Parent/Caregiver Workshops

Pinecrest-Queensway offers a variety of free workshops for parents and caregivers to give them the tools they need to raise happy, healthy children. Each workshop is geared towards specific periods in a child’s development from birth to age 12, meaning that visitors are sure to find a subject that addresses their most immediate needs.

Broad workshop topics include:

Workshops are open to any parent or caregiver of a child up to 12 years old and require registration. Consult the online calendar to view subjects and register. For more information please call 613-820-4922 ext. 3640 or email parent.ed@pqchc.com.

Workshops are facilitated in the language advertised.

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: November 1, 2017

Available Spaces: 3

Parenting in a Canadian Context - English Sessions

This workshop is for parents who are new to Canada . Parents will have opportunity to relate to other new Canadians while sharing their experiences. A s new Canadians the differences in raising their children in a western culture will be explored and discover what their local community agencies and schools can offer. Some topics to be discussed are holding on to your cultural values and how to integrate in the western culture, parenting styles and skills, creating positivity in your family and others. For parents new to Canada
Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room. Childcare, snacks and bus tickets are available

Price: Free Event

Date: November 20, 2017

Salsa Tots

Go from goo-goo, ga-ga to cha-cha-cha! Designed for older babies who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! This parent-and-tot class is full of fun, tropical songs and steps for toddlers 1 to 5 years old.  *Registration required for each class.

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Price: C$

Date: November 20, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

Salsa Babies

Salsa Babies® is a dance class that helps new moms get back in shape with the best little partners of all – their babies! With little ones snuggled into baby carriers, moms learn popular Latin dances while babies shake maraca rattles and bounce along to the Salsa beat! Classes are appropriate for babies approximately 6-8 weeks of age and up, as long as moms are comfortable supporting the baby in a carrier for the duration of the class. All levels of fitness and dance experience are welcome. Baby carriers are required.

For parents with a baby 6-8 weeks old and up, able to fit in a baby carrier.  *Registration required for each class.

Price: Free Event

Date: November 20, 2017

Available Spaces: 2

Making the Connection - Arabic Sessions

Parents learn skills to establish loving relationships, foster two-way communication
and helping their baby learn.
Topics focus on loving, learning and language. Activities include songs and rhymes.

Sessions are in Arabic.

For parents of children birth to 7 months of age

Price: C$

Date: November 21, 2017

Making the Connection - Arabic Sessions

Parents learn skills to establish loving  relationships, foster two-way communication

and helping their baby learn.

Topics focus on loving, learning and language.  Activities include songs and rhymes. Location:  Bayshore drop-in site  210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room.  Childcare and snacks are available.

For parents of children birth to 7 months of age

 

Price: C$

Date: November 21, 2017

No More Time Outs!

Positive Parenting Strategies that Work!

Are you tired of “time outs” that don’t work, yelling and power struggles with your child? Come and

explore positive parenting strategies that will help you better understand your child and manage

challenging behaviours. This 2 part workshop will be facilitated by Joanne Boyd RECE BSc -

Local Parent Coach / Educator

For parents/caregivers of children 2 - 6 years old.

Price: Free Event

Date: November 22, 2017

Parenting in a Canadian Context - English Sessions

This workshop is for parents who are new to Canada . Parents will have opportunity to relate to other new Canadians while sharing their experiences. A s new Canadians the differences in raising their children in a western culture will be explored and discover what their local community agencies and schools can offer. Some topics to be discussed are holding on to your cultural values and how to integrate in the western culture, parenting styles and skills, creating positivity in your family and others. For parents new to Canada
Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room. Childcare, snacks and bus tickets are available

Price: Free Event

Date: November 27, 2017

Healthy Eating for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Wondering about: serving sizes, menu ideas, how to teach and maintain healthy eating patterns and attitudes to food. Presented by a registered Dietitian.  For Parents only.

For parents of children aged 18 months - 4 years.

Price: C$

Date: November 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

Family Yoga

Come and join us for a family yoga session in a workshop that celebrates movement!
Family yoga gives your family the opportunity to connect with your mind, body and soul through experiencing yoga postures, breathing and visualization techniques while enjoying music, movement and creative play.

For parents and their children from 2 to 5 years oldPlease bring your yoga mat

Price: Free Event

Date: November 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Parenting an Anxious Child

You may have heard the statistics: problems with anxiety are more and more common in children today. How to know if a child’s worries are part of normal development or if you need to seek more help? How can you support your child to handle his or her worries? What can you do to reduce the factors that contribute to anxiety? This workshop will give you simple and practical strategies that you can use in your family right away.
For parents of children aged 4 years – 15 years.

Price: C$

Date: November 29, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

Children See, Children Learn - Arabic Session

Understanding infant-early mental health

Understanding  what influences  a young child’s behavior

Understanding  what influences  a parent’s response to a child’s behavior

Discipline vs. Punishment

Influences on Discipline and parenting

Location: Bayshore drop-in site  210 Woodridge Cres., Ring 101

For parents of children aged 0 to 12 years of age.

Price: C$

Date: November 29, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

Parenting in a Canadian Context - English Sessions

This workshop is for parents who are new to Canada . Parents will have opportunity to relate to other new Canadians while sharing their experiences. A s new Canadians the differences in raising their children in a western culture will be explored and discover what their local community agencies and schools can offer. Some topics to be discussed are holding on to your cultural values and how to integrate in the western culture, parenting styles and skills, creating positivity in your family and others. For parents new to Canada
Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room. Childcare, snacks and bus tickets are available

Price: Free Event

Date: December 4, 2017

Family Yoga

Come and join us for a family yoga session in a workshop that celebrates movement!
Family yoga gives your family the opportunity to connect with your mind, body and soul through experiencing yoga postures, breathing and visualization techniques while enjoying music, movement and creative play.

