Early Years

Are you looking to keep your family well? Find ways to get better? Meet other parents or caregivers in your community?

Check out our free programs for pregnant women and their partners. Give us a call or drop by to register, to book an appointment or to find out more.

CCHC may cancel or reschedule programs as needed.​

Children and babies' health and wellness matter.

Services by Schedule

Next Event Monday 31 July, 13:00

Support from a registered nurse and lactation consultant. In English, French, Arabic and Somali. Drop in.

Weekly | Mondays
1:00 — 3:00 pm

For more information, please call 613-233-4443 ext. 2108


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Next Event Wednesday 2 August, 09:30

Have a new baby? Living with a toddler or a preschooler? Feeling isolated? For fun and a break from your normal routine, come by our playgroup for parents and their children. Drop in.

Weekly | Wednesdays
9:30 — 11:30 am

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Next Event Wednesday 2 August, 13:30

Come by our playgroup for early learning activities like circle time, reading and singing. Meet other parents and caregivers to share your experience. For babies from birth to 12 months. Drop in.
Weekly | Wednesdays
1:30 — 3:00 pm
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Next Event Tuesday 1 August, 13:30

Offered by Ottawa Public Health

Come speak with a public health nurse about parenting, breastfeeding, healthy eating, being active, growth and development and more.

Available to expectant parents and parent(s) or guardians of children aged birth to 6 years of age. For everyone in Ottawa, in English and French.

Drop in.
Weekly | Tuesdays
1:30 — 3:00 pm

For more information: 613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

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Next Event Friday 28 July, 09:30

Come to playgroup and learn through play based activities. Now exclusively for caregivers and children under their watch, we'll also offer support and resources. Each caregiver may bring a maximum of 5 children. Drop in.

Weekly | Friday
9:30 — 11:30 am

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Next Event Friday 28 July, 11:30

Borrow parenting resources, books and toys for free (children birth—6). Drop in.

Weekly | Wednesday
11:30 — 12:00 & 3:00 — 3:30 pm
Weekly | Fridays
11:30 am — 12:00 pm

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Next Event Monday 31 July, 09:30

Join us for a morning of arts and crafts, sand play and other fun activities. Weather permitting. In English, Somali and Arabic. Drop in.

Dundonald Park
July 10, July 24, August 14
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

St. Lukes Park
July 17, July 31, August 21
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

For more information, call 613-233-4443 x 2108.

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Next Event Thursday 17 August, 15:30

Enjoy a fun outing with friends and family at local museums. Meet at Centretown Community Health Centre. In English, French, Arabic and Somali.

Museum of Nature
Thursday, August 17, 2017
3:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Register today! 613-233-4443 x 2108

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Next Event Tuesday 29 August, 10:00

Make nutritious, tasty and affordable food for your baby. 



May 30 and August 29, 2017

10:00 am — 12:00 pm



613.233.4443 x 2108


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Next Event Friday 28 July, 09:00

Offered by The Caring & Sharing Exchange

This program provides tangible assistance in the form of grade-appropriate stuffed backpacks. To apply to receive necessities such as basic school supplies and backpacks please ask for a Community Social Worker at the General Reception. 

For students in kindergarten to 8th grade. 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (except during lunch break 12:00 to 1:00 pm) 

Please not that assistance from the Caring and Sharing Exchange depends on community donations and is never 100% guaranteed. 

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Next Event Friday 28 July, 13:30

Join us for a fun evening of playing and learning all about math through games, activities and crafts.
This program is for parents and their children ages 3—5 years.

Fridays│July 14, 21 28 & August 11, 18
1:30 to 3:30 pm

Register: 613.233.4443  ext. 2108

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Services by Appointment

Do you have questions about your child's development? Our family home visiting service offers support and can help connect you to services in the community. Services offered in English, Somali and Arabic.
Call for information: 613-233-4443 x 2195

Find out about parenting, health and wellness information and resources. A health promoter visits schools and agencies in our community. In English, Arabic and Somali.
Call for information: 613-233-4443 x 2195