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Education & Childcare

Canadian Council of Montessori
Information about CCMA accredited Montessori schools. Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators is a legally registered Canadian, not-for-profit corporation committed to supporting Canadian Montessori administrators and schools.

Child Care Canada - Childcare Resource and Research
Childcare Resource for parents in Ontario - Finding child care

EarlyON – Ontario’s child and family
EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide opportunities for children from birth to 6 years of age to participate in play and inquiry-based programs, and support parents and caregivers in their roles. These centres will offer safe and welcoming environments open to all families across Ontario, with qualified professionals and quality programs. Families and caregivers will be able to find support, advice, make personal connections and access a network of resources.

Study: Where our students are educated - Measuring student enrollment in Canada (2017)

The Ultimate Back-to-School Shopping Lists From Kindergarten to College

My life
Teaching kids on how to be safe and smart online with the internet and social media

The Association of Ontario Doulas provides doulas with access to resources for doula training, continued professional development opportunities and networking opportunities within the doula community.

Ontario Minister of
Information about learning in Ontario - Everything from Childcare, Kindergarten, to post secondary.

Play &
Play&Learn provides expert reviewed games and activities that are appropriate for 3 different age groups: toddler (1.5-2.5 years); preschool (over 2.5 years - 4 years); and kindergarten (over 4 years-6 years). Games and activities are provided in 4 developmental domains: Thinking & Learning, Social & Emotional, Movement, Language

A co-ed elementary school for students from 18months to grade 8 in which their learning experience is Reggio-inspired

The Association of Parent Support Groups in Ontario Inc. (APSGO)
Founded by parents, for parents and run exclusively by parents; APSGO provides a completely non-judgmental community where parents of disruptive sons and daughters learn practical and proven techniques to help them and their children. .

Food & Recipes

Homemade baby food recipes for 6 to 8 months

Best Start Resource
Feeding Your Baby

Baby Food Recipes: 4 to 12 Months

EatRight Ontario (ERO) is a free service that connects residents of Ontario to the trusted advice of a Registered Dietitian to help you make healthier food choices and answer your nutrition questions.

Introducing solid food to your baby

All about homemade baby food

Raising our healthy kids (Video series)
21 Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Toronto Public Health, Peel Region Public Health, York Region Public
Trust Me. Trust my Tummy.Feeding cues: 6-24 months – video

York Region Public
Feeding babies and young children: Feeding Your Baby (Birth to Six Months), Introducing Solid Foods, Signs of Hunger and Fullness, Feeding Your Older Baby (Six to 12 Months), Feeding Your Toddler and Preschooler (One to Five Years)

York Region Public
Nurturing the Next Generation - Healthy Begginings: I’m ready for solids (Six to 12 Months) (PDF)

York Region Public
Nurturing the Next Generation - Healthy Begginings: Self-feeding right from the start. (PDF)

York Region Public
Making food for your baby – video

York Region Public
A Guide to Eating Fish: For women, children and families (PDF)

Health & Medical

Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community.

Centre for Addiction and Mental
Defines postpartum depression, talks about the symtoms, the causes & risk factors, and the various treatments for it

Health Care
Help to find a family doctor, nurse practitioner or specialist

Here To
What is post partum depression, who does it effect, provides a check list of symptoms, defines postpartum anxiety, what can you do about it, what can family members do, and links to support groups

Hong Fook Mental Health
Take the mental health journey together to build a multicultural community that understands mental health and accepts mental illness.
Packing for the Hospital: What to Take

Life With
A listing that provides a 12 week transition to parenting education and support program for PPD and pregnant women, the topics the program will include, how to register, and the locations of the programs

Life With
Lists coping techniques for PPD

Markham Stoufville Hospital - Child Development
CDP offers services to children from birth to kindergarten in three programs:
York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program;
Tri-Regional* Infant Hearing Program;
Tri-Regional* Blind-Low Vision Program

Symptoms of postpartum depression, what is postpartum psychosis, when to see a doctor, what to do if you have suicidal thoughts, and how to help a friend or loved one

Mood Disorders
Frequently asked questions of postpartum depression & support groups for women who have postpartum depression & more information links to the disorder

Ontario Mental Health
The Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario. Funded by the Government of Ontario.

Discusses the symptoms of ppd and anxiety and provides resources for more information

The Hospital for Sick Children, also known as SickKids, is a major paediatric hospital located on University Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

First Aid Information

Free and instant medical advice

Toronto Public Health
Toronto Public Health offers the following free services for women who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, having difficulty adjusting after having a baby and who have a baby less than 1 year of age.

York Support Services
York Support Services Network is a community-based agency that offers a range of case management and community crisis services, to support individuals with a developmental disability and/or a serious mental illness. YSSN also provides services within the Children’s Services Sector, offering Children’s Case Coordination.

New to Canada

The mission of Canadian Immigrant is to be the world’s number one online, print and event resource for Canadian immigrants by helping them to settle in Canada successfully.

Centre for Education and Training (TCET)
Recognized as the leader in delivering employment, settlement and language services in the communities we serve .TCET helps provide the appropriate resources, skills and opportunities which empower people to achieve their potential.

