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F amily Program Guide inter/Spring 2020 - A listing of community programs and services for families with children and teens, as well as parent ...
Family Program Guide
     Winter/Spring 2020

A listing of community programs and services for families with children and teens,
as well as parent education, that is happening throughout communities in
Leeds and Grenville.
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This guide is a project of the Children’s Services Department of the United
Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

The information included in this guide is collected from many different
agencies and all are free of charge, unless there is a fee mentioned. Each
listing has information about times and locations, and most have a
telephone number for further information. If you have a question about a
particular listing, please call the contact number first.

Inclusion of a group or program in this resource does not imply
endorsement by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. Every effort is
made to ensure the accuracy of information in this calendar, and we
apologize for any errors.

For more information about this guide, please call 1-866-433-8933,
extension 2374.

Email: childrenservices@uclg.on.ca

   @LG_EarlyYears

     Children’s Services of United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

www.leedsgrenville.com/en/services/child-and-youth--programs.aspx

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PLAY & LEARN SCHEDULE
Parenting is hard work! A free drop-in program, throughout Leeds and Grenville, for: dads,
moms, grandparents, caregivers and their children from birth to six years. Children have the
opportunity to learn in a play based environment. Community guests visit the program and
community information is available. Free. For more information, call the EarlyON Child and
Family Centre (C.F.C.) 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C.                           Kemptville EarlyON C.F.C.
Commonwealth Public School                          Parish Hall Building, 2 – 40 Campus Drive
166 Pearl Street, East                              (lower level), Kemptville Campus
Tuesdays to Fridays 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.               Education and Community Hub
Wednesdays 1:30 – 7:00 p.m.                         Tuesdays to Fridays 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Brockville Public Library                           Thursdays 1:30 – 7:00 p.m.
23 Buell Street                                     Saturdays 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Saturdays 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.                         Prescott EarlyON C.F.C.
Gananoque EarlyON C.F.C.                            (T.R. Leger School), 490 Jessup Street
375 William Street, South                           (Hyde Street entrance)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays                    Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.                                   9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

SPECIAL NEEDS PLAY & LEARN
A drop-in program for children with special needs and their families in an accepting
environment. The space will be quieter with a slow pace. The program will be facilitated by an
EarlyON C.F.C. Resource Consultant and professionals from Language Express and Infant and
Child Development Program. Free. For more information, call the
EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C.
Commonwealth Public School, 166 Pearl Street, East
Mondays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

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POP-UP PLAY
Parenting is hard work, we can help! This is a free drop-in for dads, moms, grandparents, and
caregivers with their children from birth – 6 years of age to come play! This program is offered
in outreach locations across Leeds and Grenville. Children are encouraged to explore, create,
play and engage in various experiences that promote inquiry and play-based learning.
Community guests visit the program and community information is available. Program will not
run when school buses are cancelled.
Free. For more information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
Cardinal (Tuesdays) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.             Elgin (Fridays) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
4050 Dishaw Street (Ingredion Centre)             26 Halladay Street (Public Library)
Athens (Wednesdays) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.             Lansdowne (Fridays) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1 Main Street, West (Municipal Building)          1 Jessie Street (TLTI Community Room)

LIMERICK FOREST NATURE PLAY
A free drop-in outdoor, nature program for dads, moms, grandparents and caregivers, with
their children, aged birth to 6 years, located at the Limerick Forest Interpretive Centre.
Children and their family explore what nature offers in an outdoor play-based learning
environment. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather. Community guests visit the
program and community information is available. Free. For more information, call the EarlyON
C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
Year-Round Program (Monday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Old Homestead Trail, 1175 Limerick Road, Oxford Station

RAILWAY TUNNEL STORYWALK
Join us outside the tunnel at the red chairs for story time and a walk
through the Brockville Railway Tunnel. Guest reader each month.
Bring a snack and older siblings welcome. Rain or shine; dress for
the weather. Cancelled if thunder and lightning. Free. For more
information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933,
extension 2374.
June 1 – August 25 (Mondays) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Armagh Sifton Price Park (outside the Brockville Railway Tunnel)
9 Blockhouse Island Road, Brockville

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TRIPLE P PARENTING CAFE
Come and explore solutions to normal, everyday parenting challenges! Babe in arms
welcome. Free. For more information and parenting information, call the EarlyON Child and
Family Centre (C.F.C.) 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374 or visit www.triplep-parenting.ca.
To register, call 1-800-660-5853 or email triplep@healthunit.org.
Top 10 Parenting Tips                                 Biting and Hitting
April 22 (Wednesday) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.                 May 20 (Wednesday) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(during Play & Learn)                                 (during Play & Learn)
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C., Commonwealth               Brockville EarlyON C.F.C., Commonwealth
Public School, 166 Pearl Street, East                 Public School, 166 Pearl Street, East
Fighting and Aggression                               Bedtime Routines
April 23 (Thursday) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.                  May 21 (Thursday) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(during Play & Learn)                                 (during Play & Learn)
Kemptville EarlyON C.F.C., Parish Hall                Kemptville EarlyON C.F.C., Parish Hall
Building, 2 – 40 Campus Drive (lower level)           Building, 2 – 40 Campus Drive (lower level)
Kemptville Campus Education and                       Kemptville Campus Education and
Community Hub                                         Community Hub

TRIPLE P PARENTING
Does parenting ever make you feel like you are living in a zoo? Try Triple P’s parenting strategies!
Choose how to get the parenting tips you want – in groups with other parents, one-on-one with a
trained provider or even DIY on-line! Sign up to receive notifications of new Triple P Parenting
sessions in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark at https://healthunit.org/clinics-classes/triple-p-parenting/.
All sessions, including the on-line program are offered at no cost. Contact us today to find
answers together:
Call 1-800-660-5853 and ask for Triple P
Email: triplep@healthunit.org
Visit: www.triplep-parenting.ca
Follow us on Instagram @positiveparentinglg

