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Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – Prenatal Nutrition and Support

Group Name: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – Prenatal Nutrition and Support Program

Description: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services improves health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. Our vision is to see Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.

Access Alliance is a member of the Hello Baby Circle prenatal partnership led by St Stephen’s House. This is a program of the Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP). Working together with Toronto Public Health and other community partners, we provide:

  • A friendly place to meet other pregnant women in your neighbourhood
  • TTC tickets and gift certificates for food
  • Snacks and childcare
  • Discussions with nurses, dieticians and community workers about pregnancy, labour and delivery, feeding your baby and many other topics
  • Services and information in several languages

Eligibility: Women living in the area bordered by St Clair Avenue West to the north, College Street to the south, Yonge Street to the East and Dufferin Street to the West.

Where: Trinity-Spadina Ontario Early Years Centre, 706 College St | Toronto, ON M6G 1C1

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-925-2103 Ext. 237 | 416-964-8747 Ext. 254 | 416-324-8677 | |

The Macauley Child Development Centre

Group Name: The Macauley Child Development Centre – Supporting Young Families

Description: Macaulay Child Development Centre is a charitable organization committed to helping all children reach their full potential and thrive. Knowing that the best way to help a child succeed is to also support the child’s family and community, we offer programs and services for children and those closest to them.

Supporting Young Families is a program for pregnant and parenting teens. A collaborative initiative of 5 agencies, the range of services and supports offered includes:

  • Parent-child programs
  • Parenting workshops
  • Social support group
  • Nutrition education
  • Pre-natal education
  • Outreach

Where: Jane Street HUB, 1541 Jane Street | Toronto, ON M9N 2R3

When: Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For details regarding program, dates and times please consult our online brochure or call us.

Contact: 416-789-7441 | |

Toronto Public Health – Healthy Families & Healthy Living Intake

Group Name: Toronto Public Health – Healthy Families & Healthy Living Intake

Description: To provide health education and community support for mothers-to-be and new parents. To provide support for parents who have experienced a stillbirth or the loss of a newborn.

Customer Service Representatives of Toronto Health Connection link callers to programs and services of the City of Toronto. Public Health Nurses of Healthy Families and Healthy Living Intake provide telephone health information and counselling and referrals to the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program. Intake Registered Dieticians provide nutrition counselling and referrals to the Healthiest Babies Possible Program.

District Public Health Nurses provide parent education sessions at a variety of community locations. Public Health Nurses and Nutritionists collaborate on prenatal programs in the community.

Where: Support Programs Mothers-To-Be and New Parents | 5100 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M2N 5V7

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-338-7600 |

Rexdale Women’s Centre – Eating for Two Prenatal Nutrition Program

Group Name: Rexdale Women’s Centre – Eating for Two Prenatal Nutrition Program

Description: The Rexdale Women’s Centre is an independent, non-for-profit, voluntary agency that serves high-need women and their family members residing in the Greater Toronto Area. At the Rexdale Women’s Centre, our vision is that in the Greater Toronto Area all immigrant, newcomer and refugee women and their partners, children, parents, and other family members of all generations have everything they need.

This program is offered to expectant and new moms (both adults and teenagers) to promote healthy development of their children. In addition, this program also supports women who have limited social support and who may be new to Canada. The Rexdale Women’s Centre’s staff provides information and referral, connects moms to resources in the community and provides support for day to day living and challenges. The Rexdale Women’s Centre works in partnership with the Etobicoke Brighter Futures Coalition, Toronto Public Health, and the Rexdale Community Health Centre, to encourage healthy pregnancies and reduce the risk of low birth weight babies.

Where: 21 Panorama Court, Suite 23 | Etobicoke, ON, M9V 4E3

When: Every Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Contact: Millicent 415-745-0062 Ext. 255 |

Regent Park Community Health Centre – Prenatal and Postnatal Programs

Group Name: Regent Park Community Health Centre – Prenatal and Postnatal Programs

Description: Regent Park Community Health Centre (RPCHC) was established in 1973. It is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving the health of Regent Park area residents and the community as a whole, by providing high quality, integrated primary health care services, health promotion services and community capacity building. Our priority is to reduce the health inequities experienced by low-income, immigrant & refugee, non-status and marginally-housed & homeless populations.

Women enter the CPNP program when they are pregnant and continue until their babies are 6 months old. Weekly sessions include nutrition workshops, information about pregnancy and children’s development, healthy snacks, assistance with transportation (TTC tickets) and a $10 grocery voucher.

Workshop topics cover subjects such as nutrition, health education, labour & delivery, breastfeeding, postpartum depression, infant crying and baby massage. There is support from nurses, a dietician, social workers, family home visitors and a lactation consultant. *** Serves women living north of Lakeshore, south of Gerrard, east of Church, west of River.

Where: 246 Sackville Street, Community Hall, First Floor | Toronto, ON M5A 3S4

When: Mondays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (excluding holidays). (Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. Program starts at 1:30 p.m. sharp)

Contact: 416-362-0805 Ext. 228 | |

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