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|Record #||Organization Name(s)||Address||Office Phone||Description||Hours||My List|
|CDR0030||Best Start Health Coalition In Peel||4 Automatic Rd, Ste 102
Brampton, ON L6S 6K9
|905-452-1246||Best Start Health coalition whose mandate is to reduce the incidence of low birth weight babies and improve the health of families in Peel. Support is provided through public education in the form of written materials, displays and community programs for pregnant women (Healthy Start) and pregnant teens (Teen Prental Supper Club).
For more details: refer to specific Peel Health programs: Pregnancy Programs - Teen Programs; Adult pregnancy Programs; Healthy Start Program for Pregnant Women.
Offered at 10 Sites throughout the region.
|Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm||Add Record|
|CDR0262||Catholic Family Services of Peel Dufferin, Best Fathers Possible||60 West Dr, Ste 201
|905-450-1608||Best Fathers Possible is a drop-in group for dads who want to be their best in their role as fathers. In a male friendly and supportive context, participants will learn how to:
*Build trust and rapport with your child
*Implement a more effective fathering role based on
*Personal responsibility, patience, and respect
*Increase your capacity to be responsive to the needs of your children
*Understand each developmental stage of your child and how to adjust your fathering in an appropriate and effective manner
*Improve your relationship with your children
|CDR0138||Fathers Are Capable Too: Parenting Association||416-410-3228||Aims to change the legal and social attitudes to promote shared parenting and formal equality by:
Promoting public awareness, providing education and support programs in parenting for children, their families and the total community;
Performing research relating to separated families, children and their social environment;
Establishing and providing support programs for parents and children;
Supporting the educational, social and recreational activities of the community.
FACT will continue to be a moderate group that is inclusive of both genders, all races, colours, creeds and denominations, dedicated to promoting an unbiased image of fatherhood and motherhood, shared and equal parenting, and preserving the rights of our children, and future children, to a complete relationship with both parents and their extended families.
|CDR1160||Mississauga Parent Child Resource Centre, Heures de famille en français||1801 Lakeshore Road W, Unit 101
Mississauga, ON L5J 1J6
|905-822-1114||In a small structured group, activities include : music, dance, songs, readings, and creative art activities. In a respectful environment, the parents and children can have successful experiences in French.
G1-5632 Tenth Line W.
Telephone * 905-286-4455
83 Kennedy Rd S
Telephone * 905-230-1255
101-1801 Lakeshore Rd. W.
Telephone * 905-822-1114
|Brittany Glen: French Immersion * Tues 10am-10:45am * Heures de famille en français * Tues 11am-12pm
Kennedy: French Immersion * Wed 9:30am-10:30am * Heures de famille en français * 10:45am-11:45am
|CDR0246||Mississauga Parents of Multiple Births Association||Self help group providing information, support and assistance for parents/guardians of multiples (twins, triplets, quads, etc) through monthly meetings and special events.||Add Record|
|CDR0363||Mothers of Preschoolers Group||The Freedom Centre
157 Lakeshore Road W
Mississauga, ON L5H 1G3
|905-891-1777||"Mothers of Preschoolers" is a Christian based Moms group. We understand the unique needs, challenges and joys in this season of early mothering, because we are in it too. You will be welcomed in our MOPS group just as you are. MOPS programs often include teaching by mentors and other speakers, discussions, community outreach projects and opportunities to develop creatively. All this while your children are being cared for in their own parallel program.||Wed 9:30am-11:15am||Add Record|
|CDR0184||Parents Without Partners Inc, Mississauga Valley Chapter 594||905-278-0111||PWP is an international, non-profit, non-sectarian, educational organization devoted to the welfare of single parents and their children; a self-help organization to help single parents help themselves. (This group is NOT a lonely-hearts club; NOT a dating service; nor does it promote single parenting). Programs offered include:
such as movie matinees; skating; swimming; LaserQuest; Science Centre; picnics; Wonderland; hiking; Kidsports; ceramics; bowling; trampoline; etc.
Activities such as card nights; movie nights; theatre; potluck suppers, darts, adult socials, etc.
Information nights with guest speakers, workshops, discussion nights, or just a fun night of learning to play cards or pool.
