Looking for more information?

We have listed some of our favorite resources below.
Of course, please bring all your questions to your next appointment.

 

Pregnancy & Baby

Baby’s Best Chance 

British Columbia’s Ministry of Health Services has created this new website for both new and expectant parents, featuring information on healthy pregnancy, early childcare, and self-care for parents.

Best Start Resource Centre   

Best Start: Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre (Ontario) primarily supports those who work with expectant mothers and their young children.

Canadian Association of Midwives   

CAM is the national organization representing midwives and the profession of midwifery in Canada. The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) has created multi-language material about midwifery – Arabic, Farsi, French, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Urdu.

Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation 

Provides resources on breastfeeding basics such as starting out, baby and maternal issues/treatments, as well as breastfeeding myths. Selected resources also available in Chinese.

Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths 

Resources for parents and caregivers to ensure babies sleep within a safe sleep environment.

Encyclopedia on Early Child Development 

This encyclopedia, published on the Internet, is available free of charge.  It covers 33 topics related to the pyscho-social development of the child, from conception to the age of five, with the most up-to-date scientific information.

Fussy Baby 

Devoted to helping parents deal with the practical issues and emotional impact that emerge from having a baby who cries a lot.  Also includes a forum for parents.

Health Before Pregnancy 

An initiative of Best Start Resource Centre, this website for young adults and couples raises issues that can affect men and women and the health of their future children and provides answers to commonly asked questions people think about as they consider parenting.

Healthy Baby Healthy Brain 

Created by Best Start Resource Centre, this site offers parents suggestions to help them support their baby’s brain development and includes 15 short videos on topics such as nutrition, sleep, play, literacy, physical activity, attachment, self-regulation, discipline, stress, etc. Intended for future parents and for parents of children aged zero to three.

Healthy Parents Healthy Children  

A practical guide for pregnancy and being a parent, from Alberta Health Services.

International Breastfeeding Centre (IBC)            

Formerly known as the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic and Institute, IBC provides information sheets on breastfeeding in English and French as well as video clips with explanatory text in English, French, Spanish and Chinese. The clinic itself offers education services in the Toronto area.

KidCareCanada Society 

Provides new parents with information on infant development in easy-to-understand video format.

La Leche League Canada (LLLC) 

Provides information about breastfeeding and helps to locate a breastfeeding support LLLC group in your area.

Multiple Births Canada            

Multiple Births Canada strives to improve the quality of life for multiple-birth individuals and their families in Canada with an extensive network of local chapters, healthcare professionals and organizations.

Pacific Post Partum Support Society   

Based in BC, the Pacific Post Partum Support Society supports women and their families experiencing postpartum/perinatal distress, depression and anxiety. The Postpartum Journey details the story of one woman’s journey through postpartum depression and includes links to downloadable resources on self-care, screening, treatment and more.

Perinatal Mood Disorder Awareness Ltd. (PMDA)   

PMDA is a non-profit organization devoted to increasing awareness and resources for postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders across Canada, and helping individuals and families find support.


Just for Dads

24-Hour Cribside Assistance – For Dads 

This site for new fathers, a project of the Father Involvement Initiative – Ontario Network, was adapted from the 24-Hour Cribside Assistance Manual for Dad from the Region of Peel in Southern Ontario.

The Dad Vibe

A parenting blog by a Canadian dad.


Adoptive Parenting

Adoption Council of Canada (ACC) 

ACC raises public awareness of adoption, promotes placement of waiting children, and stresses the importance of post-adoption services.

Canada’s Waiting Kids 

This site is intended to be an additional resource to prospective adoptive parents who are going through the adoption process with an agency in their area.

CANGRANDS National Kinship Support 

A national internet support group for kinship families raising “other people’s children”.


Miscellaneous

Caring for Kids 

Developed by the Canadian Paediatric Association to provide parents with information about their child’s health and well-being.

Canadian Paediatric Society 

CPS is the national association of paediatricians, committed to working together to advance the health of children and youth by nurturing excellence in health care, advocacy, education, research and support of its membership.

Canadian Association of Poison Control Centres 

CAPCC provides poison prevention materials for parents.

Canada Safety Council 

Dedicated to the cause of safety, the website has a section on Child Safety, including topics on helmet, traffic, school bus and online safety.