For parents and their children from 2 to 5 years oldPlease bring your yoga mat

Price: C$

Date: December 5, 2017

Children See, Children Learn

Information about Infant- Early Mental Health

Tips to help you teach your child

 Information about what influences a young child’s behaviour

Understanding how parent’s response influences child’s behaviour 

Discipline VS Punishment

Location: Bayshore drop-in site  210 Woodridge Cres., Ring 101 for access to room.

For parents of children aged 0 to 12 years of age.

Price: Free Event

Date: December 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

Parenting in a Canadian Context - English Sessions

This workshop is for parents who are new to Canada . Parents will have opportunity to relate to other new Canadians while sharing their experiences. A s new Canadians the differences in raising their children in a western culture will be explored and discover what their local community agencies and schools can offer. Some topics to be discussed are holding on to your cultural values and how to integrate in the western culture, parenting styles and skills, creating positivity in your family and others. For parents new to Canada
Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room. Childcare, snacks and bus tickets are available

Price: Free Event

Date: December 11, 2017

From Baby Food to Table Food

Learn strategies to successfully transition children from baby food to table food.  Discuss serving sizes, solving problems, ensuring adequate nutrition, etc.  Talk with our dietitian!

For parents of babies 10 – 18 months of age.

Price: C$

Date: December 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Family Yoga

Come and join us for a family yoga session in a workshop that celebrates movement!
Family yoga gives your family the opportunity to connect with your mind, body and soul through experiencing yoga postures, breathing and visualization techniques while enjoying music, movement and creative play.

For parents and their children from 2 to 5 years oldPlease bring your yoga mat

Price: C$

Date: December 12, 2017

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: December 13, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Parenting in a Canadian Context - English Sessions

This workshop is for parents who are new to Canada . Parents will have opportunity to relate to other new Canadians while sharing their experiences. A s new Canadians the differences in raising their children in a western culture will be explored and discover what their local community agencies and schools can offer. Some topics to be discussed are holding on to your cultural values and how to integrate in the western culture, parenting styles and skills, creating positivity in your family and others. For parents new to Canada
Location: Bayshore drop-in site, 210 Woodridge Crescent, Ring 101 for access, workshop will be in the basement room. Childcare, snacks and bus tickets are available

Price: Free Event

Date: December 18, 2017

Salsa Tots

Go from goo-goo, ga-ga to cha-cha-cha! Designed for older babies who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! This parent-and-tot class is full of fun, tropical songs and steps for toddlers 1 to 5 years old.  *Registration required for each class.

For parents of children aged 1 to 5 years.

Price: C$

Date: December 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 18

Salsa Babies

Salsa Babies® is a dance class that helps new moms get back in shape with the best little partners of all – their babies! With little ones snuggled into baby carriers, moms learn popular Latin dances while babies shake maraca rattles and bounce along to the Salsa beat! Classes are appropriate for babies approximately 6-8 weeks of age and up, as long as moms are comfortable supporting the baby in a carrier for the duration of the class. All levels of fitness and dance experience are welcome. Baby carriers are required.

For parents with a baby 6-8 weeks old and up, able to fit in a baby carrier.  *Registration required for each class.

Price: Free Event

Date: December 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 5:30 pm, class starts at 6:00 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: January 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 11

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is a place where parents can: meet with other parents of young children;  share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent; learn about child development, safety, health and behavior; discuss real life parenting situations; work together with the support of a trained facilitator; discover positive ways of parenting.  *If you require childcare, please contact us at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640

Price: Free Event

Date: January 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 11

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is a place where parents can: meet with other parents of young children;  share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent; learn about child development, safety, health and behavior; discuss real life parenting situations; work together with the support of a trained facilitator; discover positive ways of parenting.  *If you require childcare, please contact us at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640

Price: C$

Date: January 25, 2018

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is a place where parents can: meet with other parents of young children;  share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent; learn about child development, safety, health and behavior; discuss real life parenting situations; work together with the support of a trained facilitator; discover positive ways of parenting.  *If you require childcare, please contact us at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640

Price: C$

Date: February 1, 2018

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: C$

Date: February 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 13

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is a place where parents can: meet with other parents of young children;  share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent; learn about child development, safety, health and behavior; discuss real life parenting situations; work together with the support of a trained facilitator; discover positive ways of parenting.  *If you require childcare, please contact us at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640

Price: C$

Date: February 8, 2018

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is a place where parents can: meet with other parents of young children;  share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent; learn about child development, safety, health and behavior; discuss real life parenting situations; work together with the support of a trained facilitator; discover positive ways of parenting.  *If you require childcare, please contact us at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640

Price: C$

Date: February 15, 2018

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is a place where parents can: meet with other parents of young children;  share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent; learn about child development, safety, health and behavior; discuss real life parenting situations; work together with the support of a trained facilitator; discover positive ways of parenting.  *If you require childcare, please contact us at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640

Price: C$

Date: February 22, 2018

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: March 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Prenatal Breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Come out to this important learning session and discover where you can get support in the Ottawa area. Make sure you know how to get off to a smooth start, learn important skills and have your questions answered by a Lactation Consultant. Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child's optimal health and development. Make sure you are ready BEFORE your baby arrives. Each new mother will receive a valuable information package and priceless confidence all FREE of charge. It is important that partners or a support person attend as well. Please register their information.
Registration starts at 4:15 pm, class starts at 4:30 pm. Feel free to bring food. If you have any questions, please contact us at parent.ed@pqchc.com or at 613-820-4922 ext. 3640.

Price: Free Event

Date: June 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 15