Family Matters

Family Matters

No parent left behind

When no parent is left behind, innovation, creativity, cooperation, goodwill and talent will bloom! Parents who participate in the activities of our Family Matters program come to us from all over the globe. This delightful collage brings together people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, ages, genders, language groups and life …

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Family Matters

Calling all dads and step dads!

The Wellness Centre wants to consult with our community’s father figures. We want to make our Family Matters programs better suited to the needs of guys raising kids in our region. We would also like to give you a voice and a safe place to share your thoughts. We’re collecting …

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Family Matters

Find out about great ways to share your voice and strengthen community ties too

If this pandemic has shown us anything, it is just how very precious human connections are. Cherished family bonds, helpful, supportive neighbours, caring friends and the strength of community have helped us all stay afloat in these trying times. COVID-19 has provided us with new ways to stay connected and lots …

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Family Matters

School Readiness: A top parental concern in these unusual times 

School readiness starts long before your child sets foot in kindergarten. Learning begins at birth. Before your child turns three they have already begun laying the foundation for lifelong learning and success. Making the most of early learning moments can be the difference between a shaky beginning and a strong …

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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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Family Matters

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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Family Matters

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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Family Matters

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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