents! (French version Nov. 25)

Date: Wed Oct 29, 2014
Times: Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm
Location:

2 MacNeil Court, Kanata

Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Healthy Eating for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Wondering about: serving sizes, menu ideas, how to teach and maintain healthy eating patterns and attitudes to food. Presented by a registered Dietitian

For parents of children aged 18 months - 4 years.

 

To register please visit: 

http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/ 

Date: Wed Oct 29, 2014
Times: 9:30 - 11:30 am Wednesday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Baby Signs and Songs

In this 2 sessions series, learn to communicate with your baby before they talk by learning songs and signs. Infants under 18 months are welcome.

Date: Mon Nov 10, 2014 - Mon Nov 17, 2014
Times: 1:45 to 2:45 pm Monday
Location:
30 Rosemount Avenue
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Understanding Temperament
For parents and caregivers of children ages 12 months to 18 years. Understand your child's unique temperament and set them up for success as they grow and develop.
Date: Mon Nov 17, 2014
Times: Monday 6:30pm -8:30pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
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 Nov 18, 2014
Times: 1:30- 3:30 pm Tuesday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Building Positive Self-Esteem
What is self esteem? Why is it important? Positive tips for supporting the development of healthy self esteem in children and ourselves as parents.  
Date: Mon Nov 24, 2014
Times: Monday 6:30pm -8:30pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
HCCT: Food Safety and Nutrition and Healthy Eating Habits
Priority given to Paid Caregivers or anyone who is thinking of becoming a caregiver.
Food Safety: Safe food practices; Preventing illness; Nutrition and healthy eating habits; Planning healthy menus; Monitoring quality and quantity; Making mealtimes pleasant.
Date: Thu Nov 27, 2014
Times: Thursday 7:00pm-9:30pm
Location: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre
75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, k2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Parent and Baby Yoga

Parent and baby yoga classes offer parents and babies (precrawling) the opportunity to bond and have some yoga fun.  Class runs till 10:30 am,  followed by snack and social time. For parents with a baby 9 months or younger (not yet crawling).

Date: Thu Nov 27, 2014 - Thu Dec 11, 2014 » Every week on Thu
Times: 9:30 - 11:00 am Thursday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
Caring for a Sick Baby

Learn from our Registered Nurse what to keep in your medicine cabinet, how to assess, comfort, how to 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 Nov 27, 2014
Times: 1:00 - 3:00 pm Thursday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
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, solving problems, ensuring adequate nutrition, etc.  Talk with our dietitian!

For parents of babies 10 – 18 months of age.

Date: Tue Dec 9, 2014
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/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children

Twice Upon a Time: Free books for Ottawa kids

We are a non-profit organization that gives new or gently used children’s books to Ottawa kids. Our “pop-up” storefront is at Heartwood House, 404 McArthur in the Overbrook/Vanier area. Every child (birth to 12 yrs old) who visits, and parents/caregievrs too, can take home one book of their choice for free, per visit. By facilitating book ownership among families with young children, we support school readiness and inspire a lifelong love of reading.

Date: Wed Jul 16, 2014 - Wed Dec 31, 2014 » Every week on Thu,Sat
Times: 3:30-6:30pm Thurs, 10am -2pm Sat.
Location:

404 McArthur Ave.

Provided by: Volunteers   http://www.twiceuponatime.ca/
Fees: none  
Contact: Alexandra Yarrow 
Stroll To Fit

Join us for a walk or jog with your child and your stroller! Suitable for all fitness levels.

Options will be provided for beginner and intermediate walkers and joggers.

Let a certified trainer lead the way! Bring running shoes, sunscreen, and water.

 

 

Date: Tue Sep 2, 2014 - Tue Sep 30, 2014 » Every week on Tue
Times: 9:30 to 10:30 Tuesday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis

Cet atelier de trois sessions est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au cœur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des histoires et des chansons.

