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: Fri, Feb 21 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)

Next Event: Fri, Feb 21 11:30am - Mon, Jun 17 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, Feb 24 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, Feb 26 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: Tue, Mar 17 1:30pm - 3:30pm

A cooking class for children   ages 4 to 6 and their families.  Come make a yummy and healthy meal together!

A ‘make your own chef hat’ craft will be provided.

Tuesday, March 17, 1:30  pm—3:30 pm

Register: 613.233.4443 x 2108

View Event Little Chefs

Next Event: Sat, Mar 28 9:30am - Sat, Oct 17 11:30am

Attention all dad’s, grandparents and uncles. Join us for a playful morning of fun and discovery. Dynamic Duo’s is a play-based program for men and their children birth to six years old.  You are invited to spend the morning in our welcoming children’s room.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday March 28, 2020, 9:30 am- 11:30 am
SaturdayJune 20, 2020, 9:30 am- 11:30 am
SaturdayJuly 18, 2020, 9:30 am- 11:30 am
SaturdayOctober 17, 9:30 am- 11:30 am

Drop in: 613.233.4443 x 2108

View Event Dynamic Duo

Next Event: Tue, Mar 31 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come and learn more about feeding your baby from 6 to 12 months. Topics will include:

· When and how to introduce foods to your baby

· Healthiest foods and drinks for baby

· Prevention of food allergies

· Learn how to make your own baby food

· And more!

Taste samples of homemade baby food and take recipes to make at home!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

Register: 613.233.4443 x 2108

View Event Feeding Your Baby

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