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FEEDING YOUR TODDLER
Looking at your toddlers’ basic nutritional needs with a Public Health Dietician/Nutritionist from
the Health Unit. Tips for creating positive mealtimes and raising healthy eaters. Free. Babe in
arms welcome. Play and Learn for older children with another family member. To register, call
the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
February 29 (Saturday) 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (during Play & Learn)
Kemptville EarlyON C.F.C., Parish Hall Building, 2 – 40 Campus Drive (lower level)
Kemptville Campus Education and Community Hub

DENTAL SCREENING
A dental hygienist from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will offer dental
screening and fluoride varnish to children, and provide information about the Healthy Smiles
Ontario program. Verbal or written parental consent is required. Free. During Play &
Learn/Pop-up Play. For more information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933, extension
2374.
February 19 (Wednesday) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Athens, 1 Main Street, West (Municipal Building)
February 25 (Tuesday) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Cardinal, 4050 Dishaw Street (Ingredion Centre)
February 28 (Friday) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Lansdowne, 1 Jessie Street
(TLTI Community Room)
April 20 (Monday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Gananoque EarlyON C.F.C., 375 William Street, South
April 24 (Friday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Elgin Public Library, 26 Halladay Street
April 24 (Friday) 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C.
Commonwealth Public School, 166 Pearl Street, East
May 28 (Thursday) 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Prescott EarlyON C.F.C., TR Leger School 490 Jessup Street (Hyde Street entrance)

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LA LECHE LEAGUE CANADA - BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT DROP-IN
Mother-to-Mother breast feeding information and support facilitated by an accredited leader,
plus lending library and refreshments. Babies and toddlers welcome! Free.
Brockville Year-Round Program
(2nd Monday of each month) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
EarlyON C.F.C., Commonwealth Public School, 166 Pearl Street, East
For more information, call Julie 613-925-0067
Kemptville Year-Round Program
(4th Thursday of each month) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
North Grenville Public Library, 1 Water Street, For more information, call Linda 613-258-4667

BREASTFEEDING CLINICS
Our free breastfeeding clinic can provide you with information
and support to give you the confidence to know your baby is
breastfeeding well or to help you prepare for breastfeeding
before your baby arrives. Consultations are one-on-one with
registered nurses who are trained to provide support to
breastfeeding families. For more information, please refer to
www.healthunit.org. You may drop in or make an appointment
by calling the Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853. Breastfeeding
support is offered at the following Health Unit locations:
Brockville Health Unit 458 Laurier Boulevard (Please use clinic
entrance at west side of building)
Monday and Friday 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kemptville Health Unit 2675 Concession Road
Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Smiths Falls Health Unit 25 Johnston Street (Please use clinic entrance at west side of building)
Monday and Friday 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Gananoque Health Unit Breastfeeding support is available by appointment only.

BREASTFEEDING CONSULTATIONS
By phone or appointment with the Early Years Registered Nurse. Information assessment and
support on an individual basis. Free. For more information, call Country Roads Community
Health Centre, Early Years Team at 1-888-998-9927, extension 246.
Portland Country Roads Community Health Centre, 4319 Cove Road
Westport Country Roads Community Health Centre, 79 Bedford Street
Elgin Guthrie House, 10 Perth Street

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BABY TALK
Baby Talk is a free drop-in group for mothers, fathers and their babies age birth to 12 months.
Come and join this supportive and relaxed atmosphere. It is a chance to meet people, have your
questions answered, and seek support around the care and feeding of your baby. Each week a
different topic will be presented, a guest will visit or information provided. Parents may drop in
and access information on a variety of topics. A public health nurse from Leeds, Grenville, Lanark
and District Health Unit, visits once a month. For more information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at
1-866-433-8933, extension 2374 or the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit at
1-800-660-5853.
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C.
Commonwealth Public School, 166 Pearl Street, East
Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Gananoque EarlyON C.F.C.
375 William Street, South
Thursdays 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Kemptville EarlyON C.F.C.
Parish Hall Building, 2 – 40 Campus Drive (lower level)
Kemptville Campus Education and Community Hub
Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

CONNECTIONS: GOOD FOOD FOR A HEALTHY BABY
An on-going prenatal nutrition program for pregnant low-income and/or at risk women
and teens. Free. For more information, call Joane Morin at 1-888-284-2204, extension 3106.
Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wesleyan Church, 33 Central Avenue, East, Brockville

PARENT EDUCATION AND SUPPORT
Free parent-child interaction, baby-child check-ups and guest speakers. For more information, call
Country Roads Community Health Centre, Early Years Team at 1-888-998-9927, extension 246.
Portland Group - Country Roads Community Health Centre, 4319 Cove Road
3rd Wednesday of the month in partnership with Rideau Lakes Public Library, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a .m.
Delta Group - Delta Baptist Church, 24 King Street
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Westport Group – Foley Mountain Conservation Area
1st Thursday of the month, 10:00 -11:30 a.m.