Date: Wed Sep 17, 2014 - Wed Oct 1, 2014 » Every week on Wed
Times: 13h45 à 14h45 Mercredi
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemont

18, avenue Rosemont
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Introduction to Babywearing

For parents and babies:Baby wearing is such a fantastic tool for both parents and babies. Learn all about the benefits of baby wearing for your babies -- and the power, mobility and happiness it provides for you, the parent. Bring your own carrier so we can practice using it! 

Registration begins after August 15.

Date: Mon Sep 22, 2014
Times: 1:00-3:00pm
Location:

240 Centrum blvd. Orléans

Provided by: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
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! .
Bring water and a towel. For Parents and Babies 8 wks to 12 months.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: Mon Sep 22, 2014
Times: 2:00 to 3:00 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

This workshop is for adults and children ages 2 to 6 years old.  This  session is a dance-fitness workout that gets kids moving and having fun! Kids have a blast, get   focused and fit while practicing listening skills, learning various rhythms, and developing confidence and coordination.

 

 

Date: Mon Sep 22, 2014
Times: 10:00 to 11:00 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

New moms can come learn a few tips and tricks to help them get into shape! Use a baby carrier, car seat or babies (who are old enough to support their heads) and work to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance and flexibility. This class will help you lose your baby weight, bond with your baby and meet other new moms. As your baby grows, it will provide you with more resistance, making your workout more challenging!

Registration begins after August 15.

Date: Wed Sep 24, 2014
Times: 2-3pm
Location:

240 Centrum blvd. Orléans

Provided by: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Family Yoga
Family yoga combines basic yoga postures, music, and movement to energize, strengthen and calm our bodies and minds. This workshop celebrates the many benefits of yoga & music, while encouraging creative play and individual expression between parent and child.
For Children ages 2 to 4 years old.
Date: Wed Sep 24, 2014
Times: 9:30 to 10:30 Wednesay
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Parent and Baby Yoga

Enjoy a fun, relaxed class doing yoga with your baby and some baby massage along with singing, breathing and meditation. Baby and you will stretch and balance together in different yoga poses helping to support your postpartum healing and toning. Another activity will be some circle yoga as a group. The class is open for infants 6 weeks old to the creeping stage. Please dress comfortably and bring a blanket and toy for your baby. Know it is okay to have some interruptions during the class e.g. needing to feed your baby. Just go with the flow!

Registration begins after August 15.

Date: Mon Sep 29, 2014
Times: 2-3pm
Location:

240 Centrum blvd. Orléans

Provided by: EYC Ottawa-Orléans   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Baby Signs and Songs

In this 2 sessions series, learn to communicate with your baby before they talk by learning songs and signs.

Infants under 18 months are welcome.

Date: Mon Sep 29, 2014 - Mon Oct 6, 2014
Times: 1:45 to 2:45 pm Monday
Location:

30 Rosemount Ave.

 
 
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Nature Walk Outing

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

For children ages 2 to 4 years old only.

Date: Mon Sep 29, 2014
Times: 10:00 to 11:15 Monday
Location:

Fletcher Wildlife Garden

on Prince of Wales Drive
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Marie-Claude Pilon  613-728-1839 x 291 
Fall Walk in the Woods-Beaver Trail P8

Come and discover your local nature trails. All ages. Rain or shine; dress for the weather. Bring sunscreen, bug repellent, a hat and water.  You may choose to bring a snack with you and stay behind for your own adventure. We will have sunflower seeds for the birds or you are welcome to bring your own.

Date: Tue Sep 30, 2014
Times: Tuesday 9:30-11:00am
Location:

Beaver Trail P8,

On Moodie Drive south of West Hunt Club Road.
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Baby Sign and Song

4 session workshop for parents and their babies 6 to 12 months.   

This is a fun and practical workshop for parents and caregivers. You will learn 50 to 75 of the most common signs used with babies along with songs centered on babies' routines. 

Registration begins after August 15.         

