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. Events are posted in the language that they are received. For more information on an event, please contact the organizer directly.


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For Parents

You’re not the boss of me…positive discipline for 0-12 yr olds

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

 

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

 

Date: Mon Feb 27, 2017 - Mon Apr 3, 2017 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:00-7:30 p.m. (March 13 excluded)
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $150.00 per person $275.00 per couple (Subsidies are available)  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Anger Management ...especially for parents

Anger is a common experience for parents – no matter how much you love your children.  We’ll look at positive ways to express your anger and practical strategies to manage your children’s behaviour.

 

Date: Tue Mar 28, 2017 - Tue May 2, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: $175.00 - Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Making the Connection - Arabic Sessions

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

and helping their baby learn.

Topics focus on loving, learning and language.  Activities include songs and rhymes. Location:  Bayshore drop-in site  210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.  Childcare and snacks are available. 

For parents of children birth to 7 months of age

Date: Tue Apr 4, 2017 - Tue May 23, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location:

Bayshore drop-in site

210 Woodridge Crescent, Ottawa, ON
MOMS Postpartum Support Group

An 8 week closed group for Moms experiencing distress, depression and/or anxiety, also includes a session for dads and partners. 

Date: Wed Apr 5, 2017 - Wed May 24, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:

Family Services Ottawa, 312 Parkdale Ave

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa/City of Ottawa  
Fees: Based on a sliding scale  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 X117 
Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is a place where parents can: meet with other parents of young children;  share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent; learn about child development, safety, health and behavior; discuss real life parenting situations; work together with the support of a trained facilitator; discover positive ways of parenting. 

 

*If you require childcare, please contact us at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640

Date: Thu Apr 6, 2017 - Thu May 11, 2017 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Parenting Your Terrific Toddler!

Parenting can be stressful! Are you looking for new ideas to help guide your child's behaviour?  Are you wondering about time out versus time in? Join us to talk about child development, attachment, and positive discipline strategies.  This workshop is suitable for parents/caregivers of children 1-3 yrs old.

Date: Thu Apr 6, 2017
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:

Charlemagne Preschool Resource Centre

750B Charlemagne Blvd.,
Orleans, K4A 3M4
Provided by: CPRC  
Fees: Free  
Contact: Julie Bisnath  613-834-0081 
Le langage de bébé
Les bébés communiquent dès leur naissance. Joignez-vous à nous pour un atelier interactif durant lequel vous apprendrez comment votre bébé communique et ce que vous pouvez faire quotidiennement pour l’aider à développer son langage. Apprenez-en davantage sur les étapes du développement du langage et les ressources qui s’offrent à vous en cas de besoin. Pour les parents et leurs bébés âgés de 0 à 12 mois.
Date: Mon Apr 10, 2017
Times: 11:15 am
Location:
Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa

Vanier


310 Pères Blancs
Salle de programmation
Provided by: First Words/Premiers mots  
Fees: Gratuit, inscrivez-vous avec votre carte de bibliothèque sur le site web https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/baby-talk-0  
Contact: InfoService  6135802400 
Introduction to Solids and Making Baby Food

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

Presented by a Registered Dietitian.
Date: Tue Apr 11, 2017
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road  (entrance on McGibbon Dr)
Ottawa, ON K2L 4A7

 
Provided by: Anne Lim Registered Dietitian  

Contact: Judy  613-591-6030 
Teens… the great parenting challenge SEMINAR

This one night workshop offers techniques for effective discipline, coping skills and strategies to help you and your teen succeed.  Knowing what to say, what to do and how to connect with your teen can be hard to figure out.  In this lively workshop we’ll introduce you to 6 principles for parenting teens that will make your parenting easier. 

Date: Thu Apr 13, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: CAD$ 30.00  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Parenting with Confidence

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

 

Date: Wed Apr 19, 2017 - Wed Jun 21, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: Free of charge  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Car Seat Safety: Rear Facing

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

Date: Mon Apr 24, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way

Provided by: Centrepointe Childcare Services   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-225-4819 
Talking Kids
Much of your child’s speech and language is learned before the age of 5 years. Join us to learn about your child’s speech and language milestones (0-5 years), general tips about how to promote speech and language development, how to introduce a new language to your child and First Words services. For adults only.
Date: Thu Apr 27, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm
Location:
Ottawa Public Library

Nepean Centrepointe


101 Centrepointe
Childrens Program Room
https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/talking-kids
Fees: Free, Register with your library card online at https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/baby-talk-0  
Contact: InfoService  6135802400 
How Money Works

Want to save money? Want to avoid common financial pitfalls that new parents often make? Then you need to attend our "How Money Works" seminar. Spend one hour with us and learn how to make sound financial decisions now and in the future for you and your family. From the different types of life insurance,

Date: Mon May 1, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact:
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 and effective discipline techniques.

