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Calling New Parents - no longer offered

Calling New Parents

Here's why:

For more than ten years Halton Region’s Health Department has offered a weekly drop-in program named “Calling New Parents” within the community. We know parents now have many more options for information and support than they did in the past. Recognizing the changing landscape, we spoke with parents to better understand how they want to receive parenting information and support. In the process, we also reviewed all of our face-to-face and telephone parenting supports.

The Calling New Parents weekly drop-in program is no longer available.

  • Our public health nurses are now available at a variety of infant drop-ins at the Ontario Early Years Centres (note: times and programs vary for each centre)
  • We encourage you to participate in any programs because we recognize the value of personal connections with other mothers.

Parents told us they:

  • seek out parenting support and information on the internet.
  • would like more information on a variety of parenting topics available to them.
  • want to receive timely information at their child's age and stage.

We have since responded with the:

  • Launch of HaltonParents: Monday to Friday access to a public health nurse (PHN) via Twitter, blogs, phone, email, and are planning to launch Facebook very soon.
  • HaltonParents e-bulletin: regular age and stage emails sent to subscribers (online subscription coming soon)
  • Increase in the variety of parent topics and resources available on the

Ongoing quality parenting support through HaltonParents

Public health nurses are available to you on a regular basis with the latest health information, positive parenting tips, parenting news, local events and so much more. Beyond, you can connect directly by: