Programs and Services
A public health nurse is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except on statutory holidays) to answer questions on prenatal, infant and child care, includes preconceptional health, healthy pregnancies, postpartum mood disorders, breastfeeding, child growth and development, parenting, nutrition, and child safety. The public health nurse can link callers to different community services. Referrals can be made to a number of programs, including Healthy Babies, Healthy Children, Breastfeeding Buddies, and Take Control Baby Steps.
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Action Network works within the KFL&A area to prevent FASD, increase awareness, educate, link, and co-ordinate access to services, both for those with FASD and women with substance use issues.
A friendly, free program for pregnant women. Learn about pregnancy, healthy eating, the birth experience, and taking care of your baby and family. Each week women can meet new friends, prepare food and eat together, receive information from a public health nurse, dietitian, and other community resources. Groceries and childcare are provided and transportation may be available. This program is part of the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program and a financial contribution has been made by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
For more information, or to get a ride, call 613-354-3357 or 1-800-267-7875, ext. 1416.
Every Tuesday 12:30 to 3 p.m. 20 Manitou Cres. W (Lower level)
Every Thursday 12:30 to 3 p.m. Trinity United Church (corner of Bridge St. E and John St.)
This program is for pregnant women and families with children from birth to age 6. The program provides information and support to help give children the best start in life by connecting parents with services and resources in the community. New mothers are contacted following discharge from hospital and offered information and support by a public health nurse, either by telephone or during a home visit.