Date: Fri Oct 3, 2014 - Fri Oct 24, 2014 » Every week on Fri
Times: 10-11am
Location:

240 Centrum blvd. Orléans

Provided by: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Rainbow Families Art and Play Afternoon

Join us in art and play activities while connecting with other families. We will have indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

Also on Saturday November 1st and December 6 th 2014

Date: Sat Oct 4, 2014
Times: 12:00 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 
Family Math

ESSO Family Math is a six-week program for families who would like their children, aged 4-6 years to experience success in math. The family math sessions promote parents and children working and playing together to develop positive attitudes towards mathematics.

Date: Wed Oct 8, 2014 - Wed Nov 12, 2014 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00-7:30
Location:

2 MacNeil Court, Kanata

Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Rainbow Family Early Years Art & Play Morning

Join us in art and play activities while connecting with other families.

Also on Wednesday November 12, and December 10th

Date: Wed Oct 8, 2014
Times: 9:30 to 11:30 Wednesday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Beck Hood  613-725-3601 x 105 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis

Cet atelier de trois sessions est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au cœur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des histoires et des chansons.

 

 L’inscription est requise pour participer à ces ateliers. S.V.P appeler Cathy au 613-728-1839 poste 248

 

Date: Wed Oct 8, 2014 - Wed Oct 29, 2014 » Every week on Wed
Times: 13 h 45 à 14 h 45 Mercredi
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemont

18, avenue Rosemont
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Saturday Infant Massage

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.

Date: Sat Oct 18, 2014 - Sat Nov 1, 2014 » Every week on Sat
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 
Baby Wearing Latin Dance

Moms (and dads too!) get fit with their babies by learning fun steps to the rhythmic beats of Salsa and other Latin dances such as Merengue, Rumba, Cumbia and Bachata. This class is open to everyone, you don’t even need to know how to dance; the desire to share a special moment of music and movement with your child is all you need. We recommend that your child be at least 6–8 weeks old. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that allows movement. Bring your own baby carrier to class .    

Registration begins after August 15.                                                                              

Date: Mon Oct 20, 2014
Times: 2-3pm
Location:

240 Centrum blvd. Orléans

Provided by: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans CPE   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Salsa Tots

Go from goo-goo, ga-ga to cha-cha-cha! Designed for older babies/toddlers who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! This parent-and-tot class is full of fun, tropical songs and steps for toddlers 1 to 5 years old. Second class Nov. 24.

Date: Mon Oct 20, 2014 - Mon Nov 24, 2014
Times: 10:00-11:00am
Location:

Beaverbrook Community Centre,

2 Beaverbrook Road, Kanata
Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Infant Massage

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.

Date: Mon Oct 20, 2014 - Mon Nov 3, 2014
Times: 1:45 to 2:45 pm Thursday
Location:

30 Rosemount Avenue

Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   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.
Date: Mon Oct 20, 2014
Times: 2:00 to 3:00 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 EveredAvenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Zumba Kids

This workshop is for adults and children ages 2 to 6 years old.  This  session is a dance-fitness workout that gets kids moving and having fun! Kids have a blast, get   focused and fit while practicing listening skills, learning various rhythms, and developing confidence and coordination.

 

 

Date: Mon Oct 20, 2014
Times: 10:00 to 11:00 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Chansons, comptines et massage pour bébé

(pour parents et bébé de la naissance jusqu'à ce qu’il commence à ramper)                                                                                                         Session Session de 4 semaines. Le massage aide le développement et la croissance de votre bébé et peut également l’aider à mieux dormir. Venez apprendre des techniques simples de massage, des comptines et chansons tout en vous amusant dans un environnement propice à l’échange.  

Inscription débute après le 15 août.  

 

Date: Tue Oct 21, 2014 - Tue Nov 11, 2014 » Every week on Tue
Times: 10h30-11h30
Location:

240 boul. Centrum, Orléans

Provided by: CPE Ottawa-Orléans   www.crcoc.a
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Parent and Baby Fitness

New moms can come learn a few tips and tricks to help them get into shape! Use a baby     carrier, car seat or babies (who are old enough to support their heads) and work to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance and flexibility. This class will help you lose your baby weight, bond with your baby and meet other new moms. As your baby grows, it will provide you with more resistance, making your workout more challenging!

