Parent & Child Groups

Parents and caregivers meet, take part in discussions and enjoy activities with their children. All groups are led by a health promoter, with social workers, dietitians and nurses presenting information and answering questions. 8 sessions, 2 ½ hours each. Each session includes a 30-minute discussion, as well as time to share information. Childcare, TTC tickets, healthy snacks, books and toys are available. Individual consultations are also available.

Programs are offered for three age groups:

  • Newborn (0) to 12-month-olds;
  • 1- to 3-year-olds; and
  • 4- to 6-year-olds

Topics may include:

  • picky eating
  • introducing solid foods
  • healthy weight gain
  • raising a vegetarian child
  • healthy snacks

As well as:

  • behaviour
  • independence
  • tantrums
  • sibling rivalry
  • child development stages
  • Canadian parenting styles
  • immunizing your child
  • fevers, colds and the flu
  • sensitive skin and rashes
  • asthma and allergies
  • environmental issues
  • keeping your child safe
  • when to go to the hospital
Program Eligibility: 
Parents, caregivers with children aged newborn to 6 years old. Must live within service boundaries.
Program Offered in the Following Languages: 
English
Mandarin
Cantonese
Program Location: 
All groups will be held at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre unless otherwise noted.
Program Time and Hours: 
Each group is offered 3 times a year for 8 weeks.
Program Contact: 

Shirley Cheng-Kerr

(416) 461-1925, ext. 348

Gurpreet Karir

(416) 461-1925, ext. 230
Are appointments required for this program?: 
No
Do participants need to register for this program?: 
Yes
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