Prenatal Services

Prenatal education offers parents-to-be answers to many of their questions and concerns. Have questions? We are here to help.

Learn more about the options available to you:  

List of local supports
Indigenous agencies

Support before and after baby is born:

 Young/single parent

Prenatal, social, parenting, school and health services

  • Le Transit (French only)
    135, rue Alice #200 Ottawa ON K1L 7X5
    Phone: 613-747-3838
Smoking Cessation Programs
Substance Use

Help for women with substance use problems

Crisis Support

Crisis help, emergency shelter, counseling and support:

  • Assaulted Women's Helpline
    Phone: 1-866-863-0511
  • Family Violence Drop-In for Women & Children
    Phone: 613-569-2236
  • Interval House of Ottawa
    PO Box 40089, 2515 Bank St. Ottawa, ON K1V 0W8
    Crisis Line : 613-234-5181
    Phone : 613-234-8511 (24 hrs)
  • Maison d'amitié (French only)
    40 Cobourg Street, Ottawa, ON
    Phone: 613-747-9136 (24 hrs)
  • Nelson House
    P.O. Box 5381, LCD Merivale, Nepean ON K2C 3H5
    Crisis Line: 613-225-3129
    Phone: 613-225-0533
  • Health811
    Connect with a registered nurse day or night for free, secure and confidential health advice by calling 8-1-1.

211: Information and referral services for Eastern Ontario. We connect individuals to social, governmental and health resources for issues such as: parenting, child care, disabilities, finances, employment, stress, recreation, sexuality, seniors support, bereavement and more.

Better Beginnings Better Futures

Bethany Hope Centre

Bereaved Families of Ontario-Ottawa

Best Start Resource Centre

Brighter Futures for Children of Young Parents

Centre des services communautaires Vanier

Centretown Community Health Centre


Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centre

Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre

Family Services Ottawa

Lowertown Community Resource Centre

Mothercraft Ottawa

Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre

Ottawa Public Health

Ottawa Public Library 

Parent Resource Centre

Pinecrest-Queenway Community Health Centre

Rural Family Connections

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

Somerset West Community Health Centre

South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre 

St. Mary's Home 

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre 

Youville Centre

Do you have more questions about parenting?

  • Connect with a registered nurse from Health811 for free, secure, and confidential health advice. Service is available 24/7 in English and French, with translation support also offered in other languages. Call 8-1-1 or visit
  • Connect with a Community Navigator from 2-1-1 for information about community programs and resources across Eastern Ontario. Helpline service is available 24/7 and in many different languages. Call 2-1-1 or visit
  • Connect with other parents on the Parenting in Ottawa Facebook page.
  • There are a variety of services to make it easier for your child to grow up healthy in Ottawa.
  • You can update your child's immunization record using either the CANImmunize App or the Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON) Tool
  • If you have received a message from Ottawa Public Health such as a letter or a call regarding immunization, an infectious disease, or infection control lapse, please call 613-580-6744 and listen to the menu options carefully.

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