Date: Mon May 1, 2017 - Mon Jun 5, 2017 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (May 22 excluded)
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: CAD$ 150.00 per person CAD$ 275.00 per couple  
Contact: online registration  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Power of Play

What to expect through the stages of infant development. The importance of play for infants

Date: Mon May 8, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: lisa 
Parenting your Anxious Child

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

    

Date: Tue May 9, 2017 - Tue May 23, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: CAD$ 90.00  
Contact: online registration  613-725-3601 ext. 207 
Baby Talk
Babies communicate from the day they are born. Join us for an interactive session on how your baby communicates and what you can do everyday to build their speech and language development. Learn about speech and language milestones and where to turn for help should you need it. For parents and their babies 0-12 months
Date: Wed May 10, 2017
Times: 4:00 pm
Location:
Ottawa Public Library

St-Laurent


515 Côté
Claude Aubry room
Provided by: First Words/Premiers mots   https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/baby-talk-1
Fees: Free, Register with your library card online at https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/baby-talk-0  
Contact: InfoService  6135802400 
Health Care for Baby and Mom

Me and My Baby Program with Baby 0 to 12 months Discussion: A Public Health Nurse will discuss such topics as: immunization: should I get the flu vaccine for my baby?; childhood diseases ie. fevers - what to do , colds; postpartum depression and breast feeding dilemmas and child development 

Date: Mon May 15, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa 
Introduction to Solids and Making Baby Food

Wondering when and how to introduce solid foods to your baby?  

Learn about the healthiest foods for your baby, allergies, choking hazards and the benefits of making your own baby food.

For parents of babies 4-8 months.  
 
Date: Tue May 23, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road (entrance on McGibbon Dr)
Ottawa, On K2L 4A7
Provided by: Anne Lim Registered Dietitian  

Contact: Judy  613-591-6030 
Infant Dental Health

Me and My Baby Program with baby to 12 months A Dental Hygienist will give you information on care of baby teeth, when to see your dentist, how to help with teething, The hygienist will also show you how to check your baby’s gums and teeth.

Date: Mon Jun 5, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
From Baby Food To Table Food

Me and My Baby Program with Baby age new born to 12 months Learn strategies to successfully transition children from baby food to table food.  Discuss serving sizes, solving eating problems, ensuring adequate nutrition.

Date: Tue Jun 6, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa 
Fueling for Full Day

Children learn better when they eat foods and drink fluids that are healthy and enjoyable throughout the school day.  Many children enjoy foods more when they are involved with preparing them. 

 
Parents will learn how to plan healthy school lunches and snacks based on Canada's Food Guide. As well, parents will learn the benefits of having the children help prepare their own lunches and snacks
 
For children starting Kindergarten or Grade 1 in September and their parent or caregiver
 
Presented by a Registered Dietitian
Date: Tue Jun 6, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm
Location:

Katimavik Preschool Resource Centre

180 Katimavik Road (Entrance on McGibbon Dr)
Ottawa ON k2L 4A7
Provided by: Anne Lim Registered Dietitian  

Contact: Judy  613-591-6030 
Baby Talk
Babies communicate from the day they are born. Join us for an interactive session on how your baby communicates and what you can do everyday to build their speech and language development. Learn about speech and language milestones and where to turn for help should you need it.
For parents and their babies 0-12 months
Date: Thu Jun 8, 2017
Times: 10:30 am
Location:
Ottawa Public Library

Beaverbrook


2500 Campeau
Meeting Room B
Provided by: First Words/Premiers mots   https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/baby-talk-2
Fees: Free, Register with your library card online at https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/baby-talk-0  
Contact: InfoService  613-580-2940 
Growing Up with Many Languages

Common questions affecting bilingual families will be addressed in this workshop. Come learn how to introduce a new language, tips on how to encourage your child’s communication, speech and language milestones and First Words services.

Date: Mon Jun 12, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm
Location:

Ottawa Public Library

Greenboro 
363 Lorry Greenberg
Meeting room A (Community Centre)
Provided by: Ottawa Public Library   https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/growing-many-languages-1
Fees: Free, Register with your library card online at https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/growing-many-languages-1  
Contact: InfoService  613-580-2940 
Baby Talk

Me and My Baby Program with baby to 12 months Speech and language milestones – birth to 2 years Concrete ways and activities that families can use to promote their baby’s speech and language development. 

Date: Mon Jun 12, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa 
Sleep and Routines

Me and My Baby Program with baby up to 12 months Tips on nap-time and evening routines teach your child to self soothe dealing with night wakening 

Date: Mon Jun 19, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   http://centrepointechildcareservices.com/workshop/upcoming-workshops/
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa 
Autism Ontario - Diagnosis, now what?
You have the diagnosis for your child but you don't know what your next step should be. We will discuss the steps and options to take once a child has received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. From funding options, to educational resources, private options, to events in the community, there are resources and we will discuss them. Appropriate for any families with a new diagnosis.
 
For families with children under the age of six years old.
 
Registration will begin April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Thu Jun 22, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

For Children with Concurrent Parents' Group

Surviving Domestic Violence

This group is for children ( ages 10 to 12) and their mothers that have experienced domestic violence. 

