Family Matters

Family Matters

Pop-Up Pages: A community collaboration to help prepare our children for school 

Way back before COVID-19 became a household word, various community partners around the city began working on an application with the Instance Régionale de Concertation de la Capitale-Nationale (IRC-CN) to secure funding for a project to support perseverance and educational success for English-speaking toddlers, preschool and elementary school children in …

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Family Matters

Discover fun parks, pools and splashpads this summer! 

Every summer until this one the community Wellness Centre has overseen a very popular volunteer-powered program called Park Playdates (PPD). Parent volunteers take turns hosting informal get togethers in parks around our beautiful city. This year, due to public health directives, we sadly had to put this program on hold. …

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People need people!

People need people! Nothing has made this more evident than ten weeks of physical distancing and sheltering at home. The community Wellness Centre is constantly adapting our programming to keep local English-speaking families connected and informed despite this pandemic. Our organization continues to thrive thanks to your involvement and volunteer …

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Happy Mother’s Day, COVID-19 Style

It started out so promising, 2020, didn’t it? We all had big hopes, plans and dreams for the 365 days ahead of us. None on them included being locked down, “tele-travailing” with a toddler under the table who keeps unplugging the laptop, wearing masks, schools and daycare closing for weeks …

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Baby & Toddler Vaccination Clinic at the Jeffery Hale injects a sense of community during these uncertain times

The COVID-19 situation we are all facing together means uncertain times for everyone right now, especially for families with young children.  Routine things have become a big challenge for parents, like making a doctor’s appointment for a baby or following the recommended schedule of vaccines. I am not from Quebec, …

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Prenatal Courses in English 

If you are an English-speaking person living in the Greater Quebec City region expecting a baby, you now have an new option when it comes to prenatal classes. You can participate in virtual online group sessions. During this pandemic period the community  Wellness Centre will be offering a series of 3 …

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Kid-friendly Fun Learning Activities

These ideas  were submitted by Amanda Heath, EPIQ volunteer mom and all round amazing human being. Amanda wanted to share some  suggestions with the rest of you during these pandemic confinement times. If you have something you’d like to share with other parent readers – please  feel free to email …

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Get Involved: Consider Joining the JHSB’s Users’ Committee

  The Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Users’ Committee is looking for new members from the English-speaking  community.      This important committee promote users’ rights and helps to ensure a high standard of care throughout the establishment and a good quality of life for residents. They  meet once a …

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The risk of carbon monoxide poisoning is higher in the winter

Did you know that carbon monoxide can cause health problems before you even notice its presence? Although carbon monoxide (CO) can be present in your home or cottage at any time of the year, the risk is greater in winter months because homes in Canada are usually heated by furnaces, …

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Stuck in the snow with your car: an emergency kit can help

 Did you know that winter brings an increased risk of getting stuck in your car? Slippery or snow-covered roads, reduced visibility and bitter cold: these are all conditions that can make driving difficult and even dangerous during winter. If you are stuck in the snow, try to stay calm and …

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