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.

Parents and Petits

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

Parent-run Activities

Activities run by volunteer parents for other English-speaking parents with young children in Québec City.

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.

Family Matters e-newsletter

A free e-bulletin for English-speaking parents of young children with news about family-friendly services and activities and child-related health issues.

Park Meet-ups

Free get-togethers at the playground on the Plains for Abraham over the summer for English-speaking parents and children of all ages.

Travellin’ Toddler Time

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


Annual Family Events

We celebrate families every day with all our regular activities, but sometimes we like to do some extra-special things to shake up the routine.

Kanga Gym

A gym class for toddlers aged 2 to 5, focusing on developing gross motor skills while ensuring they have a blast. This is a parent-child activity.

Musical Munchkins

Explore music with your children through singing and playing instruments during this series of four musical workshops.

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.

First Aid Course

For parents, grandparents, friends and family who want to know what to do in the event of an emergency with a baby or child.

Perinatal Bereavement

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

Is My Child On Track?

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


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

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.

Prenatal Information Meetings

Get ready for birth!

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