Registration begins after August 15.

Date: Wed Oct 22, 2014
Times: 2-3pm
Location:

240 Centrum blvd. Orléans

Provided by: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans CPE   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Family Yoga
Family yoga combines basic yoga postures, music, and movement to energize, strengthen and calm our bodies and minds. This workshop celebrates the many benefits of yoga & music, while encouraging creative play and individual expression between parent and child.
For Children ages 2 to 4 years old.
Date: Wed Oct 22, 2014
Times: 9:30 to 10:30 Wednesay
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Baby Wearing Latin Dance

Moms (and dads too!) get fit with their babies by learning fun steps to the rhythmic beats of Salsa and other Latin dances such as Merengue, Rumba, Cumbia and Bachata. This class is open to everyone, you don’t even need to know how to dance; the desire to share a special moment of music and movement with your child is all you need. We recommend that your child be at least 6–8 weeks old. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that allows movement. Bring your own baby carrier to class.                            

Registration begins after August 15.                                                     

Date: Mon Nov 3, 2014
Times: 2-3pm
Location:

240 Centrum blvd. Orléans

Provided by: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans CPE   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
Parent and Baby Yoga

Enjoy a fun, relaxed class doing yoga with your baby and some baby massage along with singing, breathing and meditation. Baby and you will stretch and balance together in different yoga poses helping to support your postpartum healing and toning. Another activity will be some circle yoga as a group. The class is open for infants 6 weeks old to the creeping stage. Please dress comfortably and bring a blanket and toy for your baby. Know it is okay to have some interruptions during the class e.g. needing to feed your baby. Just go with the flow!

Registration begins after August 15.

Date: Mon Nov 17, 2014
Times: 2-3pm
Location:

240 Centrum blvd. Orléans

Provided by: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans CPE   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
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.
Date: Mon Nov 24, 2014
Times: 2:00 to 3:00 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

This workshop is for adults and children ages 2 to 6 years old.  This  session is a dance-fitness workout that gets kids moving and having fun! Kids have a blast, get   focused and fit while practicing listening skills, learning various rhythms, and developing confidence and coordination.

 

 

Date: Mon Nov 24, 2014
Times: 10:00 to 11:00 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   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.
For Children ages 2 to 4 years old.
Date: Wed Nov 26, 2014
Times: 9:30 to 10:30 Wednesay
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Zumba - Adutes et bébés

Cet atelier est offert pour les parents et leurs bébés. Vous et votre bébé pouvez participer à une session d’entrainement physique qui vous motivera à faire de l’exercice physique en ayant du plaisir! Pour parents et responsables de gardes des bébés de 8 semaines à 12 mois.

Date: Mon Dec 1, 2014
Times: 14h00 à 15h00 Lundi
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475, avenue Evered
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Introduction to Solids and Making Baby Food

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

Date: Tue Dec 2, 2014
Times: Tuesday 1:30-3:30pm
Location:

2 MacNeil Court, Kanata

Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 
Zumba Kids

This workshop is for adults and children ages 2 to 6 years old. This session is a dance-fitness workout that gets kids moving and having fun! Kids have a blast, get focused and fit while practicing listening skills, learning various rhythms, and developing confidence and coordination.

Date: Mon Dec 8, 2014
Times: 10:00 to 11:00 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   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.
Date: Mon Dec 8, 2014
Times: 2:00 to 3:00 Monday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   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.
For Children ages 2 to 4 years old.
Date: Wed Dec 10, 2014
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 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis

Cet atelier de trois sessions est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au cœur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des histoires et des chansons.  