Revenue generated is used to cover expenses and subsidies for the children's activities.
Members get together to play baseball in the summer; and volleyball and badminton in the winter.
|CDR0201||Peel Health Services Department, Public Health, Pregnancy Programs, Teen Programs||Health Line Peel 905-799-7700||Peel Health offers free prenatal classes for pregnant teens and young women including:
PRENATAL CLASSES FOR PREGNANT TEENS
Free prenatal education classes for pregnant teens and young women. Topics covered include: pregnancy and childbirth; caring for you and your baby; community resources and services. Offered at various locations. To register call 905-799 7700
TEEN PRENATAL SUPPER CLUB
A program for pregnant young women. Come for prenatal classes, supper and learn to stay healthy during pregnancy; cope with labour and delivery; learn to care for your newborn; learn to cook easy meals; meet other new moms over dinner; talk with Public Health Nurses and other health care professionals.
Prenatal Supper Clubs are operated by Best Start Health Coalition in Peel and are supported, in part, by Peel Public Health.
Offered at the following locations:
Brampton North Early Years Centre
57 Mill St N
(Queen St W & Mill St)
Wednesdays 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Peel Public Health Clinic, Fairview
Parkways West Plaza
325 Central Pkwy.W.,Unit 21
Lancaster Early Years Hub
7425 Netherwood Road
Wednesdays 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
TEEN EDUCATION AND MOTHERHOOD PROGRAM (TEAM)
These programs are offered though the Peel District School Board. A Public Health Nurse participates in each program weekly. TEAM Brampton and Mississauga offers: Secondary School Programs for students (up to 21yrs); Childcare available for all sites; Resources:YMCA, School social worker, Public Health Nurse Supports & Community links.
To register, contact the following schools:
Peel Alternative School North-Brampton 905-455-1225
Peel Alternative School South-Mississauaga 905-278-3396
Peel Alternative School West-Mississauga 905-363-0154
PEEL YOUNG PARENT'S RESOURCE GROUP (PYPRG)
An organized group of Community partners in the Region of Peel who have come together to discuss ways of enhancing the quality of life for pregnant and parenting teens. This group welcomes pregnant and parenting teens and those who work with and support young mothers in Peel.
Meets the last Thu of every month; for further information about PYMRG and meeting times call 905-791-7800 ext 7557
Community Partners for PYMRG include:
Region of Peel Housing; Birthright- Brampton/Mississauga; Region of Peel, Children's Services; Brampton Life Centre; Mississauga Life Centre; Region of Peel Ontario Works; Children's Aid Society; Trillium Health Centre; Credit Valley Hospital; Peel District School Board; Peel Public Health; Vita Manor; Ontario Early Years Centre; Catholic Family Services; Family Services of Peel; Affinity Women's Program; Mississauga Community Legal Services; Young mothers living in Peel.
|CDR0069||Port Credit Community Church||4 Mississauga Rd N
Mississauga, ON L5H 2H4
|905-274-6564||A non-profit, faith-based facility that provides the following programs (secular and faith based curriculum vary by program):
Trained facilitators guide kids through divorce, separation and loss.
(Mon 7 pm - 8:30 pm)
W.E. CARE LUNCH
Lunch time for those in need.
(Tues 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Support group celebrating and connecting mother of preschoolers.
(Wed 9:15 am-11 am; child programming provided)
Activities, events, friendships and guidance.
(Tue. Sr. High 7 pm-9 pm & Thur. Jr. High - 7 pm-9 pm)
COMMUNITY COFFEE TIME
Coffee and conversation for those in need
(Thu 9:30 am-11:30 am)
GOOD SENSE BUDGET COURSE
Learn the principals of financial responsibility
(Weekend workshops; dates vary)
Other services include on-site internet access (for resource database search), information wall, referral, volunteer recruitment, Community Cupboard (food collection in support of local food bank).
|Tues -Fri 9 am-4 pm||Add Record|
|CDR0199||Region of Peel, Public Health Services, Family Health Division||7120 Hurontario Street, 6th Floor
Mississauga, ON L5M 2C2
|Region of Peel 905-799-7700; Caledon residents 905-584-2216||Offers information and services for preconception (planning a pregnancy) prenatal, breastfeeding, parenting and child health.