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INDIVIDUAL PARENT CONSULTATIONS
By appointment with the Early Years Registered Nurse. Content is flexible and can include topics
such as: prenatal care, labour and delivery, newborn care, postpartum period, infant feeding and
Triple P. Free. For more information, call Country Roads Community Health Centre, Early Years
Team 1-888-998-9927, extension 246.
Portland Country Roads Community Health Centre, 4319 Cove Road
Westport Country Roads Community Health Centre, 79 Bedford Street
Elgin Guthrie House, 10 Perth Street

Infant Programs
BABY RHYME TIME
For parents and their babies, birth to 12 months, focuses on the pleasure and power of using
rhymes, songs and stories together in a group setting. Free. To register, call the EarlyON C.F.C.
at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
March 12 – April 30 (Thursdays) 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C., Commonwealth Public School, 166 Pearl Street, East
April 7 – May 26 (Tuesdays) 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Gananoque EarlyON C.F.C., 375 William Street, South
February 18 – April 7 (Tuesdays) 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Kemptville EarlyON C.F.C., Parish Hall Building, 2 – 40 Campus Drive (lower level)
Kemptville Campus Education and Community Hub

Preschool Programs
SKIP INTO SCHOOL
Through play and discussion, children age 3 to 6 years and their families will learn “tips and tricks”
to prepare for a positive start to school. Babe in arms welcome. Free. For more information or to
register, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
April 18 – May 9 (Saturdays) 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Kemptville EarlyON C.F.C., Parish Hall Building, 2 – 40 Campus Drive (lower level)
Kemptville Campus Education and Community Hub
May 25 – June 15 (Mondays) 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C., Commonwealth Public School, 166 Pearl Street, East

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GIRLS INC. OF UPPER CANADA
Girls Inc. programs inspire girls age 6 to 13 years, to be strong, smart and bold by providing an
empowering girls-only space for girls to explore, learn and grow. Registration fee is payable.
Fee reduction and waivers available upon request. For more information or to register, call
613-345-3295, extension 100.
Building Friendships – PA Day Program
January 31 (Friday) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Catholic School, 235 Georgina Street, Gananoque
Crime Solvers – March Break Program
March 16 - 20 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 10 Church Street, Brockville
Building Friendships – PA Day Program
May 29 (Friday) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Leo Boivin community Centre, 444 Prince Street, Prescott

PA DAY – TINKER LAB: GROW
It’s a garden work bee! We will be tidying up and planting our community gardens during the
morning – stop by and lend a hand. You can also borrow some seeds from our seed lending
library to plant your own garden at home. Fun for all ages. Free. For more information, call
613-342-3936, extension 6424 or lisa@brockvillelibrary.ca.
May 29 (Friday) 10:00 a.m.
Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street

PA DAY – TINKER LAB: BUILD
Design and build whatever you can imagine. Lego, creative building sets, marble runs, boxes,
blocks and other loose parts. Fun for all ages. Free. For more information, call 613-342-3936,
extension 6424 or lisa@brockvillelibrary.ca.
January 31 (Friday) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street

FOREST OF READING BOOK CLUBS
A program encouraging children to explore a variety of current books by Canadian authors and
illustrators, providing the opportunity to discuss them in a relaxed, fun environment. Registration
for students, JK to grade 6, is required for these programs and is available at www.brockvillelibrary.ca.
For more information, call 613-342-3936, extension 6424 or email lisa@brockvillelibrary.ca.
February 1 – April 11 (alternate Saturdays) 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. and 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street

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Youth Programs
ROOTS TO WINGS MENTORSHIP                        YOUTH IN TRANSITION
A program which strives to enhance youths’       By appointment with a Youth In Transition
opportunities through mentorship and events      worker. Eligible youth, in Leeds and Grenville,
that serve and inspire advancement resulting     leaving care are provided assistance and
in increased confidence, courage, employment     emotional support when identifying access
and personal development. This includes          and navigation to adult service systems
mentor and mentee training as well as a speed-   relevant to their needs and transition to
mentoring option. For more information or to     adulthood. For more information or to make
make an appointment, call 613-498-2111 or        an appointment, call 613-498-2111 or on-line
on-line at www.eecentre.com.                     at www.eecentre.com.
Mondays to Fridays by appointment                Mondays to Fridays by appointment
Brockville Employment and Education              Brockville Employment and Education
Centre, 105 Strowger Boulevard                   Centre, 105 Strowger Boulevard

YOUTH JOB CONNECTION                             YOUTH JOB CONNECTION: SUMMER
A program serving youth age 15 to 24 in          Provides summer, part-time and after-school
Leeds and Grenville experiencing multiple        job opportunities to high school students
and/or complex barriers to employment by         aged 15 to 18, who are facing challenging
providing more intensive supports beyond         life circumstances and may need support
traditional job search and placement             transitioning between school and work. The
opportunities. These include: paid pre-          program includes: paid pre-employment
employment training to promote job-              training to promote job-readiness; job
readiness; job matching and paid job             matching and paid job placements, with
placements, with placement supports for          placement supports for participants and
participants and hiring incentives for           hiring incentives for employers; mentorship
employers; mentorship services; and              services; education and work transition
education and work transition supports.          supports. For more information, call
For more information, call 613-498-2111          613-498-2111 or on-line at www.eecentre.com.
or on-line at www.eecentre.com.                  Mondays to Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mondays to Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.         Brockville Employment and Education
Brockville Employment and Education              Centre, 105 Strowger Boulevard
Centre, 105 Strowger Boulevard                   Gananoque and Kemptville as demand
Gananoque and Kemptville as                      requires.
demand requires.

