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Education & Childcare

Canadian Council of Montessori Administratorccma.ca
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 Unitchildcarecanada.org
Childcare Resource for parents in Ontario - Finding child care

EarlyON – Ontario’s child and family centresedu.gov.on.ca
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.

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

Good Housekeepinggoodhousekeeping.com
The Ultimate Back-to-School Shopping Lists From Kindergarten to College

Kindermusikkindermusik.com
Nurturing children and empowering parents through engaging musical experiences

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

Ontario Doulasontariodoulas.org
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 Educationedu.gov.on.ca
Information about learning in Ontario - Everything from Childcare, Kindergarten, to post secondary.

richland academiesrichlandacademy.ca
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)apsgo.ca
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. .

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

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

Food & Recipes

Baby Centerbabycenter.com
Homemade baby food recipes for 6 to 8 months

Best Start Resource Centrebeststart.org
Feeding Your Baby

CookingLightcookinglight.com
Baby Food Recipes: 4 to 12 Months

EatRight Ontarioeatrightontario.ca
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.

EatRight Ontarioeatrightontario.ca
Introducing solid food to your baby

EatRight Ontarioeatrightontario.ca
All about homemade baby food

EatRight Ontarioeatrightontario.ca
Raising our healthy kids (Video series)

Healthlinehealthline.com
21 Homemade Baby Food Recipes

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

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

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

York Region Public Healthyoutu.be
Making food for your baby – video

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

Health & Medical

Autism Ontarioautismontario.com
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 Healthcamh.ca
Defines postpartum depression, talks about the symtoms, the causes & risk factors, and the various treatments for it

Health Care Connecthcc3.hcc.moh.gov.on.ca
Help to find a family doctor, nurse practitioner or specialist

Here To Helpheretohelp.bc.ca
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 Associationhongfook.ca
Take the mental health journey together to build a multicultural community that understands mental health and accepts mental illness.

Huggieshuggies.com
Packing for the Hospital: What to Take

Life With Babylifewithababy.com
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 Babylifewithababy.com
Lists coping techniques for PPD

Markham Stoufville Hospital - Child Development Programschilddevelopmentprograms.ca
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

Mayo Clinicmayoclinic.org
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 Canadamooddisorders.ca
Frequently asked questions of postpartum depression & support groups for women who have postpartum depression & more information links to the disorder

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

Postpartum Progresspostpartumprogress.org
Discusses the symptoms of ppd and anxiety and provides resources for more information

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

St. Johnstjohn.org.nz
First Aid Information

Telehealth Ontarioontario.ca
Free and instant medical advice

Toronto Public Health Linetoronto.ca
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 Networkyssn.ca
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

Canadian Immigrantcanadianimmigrant.ca
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)tcet.com
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)cicscanada.com
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 Ontariochinesefamilyso.com
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 Centrecicsiyc.org
Resources for newcomer youth to assist them in their integration into Canadian culture and society

Indian Times Daily - Immigration consultantsindiantimesdaily.com
Immigration consultants in Canada

Markham Newcomers Networknewtomarkham.com
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 Canadiansnewcanadians.tv
New Canadians is an informative web and TV show portraying stories of recent immigrants making Canada their home.

Recreation & Activities

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

Canadian Chinese Youth Athletic Association (CCYAA)ccyaa.org
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 Lifechildslife.ca
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 Minecolormemine.com
Color Me Mine is a paint your own pottery studio that offers drop-in painting on ceramics for all ages. 

Evgie Studioevgie.com
Creates customized wall decals designs

Government of Canada - Park Canadacommandesparcs-parksorders.ca
To celebrate 150 years, the Canadian government is giving away free passes to national parks for 2017.

Hiltonspaathiltonsuites.com
Therapeutic approach to spa treatments

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

Markham Public Librarymarkham.ca
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 Domemarkhamsportsdome.com
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.

Messforfunmessforfun.com
Creative activity and and indoor playground

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

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

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

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

Scouts Canadascouts.ca
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 Markham.markham.ca
Programs & Activities in the city of Markham

The Funneryfunneryplaypark.com
Café for parents with state-of-the-art playground

Tny photographytny-photography.blogspot.com
Family, maternity, newborn and portrait sessions & head shots

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

Toronto Zootorontozoo.com
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 Clubunionvilleskatingclub.com
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!

Vision Youthvisionyouth.ca
A youth leadership program designed toInspire and Coach Our Youth to Become Visionary Leaders

YMCA Canadaymca.ca
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.

Yoga Treeyogatree.ca
Classes set in ecological oasis

Safety

Lifesaving Societylifesavingsociety.com
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.

Red Crossredcross.ca
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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