Health Line Peel 905-799-7700 for parents of children 0-6. Calls answered by Public Health Nurses. Call Mon-Fri. 8:30-4:30 for information about preconception, prenatal, infants' and children's growth & development, feeding, physical activity, positive parenting, Postpartum Mood Disorders, breastfeeding, community resources available for parents, etc. Referrals to the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children (HBHC) Program (home visiting).
Visit our comprehensive website: www.parentinginpeel.ca for more information.
|Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm||Add Record|
|CDR0971||Single Mothers in Progress||1900 Clark Blvd, Unit 7
Brampton, ON L6T 4W1
|905-457-1110||Single Mothers In Progress is a non-profit organization geared to promoting advancement in self-awareness, athletics, arts, living standards, employment, and education for single mothers and their children. This organization was created to give single mothers the opportunity to provide more stable, safe, and organized homes for their children. We provide various programs and services that promote growth, education, and stability inside the homes of our community; Consequently, allowing the children to grow and become valuable citizens of our society in the future. Our programs and services help both the children and their mothers to elevate themselves, increasing their chances of prosperity.
Single Mothers in Progresss provides programs such as :
- Food and clothes bank
- Refferal Programs
- ID replacement asistance
- The "Make A Better Way" program giving mothers both training and employment for six months.
|*Mon-Fri 9am - 9pm
*Sat 10am - 6pm
*Sun 11am - 5pm
|CDR0176||Single Parent Adopters of Ontario||Members include of singles thinking about adopting, singles 'in process', singles who have adopted, and singles pursuing a second or subsequent adoption.
SPA is an on-line discussion group available to members: provides a forum for members to exchange ideas, advice and support in-between scheduled social events.
For general adoption inquiries or information about adopting from Haiti & Children's Aid Society:
Lisa Adams * 705-432-8024 *
For information about adopting from China and locally
Cathy Tyhurst * 905-967-0249 * firstname.lastname@example.org
Online discussion group:
Heather Keillor * 905-939-8441
|CWL0262||Spectra Community Support Services||905-459-8439
||Provides caring, confidential, non-judgemental support services in several languages for the diverse population of the region
English Distress Lines: 24/7
Multilingual Distress Lines: Mon-Fri 10 am-10 pm, offered in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese and Mandarin
For individuals over 18 years going through a difficult situation or in need of listening support and/or experiencing mental or physical health issues, social isolation, loss of someone, relationship problems, stress, crisis, or abuse or just having difficulties coping in life
Brampton/Mississauga 905-459-7777; Caledon 905-584-7770
TeleCheck Seniors Program - For individuals over the age of 55, offered in English, French, Punjabi Hindi, Urdu, Spanish and Portuguese
The program involves daily or regular phone calls to elderly people who may live alone or with their families/caregivers * Medication reminders, A safety check-in and a re-assurance call to ensure that the person is not in need of any assistance * Emotional and listening support, information on upcoming social events, and connection with other community resources
* Support to family members and caregivers by providing relief to those who have elderly people in their care.
Call TeleCheck Program - 416-646-8450
Peel Postpartum Family Support Line - A collaborative program offered in partnership with Peel Postpartum Mood Disorder Program, Region of Peel, which provides support to mothers and families having a baby in different langauges - English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and Cantonese.Trained staff and volunteers provide caring, listening, emotional, crisis and mental health support to women and their families during these prenatal and postpartum period
Brampton/Mississauga : 905-459-8441; Caledon: 289-298-5468
Reassurance Program - For individuals between the ages of 18 and 55 years
The program involves calling out to the clients to provide them with listening and emotional support * remind them about their medication * direct them to other helpful community resources and information * inform them about upcoming community and social events in Peel Region * provide crisis and suicide intervention support
The main focus is on client needs and their comfort level in terms of speaking to someone of a particular gender, ethnicity, language group, and/or days and times of the week
Please call 905-459-8439 ext. 5 to register for this free program
|Business Office Hours: 9am-5pm
Distress Lines (English) 24 hours, all days of the week, all year round
Distress Lines (Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and Cantonese) Mon-Fri - 10 am-10 pm
Peel Postpartum Family Support Line: Mon-Fri 10 am-10 pm
TeleCheck Seniors program: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Reassurance Program: Mon-Fri 10 am-10 pm
|CDR0117||The Dam||ReMax Building
6850 Millcreek Dr, Suite 109
Mississauga, ON L5N 4J9
|905-826-6558||The Dam is a community program for youth (13-19yrs). All teens are welcome, free of charge, to come to the drop-in and participate in the programs, regardless of race, creed or colour. The drop-in provides a positive, healthy, encouraging and neutral turf environment that is drug-free and alcohol-free.