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Youth Programs
TEEN BOOK CLUB
For teens looking to connect with fellow book lovers for lively discussions, snacks and the
occasional free book. Free. For more information, call 613-342-3936, extension 6424 or
lisa@brockvillelibrary.ca.
January – June (1st Thursday of the Month) 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street

LGBTQ+ TEEN DROP-IN
This weekly drop-in is for LGBTQ+ youth, their friends and allies. It is a safe and inclusive
space where people can hang out, play video games, watch movies, make rainbow crafts and
socialize. Free. For more information, call 613-342-3936, extension 6424 or email
brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca.
January – June (Tuesdays) 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street

KEMPTVILLE YOUTH CENTRE
A youth drop-in centre offering age appropriate programming for children
age 12 to 18 years old. For more information, call 613-258-5212 or email
coordinator@KYC.team.
Mondays and Tuesdays 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Kemptville Youth Centre, 5 Oxford Street

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Family Programs & Events
SUPPER IN YOUR SLEEPERS                              CAMPFIRE STORY TIME
Join us for a light supper and fun activities        Join us as we celebrate Family Literacy Day
to celebrate Family Literacy Day! Parents,           with stories around the campfire. For parents,
caregivers, grandparents and their children          caregivers and their children birth to 6 years.
birth to 6 years. Older siblings welcome.            Dress for outdoor play. Free. For more
Free. Wear your pajamas! For more                    information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at
information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at              1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.                      January 27 (Monday) 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
January 29 (Wednesday) 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.              (during Limerick Forest Nature Play)
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C.                            Limerick Forest Interpretive Centre
Commonwealth Public School                           1175 Limerick Road, Oxford Station
166 Pearl Street, East

                               FAMILY LITERACY DRESS UP DAY
                               Dress up day! Join us to celebrate Family Literacy Day dressed up
                               as your favorite storybook character. Bring the book too. For
                               parents, caregivers and their children birth to 6 years. Free. For
                               more information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933,
                               extension 2374.
                               January 28 (Tuesday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (during Play & Learn)
                               Cardinal, 4050 Dishaw Street (Ingredion Centre)
                               January 29 (Wednesday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (during Pop-up Play)
                               Athens, 1 Main Street, West (Municipal Building)
                               January 31 (Friday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (during Pop-up Play)
                               Lansdowne, 1 Jessie Street (TLTI Community Room)

FAMILY LITERACY DAY CELEBRATION
Join us to celebrate Family Literacy Day with stories, props, puppets, songs and other fun
activities. For parents, caregivers and their children birth to 6 years. Free. For more information,
call the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
January 27 (Monday) 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (during Play & Learn)
Gananoque EarlyON C.F.C., 375 William Street, South
January 28 (Tuesday) 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (during Play & Learn)
Prescott EarlyON C.F.C., 490 Jessup St., Prescott
January 31 (Friday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (during Pop-up Play)
Elgin Public Library, 26 Halladay Street

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Family Programs & Events
LITERACY MAKE AND TAKE
Join us for a morning of fun! We will make props to go with
poems, stories and songs to take home. For parents,
caregivers and their children birth to 6 years. Free. For more
information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933,
extension 2374.
January 4, February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2 and June 6
(1st Saturday of each month) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
(during Play & Learn)
Kemptville EarlyON C.F.C., Parish Hall Building
2 – 40 Campus Drive (lower level), Kemptville Campus Education and Community Hub

FAMILY GYM TIME
Enjoy being active with your children, age birth - 6 years, in the gym. We will run, play with
balls, navigate an obstacle course, use a parachute and more. Free. For more information, call
the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
January 10 – June 19 (weekly on Fridays) 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (during Play & Learn)
Prescott EarlyON C.F.C., TR Leger School Gym, 490 Jessup St., Prescott
April 1, May 6, June 3 (1st Wednesday of each month) 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C., Commonwealth Public School Gym, 166 Pearl Street, East

L’HEURE DU CONTE
Vous êtes invités pour une histoire française pendant Jouer et apprendre. Participet à des
activités de lecture, chant et comptine. Pour les familles avec un enfant de 0 à 6 ans. Gratuit.
Pour de l’information parentale et renseignement sur nos services au EarlyON C.F.C. composer
le 1-866-433-8933, post 2374.
22 février, 28 mars, 25 avril, 23 mai et 20 juin (Samedi) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Bibliothèque Publique de Brockville, 23 rue Buell

                                CREATIVE ART
                                Explore and create with a variety of art materials. For parents,
                                caregivers and their children birth to 6 years. Free.
                                For more information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933,
                                extension 2374.
                                February 26 (Wednesday) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (during Play & Learn)
                                Brockville EarlyON C.F.C., 166 Pearl Street, East

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Family Programs & Events
WINTER FUN DAY
Join us for outdoor activities while exploring the forest. For parents, caregivers and their
children birth to 6 years. Free. Program will not run if school buses are cancelled. For more
information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
March 16 (Monday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (during Limerick Forest Nature Play)
Limerick Forest Interpretive Centre, 1175 Limerick Road, Oxford Station

CARDBOARD BOX DAY
What can you and your children do with a cardboard box? Join us for fun, creativity, play and
imagination. Cardboard boxes and a variety of materials will be provided. Feel free to bring
along extra from home. For parents, caregivers and their children birth to 6 years. During
                                     Pop-up Play. Free. For more information, call the
                                     EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
                                     March 17 (Tuesday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
                                     Cardinal, 4050 Dishaw Street (Ingredion Centre)
                                     March 18 (Wednesday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
                                     Athens, 1 Main Street, West (Municipal Building)
                                     March 20 (Wednesday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
                                     Lansdowne, 1 Jessie Street (TLTI Community Room)

TRIP TO FIRE STATION
Join us for a tour of the fire station. Climb into the fire trucks and learn about fire prevention.
Parents and caregivers with their children birth – 6 years of age. Meet at the fire station. Free.
To register, call the EarlyON C.F.C. 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
March 18 (Wednesday) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Brockville Fire Station #2, 360 Laurier Boulevard

