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Parenting Programs and Supports

 
Halton Region offers a number of free parenting programs to help manage the transition to parenthood. Learn about the various programs offered through HaltonParents.

Through HaltonParents, Halton Region offers a variety of free parenting programs that:

  • Help you manage the transition to parenthood
  • Support the healthy growth and development of your child
  • Help build your confidence to parent your child in a positive way

HaltonParents provides information and resources on pregnancy and parenting, including access to Public Health Nurses (PHNs) and Dietitians. Connect with HaltonParents.
Being a parent can be exciting and challenging. You may have questions about feeding your child or want to learn more about your child’s development and behaviour. Ontario’s Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) program, offered by the Halton Region Health Department, provides parents to be and families with young children who are in need of extra support with home visits by public health nurses and trained family visitors.

HBHC provides parents with information and guidance on how to:
 
  • have a healthy pregnancy
  • feed their child
  • help their child learn and grow
  • keep their child safe
  • build a positive relationship with their child
  • take care of their health and well-being
  • connect with services and supports in their community
A free online program designed to help expecting parents prepare for labour and birth, breastfeeding and the transition to parenthood. Includes audio, video, printable pages, games and puzzles. Work through the 4 chapters at your own pace!
Do you want to learn how to improve your health and the health of your baby? Halton's Prenatal Nutrition Program (HPNP) is free and runs year round. Come out weekly and enjoy a healthy meal in a friendly environment, surrounded by other pregnant and new parents looking to learn and meet new friends.
The Halton Breastfeeding Connection is a volunteer program that provides free telephone support for expectant and breastfeeding parents.

COVID-19 update
Please note that groups are currently suspended. Check back in the future for updates. If you have any questions, please email accesshalton@halton.ca or call 311.

Nobody’s Perfect is for parents of a child from birth to age five who would like to get support and information on:

  • Why children act the way they do
  • Positive discipline
  • How to keep your children safe and healthy
  • How to feel good about yourself and your kids

The Triple P parenting support program helps parents:

  • Create a stable, supportive, nurturing family environment
  • Teach their children the skills they need to get along with others
  • Deal positively, consistently and decisively with problem behaviour
  • Encourage positive behaviour
  • Develop realistic expectations of children and themselves
  • Take care of themselves as parents

This interactive parent workshop covers topics such as:

  • How to prepare your child emotionally and physically for school
  • The importance of play
  • Packing healthy lunches
  • Checklist for starting school
Webinar information to be posted as events are ready.

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