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.

Centretown is Designated Baby Friendly!

Centretown Community Health Centre is pleased to announce their re-designation as a baby friendly health facility. The Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) is a WHO/UNICEF strategy to implement practices to promote, protect and support breastfeeding.  

Maintaining BFI designation demonstrates Centretown CHC’s recognition of the health benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby, and efforts to protect, promote and support breastfeeding and always respect the decision of each mother. Clinical practice complies with the WHO international Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and its subsequent resolutions.

For more information about the Baby Friendly Initiative visit:

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. Please email us at:  or call us at (613) 233-4443.

Ever wonder about what rights you have as a breastfeeding mother?

You have rights as a breastfeeding mother, including the right to breastfeed a child in a public area and to receive services free of discrimination. Examples of public areas include: restaurants and cafés, stores and malls, schools, parks and public transit. No one should prevent you from breastfeeding your child simply because you are in a public area. They should not ask you to “cover up,” disturb you, or ask you to move to another area that is more “discreet.” Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers cannot be discriminated against at work and or by their union, if they have one. To learn more, visit the Ontario Human Rights Commission webpage.

Helpful Breastfeeding Resources and Links

Do you have an infant feeding question or challenge? Here’s how to find help…

*CCHC may cancel or reschedule programs if needed.​*

Services by Schedule

Next Event: Mon, Jan 27 9:30am - Thu, Jan 27 11:30am

Our weekly playgroups provide a welcoming environment for families and their children!  It is a space to connect with other families, get support from Early Years staff and receive information about parenting and community resources.  The two –hour interactive playgroup provides:

· A variety of play based activities and toys

· A comfortable and safe atmosphere

· interactive circle time with story time, songs and bubbles!

· A nutritious snack

Weekly | Mondays, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Children accompanied by their parent, grandparent, guardian or home childcare provider.
Weekly | Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm (french only group)
Venez jouer et apprendre en français avec parents, tuteurs, responsables de gardes.
Weekly | Wednesdays, 9:30 — 11:30 am
Children accompanied by their parent, grandparent or guardian.
Weekly | Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Children accompanied by their parent, grandparent, or guardian.

View Event Early Years Playgroup (birth to 6 years) - EarlyON

Next Event: Mon, Jan 27 11:30am - Fri, May 24 12:00pm

Enjoy borrowing great toys for your children free of charge!  Our toy  lending library provides your child with a variety of age appropriate books, toys and games for a two week period.

Weekly | Mondays , 11:30 — 12:00
Weekly | Tuesdays , 11:30 — 12:00
Weekly | Wednesdays , 11:30 — 12:00 & 3:30 — 4:00 pm
Weekly | Thursdays , 3:30 — 4:00 pm
Weekly | Fridays , 11:30 — 12:00

View Event Bill Goodwin Toy Library - EarlyON

Next Event: Mon, Jan 27 1:00pm - 3:00pm

For information on breastfeeding resources in Ottawa please refer to the “Parenting in Ottawa” website and access the  Breastfeeding Tab which will provide you with information and resources.

Come and see us to have your breastfeeding, infant care and parenting questions answered by a Registered Nurse and a Parent and Child Resource Worker.

Weekly | Mondays: 1:00 — 3:00 pm

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

View Event Breastfeeding and Parenting Support Drop-in

Next Event: Wed, Jan 29 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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

View Event Tiny Toes Playgroup (birth to 12 months) - EarlyON

Next Event: Fri, Jan 31 9:30am - 11:30am

Please note that the Early Years Caregivers Playgroup is cancelled for Friday February 14, 2020

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

420 Cooper Street

View Event Early Years Home Child Care Provider Playgroup (birth to 6 years)

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