MINI MIND MASTERS SNAPSHOT
A brief overview to the Mini Mind Masters program, that helps children build positive living
skills which they can use anytime, anywhere for the rest of their lives. Parents and caregiver
with their children 3 – 6 years of age. Babes in arms and older siblings welcome. Free. To
register, call the EarlyON C.F.C. 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
March 25 (Wednesday) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (during Play & Learn)
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C., Commonwealth Public School, 166 Pearl Street, East

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INTRODUCTION TO MINI MIND MASTERS
An introduction to Mini Mind Masters. A fun, versatile, free interactive program for parents/
caregivers and their children. It helps children build positive living skills which they can use
anytime, anywhere for the rest of their lives. Parents and caregivers with their children age
3 – 6 years of age. Babes in arms and older siblings welcome. Free. To register, call the
EarlyON C.F.C. 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
March 26 – April 16 (Thursdays) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (during Play & Learn)
Kemptville EarlyON C.F.C., Parish Hall Building, 2 – 40 Campus Drive (lower level)
Kemptville Campus Education and Community Hub

MARCH BREAK MADNESS
Come join us for March Break fun! For parents, caregivers and their children birth to 6 years.
Older siblings welcome. Free. For more information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933,
extension 2374.
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C.                            Kemptville EarlyON C.F.C.
Commonwealth Public School                           Parish Hall Building, 2 – 40 Campus Drive
166 Pearl Street, East                               (lower level) Kemptville Campus Education
9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (during Play & Learn)              and Community Hub
March 17 (Tuesday) Science Stuff                     9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (during Play & Learn)
March 18 (Wednesday) Fire Station Tour               March 17 (Tuesday) All About Me
March 19 (Thursday) Art Attack                       March 18 (Wednesday) Backwards Day
March 20 (Friday) PJ Day                             March 19 (Thursday) PJ Day
March 21 (Saturday) Ramp and Roll                    March 20 (Friday) Let’s Move
                                                     March 21 (Saturday) Fun and Games
Gananoque EarlyON C.F.C.
375 William Street, South                            Prescott EarlyON C.F.C.
9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (during Play & Learn)              (T.R. Leger School), 490 Jessup Street
March 16 (Monday) Move and Groove                    (Hyde Street entrance)
March 17 (Tuesday) Cardboard Boxes                   9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (during Play & Learn)
March 19 (Thursday) Science Fun                      March 17 (Tuesday) Creative Art
                                                     March 19 (Thursday) Recycle Challenge -
                                                     using recycled materials
                                                     March 20 (Friday) Family Gym Time
                                                     (bring running shoes)

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VISIT FROM THE POLICE
An officer from the OPP Detachment will be visiting the program to share safety tips and give
children a tour of the police cruiser. Parents and
caregivers with their children birth – 6 years of
age. Free. To register, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at
1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
April 8 (Wednesday) 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Athens, 1 Main Street, West (Municipal Building)
April 14 (Tuesday) 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Cardinal, 4050 Dishaw Street (Ingredion Centre)
April 17 (Friday) 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Lansdowne, 1 Jessie Street (TLTI Community Room)

RIDE THE SCHOOL BUS
Kicking off our Skip Into School Program with a tour and ride on a school bus. The bus will
depart for the ride at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Parents and caregivers with their children birth – 6 years
of age. Free. For more information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
April 16 (Thursday) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (during Play & Learn)
Kemptville EarlyON C.F.C., Parish Hall Building, 2 – 40 Campus Drive (lower level)
Kemptville Campus Education and Community Hub

DUPLO CLUB
Use your imagination to build and play with duplo blocks. Enhance science and pre-math skills.
Parents and caregivers with their children birth – 6 years of age. Free. For more information,
call the EarlyON C.F.C. 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
April 29 (Wednesday) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (during Play & Learn)
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C., Commonwealth Public School, 166 Pearl Street, East

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Sing, move and play with instruments to experience the joy of music. Parents and caregivers
with their children birth – 6 years of age. Free.
For more information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at
1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
May 27 (Wednesday) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (during Play & Learn)
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C., Commonwealth Public School, 166 Pearl Street, East

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FRENCH STORY WALK
Dress for the weather and join us for a walk and experience a story along the journey.
Parents, caregivers and children birth to 6 years. Older siblings welcome. Will be cancelled
                      if thunder and lightning. Free. For more information, call the
                      EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
                      May 11 (Tuesday) 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (during Limerick Forest Nature Play)
                      Limerick Forest Interpretive Centre, 1175 Limerick Road, Oxford Station
                      Wear green and white to celebrate Saint-Jean Baptiste Day

STORY WALK
Dress for the weather and join us for a walk and experience a story along the journey.
Parents, caregivers and children birth to 6 years. Older siblings welcome. Will be cancelled
if thunder and lightning. Free. For more information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at
1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
April 21, May 19 and June 16 (Tuesdays) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Kemptville Ferguson Forest Centre, County Road 43
Anniversary Park - Kinderwood Trail and Turtle Trail.
Meet at the gazebo at end of parking lot at Kinderwalk
May 12 (Tuesday) 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Cardinal, 4050 Dishaw Street (outside Ingredion Centre)
May 13 (Wednesday) 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Athens, 1 Main Street, West (outside Municipal building)
May 15 (Friday) 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Lansdowne, 1 Jessie Street (outside TLTI Community Room)

HOME CHILDCARE HUB
An opportunity for home childcare providers to meet and network with other home childcare
providers. Come and share your tips and tricks. There will be time for a seasonal ‘Make and
Take’ use in your programs. We want to support you…let us know how! Free. For more
information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
May 13 (Wednesday) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C., Commonwealth Public School, 166 Pearl Street, East
May 14 (Thursday) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Kemptville EarlyON C.F.C., Parish Hall Building, 2 – 40 Campus Drive (lower level)
Kemptville Campus Education and Community Hub