The Dam is a safe place where youth can hang out. The drop-in is named 'The Dam', because it is the hope that the drop-in is a dam that stops the flow of teens from becoming homeless street kids in the downtown core of Toronto. It is the goal to be the friends of youth and a resource to help them stay at home, in school and in the community.
Offers a safe, fun place where youth can hang-out and get help when they need it. Provides a positive, healthy, encouraging environment for youth by offering free programs welcoming all regardless of race, colour, and creed and developing long-term, caring, consistent, one on one relationships.
YOUNG MOMS' PROGRAM
Support program which gives young mothers a chance to set and attain goals, care for their children and care for themselves, while being integrated into a caring community. This is accomplished by being a strong support for young mothers and by providing positive relationship building with staff, volunteers and young mothers.
Individual counseling for young women to talk with a staff member confidentially about any issue or concern
Assist with housing and job searching
Referrals to other help agencies
Volunteer opportunities available.
|Office Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm
After School Drop-in 3 pm-5 pm
The DFA (DAM Film Association) 7:30 pm-10pm
After School Drop-in 3 pm-5 pm
Discussion Forum 4:30 pm-6 pm
After School Drop-in 3 pm-5:00 pm
Dinner Program 5:30 pm-7 pm
Evening Drop-in 7 pm-9 pm
Young Mom's Dinner Group 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
After School Drop-in 3 pm-5:00 pm
Evening Drop-in 7:oopm to 9:00pm Fri S
After School Drop-in 3 pm-5:00 pm
|CDR0235||Twins Plus Association of Brampton||905-799-4658||
The Twins Plus Association of Brampton is a not-for-profit social and support group for expectant parents, parents, caregivers and families of twins, triplets, or multiples living in Brampton and the surrounding area through monthly meetings, reading material, clothing sales, and social events.
The Mission of the Twins Plus Association of Brampton is to provide moral, emotional and social support and guidance to our members by sharing our mutual experiences as parents of multiple birth children of all ages.
We are a support group for parents and caregivers of multiples.
We consist of parents and expectant parents of multiples birth children of all ages who share our experiences as parents with one another.
We provide an opportunity to meet with other multiple birth parents in an informal social setting.
We are a member chapter of Multiple Births Canada, a national organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for multiple birth families in Canada.
What We Can Offer
What we can offer you as expectant parents or parents of multiples.
To develop parental skills through monthly programs, guest speakers and membership in Multiple Births Canada.
To enhance our shared situation as parents of multiples through suggestions and experience and to foster friendships and camaraderie through the club and social functions.
To provide information and assistance to our members and the community.
To provide moral support and fellowship to each other.
To open two-way communication channels with each other and with the community concerning the unique situation of parenting multiples as well as furthering research in the area of multiple births.
Members can attend our semi-annual sales, where they can sell their gently used clothing, toys, equipment, furniture and accessories.
You can find the Membership Form HERE
Our meetings are held in different venues across Brampton usually starting at 8 pm. All meetings will ba announced on our website www.twinsplus.ca
New & prospective members are always welcome!
Multiple Births Canada
Multiple Births Canada consists of 27 chapter-clubs nation-wide. MBC is active on both the national as well as the international level as a spokesperson on multiple birth issues.
As members of MBC, we have access to a great website with discussion rooms and fact sheets for members, free of charge as well as a discount on publications. They also offer training for volunteers. Their web site is located at www.multiplebirthscanada.org