 L’inscription est requise pour participer à ces ateliers. S.V.P appeler Cathy au 613-728-1839 poste 248

 

Date: Wed Dec 10, 2014 - Wed Dec 17, 2014 » Every week on Wed
Times: 13h45 à 14h 45 Mercredi
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemont

18, avenue 
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis

Cet atelier de trois sessions est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au cœur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des histoires et des chansons.

 

 

Date: Wed Dec 10, 2014 - Wed Dec 17, 2014 » Every week on Wed
Times: 13h 45 à 14h 45 Mercredi
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemont

18, avenue Rosemont
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 

Prenatal and Postnatal

Child Care Options

Learn about the child care system. Questions to ask when looking for care. When should I start the search for care?

Date: Mon Sep 22, 2014
Times: Monday 2pm-4 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way

Ottawa, K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: free  
Contact: Lisa  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.
This workshop is for mothers/fathers and infants from 8 weeks to 12 months.
Date: Wed Sep 24, 2014
Times: 2:00 to 3:00 Wednesday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Making Your Home Safer for baby

Find out what to look for to make your home safer for baby.

Date: Mon Sep 29, 2014
Times: Monday 2 pm-4 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way

Ottawa, K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
S.E.A.T.S.

A trained Car Seat Safety Technician will demonstrate the proper way to install your infant car seat. Discussion about when to make the transition to a front facing seat.

Date: Mon Oct 6, 2014
Times: Monday 2pm- 4pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way

Ottawa, K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Infant Massage

Baby age 3- 6 months: Infant massage promotes nurturing touch and communication with our babies. Learn massage techniques which may help with colic, gas, tummy pains, evening "fussing: and more. This is a hands on workshop Dads welcome.

Date: Tue Oct 7, 2014 - Tue Oct 28, 2014 » Every week on Tue
Times: Tuesday 2pm -4 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, k2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: $5.00 for supplies, subsidy available  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Breastfeeding Workshop For Expectant Parents

Getting ready for your baby?  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.

Date: Thu Oct 16, 2014
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 
"How Money Works:Financial Planning

Learn how to make sound financial decisions now and in the future for you and your family. From the different types of life insurance, tackling debt to understanding RESPs. Each participant will receive a copy of "How Money Works" booklet. 

Date: Mon Oct 20, 2014
Times: Monday 2pm-4 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way

Ottawa, K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Lisa  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.
This workshop is for mothers/fathers and infants from 8 weeks to 12 months.
Date: Wed Oct 22, 2014
Times: 2:00 to 3:00 Wednesday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Learn about Infant (not walking yet) CPR and what to do if you baby is choking or has an accident at home.

Date: Mon Oct 27, 2014
Times: Monday 2pm- 4pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way

Ottawa, K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Prenatal Breastfeeding

This event is given by a Lactation Consultant, in it you will learn, tips to help start breastfeeding, breastfeeding positions, signs your baby is breastfeeding well, general breast care, expressing milk, storing breast milk, encouragement to get breastfeeding off to a good start and what to do if you run into problems.

 
To register:  http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/ 
Date: Wed Oct 29, 2014 - Wed Dec 17, 2014 » Takes place on the 1 of each month.
Times: 5:45 - 8:30 pm Wednesday
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road
Provided by: Ottawa West EYC   http://www.pqchc.com/children-family-services/parent-caregiver-calendar/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-820-4922 x 3640 
From Baby Food to Table Food

Learn strategies to successfully transition from baby food to table food. Discuss serving sizes, solving earling problems, ensuring adequate nutrition. For babies 8-12months of age.

Date: Mon Nov 3, 2014
Times: 2-4 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way

Ottawa, K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Homeopathy and Fevers

Homeopathy: What is it and does it help with fevers. 

Date: Mon Nov 10, 2014
Times: Monday 2pm- 4pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way

Ottawa, K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Health Care for baby and Mom

Public Health Nurse will discuss such topics as: immunization, childhood diseases, postpartum depression and breast feeding dilemmas.

