2020 Parenting Programs & Resources

Local Supports & Groups

  • Help Yourself Through Hard Times 2020 –

https://www.informationlondon.ca/Uploads/ContentDocuments/HYTHT_Print_Booklet_2020.pdf

  • Child Care & Early Childhood Education –

https://www.londonbridge.com/

  • Child & Youth Network Resource List –

https://www.londoncyn.ca/

  • Circle of Security Parenting Group –

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/groups/parenting/on/london/143566?sid=5e308f0c2a59f&ref=1&tr=ResultsRow

Parenting & Strengthening Families Programs & Services

  • Addiction Services of Thames Valley Heartspace Program –

http://adstv.on.ca/programs-services/heartspace/

Suite 260-200 Queens Ave E, London, 519-673-3242 x 239
A specialized prevention, early identification, education, and treatment program for women who are pregnant, parenting and substance-involved and their children prenatal – 6 years of age.

  • Changing Ways/Caring Dads

https://www.changingways.on.ca/

825 Bradley Ave, London, 519-438-9869
An intervention program for dads who have abused their children or exposed them to violence towards their mothers.

  • Childreach

265 Maitland Street, London, 519-434-3644, https://www.childreach.on.ca
Parent resource centre that offers education, information, support and outreach, parents and child drop-in playgroup, one-on-one discussion and advice on parenting skills and child development. Also offers resource & toy lending library, parent education seminars and workshops. Parents struggling or with questions can call Parent Connect at 519-434-3644 or email parentconnect@childreach.on.ca. Parenting information is also available through the parent connect blog – https://www.childreach.on.ca/parent-support/

  • Child & Parent Research Institute (CPRI)

600 Sanatorium Road, London, 1-877-494-2774, https://www.cpri.ca/families/programs-services/
Provides both specialized inpatient & outpatient services to children and youth 0 – 18 years of age (and families) with complex mental health and developmental challenges.

  • Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre

550 Hamilton Road, London, 519-642-7630, https://www.crouchnrc.org/
Early years programs, basic needs & workshops for parents and caregivers

  • Dad Club London  

Multiple program locations, 226-580-9118, https://www.dadclublondon.com
Parenting support & social meetings for fathers. Education and networking to connect with fathers in London and area, newsletters and private chat forums.

  • EarlyON Child & Family Centres

http://www.familyinfo.ca/familyCentres.asp
Parenting & drop-in program for parents, caregivers and children featuring play equipment, creative activities, music, songs, story time, yoga, and snacks. Information, resources, and parenting & caregiver education. Also includes organizational programming include the Parent & Infant Relationship Clinic (PAIR) to build healthy connections to their children under 3 years old. The Children & Youth Relationship Clinic will be launched in the near future for building healthy connections to children over the age of 3 years.
Locations include:

  • Family Centre Argyle

1990 Royal Cres, London, 519-455-2791
FamilyCentreArgyle@merrymount.on.ca

  • Family Centre Carling-Thames

335 Belfield St, London, 519-432-0488
fc.carlingthames@swo.ymca.ca

  • Family Centre Fanshawe

1800 Cedarhollow Blvd, London, 519-452-0362
ffc@lcc.on.ca

  • Family Centre Fox Hollow

2435 Buroak Drive, London, 519-474-0190
jessc@whitehillschildcare.ca

  • Family Centre Westminster

690 Osgoode Drive, London, 519-649-1248
slopez@slnrc.ca

  • Family Centre Westmount

1019 Viscount Rd, London, (Across from the Westmount Mall, attached to Jean Vanier Elementary School), 519-473-2825
oeyc.lw@lcc.on.ca

  • Family Centre White Oaks

565 Bradley Avenue, London, 519-685-1400
wofc@lcc.on.ca

  • EarlyON Child & Family Centre – Childreach

265 Maitland St., London, 519-434-3644
info@childreach.on.ca

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) –

https://www.lfcc.on.ca/services/coordination/fasd-london-region/
Caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder are supported by London Family Court Clinic through parent support group sessions, and social skills programming for children and youth. They also offer a peer support mentoring program to match parents with others who have shared life experiences and skills related to parenting children and youth with FASD.

  • Glen Cairn Resource Centre

150 King Edward Ave, London, 519-668-2745, https://www.gccrc.ca
Neighbourhood-based grassroots nonprofit with a wide range of services and programs including basic needs,
information and referral to health, housing, and youth & parent supports. The wee welcome program connects expecting or new mothers with programs,
resources and parenting support.

