Petite enfance

Petite enfance

A blue Christmas or the holiday blues?

  We enter this holiday season with some angst. This certainly isn’t how any of us envisioned celebrating baby’s first Christmas or Chanukah! Most of us are suffering from COVID-19 fatigue. We really miss spending time with family and friends and some of us are very far from those we …

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The community Wellness Centre’s Videos from the North Pole Project needs YOU!

In this year of COVID-19, the Grinch  has been hard at work keeping us from offering our annual EPIQ HOHOHO Here We Go Again Children’s Christmas Party.  Never fear, we are still planning something special for the little ones in our community. A team of jolly volunteers from our EPIQ …

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Personalized Videos from the North Pole for Your Child this Holiday Season

In this year of COVID-19,  the Grinch  has been hard at work keeping us from planning our annual EPIQ HOHOHO Here We Go Again Children’s Christmas Party.  Never fear, the community Wellness Centre still has something fun in store for our little ones! A team of jolly volunteers from our …

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Petite enfance

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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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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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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Petite enfance

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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Petite enfance

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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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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Petite enfance

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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