Date: Tue Mar 21, 2017 - Tue May 9, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:

Carlington Community Helath Centre
900 Merivale Rd., Ottawa , ON
K1Z 5Z8

Provided by: Carlington Community Health Centre and Family Services Ottawa   N/A
Fees: No fees  
Contact: Family Services Ottawa Intake Worker  613 725 3601 ext 117 

For Parents/Caregivers (children aged birth to 6)

Evening Playgroup

A bilingual playgroup for children  0-6 years old accompanied by their parents/guardians/caregivers.

 

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

2330 Don Reid Drive

Provided by: Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa South  
Fees: Free  
Contact: 613-737-6369 
Backpack Adventures, School Readiness Program

Do you have a child starting school in September 2016?  Then the Family Literacy School Readiness program, Backpack Adventures, is for you. 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.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  

Date: Wed Mar 22, 2017 - Wed Apr 26, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:

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

Supporting Neighbourhood Caregivers - Arabic Sessions

Supporting Neighborhood Caregivers (SNC) is a training program for parents and caregivers who are unable to access other parent education courses offered in the community. It is a certificate course and is great for English as a second language families. SNC is designed to respond to meet the needs of these individuals.

Topics are: home childcare business and community resources, job stress, children stress and self esteem, planning your day for play, home safety and health, guiding children’s behavior, child development and importance of play. 

 

Snacks and childcare are available.

 

Childcare and snacks are available.

Date: Wed Mar 29, 2017 - Wed May 17, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Location:

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

Easy Preschool Math 1

Come join us for some fun with preschool math!  Before going to kindergarten parents and caregivers can easily introduce math concepts to their children using activities in everyday life. Let us show you where the math is! 

 

For parents of children aged 2 ½ to 4 years of age.

Date: Mon Apr 3, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:

Location:  Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101.

Parenting in a Canadian Context - Arabic Sessions

This workshop is for parents who are new to Canada. Parents will have opportunity to relate to other new Canadians while sharing their experiences. 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 and how to integrate in the western culture, parenting styles and skills, creating positivity in your family and others. 

 

For parents new to Canada.

 

Childcare, snacks and bus tickets are available.

Date: Tue Apr 4, 2017 - Tue May 16, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:

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

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is a place where parents can: meet with other parents of young children;  share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent; learn about child development, safety, health and behavior; discuss real life parenting situations; work together with the support of a trained facilitator; discover positive ways of parenting. 

 

*If you require childcare, please contact us at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640

Date: Thu Apr 6, 2017 - Thu May 11, 2017 » Every week on Thu
Times: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Parler pour que les enfants écoutent et écouter pour que les enfants parlent (5 sessions)

(pour parents qui ont des enfants entre 2 et 6 ans)                                                                                         

 

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.                                                             

 

Atelier en français / French workshop 

Date: Wed Apr 12, 2017 - Wed Jun 7, 2017 » Every 2 weeks on Thu
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

240 Centrum Blvd.

Orléans ON
Provided by: Mélanie Couturier et Dominik Lavictoire (intervenantes auprès de la famille)   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
From Scribbling to Writing

The Ontario Early years invites you to join them for this interactive workshop.  We will explore a variety of activities to help develop pre-writing skills.  Each play station will provide information and creative ideas for you and your child to engage in and learn together.  Join us for a fun afternoon of play and learning.  

 

For parents and their children aged 2 ½ to 3 ½ years of age.

Date: Mon Apr 17, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:

Location: Bayshore drop-in site  210 Woodridge Crescent, Ottawa

Salsa Tots

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

 

*Registration required for each class.

 

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Date: Mon Apr 24, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa 
Salsa Babies

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

 

Baby carriers are required.

 

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

 

*Registration required for each class.

Date: Mon Apr 24, 2017
Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Introduction to Solids and Making your own baby food

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

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

Date: Mon Apr 24, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Emotional and Social Skills for School Readiness

Being ready for school means more than children knowing letters and numbers.  When children can deal with strong emotions and get along with others, they are more open to learning.  In this workshop, you will learn about typical emotional and social development.  You will discover age-appropriate ways o build your child's skills through play.

 
This workshop is facilitated by Betsy Mann, CCFE.
Date: Thu Apr 27, 2017
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:

Charlemagne Preschool Resource Centre

750B Charlemagne Blvd.,
Orleans, K4A 3M4
Provided by: CCPRN & CPRC  
Fees: Free  
Contact: Julie Bisnath  613-834-0081 
Easy Preschool Math 2

Come join us for some fun with preschool math!  Before going to kindergarten parents and caregivers can easily introduce math concepts to their children using activities in everyday life.  Let us show you where the math is!   

 

For parents of children aged 2 ½ to 4 years of age

Date: Mon May 1, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:

Location:  Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101.  

Backpack Adventures, School Readiness Program

Do you have a child starting school in September 2016?  Then the Family Literacy School Readiness program, Backpack Adventures, is for you. 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.  Join us for this wonderful adventure!  

