Local Resources

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Local Birth Resources

Local Birth Resources
Abused Women Shelters and Support Groups

Juliette’s Place (Women & Children’s Shelter)
31 Tapsco Rd, Scarborough ON M1B 4Y7
www.julliettesplace.ca
(416) 724-1316

Addiction services and support groups

CAMH (Multiple locations)
1000 Queen St.
Toronto, ON M6J1H4
www.camh.ca
+1-800-463-2338

 

Comprehensive Treatment Clinic (Walk-in Clinic with program for opioid addiction)
1154 Danforth Ave,
Toronto, ON M4J 1M3
(647) 490-4008
www.comprehensivetreatmentclinic.com

Birth Centres
Toronto Birth Centre (Multiple midwife groups provide care there)
525 Dundas St E, Toronto ON M5A 2B6
(416) 366-8080
https://torontobirthcentre.ca/
Birth Doulas

The Nesting Place (Doula agency for birth and postpartum doulas)
https://www.thenestingplace.ca/

Breastfeeding pump and equipment suppliers

Online Breast Pump Rental
Michael Garron Hospital
825 Coxwell Ave, East York, ON
M4C 3E7
(647) 807-0711
www.onlinebreastpumprental.com

Medela (supplier for all kinds of different pumps, bottles, etc.)
https://www.medela.ca/breastfeeding/products/breastpumps

Breastfeeding support groups, clinics, classes

International Breastfeeding Centre (Dr. J. Newman’s walk-in clinic, offers classes too)
2700 Dufferin St Unit 58A, York,
ON M6B 4J3
(416) 498-0002
www.ibconline.ca

Child abuse protection agencies

Kids Help Phone
300-439 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1Y8
(416) 586-5437

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (Agency provides help with foster care and adoption too)
30 Isabella St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1
www.torontocas.ca
(416) 924-4646

Childbirth Educators

Markham Prenatal & Newborn Educators Inc.
www.markhamprenatal.com

Childcare options

YMCA Child Care (different options for different age groups (0-6 years, 6-12 years)
www.ymca.ca/what-we-offer/childcare

Children’s Hospitals

SickKids Toronto
555 University Ave, Toronto ON
M5G 1X8
(416) 813-8555

Chiropractor, massage therapist

Yoga Mamas (Massages pre and postpartum available, also infant massages, kinesiology and more)
1402 Queen Street East Suite D
Toronto, ON, M4L 1C9
www.torontoyogamamas.com
(416) 406-0116

Mama Mobile (In-home massage service)
www.mamamobile.com

Community services and programs

YWCA (Family Support Centre)
87 Elm Street, Toronto ON M5G 0A8
www.ywcatoronto.org

Cultural resources

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (Resource for native families)
30 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1K2
www.nativechild.org
(416) 969-8510

Kababayan Multicultural Centre (Resources for immigrants with lots of activities)
1313 Queen St W, Toronto, ON
M6K 1L7

Early intervention programs for babies with special needs

Child Development Institute (Evidence-based programs for children ages 0-12 and youth ages 13-18, and their families)
197 Euclid Ave. Toronto, ON, M6J 2J8
www.childdevelop.ca
(416) 603-1827

Family doctors/pediatricians

KinderCare Pediatrics (Two locations, different services, big team)
491 Eglinton Ave West, Toronto, ON M5N 1A8
www.Kindercarepediatrics.ca
(416) 848-7665

Dr. Nalya Jessamy (Family doctor)
807 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON
M4K 2P8
(416) 461-9471

Health Food store
Hospitals/emergency services

Lakeridge Health Centre (Oshawa Hospital)
1 Hospital Crt, Oshawa ON L1G 2B9
(905) 576-8711
www.lakeridgehealth.on.ca

Michael Garron’s Hospital
825 Coxwell Ave, East York, ON M4C 3E7

Mount Sinai Hospital
600 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1X5

