It Takes A Village
It truly takes a village to raise a child, and there's no shame in that. We want to be there for you and your family, whether you're celebrating your child's milestones or needing a little extra support.
On this page, you'll find a growing list of helpful resources for:
(last updated: 01/10/2022)
From the American Academy of Pediatrics, this book covers everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training and from breastfeeding to nurturing your child’s self-esteem. There’s even something for grandparents, too. Written to cover care for infants through to children age five.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants and children.
Take lifesaving infant and child CPR Class with Bump + Baby Matters.
For babies with sensitive eczema prone skin, this resource provides support, education, and research on eczema.
This Canadian organization is dedicated to improving mothers’ health through education, research, and screening. If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant or are a new mother, visit the MotHERS program to keep up-to-date on the latest medical information and resources.
EI Maternity & Paternity Benefits
If you’re pregnant or a parent of a newborn or recently adopted child, you might be eligible for Employment Insurance maternity and parental benefits. Check out this Government of Canada page to see if you're eligible for EI maternity or parental benefits and how to apply.
This non-profit provides mother-to-mother/parent-to-parent peer support for pregnant women, new parents, and beyond. La Leche shares evidence-based information on breastfeeding and provides programs tailored to the needs of your community. Their extensive network covers a variety of programs in each province or territory.
Josiah & Co
Melissa Sulley of Josiah & Co is a Grief Coach, Educator, and Pregnancy Loss Doula. She offers one-on-one grief support with a focus on Pregnancy & Infant Loss, including but not limited to, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, termination for medical reasons, and abortion.
Find community-based support for parents in your province or territory, brought to you by The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS). CPS is the national association of paediatricians, committed to working together to advance the health of children by nurturing excellence in health care, advocacy, education, research, and support of its membership.
EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free programs to parents/caregivers and their children from 0-6 years of age in Toronto and the GTA. The centres welcome families to participate in programs that help strengthen your adult-child relationships, provide parent education, and foster healthy child development.
Check out the blog posts that are dedicated to various activities you can do with your child! We have a growing list of sensory activities, crafts, and local festivities.
Busy toddler is an amazing resource for tons of fun and educational activities to engage your little one in learning, sensory play, and creativity. It was created by Susie, an early education advocate, former teacher, and mom of 3, whose mission is to bring hands-on learning back to childhood and support others in their parenting journey.