Date: Wed May 10, 2017 - Wed Jun 21, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:

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

Quand les conséquences ne fonctionnent pas (pour parents qui ont des enfants entre 2 à 6 ans)

(Pour parents qui ont des enfants entre 2 et 6 ans)                                                                                                             

Vous avez établi des conséquences pour les mauvais comportements de votre enfant et vous les imposez à chaque fois… mais son comportement continue à être inacceptable. Quoi faire? Pour être efficace, notre discipline doit traiter des motivations des enfants. De cette manière nous pourrons les guider vers de meilleures façons d’atteindre leurs buts. Dans cet atelier, nous regarderons les causes possibles de la persistance des comportements inacceptables et nous explorerons des solutions pratiques.                                                                                                                                       

Atelier en français / French workshop    

Date: Wed May 10, 2017
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

Centre de la petite enfance d'Orléans

240 bou. Centrum 
Orléans ON
Provided by: Betsy Mann, Éducatrice agrée du Canada   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Emotion Coaching - A Model For The Prevention Of Mental Health Issues In Children
Parents have a tremendous opportunity to influence their children’s emotional
development. Specifically, parents can “coach” their child to become aware of their
emotions and associated needs, as well as to regulate their upset feelings more easily. We will cover a brief introduction to emotion and emotional development, the
problem with emotional avoidance, and the 5-step model of emotion coaching.
 
For families with children under the age of six years old.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Thu May 11, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Stacey Kosmerly   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Healthy Eating for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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

 

For parents of children aged 18 months - 4 years.

Date: Mon May 15, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Foundation For Healthy Sleep
Come learn all you need to know about the foundations for healthy sleep and how making minor adjustments can help improve your little one’s sleep. We will discuss all the important foundation elements including; sleep cues, routines and schedules, setting up the optimal environment, how to maximize sleep, expectations of sleep, nutrition and how it affects sleep, wake windows, learning gentle ways to transition from sleeping in your arms to a swing/bouncer/co-sleeping to their own bed.
 
For families with children under the age of two years old.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Thu May 18, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Elisa Costanza-Reyes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Three Year Olds Don't Think Like we Do (For parents and caregivers of children 2-3 years old)

(For parents and caregivers of children 2-3 years old)

 

Even if three year olds may be able to talk in sentences, that doesn’t mean we can expect them to have adult reasoning capabilities, emotional control and social skills. This workshop will help you understand your child’s development so that you’ll be better able to choose discipline tools that work.      

 

English workshop / Atelier en anglais          

Date: Wed May 24, 2017
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:

OEYC Ottawa-Orléans

240 Centrum Blvd.
Orléans ON
Provided by: Betsy Mann, Certified Canadian Family Educator   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Free  
Contact: OEYC Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
Salsa Babies

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

 

Baby carriers are required.

 

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

 

*Registration required for each class.

Date: Mon May 29, 2017
Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Salsa Tots

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

 

*Registration required for each class.

 

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Date: Mon May 29, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
La colère: un mal nécessaire? (Pour parents qui ont des enfants de moins de 6 ans)

(Pour parents qui ont des enfants de moins de 6 ans)

         

Qu’est-ce qui arrive quand la colère explose? Comment enseigner aux enfants à gérer leurs émotions fortes, sans faire du tort aux autres ni à eux-mêmes? Cet atelier vous aidera à comprendre les sources de la colère, la leur et la vôtre. Vous apprendrez comment gérer l’énergie de la colère et comment la rediriger de façon positive.                                                                                                                 

Atelier en français / French workshop    

Date: Wed May 31, 2017
Times: 19h00 à 21h00
Location:

CPEO Ottawa Orléans

240 boul. Centrum
Orléans ON
Provided by: Betsy Mann, Éducatrice agrée du Canada   www.crcoc.ca
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: CPEO Ottawa-Orléans  613-830-4357 
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 Jun 1, 2017
Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Setting Consequences
Children learn self-discipline when they have to experience the
consequences of their actions. But what consequences should be imposed and when? This workshop will discuss at what age to start using this way of teaching self-discipline and will help you set and maintain reasonable consequences.
 
For families with children under the age of six years old.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Thu Jun 8, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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 families with children under the age of six years old.
 
Registration begins on April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Thu Jun 15, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Betsy Mann   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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 Jun 20, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Salsa Tots

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

 

*Registration required for each class.

 

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Date: Mon Jun 26, 2017
Times: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children

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 Apr 1, 2017
Times: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Beck Hood  613-725-3601 ext. 105 
Family Yoga

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

 

For parents and their children from 2 to 5 years old. 

 

Please bring your yoga mat.

Date: Tue Apr 4, 2017
Times: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Sing Song Party Time

SING SONG PARTY TIME!!

It's never too early to start learning about the importance of caring for our environment and all the wonderful creatures on the Earth! Derek starts each class with some basic yoga and then plays silly songs that foster an appreciation for living healthy and environmentally aware. Children are encouraged to 'join the band' by using percussion instruments, playing eco-themed games and of course dancing!
 
Registration begins Wednesday, January 4th at 9:30 am by telephone.
Date: Mon Apr 10, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Location:

Van Lang Field House

29 Van Lang Pvt.
 
Provided by: Derek McKinley   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Infant Massage
This 3 session workshop will allow parents to learn how to massage their baby which will help improve sleep, bonding, development and more.
For infants under 9 months.
 