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CELEBRATING SUMMER
Join us as we say ‘hello’ to summer! Activities will be outside including: games and group
time. Bring a nut free snack to share. For parents, caregivers and their children birth to 6
years. Free. For more information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
June 23 (Tuesday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cardinal EarlyON C.F.C. 4050 Dishaw Street
(Ingredion Centre - outside by park)
June 24 (Wednesday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Athens EarlyON C.F.C., 1 Main Street, West
(greenspace to the West of the Municipal Building)
June 26 (Friday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Lansdowne EarlyON C.F.C. 1 Jessie Street (outside)

SCIENCE FUN
Investigate and explore with fund hands-on science activities. For parents, caregivers and
their children birth to 6 years. Free. For more information, call the EarlyON C.F.C. at
1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
June 24 (Wednesday) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (during Play & Learn)
Brockville EarlyON C.F.C., Commonwealth Public School, 166 Pearl Street, East

KEMPTVILLE SUMMER CELEBRATION
Come and join us for a morning of fun and activities with community partners! For parents,
caregivers and their children birth to 6 years. Free. For more information, call the EarlyON C.F.C.
at 1-866-433-8933, extension 2374.
June 19 (Friday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Kemptville Riverside Park, Reuben Crescent (behind parking lot and pool)

                                    LEGO CLUB
                                    Building with LEGO; new challenges/themes every week. A
                                    program for children, age 4 to 12, and their caregivers. Free.
                                    For more information, call 613-924-2048 or
                                    athenspl@bellnet.ca.
                                    January – June (First two Fridays of each month)
                                    6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
                                    Township of Athens Public Library, 5 Central Street

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MERRICKVILLE CO-OPERATIVE                         UNRAVELLED
PLAYGROUP                                         Love to knit or crochet? Want to learn how?
A co-operative playgroup, all members             Unravelled is for you! This program is for
are asked to participate in the weekly            all ages; however, young children should
running of the playgroup such as: setting         attend with an adult. Drop in and see what
up, putting away toys/crafts and taking           it is all about. Free. For more information,
care of coffee/tea in the kitchen. Every          call 613-342-3936, extension 6424 or email
effort is appreciated. Birth - 5 years. Free.     lisa@brockvillelibrary.ca.
For more information, e-mail                      January – June (Tuesdays) 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
merrickvilleplaygroup@gmail.com.                  Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street
January – June (Wednesdays)
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                           MINI STICKS FUN AT THE LIBRARY
Merrickville Community Centre                     During the Brockville Winter Classic Week-
106 Read Street                                   end, come to the library for some Mini Sticks
                                                  fun! Bring your own stick if you have one.
LIBRARY BOOKWORMS                                 Lots of prizes. For all ages. Free. For more
A free interactive family time with songs,        information, call 613-342-3936, extension
rhymes, stories, early literacy and numeracy      6424 or email brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca.
activities and opportunities for co-operative     February 15 (Saturday) 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
play for children age birth – 4 years. For more   Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street
information, call 613-342-3936, extension
6424 or lisa@brockvillelibrary.ca.                MARCH BREAK ACTIVITIES
January 7 – February 27                           Check out the library’s website at
(Tuesdays and Thursdays) 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.       www.brockvillelibrary.ca for various
April 7 – May 28                                  program details happening during March
(Tuesdays and Thursdays) 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.       Break. For all ages. Free. For more
Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street        information, call 613-342-3936, extension
                                                  6424 or lisa@brockvillelibrary.ca.
FAMILY DAY ACTIVITIES                             March 16 - 20
Celebrate Family Day at the library with a        Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street
morning of board games, puzzles, crafts
and refreshments. For all ages. Free. For
more information, call 613-342-3936,
extension 6424 or lisa@brockvillelibrary.ca.
February 17 (Monday) 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell Street

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DO YOU NEED HELP REDUCING YOU CHILD CARE COSTS?
Families who live in Leeds and Grenville, who need help with
the cost of licensed child care, can apply for Child Care Fee
Subsidy:
   •   Do you currently use licensed child care?
   •   Would you like to use licensed child care but find
       it too expensive?
   •   Are you in school or working?
You could expect to pay:
  Total Family Income Per Year (line 236 of your
                                                            $35,000.00        $80,000.00
  Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment)
  # of Children birth – 12 years                                   1               2
  Your Monthly Child Care Cost                                  $882.00        $1,860.00
  Cost with Fee Subsidy                                         $125.00        $1,166.00
  A monthly savings of:                                         $757.00        $694.00
The above figures are examples only. Actual cost for your family will be calculated during the
application process. For more information about the program, please contact us at
613-342-3840 or 1-800-267-8146, extension 2351 or email childcare@uclg.on.ca.

MAKING PLAY POSSIBLE
Making Play Possible endeavors to give all children and youth living in Leeds and Grenville the
opportunity to engage in play regardless of the barriers which they face. These barriers may be
financial, geographic or physical and/or mental health difficulties.
Participation in recreation and social opportunities are important to a child’s healthy
development. Every child and youth within Leeds and Grenville deserves a chance to learn,
grow and have fun by having access to these kinds of
opportunities. Being involved in recreational experiences
is important to helping kids be mentally and physically
healthy. Children need to have fun, feel important, build
skills, feel proud, have adult role models, be respected,
hangout with other kids, be unique and feel involved.
For more information, call 1-800-809-2494.

