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Celebrating Universal Children’s Day

November 20, 2019

On November 20 of each year, children, families, and organizations around the world celebrate Universal Children’s Day. On this day, we recognize that all children deserve to be safe, loved, and cared for and we work together to create safe spaces where kids can be kids. The Peel Children’s Charter of Rights was created in […]

Support Pregnant Youth on #GivingTuesdayCA

November 19, 2019

#GivingTuesdayCA: A day to nurture the spirit of giving. This #GivingTuesdayCA, we are launching the fundraising that will raise $863 a week for Teen Prenatal Supper Club! This funding will cover the entire cost of the program at one location. How are you celebrating #GivingTuesdayCA? Gifts to BridgeWay Family Centre for our Teen Prenatal Supper […]

Lisa's Teen Prenatal Supper Club Story

November 19, 2019

Nourish a pregnant teen today. Grow a future for their child. When Lisa* arrived at the BridgeWay’s Teen Prenatal Supper Club, she had been homeless for four weeks—kicked out when her family discovered she was pregnant. Her boyfriend wouldn’t take her calls; she stopped attending school and had no job or financial support. She was 15 […]

What is EarlyON?

November 12, 2019

New to EarlyON? Check out this video to find out what it’s all about! EarlyON child and family centres offer free, high-quality drop-in programs for families and children from birth to 6 years old. Stop by to learn and play with your child, meet other families in your community, and speak with a staff team […]

Staying Active in the Autumn

October 22, 2019

You may have already gone on one of the classic fall adventures this season such as apple picking, hiking, strolling through a pumpkin patch, or running in a corn maze. These are all great activities in a season full of them! Did you know that just 15-30 minutes of movement outdoors or indoors during this […]

Incorporate Safe Risks into Your Playtime with Climbing

October 21, 2019

We’ve mentioned that risky play—which incorporates safe risks relative to a child’s age, size, motor skills, and comfort level—is important to a child’s development. Safe risks allow a child to see their limits and regulate their emotions. But how can you make safe risks a part of your play time?  One category of risky play is […]

Worth the "Risk": Why Risky Play is Important for Your Child’s Development

October 21, 2019

“Children are competent, capable of complex thinking, curious, and rich in potential.” – Ontario Ministry of Education  It can be difficult for a lot of us to allow risky play to happen. The instinct of most parents is to eliminate risk in order to protect our children. But risk doesn’t have to equal danger. Risky play—that is, play […]

Celebrating Everyday Heroes for National Family Week

October 11, 2019

A family’s day is full of constant simple acts of love for their children: fixing them a snack, singing them a song, reading a book together at bed time. It may not seem like hero work to you, but to your child, it means the world! This National Family Week, we celebrated families as everyday […]

Moms Find Lifelong Support at BridgeWay’s PMD Group

September 23, 2019

They’ve been through “the war” and they’re still together. The self-christened Real Moms of Mississauga (RMoMs) gather in a local living room not far from BridgeWay’s Turtle Creek location to talk about their time in BridgeWay’s Postpartum Mood Disorder (PMD) Peer Support Group and why they’re “still a group” six years later.  The Postpartum Mood Disorder (PMD) Peer Support […]

4 Beautiful Bilingual Books to Read for International Literacy Day

September 8, 2019

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss Happy International Literacy Day! International Literacy Day is celebrated every year on September 8th to bring attention to literacy around the world. Reading helps children become more creative, curious, and empathetic and […]