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.

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We are here for you during COVID-19

Programs and Services are now being offered remotely. To see what’s available please click here.

Breastfeeding support : although the weekly drop-in is cancelled, we continue to offer breastfeeding support on Tuesdays by an experienced Registered Nurse, either over the phone or in person.  To access these services, please call 613-233-2317 ext. 2144.

Parenting Support: Although all of our playgroup drop-ins are cancelled, we continue to offer parenting support and resources.  To access these services, please call 613-233-2317 ext. 2201.

Self-serve Baby Weight Check: this service is now available on Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00 pm by appointment only. To book an appointment call 613-233-4697.
Please note: this is not a medical appointment and a health care provider will not assess baby weights.

Emergency Baby Cupboard: Parents in need can access diapers once a month. Please call 613-233-4443 for  information about the emergency baby cupboard.

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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: info@centretownchc.org  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 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.

Weekdays

Call for information: 613-233-4443 x 2219

Find out about parenting, health and wellness information and resources. A health promoter visits schools and agencies in our community.

Weekdays

Call for information: 613-233-4443 x 2219

The EarlyON Family Navigator connects families with community programs and services available for pregnant women and families with children birth to 6 years of age.  The Family Navigator can:

  • Help navigate systems and services
  • Provide information about early childhood development
  • Provide parenting information and resources
  • Provide information on services and program that support family needs
  • Refer to programs and services in their community
  • Advocate for services

Who Is Eligible?

Pregnant women and families with children birth to 6 years of age who live in Ottawa.

How to Refer?

No referral is required for this service.  For more information or to book an appointment please contact 613-233-4443 ext: 2201.