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DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES OF                       LOOKSEE DEVELOPMENTAL
LEEDS AND GRENVILLE,                            SCREEN (formerly N.D.D.S.)
CHILDREN’S SERVICES, INCLUSIVE                  Looksee is a developmental checklist that
CHILD CARE                                      follows your child from one month of age to six
This service enhances opportunities for         years. It provides a snapshot in time of your
the inclusion of children, birth to 12 years,   child’s development, and a starting point for
with special needs in licensed early            discussion with a health/child care professional.
learning and care programs throughout           These checklists are available to all residents of
the United Counties of Leeds and                Ontario free of charge. To obtain a copy of the
Grenville. Inclusive Child Care works in        Looksee visit your local EarlyON C.F.C. or visit
partnership with families and the               www.lookseechecklist.com.
community to:
   •   promote the right of families to
       have access to child care choices
       within their community
   •   provide extra support for children
       in order to enable them to fully
       participate in a licensed early
       learning and care program and be         POSITIVE OPPORTUNITY
       included with their peers                PARTNERSHIPS (P.O.P.) FOR KIDS
   •   support licensed early learning and      P.O.P. is a service dedicated to ensuring
       care programs in their efforts to        that recreational opportunities exist in our
       develop and provide an inclusive         community for children and youth who
       child care environment.                  would not ordinarily be able afford the cost
For information or to make a referral call      of participation. Available to residents of
1-866-544-5614 or 613-345-1290 or visit         Town of Gananoque and Township of
www.developmentalservices.com                   Leeds and Thousand Islands. For more
                                                information, call the P.O.P. Administrator at
                                                613-382-2149, extension 1115

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INFANT AND CHILD                              LANGUAGE EXPRESS PRESCHOOL
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM                           SPEECH AND LANGUAGE
An early intervention program providing       PROGRAM
service and supports to                       Language Express provides speech and
infants/preschoolers (birth – school entry)   language assessment and therapy services
and their families in Leeds and Grenville.    for young children in Lanark, Leeds, and
Any parent may refer if they have             Grenville Counties. Services are free and are
concerns about their child’s development.     available from birth until the end of junior
Community agency or professional              kindergarten. Don’t wait and see! We can
individual may refer a child with the         help your child and provide helpful ideas
parent’s permission. For more                 for you and your child’s caregivers or
information, Pediatric Community              teachers.
Programs, a part of Brockville General        When to get help:
Hospital at 613-345-1662.                     • if your child is not meeting all of the
                                                  communication milestones for his/her
BROCKVILLE AND DISTRICT                           age.
ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY                       • if your child is stuttering.
INVOLVEMENT – FAMILY                            • if your child’s play or social interaction
                                                   seems different from other children
SUPPORT/RESPITE
                                                   the same age.
The Association supports families who
                                                • if your child’s voice doesn’t
have a child with a disability to meet
                                                   sound right.
other families, participate in educational
                                                • if your child has a diagnosis, such
workshops and opportunities, provides
                                                   as: hearing loss, Autism Spectrum
facilitation and planning supports,
                                                   Disorder, or developmental delay.
supports to navigating the systems,
advocacy, individualized community            Check the milestones at
participation, and support to access          www.language-express.ca. For more
respite services and funding. For more        information or to make a referral call
information, call 613-345-4092.               1-888-503-8885. Language Express
                                              accepts referrals for children from birth
                                              until November 30 of the year they turn 4,
                                              for example, children born in 2015 must
                                              be referred by November 30, 2019.

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ONTARIO’S ENHANCED 18                          PRENATAL CLASSES
MONTH WELL BABY VISIT                          In-Person Prenatal Classes are led by
18 months is a critical time in a child’s      Public Health Nurses and run once per week
development and a visit to a health care       for 3 weeks. Topics include breastfeeding,
provider at this time is important. Ontario    preparing for labour and delivery and caring
has a longer, more in depth visit at 18-       for your newborn and yourself. An on-line
months as it is the last in the series of      module on how to have a healthy
scheduled health care visits prior to a        pregnancy is also available and encouraged
child starting school. During the visit,       for woman to access early on in their
parents will have the opportunity to           pregnancy.
discuss their child’s growth and               On-line Prenatal Course covers the same
development and ask any questions they         topics as the in-person classes as well as
may have regarding healthy child               information on having a healthy pregnancy,
development, parenting, and community          and is ideal for families, who have
resources. Free. For more information, call    scheduling conflicts, like to learn at their
the Health Action line at Leeds, Grenville     own pace, are on bed rest or just want a
and Lanark District Health Unit at             refresher. To register call Leeds, Grenville
1-800-660-5853 or visit www.18monthvisit.ca.   and Lanark District Health Unit
                                               1-800-660-5853, extension 2294.
                                               Young Parent Prenatal Classes are led by a
INDIVIDUAL PRENATAL
                                               Public Health Nurse who will provide a
EDUCATION                                      non-judgemental and open setting for
Prenatal education tailored to individual      learning. The program uses videos,
interests, needs and availability. Choose      activities, peer support, and open discussion
from a variety of topics. Facilitated by an    to help people learn how to have a healthy
Early Years Registered Nurse, by               pregnancy. Information and support is
appointment. Free and for more information,    available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
call Country Roads Community Health            p.m. Please call the Leeds, Grenville and
Centre, Early Years Team                       Lanark District Health Unit at
1-888-998-9927, extension 246.                 1-800-660-5853.
Country Roads Community Health Centre
4319 Cove Road, Portland
Country Roads Community Health Centre
79 Bedford Street, Westport
Guthrie House, 10 Perth Street, Elgin

