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Parenting in Ottawa Drop-Ins

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Do you have questions about your baby? Want to know if your child is on track? Do you have questions about your child's growth and development? We are here to help.

The Parenting in Ottawa Drop-ins are located across the City of Ottawa. Speak with a public health nurse about parenting. 

  • Get support for breastfeeding
  • Learn ways to help your child eat healthy and be active
  • Make sure your child is on track with their growth and development
  • Ask about your child's social and emotional development

The program is available to:

  • Expectant parents, parents and guardians of children aged birth to 6 years of age

Find the Parenting in Ottawa Drop-in closest to you: 

Drop-ins are closed on statutory holidays unless otherwise specified

*Schedule may change 

Dates, times, and locations of Parenting in Ottawa Drop-Ins

Date & Time

Location

 Monday

9:30 to 11 am

CLOSED on April 17th, 2017

Ottawa Public Library - Cumberland Branch
1599 Tenth Line, Ottawa, K1E 3E8

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Monday

1:30 to 3 pm

CLOSED on April 17th, 2017

South Nepean Satellite Community Centre
4100 Strandherd Drive, Barrhaven, K2J 0V2

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Monday

9 to 10:30 am

Open only:

  • February 13, 2017
  • March 6, 2017

  • April 10, 2017    

  • May 29, 2017       

Blossom Park Public School

3810 Sixth Street

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Monday 

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Open only:

  • May 15, 2017
  • June 19, 2017
  • September 18, 2017
  • October 16, 2017
  • November 20, 2017
  • December 18, 2017
Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre
300 Des Pères-Blancs Avenue
613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Monday

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Open only:
  • January 23,
  • February 27
  • March 27, 2017.
Jules Morin Fieldhouse
400 Clarence Street
613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Tuesday

10 to 12 pm

Open only:

  • April 25, 2017
  • May 23, 2017
  • June 27, 2017
 

NROCRC (Nepean Rideau Osgoode Community Resource Centre)

Minto Party Room

1343 Meadowlands Dr E, Nepean, K2E 6K

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Tuesday

1 pm to 3 pm

Andrew Fleck

Ontario Early Years Centre Ottawa South

2330 Don Reid Dr

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Tuesday 

1:30 to 3 pm

Centretown Community Health Centre

420 Cooper Street

613-233-4443

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Tuesday

9:30 to 11:00 am

Open only :

 

  • April 25, 2017
 

Carrousel

Les services à l'enfance Grandir ensemble *Services in French*

431 St- Laurent Blvd.

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Tuesday

9:30 to 11:00 am

Open only :

  • February 28, 2017
  • March 28, 2017
  • May 23, 2017
  • June 13, 2017
 

Parent Resource Centre

Les services à l'enfance Grandir ensemble *Services in French*

300 Goulburn Private

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Wednesday

9:30 to 10:30 am

*Closed on March 15, 2017 due to bad weather

Kinburn Community Centre
3045 Kinburn Side Road  Kinburn, K0A 2H0

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Wednesday 

10 to 11:30 am

*Closed on March 15, 2017 due to bad weather

Ottawa Public Library - Stittsville Branch

1637 Stittsville Main

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Wednesday

9:30 to 11:00 am

Open only:

  • January 18, 2017
  • February 15, 2017 
    • Closed this date due to bad weather  
  • March 22, 2017
  • April 19, 2017
  • May 17, 2017
  • June 21, 2017
 

Jean-Robert-Gauthier Catholic Elementary School

Les services à l'enfance Grandir ensemble *Services in French*

651 Chapman Mills Drive

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Wednesday
1:30 to 3:00 pm
Open only:
  • April 5, 2017
  • April 26th, 2017
  • May 3rd, 2017
  • May 31st, 2017
  • June 28th, 2017
  • July 5th, 2017
Community & Social Services Department
Community and Social Support Centre West / Community Hub West
100 Constellation Drive, 2nd Floor
613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Thursday

9:30 am to 11 am

Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre

225 Donald St

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Thursday

9:30 to 11:00 am

Live and Learn Resource Centre

8243 Victoria St-RR3

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Thursday

10 am to 11:30 am

Ottawa Public Library - Beaverbrook Branch

2500 Campeau Dr

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

 Thursday

1:30pm to 3pm

 

Vanier Community Service Centre 

270 Marier Avenue, Ottawa, K1L 7H8

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Thursday

1:30 to 3 pm

** Hours will change to    

1:00-2:30pm as of May 4th, 2017

Ontario Early Years Centre: Orleans Cumberland Community Resource Ctr
105-240 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa, K1E 3V8    613-830-4357

A Lactation Consultant is also available

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Thursday
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Open only:
  • April 6, 2017
  • April 27th, 2017
  • May 4th, 2017
  • June 1st, 2017
  • June 29th, 2017
  • July 6th, 2017
Community & Social Services Department
Community and Social Support Centre West / Community Hub West
100 Constellation Drive, 2nd Floor
613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Friday

9:30 to 11 am

CLOSED on May 19, 26 and June 9, 2017

Rideauview Community Centre
4310 Shoreline Drive,  Ottawa, K1V 1N4

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Friday

9:30 to 11 am

 

Ontario Early Years Centre - Ottawa West - Nepean Pinecrest- Queensway Health and Community Services-  1365 Richmond Road, Ground Floor Ottawa, ON K2B 6R7  613-820-4922, ext. 3650 

A Lactation Consultant is also available

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Friday

9:30 am to 11:00 am

CLOSED on March 17, 2017

Richmond Arena

6095 Perth Street

613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

Drop-ins for babies under one year of age: 

Dates, times, and locations of under-one drop-ins (you may also receive support for babies under one at the regular Parenting in Ottawa drop-ins)

Date & Time

Location

Saturday

10:00 am to 12 :30 pm

Ontario Early Years Centre: Canadian Mothercraft of Ottawa 
475 Evered Avenue; 613-728-1839, ext. 0

A  Lactation Consultant is also available

Sunday

10:00 am to 12 :30 pm

St-Laurent Complex -525 Côté Street

A  Lactation Consultant is also available

 

 

Growing Healthy Screening Clinics (Co-led by Ottawa Public Health and Carlington Community Health Centre, in partnership with community agencies)

To assess the growth and development
of children, birth to 6 years of age:

  • Who may not be developing as expected.
  • Whose parent or legal guardian has questions or concerns.

Services attending these events include: Ottawa Public Health, Crossroads Children's Centre, First Words Program, Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre, Parent Resource Centre

* Please call ahead to register as spaces are limited*

Date & Time

Location

Tuesday

April 11, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Host Agency: Youville Centre

Location: 150 Mann Avenue

Contact Christina Lawrence: 613-231-5150 ext. 121 (Leave a message)

 

Tuesday

April 25, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Host Agency: Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

Location: Beaverbrook Library (2500 Campeau Drive)

Contact Colleen Taylor: 613-591-3686 ext. 228 (Leave a message)

Tuesday

May 30, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Host Agency: Andrew Fleck OEYC

Location: Greenboro Community Centre (363 Lorry Greenberg)

 

Contact Julie Cloutier: 613-737-6369 ext. 712 (Leave a message)


  •  There will be a play area and snacks
  • Childcare is available for your children
  • Free parking
  • Bus tickets are available, if needed

 

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