Registration will begin April 5, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Sat Apr 15, 2017 - Sat Apr 29, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Cyndy Gervais-Hiscox   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Salsa Babies
Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled into baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize with other parents, and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Don’t forget to bring your own baby carrier!
For babies 6 weeks of age and up.
 
Registration begins April 5, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Wed Apr 19, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Daniela Pueyo Grand   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext 248 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis
Cet atelier est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au coeur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des histoires et des chansons.
Pour les familles avec des enfants sous l’âge de six ans.
 
Les inscriptions débuteront le 5 avril 2017 à 9 h 30.
Date: Wed Apr 19, 2017 - Wed Apr 26, 2017
Times: 13 h 45 à 14 h 45
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemount

18, avenue Rosemount
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 0 
Family Yoga

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

 

For parents and their children from 2 to 5 years old. 

 

Please bring your yoga mat.

Date: Tue Apr 25, 2017
Times: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
 
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 May 6, 2017
Times: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Beck Hood  613-725-3601 ext. 105 
Sing Song Party Time
It's never too early to start learning about the importance of caring for our environment and all the wonderful creatures on the Earth! Derek starts each class with some basic yoga and then plays silly songs that foster an appreciation for living healthy and environmentally aware. Children are encouraged to 'join the band' by using percussion instruments, playing eco-themed games and of course dancing!
 
For families with children under the age of six years old.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Mon May 15, 2017
Times: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Location:

Van Lang Field House

29 Van Lang Pvt.
Provided by: Derek McKinley   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Family Yoga
Family yoga combines basic yoga postures, music and movement to
energize, strengthen and calm our bodies and minds. This workshop celebrates the many benefits of yoga & music, while encouraging creative play and individual expression
between parent and child. Guaranteed to inspire big smiles and healthy bodies!
For children ages 2 to 4 years old.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Tue May 16, 2017
Times: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis
Cet atelier est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au coeur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des histoires et des chansons.
Pour les familles avec des enfants sous l’âge de six ans.
 
Les inscriptions débuteront le 5 avril 2017 à 9 h 30.
Date: Wed May 17, 2017 - Wed May 24, 2017
Times: 13 h 45 à 14 h 45
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemount

18, avenue Rosemount
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 0 
Salsa Babies
Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With little ones snuggled into baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize with other parents, and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Don’t forget to bring your own baby carrier!
For babies 6 weeks of age and up.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Wed May 17, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

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

 

For parents and their children from 2 to 5 years old. 

 

Please bring your yoga mat.

Date: Tue May 23, 2017
Times: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Salsa Portage
Aux rythmes de la Salsa et autres danses latines tels que le Merengue, la Cumbia et la Bachata, l’adult se met en forme avec son bébé tout en s’amusant. Amenez une bouteille d’eau, des vêtements de rechange pour votre bébé, habillez-vous confortablement et apportez votre porte-bébé.
 
Pour les bébés agés 6 semaines et plus.
 
Les inscriptions débuteront le 5 avril 2017 à 9 h 30.
Date: Wed May 24, 2017
Times: 13 h 30 à 14 h 30
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475, avenue Evered
Provided by: Julie-Anne Piché   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Ballet Portage
Ce cours pour adult et bébé offre une structure similaire à celle d’une classe de ballet: exercices à la barre et exercices au centre. Tout au long de la classe, un accent particulier sera mis sur l'amélioration de la posture, tonification en longueur des muscles et l'interprétation artistique propre à l’entrainement d'un danseur de ballet. Venez habiller avec des vêtements confortables. Amenez votre porte-bébé!
 
Pour les bébés de 6 semains et plus.
 
Les inscriptions débuteront le 5 avril 2017 à 9 h 30.
Date: Wed May 31, 2017
Times: 13 h 00 à 14 h 00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475, avenue Evered
Provided by: Esther América Caron   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
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 Jun 3, 2017
Times: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Beck Hood  613-725-3601 ext. 105 
Family Yoga
Family yoga combines basic yoga postures, music and movement to
energize, strengthen and calm our bodies and minds. This workshop celebrates the many benefits of yoga & music, while encouraging creative play and individual expression
between parent and child. Guaranteed to inspire big smiles and healthy bodies!
For children ages 2 to 4 years old.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Tue Jun 6, 2017
Times: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Courtney Holmes   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Les Bons Contes Font Les Bons Amis
Cet atelier est pour les familles qui ont le goût de se plonger au coeur de la culture française. Un moment qui rassemble les enfants et parents pour partager la joie des comptines, des histoires et des chansons.
Pour les familles avec des enfants sous l’âge de six ans.
 
Les inscriptions débuteront le 5 avril 2017 à 9 h 30.
Date: Wed Jun 7, 2017 - Wed Jun 14, 2017
Times: 13 h 45 à 14 h 45
Location:

Bibliothèque Rosemount

18, avenue Rosemount
Provided by: Marie-Claude Pilon   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Family Yoga

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

 

For parents and their children from 2 to 5 years old. 

 

Please bring your yoga mat.

