The following is a list of resources that you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in the Greater Toronto area of Etobicoke.

Pregnancy Care

Etobicoke General Hospital

www.williamoslerhc.on.ca
Labour and Delivery Triage Line: 416-747-3561
101 Humber College Boulevard, Etobicoke, ON, M9V 1R8

West End Midwives

westendmidwives.ca
416-792-5665
info@westendmidwives.ca
1017 Wilson Avenue, Suite 102, Toronto, ON, M3K 1Z1
Staff privileges at Etobicoke General Hospital

East Mississauga Midwives

www.themidwifeclinic.ca
905-232-5455
info@themidwifeclinic.ca
2555 Dixie Road, Unit 8, Mississauga, ON, L4C 4C4
Staff privileges at Trillium Health Centre Mississauga

AMMA Midwives

www.ammamidwives.com
289-201-3311
admin@ammamidwives.com
1C Conestoga Drive, Unit 200, Brampton, ON, L6Z 4N5
Staff privileges at Etobicoke General Hospital

Prenatal Tours

Etobicoke General Hospital

To book a tour call: 416-494-2120, ext. 33571

Prenatal Resources

Toronto Health Connection Line - Toronto Public Health

416-338-7600

A line staffed by public health nurses who can provide information about health issues and community services. The line is staffed from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Prenatal Classes - Etobicoke General Hospital

Class Information 905-494-6763

Call for more information and to register.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes - Etobicoke General Hospital

Class Information 416-494-2120, ext. 32303

Call for more information and to register.

Prenatal Program - Toronto Public Health

Program Information 416-338-7600

This program for women who are 3 to 6 months pregnant covers topics such as; having a healthy pregnancy, emotional health, managing stress, healthy eating, labour and birth, breastfeeding and becoming a parent. The program consists of four classes held on weekday evenings from 7-9pm. Classes are facilitated by a Public Health Nurse and are offered at several sites throughout Toronto. Call the Toronto Health Connection Line for more information and to register.

Prenatal Programs For At-Risk Women - Toronto Public Health

416-338-7600

Toronto Public Health offers specialized programs for a number of at-risk groups of women in the Toronto area. These groups include women at-risk of having a low birth weight baby, women in their teens or early twenties, women who are new to Canada, and women facing challenging life situations such as hunger and poverty. Programs are offered at several sites throughout Toronto. Call the Health Connection Line for more information.

Postpartum Resources

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children - Toronto Public Health Unit

Program Information 416-338-7600

The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program is a confidential and voluntary home visiting program for families who are pregnant or have children up to age six. Through this program a Public Health Nurse can link you to a broad range of programs and services. For more information and to book a home visit call the Toronto Health Connection Line.

Breastfeeding Services - Etobicoke General Hospital

Breastfeeding Services 416-747-3400, ext. 32303

Follow the above link for more information on breastfeeding services in the area. Call for more information and to register for the breastfeeding clinic.

Breastfeeding Support - Toronto Public Health

Program Information 416-338-7600

By calling the Toronto Health Connection Line you can receive support over the phone regarding your breastfeeding questions and concerns. If you wish, you may book a home visit with a Public Health Nurse for further breastfeeding support.

Living and Learning With Baby - Toronto Public Health

Program Information 416-338-7600

This 5 week group program for parents with children 6 weeks to 6 months old focusses on enhancing parenting capacity, supporting transition to parenthood, and building parental support systems. It is offered at many sites throughout Toronto. Call the Toronto Health Connection Line for more information and to register.

Make The Connection - Toronto Public Health

Program Information 416-338-7600

This 9 week program for parents with children 6 weeks to 12 months old focusses on secure attachment, two-way communication, infant led learning, the importance of early years, and the importance of the parent-child relationship. It is offered at many sites throughout Toronto. Call the Toronto Health Connection Line for more information and to register.

The Ontario Early Years Centres

Etobicoke Centre 416-622-5587
Etobicoke Lakeshore 416-252-8293
Etobicoke North 416-747-0641

The Ontario Early Years Centres are a place for children up to the age of six and their parents and caregivers to take part in programs and activities together. The Ontario Early Years Centres also bring together in one location information about children's services and programs in the community. If you have questions about your child's development, or want to know how to get information or services for your child aged 0-6 in your area contact your local centre.

Next Door Family Resources

Program Information

Next Door Family Resources offers drop-in style programs for children 0- 6 years accompanied by a parent or caregiver. As children play they develop social and learning skills while parents and caregivers are given the opportunity to meet each other, interact and receive information on community services and child development. The programs at Next Door Family Resources are focused on building supportive relationships, promoting healthy child development, respecting diversity and strengthening communities. Follow the link above for more information.

Village Mommy

VillageMommy.com is a free service with a mission to bring the supportive village feel back to modern motherhood. The service help moms find other moms within walking distance who have babies/kids the same age as them. Peer support is proven to help moms' mental health and even improves outcomes for babies!

Additional Resources

Distress Line

www.torontodistresscentre.com 416-408-4357

Provides confidential 24 hour emotional support, crisis intervention and suicide prevention to persons in distress. There is access to a confidential interpreter for 151 languages.

The Mental Health Helpline

www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca 1-866-531-2600

Provides information about mental health services in Ontario such as counselling services and supports in the community, basic education about mental illness and offers support and provides strategies to those in need. Service is offered 24 hrs a day, translation services available if needed.