Peel Public Health Parenting Survey: Win a $100 Gift Card

Peel Public Health is conducting a survey to better understand what it’s like to be a parent in Peel. Parents who live in Brampton, Mississauga or Caledon and currently have a child 24 months of age or younger are asked to share their experiences in a brief online survey. Any parent that completes the survey [...]

Peel parents invited to free youth parenting sessions

The Peel District School Board and Associated Youth Service of Peel invites parents to join the Adolescent COPE Parenting Group—a free 8-week parenting group for families of youth in grades 7 to 10. The group meets once a week from January to March to discuss ways to reduce parenting stress, strengthen relationships between parents and [...]

Parenting and Family Literacy Centres rise in popularity

Peel board Parenting and Family Literacy Centres increase in attendance for second straight year The Parenting and Family Literacy Centres (PFLCs) at Ellengale, Morton Way, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Hewson public schools have seen an almost 40 per cent increase in their attendance over last year. Including the new centre that recently opened at Massey Street Public School this [...]

Ready? Set? High School!

Ready? Set? High School! guide prepares students, parents for transition Parents play key role in helping students achieve academic, personal excellence, says director Can my teen leave school property at lunch? How many credits are needed for a diploma? How many hours of community service must be completed before students can graduate? All common questions [...]

Ten Tips for New Dads

In celebration of International Men’s Health Week and Father’s Day, John MacMillan of Family Services of Peel and Fathering Facilitator at prenatal classes offered by Peel Public Health, has shared his top 10 tips for new dads. More great tips are available at 1.    Babies are amazing. Just watching your baby is part of getting [...]

One in Five Women Affected by Postpartum Mood Disorders – National Mental Health Week

For an estimated 3,000 Peel residents each year, the experience of having a new baby is not what they expected. Approximately one in five women are affected by symptoms of postpartum mood disorders (PMD) during or after pregnancy, and many do not know that help is available. “My most common thoughts were, ‘what is happening?’ [...]

Breastfeeding Videos Now Available in Seven Languages

March is National Nutrition Month and Peel Public Health is making it easier for new parents to give their infants the most nutritious start to life. Eight breastfeeding instructional videos are now available in seven languages on The newly translated breastfeeding instructional videos are available in Punjabi, Urdu, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin and English. [...]

Brampton Welcome Wagon Baby Shower this weekend!

A fun, free, informative and education event where expecting parents can learn about products and services required to meet the needs of their growing family. With interesting displays, interactive demos, educational guest speakers, terrific door prizes and gift bags for every mom-to-be, come and experience what a Welcome Wagon Baby Shower has to offer. When:  [...]

Parenting Partnership Program offers expectant parents prenatal and parenting education in Brampton

The Parenting Partnership Program is a prenatal and parent education program for parents expecting a baby that was created by Canadian experts.  It begins in pregnancy and continues until the baby is about 14 months.  The program includes both online classes and face-to-face classes with other parents expecting babies around the same time frame.  Topics [...]

Nanny Robina to conduct parenting workshops in Brampton!

Media personality and parenting expert on the hit Canadian TV program The Mom Show on Slice Network, Nanny Robina will be conducting two parenting workshops at Jellybeenz, Brampton’s  indoor play, activity and party place! Join Nanny Robina at one or both of her informative workshops: Sleeping Baby Through The Night: Thursday, March 22, 2012 from [...]