Date: Tue Jun 13, 2017
Times: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre 

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Salsa Babies
Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby!
With little ones snuggled into baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize with other parents, and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Don’t forget to bring your own baby carrier!
 
For babies 6 weeks of age and up.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Wed Jun 14, 2017
Times: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Daniela Pueyo Grand   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Afro-Danse Portage
Laissez le rythme des danses africaines énergiser votre corps et votre esprit et ce tout en portant votre bébé! Cette classe de danse portage combinera des danses africaines traditionnelles et modernes. Une classe pleine d'énergie où le plaisir est au
rendez-vous. Venez habiller avec des vêtements confortable pour bien bouger, la classe se fait pieds nus.
 
Amenez une bouteille d’eau et votre porte-bébé.
 
Pour les bébés de 6 semains et plus.
 
Les inscriptions débuteront le 5 avril 2017 à 9 h 30
Date: Wed Jun 21, 2017
Times: 13 h 00 à 14 h 00
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475, avenue Evered
Provided by: Bernadeth Betchi   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Gratuit  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Babywearing Afro-Dance
Let the music fuel your body as you feel the African rhythms all while wearing your baby. This class will combine traditional and modern African dance into a fun, energetic and low impact class. Wear comfortable clothing that allows movement, the class is done barefoot.
 
Bring a water bottle and your own baby carrier.
 
For infants 6 weeks and up.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Wed Jun 21, 2017
Times: 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Bernadeth Betchi   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Family Yoga

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

 

For parents and their children from 2 to 5 years old. 

 

Please bring your yoga mat.

Date: Tue Jun 27, 2017
Times: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa

Prenatal and Postnatal

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

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Ave. 
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 5K9
Provided by: Mothercraft Ottawa   http://mothercraft.com/program/post-partum-support/
Fees: NO FEE  
Contact: Courtney Holmes  613-728-1839 X227 
How Babies Move and What Babies Sense from Belly, Through Birth, to Three Years of Age, is Foundational for the Child's Ability to LIve and Learn.

* Did you know that when babies are kept frequently in car seats or other equipment that prop them up before they put themselves in a sitting or standing position, it could effect their neurological development?

* When children are allowed to sit up and walk when they are ready, specific reflexes and brain connections develop, setting them up for good health.

 

In this experiential workshop with Yvette Halpin you will learn how cognitive brain functions- like the capacity to read, write, pay attention, self-regulate, be empathetic, follow instructions, etc, use the same brain neural connections as the sensory and motor neural circuits that have been established since infancy.


Yvette will introduce to you and guide you through these innate, genetically encoded, movements of womb and infancy - primitive reflexes, rhythmic movements and developmental movements - these neurodevelopmental movements that are responsible to help baby be born, grow and learn. She will offer many practical ways in which to support this development.

Date: Thu Apr 20, 2017
Times: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location:

Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre (2260 Walkley Road, Canon Building)

Provided by: Yvette Halpin  
Fees: $45 including a comprehensive manual of a compilation of practical information  
Contact: Yvette Halpin  819-459-2983 
Postnatal Exercise
An effective strength training workout that allows you to bond with your baby. Build strength, tone muscles, regain functional movement, improve your
posture and bounce back after childbirth, all while having fun with your baby. Use your baby as resistance and strengthen your back, legs, upper body and core.
For mothers/fathers and infants from 8 weeks to 12 months.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Tue May 16, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Véronique Roberts   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Babywearing Ballet
A unique post-natal activity catered to adults with babies. This class is similar to regular ballet classes, with barre work and centre exercise with special attention given to muscle toning and posture. Accompanied by music and movement, your little one will greatly benefit from being held while you dance. Don’t forget wear comfortable clothing and to bring your own baby carrier!
 
For infants 6 weeks and up.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Wed May 31, 2017
Times: 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Esther América Caron   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 ext. 248 
Postnatal Exercise
An effective strength training workout that allows you to bond with your baby. Build strength, tone muscles, regain functional movement, improve your
posture and bounce back after childbirth, all while having fun with your baby. Use your baby as resistance and strengthen your back, legs, upper body and core.
For mothers/fathers and infants from 8 weeks to 12 months.
 
Registration begins April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Date: Tue Jun 6, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

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

Parent/caregiver training

Building Resilience in Young Children

Resilience is the ability to steer through life challenges and find ways to bounce back and to thrive.  Children build their resilience when they are given opportunities to learn skills and participate in meaningful activities at home and in their community.  Practical tips for parents:  on simple messages about how to build resilience from infancy to age 8.

Date: Tue Apr 25, 2017 - Tue May 16, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location:

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   www.centrepointechildcareservices.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 
Let Your Hands Do the Talking – Level 1 – East

Many children in child care programs are being taught to use sign language as a way to build their communication skills.

Parents/Guardians, Educators and Providers, come enhance your skills by learning the basics of signed English in this six-week course. Preschool signs and topics covered include: language, routines, food, clothing, songs, stories and more.