North York General Hospital
4001 Leslie St, Toronto, ON M2K 1E1

Infant massage classes and services (more see under massage therapists)

Hypnobirthing Toronto (Offers classes)
www.hypnobirthingtoronto.ca/infant-massage
(647) 896-1297

Lactation consultants

Laura Kent-Davidson, Naturopathic doctor and IBCLC
info@laurakd.com

Jayne Collins, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, IBCLC
Works for www.discoverbirth.com and www.thenestingplace.ca

La Leche League

Toronto East LLLC Leader: Lara (Three different locations in Toronto)
lara.munro@lllc.ca

Libraries/infant program

Toronto Public Library (family time)
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/
Multiple locations and programs available

Midwives

Community Care Midwives
Northumberland and Oshawa hospitals, ON
(905) 723-6088
www.communitycaremidwives.com

Diversity Midwives
Scarborough, ON, Canada
(416) 609-8187
www.diversitymidwives.com

Uxbridge Community Midwives
Office in Uxbridge, priviledges at Markham Stouffville
(905) 862-3535
www.uxbridgemidwives.com

Riverdale Community Midwives (Collective offers services and classes in Toronto, has their own clinic).
48 River St, Toronto, ON M5A 3N9
(416) 922-4004
www.riverdalemidwives.com

Sages-Femmes Rouge Valley Midwives
Office in Scarborough, priviledges at Ajax/Pickering and Centenary hospitals
(905) 409-6447
www.sagesfemmesrougevalleymidwives.com

Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto (Have both indigenous and nonindigenous midwives on staff).
525 Dundas St. East, 2nd Floor. Toronto, ON M5A 2B6
(416) 530-7468
www.sgmt.ca

 

Parent and Child Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centre (Offer free programs children from birth to 6 years old)
www.ontario.ca/page/find-earlyonchild-and-family-centre

Multiple Birth Groups

Toronto Parents of Multiple Births Association (A volunteer-run nonprofit organization)
www.tpomba.org
(647) 243-2833

Naturopathic/homeopathic services/stores/clinics

Riverdale Homeopathic Resources (Clinic and store for homeopathy)
1331 Danforth Avenue Toronto, ON M4J 1N1
www.riverdalehomeopathy.com
(416) 778-0085

New parents groups

Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program (Free home-visiting program)
www.ontario.ca/page/healthybabies-healthy-children-program

Obstetricians

Dr. Clarissa Bambao (Has privileges at St. Joseph’s Health Centre)
1560 Queen Street West
Toronto ON, M6R 1A6
(416) 537-5289

Parent support group/resource/classes
Perinatal loss support groups

Emily’s House (Hospice & Grief Support)
45 Jack Layton Way, Toronto, ON M4M 0B7
www.paceh.ca
(416) 363-9196

Postpartum Exercise Classes

Jennifer Rogers at Fitmom (You can bring your baby to some of the classes)
www.fitmomdurham.com

Postpartum depression/anxiety resources

Perinatal Wellbeing Ontario – Group and individual support (Prenatal, Pregnancy, Postpartum)
www.perinatalwellbeing.ca

Postpartum support international (Online resource)
www.postpartum.net
1 (800)944-4773

Postpartum Doulas

Toronto Family Doulas (Birth and postpartum doulas, belly binding, feeding consultation, education)
www.torontofamilydoulas.com
(416)834-9958

Single Parenting Groups

One Parent Families Association (Resource for single parents)
www.oneparentfamilies.ca

Choice Moms (Facebook group for single mothers)
www.facebook.com/choicemoms.toronto

Teen Parenting Support

Jessie’s Centre For Teenagers (Support for under 21 year old parents)
205 Parliament St. Toronto ON, M5A 2Z4
www.jessiescentre.org
(416) 365-1888

VBAC Support Group

Stephanie Alouche (Doula specialised in VBAC)
www.torontodoulagroup.com/
(416) 269-9029