  • Learning Disabilities Association of London Region –

http://www.ldalondon.ca/
Suite 205- 303 Richmond Street, London, 519-438-6213 x 21
Support group for parents with children with learning disabilities and/or ADHD, including how best to support their child, common parental struggles, and referrals for individual consultation

Admin office at 346 Wonderland Rd, S, London, 519-471-4300
Programs offered at Westmount, White Oaks & Fanshawe Family Centres. This includes family support program, parent education, first-time mom program

  • London Family Court Clinic/Child Witness Project –

https://www.lfcc.on.ca/services/adolescent-services-2/child-witness-project/
254 Pall Mall Street, Unit #200, London, 519-619-1250
Supports children and adolescents called to testify as victims or witnesses in Criminal Court including cases of physical or sexual abuse, peer assaults or domestic violence.

  • London Middlesex Housing Complex – Boulee & Huron

https://www.lmch.ca/

Offers boys group (10-14), teen group (13-17) in partnership with John Howard Society, Moms & Tots Café for basic needs, counselling & parenting skills. Also offers a youth group (14-18) in partnership with the African & Canadian Federation to help with resumes, interviews, OSAP applications, and connecting youth to YOU program. Offers youth and children’s counselling, Learn it Together (grades 1-3) to improve literacy & numeracy, self-esteem & healthy eating habits. Huron site also offers a boys & girls program (5-12) in partnership with the John Howard Society to explore cultures, racism, healthy relationships, family violence & safety planning.

  • London Multiple Births Association

519-719-2990, https://www.londonmultiples.com
Friendship, sharing and moral support for parents of multiples, warm line and one-to-one informal advice, support meetings for expectant and new parents, family events. resources

  • London Pregnancy and Family Support Centre

261 Piccadilly Street, 519-432-2073, https://www.lonpfsc.com
Programming & groups for expectant moms & caregivers including grandparents who are parenting. Information on prenatal health care, baby development, bonding, attachment, postpartum, breast feeding, formula, budgeting, household management, and infant and toddler safety issues

  • Merrymount Family Support & Crisis Centre

1064 Colborne Street, 519-434-6848, https://www.merrymount.on.ca
Support, transition & crisis care for children & families designed to strengthen and support family life and the well-being of children. Groups for children and parents and caregivers. Overnight crisis & respite care, and supervised access. Single session “parent talk”, therapeutic and attachment counselling, concurrent parent and child emotional regulation group, building families, Circle of Security, secure connections program, and parenting school-age children. Also offers Mutual Aid Parenting Program (MAPP) & Community Action Program for Children

  • Military Family Resource Centre –

https://www.cafconnection.ca/London/Adults/Parenting.aspx
701 Oxford Street, London, 519-660-5366
Offers parenting workshops & supports along with social meetings for families involved in the Canadian military

260 Colborne Street, London, 519-672-0131
Indigenous Families First program provides psychological and emotional support to parents & caregivers and works to promote the well-being of the family unit. Also offers supervised access & traditional parenting program

Meets at CMHA, 534 Queens Ave, London on 3rd Wednesday of the month
Monthly peer support group for parents/caregivers of loved ones touched by psychosis

  • Rethink (under Association of Parent Support Groups in Ontario) –

https://apsgo.ca/
Supporting parents of disruptive youth through local meetings and workshops. Newsletter available to assist parents in acquiring the skills to help themselves and their children

  • Single Women in Motherhood Training Program

296 Horton Street, Suite 4, London, 519-432-5454, https://www.singlewomeninmotherhood.com
Facilitated groups for moms including for trauma, life-coaching, childcare exchange and a drop-in childcare service

  • South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre

1119 Jalna Blvd, London, 519-649-1248, http://www.slnrc.org/.

  • Precious Moments Postnatal Program for Arabic Speaking Mothers –

https://www.southwesthealthline.ca/displayService.aspx?id=12953

Discussions about parenting and cultural issues in a collectivist context facilitated in Arabic

  • Reaching Out Together Program –

https://www.informationlondon.ca/Services/Display/12955/Reaching_Out_Together

Support group for single and isolated mothers in the community. Meets Thursday evenings and child-care is available for group members.

  • Young Moms Group –

https://www.informationlondon.ca/Services/Display/12954/Young_Moms_Group

Support to young mothers 15 years and older who are parenting young children. Discussion topics include parenting and child development issues, information and child development and parenting strategies.

  • Smart Start for Babies –

https://www.healthunit.com/smart-start-babies

Prenatal education and support program for women and teens

  • Women Reaching Out Together –

https://www.informationlondon.ca/Services/Groups/Display/12955/Reaching_Out_Together

Discussion & speakers on issues relevant to women with childcare provided

  • Additional programs – drop-in playgroup, family night, school readiness program, collective kitchen, drop-in infant growth, development & breastfeeding support

http://www.slnrc.org/programs-services/