Services for parents

Peer Parenting Support Program

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Ottawa Public Health is looking for input and ideas from expecting, new and existing parents/caregivers to develop a Peer Parenting Support Program.

Online Support

Browse our website to find information written by local health experts or join the conversation on our Facebook Page.

  

Phone Support

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Do you have questions about parenting? Speak directly with a public health nurse, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call 613-PARENTS [613-727-3687].

Parenting in Ottawa Drop-ins

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The Parenting in Ottawa Drop-ins are located across the City of Ottawa. Speak with a public health nurse about parenting. The program is available to expectant parents, parents and guardians of children aged birth to 6 years of age.

 Home Visits

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This program provides home visiting, to expectant mothers and families with children from birth to their transition to school. This program is designed to help parents who need more support to give their children a healthy start.

Prenatal Classes 

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Online and in-person prenatal classes offer parents-to-be answers to many of their questions and concerns.

Breastfeeding Support 

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Do you need help with breastfeeding? Do you have questions about your baby? Come to a FREE Drop-in.

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