Date: Mon Nov 17, 2014
Times: Monday 2pm-4 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way

Ottawa, K2G 5T6
Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Breastfeeding Workshop For Expectant Parents

Getting ready for your baby?  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.

Date: Thu Nov 20, 2014
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 
Salsa Babies

45 minutes of Latin dances with our babies 8 weeks and up. You will need a body baby carrier, ie. snuggly or something similar. You must be able to wear your baby for 45 minutes. 

Date: Mon Nov 24, 2014
Times: Monday 2pm-4 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, k2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Lisa  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.
This workshop is for mothers/fathers and infants from 8 weeks to 12 months.
Date: Wed Nov 26, 2014
Times: 9:30 to 10:30 Wednesay
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
The Power of Play and the Value of Toys

Toys are the tools for learning at different stages of development. Discussion on the importance of play through early childhood.

Date: Mon Dec 1, 2014
Times: 2 -4 pm Monday
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Dental Health for Baby

Information will be shared on the care of baby teeth; When to see your dentist; How to help with teething.

Date: Mon Dec 8, 2014
Times: Monday 2pm -4 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, k2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: n/a  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Baby Talk

Find out what you can do to encourage your baby to talk.

Date: Mon Dec 8, 2014
Times: Monday 2pm -4 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa, k2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre  
Fees: FREE  
Contact: Lisa  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.
This workshop is for mothers/fathers and infants from 8 weeks to 12 months.
Date: Wed Dec 10, 2014
Times: 2:00 to 3:00 Wednesday
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Sarah Zahab   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 x 248 
Breastfeeding Workshop For Expectant Parents

Getting ready for your baby?  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.

 

Date: Thu Dec 18, 2014
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 

For Fathers

Just For Dads ... Parenting When you’re Single

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

Date: Wed Sep 17, 2014 - Wed Nov 5, 2014 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 subsidies available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601x 207 
Power of Dads

(2 weeks session for fathers of children under age 6)

‘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 behaviors.

Registration begins after August 15.

 

 

Date: Wed Oct 15, 2014 - Wed Oct 22, 2014 » Every week on Wed
Times: 7-9pm
Location:

240 Centrum blvd. Orléans

Provided by: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: free  
Contact: 613-830-4357 
The Power of Dads

Build strong fathering skills and discover strategies to help your children reach their full potential.  A variety of parenting topics will be discussed, including: child development, promoting self-esteem, managing difficult behaviours, etc.  For expectant fathers as well as those with children newborn to 6 years.

Date: Thu Nov 27, 2014
Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Thursday
Location:

Charlemagne Preschool Resource Centre
750B Charlemagne Blvd.
Orleans

Provided by: Ottawa Public Health  
Fees: free  
Contact: Julie Bisnath  613-834-0081 
The Power of Dads

Build strong fathering skills and discover strategies to help your children reach their full potential.  A variety of parenting topics will be discussed:  child development, promoting self-esteem, managing difficult behaviours, and nutrition.  For Dad’s with children newborn to 6 years. Expectant fathers welcome too!

Facilitated by Dave Elder, Public Health Nurse and Dad!

Date: Thu Dec 4, 2014 - Thu Dec 11, 2014 » Every week on Thu
Times: Thursday 7:00-8:30pm
Location:

2 MacNeil Court, Kanata

Provided by: OEYC Carleton   www.wocrc.ca

Contact: 613-591-3686 x 5 

Professional training

Building Resilience in Young Children

This is a professional development opportunity for front-line staff to learn concrete, practical skills and strategies to build self-regulation and resilience to implement in daily practice and to increase professional capacity on resilience and self-regulation skills in children.

 

Date: Wed Nov 26, 2014
Times: 9:00- 4:00 pm Wednesday
Location:

Location to be determined

Provided by: Growing Up Great   https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/school-readiness
Fees: FREE  
Contact: André Brisebois  613-565-2467 x 232 

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 8, 2014 - Wed Dec 3, 2014 » Every week on Wed
Times: Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

 

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