Family Matters

There is no more important job than being a parent. The Wellness Centre offers a range of activities for parents with babies and toddlers to support you and put you in touch with other English-speaking parents living in the area.


Please open our Family Matters Pamphlet for a summary of the information below. For a list of local resources, including contact information for birthing centres, open our Pregnant? brochure (use legal-size 8.5 x 14″ paper if you want to print it).

Parent networking

Baby Chat Café

A place for parents of infants up to one year of age to get together each month.


Free, fun-filled, active outings for English-speaking dads, step-dads, grandpas and uncles raising kids in the region.

EPIQ (English-speaking Parents in Quebec City)

A group for English-speaking parents with young children to find one another in Quebec City.

Family Matters e-newsletter

A free e-bulletin for parents of children under the age of five.

Park Playdates

Free get-togethers in local parks over the summer for English-speaking parents and caregivers of children of all ages.

Take-a-Break Drop In

A place for parents with preschool children to get together.

Travellin’ Toddler Time

A free activity of the Quebec City Reading Council especially for pre-school age children and their parents or grandparents.

Parent know-how

Baby Book Bag

A free gift bag for new parents to foster a love for reading and help strengthen the parent/child bond.

Baby Massage

Learn how to soothe and relax your baby from a certified massage therapist.

Breastfeeding Information Session for Expectant Parents

Practical advice for moms and dads-to-be from an Allaitement Québec breastfeeding coach.

Café au Lait Crew

Breastfeeding support and advice from other parents along with a certified breastfeeding coach from Allaitement Québec.

First Aid Course

Parents, learn from a Red Cross instructor about how to care for your child’s (age 8 and under) bumps, bee stings, scraped knees and more.

Is My Child On Track

Get a better idea of what is “normal” when it comes to speech and language in children under five.

Pop-Up Pages

Downloadable activities to help develop literacy skills in toddlers through early reading awareness and to enhance parents’ playful reading skills.

School Readiness

Discover how you can help your child develop skills to succeed at school and beyond.

Speech Therapy Screening Clinics

Screen your child for delays in speech and language abilities with a speech-language pathologist. Free screening sessions are offered twice annually. The next sessions will take place in early November 2020. Please contact our community organizer for more information.

Virtual Prenatal Course

Get ready for birth in these unusual times.


Be sure to visit the website of Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s, our main public partner, to learn more about their professional health and social services related to Early Childhood.

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