 

Presenter:-
Bronwen Jones
Retired Speech-Language Pathologist

Registration Deadline
Monday, April 24th 2017 at 4:00 pm

Date: Mon May 1, 2017 - Mon Jun 12, 2017 » Every week on Mon
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:

Andrew Fleck Child Care Services
700 Industrial Ave, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON (Board Room)

Provided by: Children's Integration Support Services   https://form.jotform.com/70363343476962
Fees: CAD $60  
Contact: Kim Legault  613-736-1913 ext 284 
Understanding Temperament

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

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

Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre,

75 Hemmingwood Way, Ottawa  K2G 5T6

Provided by: Centrepointe Early Childhood Resource Centre   www.centrepointechildcareservices.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Lisa  613-225-4819 

For Fathers

Just For Dads ... the Nuts and Bolts of Parenting

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

 

 

Date: Wed Feb 8, 2017 - Wed Apr 5, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (March 15 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 
Dads Matter Parenting Class (Super Dads Super Kids)

Dads Matter welcomes dads every Tuesday evening for supper at 5:30 pm and group following.  Currently we are looking at the Super Dads Super Kids Program.  Intake is required, so please call for an appointment.

Date: Tue Mar 7, 2017 - Tue Apr 25, 2017 » Every week on Tue
Times: Tuesday Evenings 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:

Bethany Hope Centre

820 Woodroffe Ave

Ottawa, ON

Fees: Free  
Contact: Debbie Wong  (613) 725-1733 ext 211 
Dads Matter Play Group

Dads Matter Play Group is a group for Dads upto the age of 29 to bring their child(ren) for a relaxed time with other dads.  Children can be infants, toddlers or preschoolers. Intake is required, so please call to register an appointment.

Date: Thu Mar 9, 2017 - Thu Apr 27, 2017 » Every week on Thu
Times: Thursday afternoons from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:

Bethany Hope Centre

820 Woodroffe Ave

Ottawa ON

Fees: Free  
Contact: Debbie Wong  (613) 725-1733 ext 211 
New Dads: Providing Postpartum Support
ARE YOU A NEW DAD?
Is your partner experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, since the arrival of the baby/ies?
If so, this workshop is for you! Our free, 3 part series is designed to help you support your partner through post-partum challenges, while balancing your own transition experience as a new partner/father/parent. Becoming a family can bring great joy and happiness, but can also bring unex-pected challenges and adjustments. Increase your understanding of Perinatal Mental Health , learn coping strategies, research and resources in a facilitated group setting.
 
*Infants 12 months and under are welcome!*
 
Registration will begin April 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am
Date: Thu Apr 13, 2017 - Thu Apr 27, 2017
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

Mothercraft Ottawa

475 Evered Avenue
Provided by: Susan Martensen   www.mothercraft.com
Fees: Free  
Contact: Cathy Cadieux  613-728-1839 

For Children

FRIENDS for Life (anxiety prevention program for children 7- 9 years old)

Anxiety Prevention Program for children 7-9 years 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 Apr 12, 2017 - Wed Jun 7, 2017 » Every week on Wed
Times: 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
Location:

Family Services Ottawa

312 Parkdale Avenue

Ottawa, ON

K1Y 4X5

Provided by: Family Services Ottawa   www.familyservicesottawa.org
Fees: CAD$ 375.00 Subsidies are available  
Contact: Intake  613-725-3601 
Home Alone & Street Proofing

Each participant receives a student manual and a wall certificate.

 

Home Alone, 2 hours, 9 to 12 years

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

 

Street Proofing, 1 hour, 9 to 12 years

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

Date: Sat Apr 29, 2017
Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

Fees: CAD $50 per participant  
Contact:
Cybersafe and Bully Proofing

Cyber Safe & Bully Proofing

Two hot topics with parents, this workshop is designed to increase safety awareness when children are using the internet, as well as to explore the idea of bullying; what it is and how to prevent it.    “It is estimated that 2 out of 3 households in Canada have a computer and access to cyberspace, and 26% of kids ages 9 to 15 went to meet a friend that they met online without permission of their parents” (source: www.kidproofsafety.com)  This 3-hour workshop, developed by Kidproof Canada www.kidproofsafety.com and facilitated by the Ottawa Safety Council, is interactive and hands-on with role-playing, and group discussion.

Currently offered for ages 8 – 11.

 

Cyber Safe (2 hours) – Covers the topic of internet safety.  Participants will learn:

  • Common definitions they will find on the Internet
  • Types of possible dangers found on the Internet
  • How to identify warning signs and how to safely respond to them
  • Responsibilities for safe surfing
  • Safe practice for chatting and Instant Messaging

 

Bully Proofing (1 hour) – Learn to avoid being bullied and if they are bullied, know how to stop it.  Participants will learn how to:

  • Define bullying and cyber-bullying
  • Recognize bullying behavior in different situations
  • React to bullying if they are being bullied
  • Avoid being a target
  • React if they witness a person being bullied
  • Develop empathy and celebrate uniqueness
Date: Sat May 6, 2017
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/cybersafe/
Fees: CAD $50 per participant  
Contact:
Ottawa Children's Festival de la jeunesse

Since 1985, the Ottawa Children’s Festival (OCF) has hosted an annual celebration of the best in live performing arts for children. Creating programs for children aged two to 15, the Festival focuses on enriching school curriculum and promoting the arts as an integral part of children’s education; strives to present work that excites and challenges audiences of all ages; and prides itself on developing and producing award winning programming that comes from across Canada and around the world. Schools, community groups, caregivers and families of children age two to 15 are the target audience of the OICF.

