Encourage and support parents in their role as their child’s first teachers;
Learning through games and activities.
This program promotes the importance of play and interaction between parent(s) and child(ren) , as well as with other families. During the Drop-in, we have organized crafts, theme days, special occasions, and parenting support.
Come join the fun!
Car Seat Clinic
Fridays, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm, car seat technicians are here to verify your car seats.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment!
Newborn New Life
Prenatal classes are usually offered for a period of 8 weeks, including a celebration (Baby Shower). We will go over many topics, such as labor and delivery, breastfeeding, first weeks with baby, etc.
After the baby is born, we will offer postnatal classes. It is an open group that moms can join at any time during the first year of their baby’s life. This group provides enormous support for young mothers.Several topics will be discussed such as the stages of baby development, brain development, language development, nutrition, how to prepare baby food, relationship challenges after the birth of baby, going back to school or work, attachment, breastfeeding support and positive discipline. The program is adapted to the needs of the mothers attending the sessions. We are very fortunate to have the cooperation of many partners who will come to share their expertise.
We provide breastfeeding support groups and breastfeeding mentors who will be there to sustain mothers who choose to breastfeed. This free service is available by phone. The Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge happens once a year in the fall.
offers an Ameda breast-pump rental service. Rentals are available weekly, or monthly basis depending on your needs.
A kit is required for the use of the pump. Simple, disposable kits are available at the centre at a cost of $15.00 each.
A 10$ deposit is required, and will be refunded at the return of the pump.
Be ready to provide 2 pieces of identification.
This service is brought to you by the “IWK Health Centre Foundation, External Grants Program.”
Active Kids is an hour and a half workshop. We provide a tool kit to families free of charge.
Registration is required to participate
We offer workshops for parents with children ages 0 to 6 years. These workshops are free of charge and are offered during the day or the evening, depending on the need or demand.