Healthy Start is a pregnancy and parent & baby program.

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Parent and Baby Drop-in Group

We know the uncertainty of becoming a parent doesn’t end once your baby is born.

Our parent and baby program is here to answer your questions and help you give your baby a healthy start.

At each group, we welcome parents with babies aged 0-1 year to join us for conversation and fun activities.

We talk about topics like: feeding your baby, ways to strengthen the bond between yourself and your baby, baby development, health and safety, ways to cope as a new parent and many other topics. Parents receive support from dietitians, outreach workers and public health nurses and also enjoy talking to other parents in a similar stage of life.

Parents and babies have fun singing and playing together and we end each session with a healthy snack. We also provide participants with recipes, the chance to purchase a $2.00 meal bag, food coupons (if needed until baby is 6 months old) and bus tickets (if eligible).

Parents with older kids (ages 1-5) are welcome to bring them along to be cared for by our responsible child-minding volunteers.

View our locations page to find a group near you.