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Healthy Beginnings & Family Support Programs
*program can be joined at any stage of pregnancy and participants can stay six (6) months post-natally
Healthy Beginnings is a weekly pre- and post-natal nutrition and support program for pregnant women living in the catchment area (north of Bloor, south of Rowntree, west of Yonge, and east of Jane).
Healthy Beginnings offers information, education, and support through group workshops as well as opportunities to talk individually with the team of nurses, dietitians, settlement workers, counsellor/therapist, early years, and family support workers. In addition, the program provides a healthy lunch, food hamper, food vouchers, and free child care in a caring and welcoming environment.
Healthy Beginnings is a Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program supported by The Public Health Agency of Canada.
Hours: Wednesdays, 10AM to 1PM
Healthy Beginnings can always use donations of children's clothing and other items. At this time, we are looking for the following items:
- new or gently-used baby clothing and blankets
- new baby slings or other soft baby carriers
- diapers (preferably size 2 or 3)
- baby and children's books
Please contact Elle at 416-652-7867 ext. 221 if you'd like to donate any of the above items.
*program is open to mothers living in the community with a 0-18-month-old infant
The Stop’s Breastfeeding Café is a weekly program facilitated by peer leaders. The program is an opportunity to share experiences, receive information, guidance, and support as well as links to community resources.
Hours: Wednesdays, 12PM to 2PM (lunch at 12PM, group starts at 1PM)
Community Family Support
*families are welcome from all backgrounds with young children
The Family Support Program provides support for families with young children and focuses on building community connections.
Family Support Workers provide individual support for parents in order to increase access to community resources and promote the health and well-being of the whole family.
Hours: Wednesdays, 2PM to 4PM, and Thursdays, 9:30AM to 11AM
For more information, contact Elle at 416-652-7867 ext. 221.