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HEALTHY BABIES, HEALTHY                         HEALTHY SMILES ONTARIO
CHILDREN                                        (H.S.O.)
A free program that provides home visits        Consists of 3 dental programs for eligible
by public health nurses and home visitors       children 17 years and younger:
to pregnant women and families with             1. H.S.O. Basic Program (Core) - Family
children who have not yet started school.          must meet an income level to qualify,
Home visits help you learn about:                  based on the number of children 17
• Having a healthy pregnancy and birth             and under in the family.
• Connecting with your child(ren)               2. H.S.O. Emergency Program – Child has an
• How children grow and develop as                 urgent dental need, such as pain, infection,
  well as what you can do to help                  or large visual decay and the cost of
• Being a parent                                   dental treatment would create a financial
• Breastfeeding, food and healthy                  hardship.
  nutrition                                     3. Preventive Services Program - Child has
• Taking care of yourself and your family          a preventive dental need (scaling,
                                                   fluoride, and/or dental sealants) and
• Other services available to you and
                                                   the cost would create a financial
  your child in your community
                                                   hardship. Preventive services must be
There is no cost to you for the program and        provided by Health Unit staff.
your participation is voluntary. For more       Please note, families with access to other
information, call Leeds, Grenville and Lanark   dental insurance may still be eligible to apply.
District Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853.         For more information, contact the Leeds,
                                                Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit at 1-
AUTISM ONTARIO                                  800-660-5853 or www.healthunit.org or
Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing       visit www.ontario.ca/healthysmiles.
public awareness about autism and the day-      Call Service Ontario INFOline toll-free at
to-day challenges faced by individuals with     1-844-296-6306 / TTY toll-free
autism, their families, and the professionals   1-800-387-5559.
with whom they interact.
The organization and its Chapters share
common goals of providing information and
education, supporting research, and
advocating for programs and services for the
autism community. For more information, call
1-800-474-7789, extension 253.

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FIRST YEAR, FIRST VISIT                         CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH OF
Open and free to all residents of Leeds,        LEEDS AND GRENVILLE
Grenville and Lanark that have children         Children’s Mental Health provides services
birth to 4 years of age. This allows the        for children and their parents, with our
parents and caregivers to discuss proper        Early Years team focusing upon the
oral care for infants and young children to     emotional, behavioural needs of children
observe any signs of early childhood            under six. We provide in home visits, early
tooth decay at an early stage. For more         intervention if you are concerned about
information, contact Leeds, Grenville           your child’s mental health and we work
and Lanark District Health Unit at              with parents to prepare for kindergarten
1-800-660-5853 or www.healthunit.org.           transitions and offer a range of Triple P
By appointment: Monday to Friday                individual and group learning activities.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                           There are no charges for services as
Health Unit Offices and Family and Child        funding is provided by the Ministry of
Groups at various locations in Leeds,           Children and Youth Services. Parents can
Grenville and Lanark.                           call our Prompt Services at 1-800-809-2494
                                                and ask for help or visit 779 Chelsea Street,
FLUORIDE VARNISH PROGRAM                        Suite BU, Brockville.
The Oral Health Program of the Leeds,           Walk-In Clinic
Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit       Brockville
supports the evidence that applying             Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
fluoride varnish is a safe and effective part   779 Chelsea Street, Suite BU
of a cavity prevention program. Please
                                                Kemptville
check with your dental provider to find
                                                Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
out how fluoride varnish can benefit your
                                                2 – 40 Campus Drive, Parish Hall
child. Age Group is birth to 6 years (also
                                                (temporary location during renovations)
available 7 - 17 years). Free. For more
information, contact the Leeds, Grenville
and Lanark District Health Unit 1-800-
660-5853 or www.healthunit.org.
By appointment: Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Health Unit Offices and Family and Child
Groups at various locations in Leeds,
Grenville and Lanark.

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CANADA LEARNING BOND                            MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE
The Canada Learning Bond is $500 offered        The Mental Health Helpline provides
by the Government of Canada to help you         information and mental health services in
start saving for your child’s education after   Ontario. A helpful Information and Referral
high school. Plus, your child could get         Specialist will answer your call 24 hours a
$100 every year until he or she turns 15        day. Our service is free and confidential.
years old to a maximum of $2000!                To contact us, call 1-866-531-2600.
For more information, call 1-800-622-6232
or visit www.canada.ca.                         TELEHEALTH ONTARIO
                                                Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential
KIDS HELP PHONE                                 service you can call to get health advice or
If you are a young person and are               information. A Registered Nurse will take
struggling with a problem big or small,         your call 24 hours a day, seven days a
please contact the Kids Help Phone. Kids        week. To contact us call 1-866-797-0007.
Help Phone is Canada’s only national 24-
hour bilingual and anonymous phone              211 EASTERN ONTARIO
counselling, web counselling and referral       211 is a helpline and online database of
service for children and youth. Our service     Ontario’s community and social services.
is completely anonymous and confidential,       Free 24/7. For more information, call 211
we don’t trace calls, we don’t have call        or go to www.211ontario.ca.
display. You don’t even have to tell us your
name if you don’t want to. To contact us        ONTARIO POISON CENTRE
call 1-800-668-6868 or on-line at               The Ontario Poison Centre is a telephone
www.kidshelpphone.ca.                           toxicology consultation service providing
                                                expert poison advice 24 hours a day to
                                                the public and health-care professionals
                                                in Ontario. Our staff includes nurses,
HEALTH ACTION LINE
                                                pharmacists and physicians highly trained
Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health
                                                in treating poisonings and drug over
Unit public health information and
                                                doses. Poisonings can happen to anyone
support is available weekdays from
                                                at any time. We are here to help you. If
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To contact us call
                                                you think someone has been poisoned
our toll free number at 1-800-660-5853.
                                                call us right away. To contact us call
                                                1-800-268-9017.

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