The following resources are meant to be used in addition to the family binder and the nurse navigator’s resources for families participating in the CHILD-BRIGHT CCENT study!

Your Health and Well-Being

Your Baby's Health

Safe Sleep

Your Baby’s Growth and Development

Meal Planning

Community Resources


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  • Parents of Preemies Ottawa
    Support for parents of preemies in the Ottawa area

  • Parenting in Ottawa
    Ottawa Public Health website with lots of information and support for parents

  • Mothercraft Ottawa
    Postpartum support drop-in, drop in for dads
    Childcare resources
    Short-term baby equipment rentals

  • Sweet Pea Occupational Therapy
    Support for families who are struggling with feeding challenges of infants, toddlers and beyond

  • Family Services Ottawa
    Offers parenting courses, support for post-partum depression

  • Parent Resource Centre
    Variety of programs, services, support for parents, including a toy library and infant drop-ins

  • Ottawa Breastfeeds
    Resources and support for breastfeeding, including lactation consultants, breast bumps, resources and support

  • Ontario Early Years Centres - Ottawa
    Programs and services for all parents and caregivers of children, focussed on child development, parenting

  • Canadian Pediatric Society
    Child health information 

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British Columbia

  • Healthy Families Website — Online resource for health and wellness information in BC.

  • Developmental Disabilities Association — The Infant Development Program (IDP) is a family-centered, home-based, consultative program that serves children from birth to three years of age who are at risk for, or who already have a delay in development.
    No referral required. Serves the Vancouver and Richmond area.

  • BC Government Child Behaviour & Development Resources — Early childhood development and behaviour support.

  • Sunny Hill — Sunny Hill Health Centre provides specialized development and rehabilitation services for children, youth and their families.

  • At Home Program — The At Home Program, offered through the Provincial Government, is designed to support children and teens with complex health care needs and/or severe disabilities.

  • Let’s Go Baby Vancouver — Your one source for local drop ins for babies and toddlers (includes updates schedules for community centres, public libraries, YMCA and neighbourhood houses).

  • Vancouver Parks, Recreation and Culture — Recreational activities, facilities and schedules.

  • Vancouver Public Library — Vancouver Public Library is dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning, reading and information needs of Vancouver residents, offering collections and spaces for everyone to explore, create and share knowledge and ideas.

  • Jbrary — An online library of storytime resources to support early literacy, including videos and blog by two children’s librarians.

  • Westcoast Child Care Resource Center Library — Publicly accessible material library – development and age-appropriate books, felt stories, games, toys, and instruments.

  • Pacific Post Partum Support Society (PPPSS) — PPPSS provides telephone support, weekly women's support groups, partner education sessions, community trainings and resource materials for both birthing and non-birthing parents.

  • Reproductive Mental Health – BC Women’s Hospital — Free and confidential counselling for women who would like to talk to a Clinical Counsellor about their difficult birth experience whether they have recently given birth, are planning another pregnancy or are pregnant again. No referral required

  • Perinatal Services BC — Helping parents and caregivers create a safer sleep plan.

  • La Leche League Canada — No cost by phone, online, and in-person informal group meetings. Volunteer leaders will be there to support you by providing evidence-based information on breastfeeding and human milk.

  • Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation

  • Doula Services Association — No-charge doula referral system to find a postpartum doula to support family needs – education in infant development, safe rest, meal prep, light cleaning, and further resources if needed.

  • Meal Train — Organize meal delivery to family from friends/family.

  • Westcoast Child Care Resource Center — Tools and resources to help find quality child care for children birth to 5 years in Vancouver.

  • 811 – Health Link BC — Telephone access to a health service navigator.

  • Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada — Find a trained volunteer car passenger seat technician (CPST) in your area.

  • StrongStart — Free drop in parent participation program for children 6 months to 5 years emphasizing early learning through play, language and positive social interactions.

  • BC Complex Kids Facebook Group — A resource for parents who have children on the At Home Program. Admission to Facebook group upon email contact.

  • Vancouver Parents of Preemies Facebook Group — Online and in-person community of parents of premature babies sharing experiences, advocacy, education and hope.

  • BC NICU Parents Facebook Group — A group for all parents of babies who are and have been in the NICU to share their experiences, ask questions, share tips and tricks, etc.

  • BC Women’s Hospital NICU Graduates! (BCCH) Facebook Group — A place where BC Women’s Hospital miracles can meet.

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For Indigenous Families in BC

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Parenting Resources

Hospital and NICU