Family Matters

There is no more important job than being a parent. The Wellness Centre offers a range of activities to support you and put you in touch with other English-speaking parents living in the Capitale-Nationale (Greater Québec City) region.


For a summary of the information below, please open our Family Matters pamphlet which also includes information on many local services for expectant women and families with young children (use legal-size 8.5 x 14 paper if you want to print it).  Also, be sure to sign up for our Family Matters e-letter.

Parent networking

Baby Chat Café

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

EPIQ (English-speaking Parents in Quebec City)

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

Family Matters e-newsletter

A free e-bulletin for parents of young children.

Park Playdates

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

Take-a-Break for Parents & Tots

A get-together for English-speaking parents with pre-school age children.

Travellin’ Toddler Time

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

WE Dads

Are you a guy raising a child in Quebec City?  Check out our information page full of helpful paternity resources as well as opportunities to connect with other English-speaking parents and their kids.

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 our breastfeeding coach.

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.

Perinatal Bereavement

Support for parents living with perinatal loss.  This service is offered in English through a partnership with Les Perséides.


Support and information to help you navigate pre and post-natal resources, services and information in the Québec City region.

Prenatal Information Meetings

Get ready for birth!

School Readiness and Parenting workshops

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.


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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