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS)
CICS is funded by three levels of government and United Way to provide a wide range of settlement programs and services in Toronto and York Region.

Chinese Family Services of
Chinese Family Services of Ontario helps build a safe and harmonious community by providing professional counselling and settlement services to individuals and families in need.

Immigrant Youth
Resources for newcomer youth to assist them in their integration into Canadian culture and society

Indian Times Daily - Immigration
Immigration consultants in Canada

Indus Community
Founded as India Rainbow Community Services of Peel in 1985. Indus Community Services is a non-profit, charitable, community based organization

Introduction to
The resources and tools provided in this website are intended to be a starting point for new investors, including those new to Canada. The information here can help you make more informed investment decisions and help you better protect your money.

Markham Newcomers
Moving to a new and different place can be lonely. Different cultures, customs, and systems can be confusing. The Markham Newcomers Network brings people together to build friendships with other newcomers as well as local people who care about and want to welcome those new to Markham. The Markham Newcomers Network is a place to ask questions and learn how to achieve your goals in your new country.

New Canadians is an informative web and TV show portraying stories of recent immigrants making Canada their home.

Recreation & Activities

Across U-hub is a charitable community organization in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for East Asian youth.

Canadian Chinese Youth Athletic Association (CCYAA)
The Canadian Chinese Youth Athletic Association (CCYAA) is a registered, non-profit organization whose main objectives include promoting sports, fair play, and a sense of community for Chinese youth across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Child’s Life is a complete guide for families in York Region, Toronto, Durham, Peel and Halton looking to keep busy with their children.

Color Me
Color Me Mine is a paint your own pottery studio that offers drop-in painting on ceramics for all ages. 

Creates customized wall decals designs

Government of Canada - Park
To celebrate 150 years, the Canadian government is giving away free passes to national parks for 2017.
Therapeutic approach to spa treatments

Inventive Minds Kidz
Focuses on 4 areas of study: Alphabet & Phonics, Math & Science, Language & Literacy and Art & Piano, French & Creative Expression

Kids Pay It
A not-for-profit organization that hosts and facilitates charity events for young kids to participate and all event proceeds will go directly to the charities.
Nurturing children and empowering parents through engaging musical experiences

Markham Public
Markham Public Library (MPL) offers a wide range of fun, interactive and educational programs for your children! Try one of our classes or our free library services (Drop-in program & Reading Buddies)

Markham Sports
The Markham Sports Dome is Markham’s newest indoor multi-sport facility! The dome functions year round, fielding rentals during the hot days of summer and coldest days of winter.
Creative activity and and indoor playground

Ontario Girl Guides of
Girls 5-17 can join and women can volunteer to enjoy camping, travel, educational activities & community service.

Information about Ontario’s provincial parks. Including locations, fees, activities and much more!

Ripley’s Aquarium of
Ripley’s Aquarium Information - General information, event calendar, show schedueles, and ticket prices.

Royal Ontario
ROM offers Family Fundays, ROMkids Junior, and day camps.

The program offers youth an opportunity to experience new things, have more adventures, and develop into confident and capable individuals better prepared for success in the world.

The City of
Programs & Activities in the city of Markham

Café for parents with state-of-the-art playground

To Do Canada - Explore
A list of family weekend activites, including free family activities in Toronto & the GTA such as plays, fairs, and more…

Zoo Programs offer a balance of education and entertainment for all ages that helps to make your visit to the Zoo fun and inspiring. 

Unionville Skating
Unionville Skating Club offers a broad range of skating programs designed to provide individuals of all ages with an opportunity to focus on skills, fun, friendship, and personal success!

Victoria International Ballet
Ballet school starting from the age of 3 to intermediate and pre-professional dancers. Also offer hip hop and art classes

A youth leadership program designed toInspire and Coach Our Youth to Become Visionary Leaders

Y Not
Offers birthday parties, classes, nursery programs and drop-in play

The YMCA in Canada is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of responsibility to each other and the global community.

Classes set in ecological oasis


Car Seats for the
Car Seats for the Littles, Inc is a 501(c)(3), community driven, education oriented organization, staffed by Child Passenger Safety Technicians from the US and Canada, and EU Advocates. We are dedicated to making every child’s ride in the car safer.

Canadian Centre for Child
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Our goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to Canadians.
Canada’s tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children.

The Lifesaving Society is a charitable organization working to prevent drowning and water-related injury through training programs, Water Smart® public education, safety management services, drowning prevention research and lifesaving sport.

Missing is Canada’s missing children resource and response centre. We offer families support in finding their missing child and provide educational materials to help prevent children from going missing. As a resource centre, partners with police and other stakeholders in the search for missing children.

Need Help helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way. If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self/peer exploitation incident, we are here to help offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it and #ChangeTheStory.

Protect Kids
Helping kids stay safe while online is something many parents are concerned about. Yet, as a parent, it can be difficult to stay up to date with new technology and how to best protect your kids. is here to help parents/guardians stay on top of the digital world their children are engaging in.

The wide range of Canadian Red Cross first aid and CPR courses meet every need. These skills are essential for those looking to become babysitters as well as for employees, first responders, instructors and training partners.

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