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Resources for Women Experiencing Gender-Based Violence

May 1, 2020

If you are living in a household with any kind of abuse, social distancing at home is especially difficult. The following community resources are available to help. Assaulted Women’s Helpline (AWHL) and Senior Safety Helpline (SSL) This 24/7 crisis line offers support for abused women and seniors in Ontario amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit their […]

7 At-Home Activities to Cure Boredom

April 30, 2020

With so much time spent indoors, away from your child’s usual group activities and friends, you’re probably hearing “I’m bored” a lot more often—and truthfully, we could all use an extra dose of fun right now. Next time boredom strikes, try out these activities the whole family can enjoy together! 1. I Spy I spy […]

It's National Volunteer Week!

April 24, 2020

This week is National Volunteer Week! Our volunteers bring their smiles, enthusiasm, and unique talents to every level of our organization, from our centres to our Board of Directors. Even though we are apart right now, we want our volunteers to know that we appreciate their hard work and dedication all year round. Thank you […]

Find an Online Program

April 17, 2020

We’re staying apart right now to keep each other safe, but we can still play together! We have added 133 weekly programs run by staff at your local centres so you can stay connected with other families in your community. Here’s how to find a program… If you’ve ever checked our website for an upcoming […]

Seeking Board Members

April 14, 2020

Want to help guide our great organization as we help build parents’ confidence? Find out more here.

7 Days of Independent Play

April 9, 2020

Need a moment to yourself? These 7 activities help children develop their focus and independent play skills, making them perfect for those times when you just need a break. When children are given the time to play on their own, they become experts at expanding their play and figuring out all the possibilities of a […]

Gross Motor Activities to Get Kids Moving

April 3, 2020

Gross motor activities help children stay active, form healthy habits, and develop the large muscle and coordination skills they will need to do things like get dressed by themselves. They are also lots of fun! Try these gross motor activities to get kids moving at home. Play with Pillows Create a mountain of pillows or […]

Resources for Families During COVID-19

April 3, 2020

From the latest information about social distancing to activities for your children, we’ve got you covered with these online resources. Information About COVID-19 Get the latest updates on this evolving situation from a local to a global level. Mental Health Support for Families This is a stressful time, but you don’t have to go through […]

Talking to Your Children about COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Wondering how to speak with your child about COVID-19 and social distancing? The Region of Peel has provided the following resources for parents. How can we talk to kids about COVID-19? Be “realistically reassuring” This article from the Canadian Pediatric Society provides some ways to reassure children in this stressful time. Talking to Your Anxious […]