Date: Wed May 10, 2017 - Sun May 14, 2017
Times: W-F 9am-2pm/ S-S 10am-4pm
Location:

LeBreton Flats Park in Ottawa

Provided by: Catherine O'Grady   http://ottawachildrensfestival.ca/
Fees: CAD 13$ per person/ 10$ person with a perchase of 3+ tickets  
Contact: Lovedyne Dumont  6138642222 
Seuls à la maison et mise en garde contre les dangers de la rue (CW17-29)

Seuls à la maison (2 heures): basé sur le cours Programme seuls à la maison du Conseil canadien de la sécurité. Les conseils sécuritaires aides les enfants avec la confiance en leur sécurité seule à la maison. Cet atelier fournit aux enfants à développer des compétences de vie contre des situations dangereuses. Les sujets comprennent : Qui est à la porte, comment répondre au téléphone, sentir la peur, établir une habitude, que comporte un cas d’urgence, et appeler le 911. Les activités de groupe et des jeux de rôle sont des composants essentiels dans l’atelier.

 

Mise en garde contre les dangers de la rue (1 heure): cet atelier a été conçu par Le Conseil de sécurité d’Ottawa. Il est destiné à aider les enfants à identifier les situations potentiellement dangereuses et fournies aux enfants des compétences de vie qui les garderont en sécurité. Les sujets comprennent : identifier des situations dangereuses, faire confiance dans vos intuitions, comment faire des choix sécuritaires, garder une distance sécuritaire, dire non, attirer l’attention, et identifier des leurres communs des étrangers. La discussion, jeux de rôle, et d’autres méthodes d’enseignement interactif visent aux enfants des compétences vitales qui garderont en sécurité.

 

9 à 12 ans. Tous les diplômés reçoivent un manuel et un certificat. Enregistrement et paiement sont requis en avance.

 

Questions fréquentes

Où puis-je contacter l’organisation avec mes questions?  613-238-1513 ou info@ottawasafetycouncil.ca

Quel est le politique de remboursement?

En cas d’annulation par le Conseil de sécurité d’Ottawa : le déclarant ou l’hôte a l’option de transférer à une date de cours plus tard ou recevoir un remboursement de tous les frais de cours payés.

En cas d’annuler par le déclarant : les requêtes d’annulation recevoir avec plus de cinq jours en avance du commencement du cours résultat en remboursement de tous les frais du cours payés moins un frais de traitement. Des requêtes d’annulation recevoir avec moins de cinq jours en avance du commencement du cours résultat en une perte de tous les frais du cours payés. Cette politique est en support direct entre le Conseil de sécurité d’Ottawa et les éducateurs publics contractés à fournir les cours.

Date: Sat May 13, 2017
Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Salle de classe du Conseil de sécurité d'Ottawa
301 Moodie Dr.
Suite 103
Nepean, ON
K2H 9C4
Provided by: Le Conseil du sécurité d'Ottawa   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/event/seuls-a-la-maison-et-mise-en-garde-contre-les-dangers-de-la-rue-cw17-29/
Fees: CAD 50$ par participant  
Contact: 613-238-1513 
Home Alone & Street Proofing

Each participant receives a student manual and a wall certificate.

 

Home Alone, 2 hours, 9 to 12 years

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

 

Street Proofing, 1 hour, 9 to 12 years

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

Date: Sat May 27, 2017
Times: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

Babysitter Training

Babysitting, 8 hours, 12 + years (or turning 12 within the calendar year)

 

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

The Babysitter’s Training Course covers such topics as:

  • Becoming a successful babysitter
  • Caring for children from three months to school-aged
  • The behaviour and misbehaviour of children
  • Handling emergencies
  • Caring for a sick or injured child
  • Prevention and Basic First Aid

Student Reference Book

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

Certification

Each course graduate (passing grade of 75% on the final examination)  is presented with a wall certificate and graduation wallet card. These provide validation that the holder has completed eight hours of training and successfully passed a comprehensive examination on the course material.

Date: Fri Jun 9, 2017
Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

Provided by: Ottawa Safety Council   https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/babysitting-2/
Fees: $75 + HST  
Contact:
Home Alone & Street Proofing

Each participant receives a student manual and a wall certificate.

 

Home Alone, 2 hours, 9 to 12 years

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

 

Street Proofing, 1 hour, 9 to 12 years

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

Date: Sat Jun 17, 2017
Location:

Ottawa Safety Council (classroom)

301 Moodie Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2H 9C4

Suite 103

Tip of the Day
Practise enjoying the moment. We tend to live in the future, planning and thinking "When the baby's asleep, I'll get some work done", "When he learns to talk, we'll have so much fun." Train yourself to live in the present. This wonderful time will pass very quickly and will never come again.
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