514-990-2575 / 1-800-990-2575
Information, support, education and training on food allergies. Website section dedicated to newborns (website in French only).
Allergy Asthma Information Association
Support and information on asthma, allergies and anaphylaxis.
416-785-5666 / 1-866-785-5660
Support and information on asthma, allergies and anaphylaxis.
Association de parents de jumeaux et de triplés de la région de Montréal (APJTM)
The Association helps families in Montréal who have experienced a multiple birth (in French only).
Association de parents de jumeaux et plus de la région de Québec
Organization that helps families in the Québec City region who have experienced a multiple birth (in French only).
Association de parents pour l’adoption québécoise
514-990-9144 / 1-844-990-9144
Promotes the adoption of children born in Québec. Support, seminars and family activities (website in French only).
Association québécoise des consultantes en lactation diplômées de l’IBLCE
To obtain the list of breast-feeding consultants (only available on the website).
Maternal, newborn and early child development resource centre.
CAA Québec – Child car seats
Web site that offers advice on the safe installation of child car seats as well as addresses of garages that will check to ensure that child car seats are properly installed.
Canadian Child Care Federation
613-729-5289 / 1-800-858-1412
Ideas on a broad range of topics of interest to families, including outings, activities, care, and tips.
Canadian Institute of Child Health
Devoted to child and family health and offers parents numerous publications and resources.
Canadian Paediatric Society – Caring for kids
Information on children’s health.
Canadian Red Cross
514-362-2930 / 1-800-363-7305
Information on Red Cross prevention and first aid courses for the parents of young children and on the course for babysitters.
514-593-4303 / 1-800-361-8453
Organization offering a wide range of services including a telephone help line, professional legal advice, a database of more than 2000 community resources and information sessions.
Centre de soutien au deuil périnatal du Centre d’études et de recherche en intervention familiale (CERIF-deuil)
Support offered to parents and workers affected by perinatal loss.
Centre québécois de ressources à la petite enfance
450 376-3702 / 514-369-0234 / 1 877 369-0234
A variety of information on support groups, health organizations, suggested reading for parents, Web sites on parenting, etc. (in French only).
Clinique Parents Plus du Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau
514-527-4527 ext. 2220
A specialized public clinic for parents with physical disabilities. Assessments and adapted equipment to help them care independently for their baby (website in French only).
CRP Les Relevailles de Montréal
Telephone support, courses, meetings, assistance at home, videotape lending and referrals (in French only).
Éditions du CHU Sainte-Justine
The hospital’s publications dealing with childhood and families listed on this site can be ordered online (in French only).
Reference centre on human nutrition (in French only).
Family Service Canada
The organization promotes families as the primary source of nurture and development of individuals. English and French.
Fédération des associations de familles monoparentales et recomposées du Québec
The federation defends the rights and interests of single-parent and blended families in Québec. Bilingual service is available in Montréal and some regions of Québec (website in French only).
Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances
This bilingual service provides information on contraception and women’s sexual health (website in French only).
Fédération québécoise des organismes communautaires Famille
450-466-2538 / 1-866-982-9990
Gathers together and supports family-oriented community organizations and helps ensure that the family has a place in Québec society (in French only).
Fondation du Dr Julien
Community-based social paediatric centres that provide comprehensive support and a full range of medical care and services to children and families at risk or in vulnerable situations.
613-725-3769, ext. 122
Information on vaccines and the vaccination schedule, answers common questions and lists resources.
Information and support to individuals who wish to stop smoking (bilingual service).
La Leche League
Telephone support by recognized leaders. Books and breast-feeding accessories for sale.
LGBT Family Corporation
The organization advocates for the legal and social recognition of LGBT families. A group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents exchanging information, sharing resources and having fun together with their children.
514-252-3100 / 1-800-265-3093
The Lifesaving Society (Société de sauvetage) is a provincial association dedicated to preventing drowning and water-related injuries through free advice on how to safely install a residential pool. The Society also offers a complete range of first-aid, lifesaving, resuscitation, and pleasure-craft courses.
Magazine Enfants Québec
Summaries of many articles about early childhood (in French only).
Naître et grandir
Web site on children’s development and health (in French only).
514-948-9877 / 1-866-948-5160
Telephone support, breast-feeding support meetings, prenatal information sessions, training and information, rental and sale of breast-feeding accessories.
Parachute wants to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury and enjoy long lives lived to the fullest.
Parents Orphelins, The Quebec Association for parents grieving from pregnancy and infant loss
514 686-4880 / 1 844 338-4522
Gathering and complimentary services for parents who have lost a baby during pregnancy. Coffee Chats, Helpline, recurring activities, Annual Candlelight Walk and external resources.
450-651-4909 / 1-888-651-4909
Québec association for premature children.
Assistance at home, support group for post partum depression, meetings, baby massage, support (website in French only).
Assistance and support program for fathers. Service in French and English (website in French only).
Réseau des Centres de ressources périnatales
Website to find out where is the CRP (perinatal resource centre) in your area (in French only).
Réseau québécois d’accompagnantes à la naissance
Information and referral centre to inform the public of services offered by members, i.e., doulas (In French only).
514-273-7531 / 1-866-273-7362
Promotes natural family planning methods. Service in French and English.
418-624-6808 / 1-877-624-6808
Information on family planning methods and sexuality (In French only).
St. John Ambulance
First aid training organization that offers training in early childhood first aid.
Parenting magazine Web site.
The authors have chosen the organizations and references mentioned in this section because of their relevance to the users of this guide. However, the list is by no means exhaustive and neither the authors of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec are in any way responsible for the contents of the references indicated.