The Baby-Friendly Initiative is a global campaign of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It was developed to help hospitals and community agencies protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
Programs and information sessions to prepare you for the arrival of your baby, support about feeding your baby, plus drop-ins, programs and one-on-one consultations for parents of young children.
We are here to support YOU and your family. If you are looking for program information, referrals, or want to connect with one of our Early Childhood Educators, Family Support Workers, Youth Workers… call 613-722-4000 anytime, leave us a message, and we’ll get back to you!
EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free programs to parents/caregivers and their children from birth to six years of age. These centres welcome all families to participate in quality programs that help strengthen adult-child relationships, support parent education, and; foster healthy child development.
Carlington offers a wide range of programs targeted to children, youth and teens. From school readiness programs for children starting kindergarten, to homework clubs, after-school programs and drop-ins.
The Annavale Headstart is a full-day preschool program for 2 to 4 year-olds. Full subsidies are available for families who qualify. Bus transportation is available. Contact Program Coordinator at 613-798-5689 to find out how to register.
The SWAG program helps vulnerable students stay in school and graduate from high school. Focus is on youth in entering Grades 9 and 10. Eligibility for program participation is based on residency in the targeted neighborhoods and referral from the elementary school. Weekly on Mondays to Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. In person and online.
The Spot Youth Drop-In
Program provides recreational opportunities for youth 12-16 years to socialize in a safe, secure, youth-positive environment. Learn new skills, get information, support and referrals. Weekly on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bellevue Community Centre, 1475 Caldwell Avenue. In person and online.