Associations, agencies and support groups

Allergies Québec

514-990-2575 / 1-800-990-2575
allergies-alimentaires.org

Information, support, education and training on food allergies. Website section dedicated to newborns.

Anaphylaxis Canada

416-785-5666 / 1-866-785-5660
foodallergycanada.ca/

Support and information on asthma, allergies and anaphylaxis.

Association de parents de jumeaux et de triplés de la région de Montréal (APJTM)

514-990-6165
www.apjtm.com

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

418-210-3698
www.apjq.net

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
www.apaq.adoption-quebec.ca

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

514-990-0262
www.ibclc.qc.ca/en

To obtain the list of breast-feeding consultants (only available on the website).

Banques alimentaires du Québec

www.banquesalimentaires.org/en/

Directory of food banks across Québec.

Best Start

en.beststart.org

Maternal, newborn and early child development resource centre.

CAA Québec – Child car seats

www.caaquebec.com/en/on-the-road/services/child-car-seat-verification-network

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
www.cccf-fcsge.ca

Ideas on a broad range of topics of interest to families, including outings, activities, care, and tips.

Canadian Red Cross

1-800-363-7305
redcross.ca

Information on Red Cross prevention and first aid courses for the parents of young children and on the course for babysitters.

Centre de soutien au deuil périnatal du Center for studies and research on Family Intervention (CERIF‑Death)

1-800-567-1283 ext. 2387
cerif.uqo.ca/en/death

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
www.cqrpe.qc.ca

A variety of information on support groups, health organizations, suggested reading for parents, Web sites on parenting, etc. (in French only).

Children now

514-593-4303 / 1-800-361-8453
www.avanttoutlesenfants.ca/home

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.

Clinique Parents Plus du Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau

514-527-4527 ext. 2220
www.luciebruneau.qc.ca

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).

Coalition des associations de consommateurs du Québec

514-362‑8623 / 1-877-962‑2227
consommateur.qc.ca

Portal featuring a wide variety of personal finance information and tools.

CRP Les Relevailles de Montréal

514-640-6741
www.relevailles.com

Telephone support, courses, meetings, assistance at home, videotape lending and referrals (in French only).

Diabetes Québec

514-259-3422
www.diabete.qc.ca/en/

Provincial organization that answers questions about diabetes.

Drogue : aide et référence

514-527-2626 / 1-800-265-2626
www.drogue-aidereference.qc.ca/www/index.php?locale=en-CA

Support, information, and referrals for persons coping with addiction throughout Québec.

Éditions du CHU Sainte-Justine

www.editions-chu-sainte-justine.org

The hospital’s publications dealing with childhood and families listed on this site can be ordered online (in French only).

Extenso

www.extenso.org

Reference centre on human nutrition (in French only).

Family Service Canada

1-877-451-1055
www.familyservicecanada.org

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

514-729-6666
www.fafmrq.org

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

514-866-3721
www.fqpn.qc.ca

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
www.fqocf.org

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

514-527-3777
www.fondationdrjulien.org/en 

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.

Fondation Olo

514-527-3777
fondationolo.ca/en/ 

Food assistance for pregnant women with low income.

Fondation Portraits d’Étincelles

1-877-346-9940
portraitsdetincelles.com/ 

Free photo and photo touch-up service for babies who died prior to or at birth.

Immunize Canada

613-725-3769, ext. 122
immunize.ca

Information on vaccines and the vaccination schedule, answers common questions and lists resources.

iQuitnow

1-866-527-7383
tobaccofreequebec.ca/iquitnow/

Information and support to individuals who wish to stop smoking (bilingual service).

L’accompagnateur

laccompagnateur.org/en/accueil.php

 

Site developed by parents of children with disabilities to help other parents in the same situation.

La Leche League

1-800-665-4324
www.lllc.ca

Telephone support by recognized leaders. Books and breast‑feeding accessories for sale.

LGBT Family Coalition

514-878-7600
www.famillesLGBT.org

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.

Lifesaving Society

514-252-3100 / 1-800-265-3093
www.sauvetage.qc.ca

The Lifesaving Society (Société de sauvetage) is a provincial association dedicated to preventing drowning and waterrelated 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.

LigneParents

1-800-361-5085
www.ligneparents.com

Free support and advice line, accessible throughout Québec.

Magazine Enfants Québec

www.enfantsquebec.com

Summaries of many articles about early childhood (in French only).

Mouvement allaitement du Québec

allaiterauquebec.org/

Breastfeeding support oriented more toward environments than individuals.

Naître et grandir

naitreetgrandir.com

Web site on children’s development and health (in French only).

Nourri-Source

514-948-9877 / 1-866-948-5160
www.nourri-source.org

Telephone support, breast-feeding support meetings, prenatal information sessions, training and information, rental and sale of breast-feeding accessories.

Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec

514-282-9123 / 1-888-232-9123
www.ooaq.qc.ca

Directory of Québec speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Parachute

1-888-537-7777
parachute.ca/en

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
www.parentsorphelins.org

Gathering and complimentary services for parents who have lost a baby during pregnancy. Coffee Chats, Helpline, recurring activities, Annual Candlelight Walk and external resources.

Préma-Québec

450-651-4909 / 1-888-651-4909
www.premaquebec.ca/en/

Québec association for premature children.

Relevailles Québec

418-688-3301
relevaillesquebec.com

Assistance at home, support group for post partum depression, meetings, baby massage, support (website in French only).

RePère

514-381-3511
www.repere.org

Assistance and support program for fathers. Service in French and English (website in French only).

Réseau des Centres de ressources périnatales

418-336-3316
www.reseaudescrp.org

Website to find out where is the CRP (perinatal resource centre) in your area (in French only).

Réseau québécois d’accompagnantes à la naissance

1-866-NAISSANCE
www.naissance.ca

Information and referral centre to inform the public of services offered by members, i.e., doulas (In French only).

Serena

514-273-7531 / 1-866-273-7362
www.serena.ca

Promotes natural family planning methods. Service in French and English.

Sexplique

418-624-6808 / 1-877-624-6808
www.sexplique.org

Information on family planning methods and sexuality (In French only).

St. John Ambulance

1-800-706-6660
www.sja.ca

First aid training organization that offers training in early childhood first aid.

The Health of Canada's Children and Youth

cichprofile.ca/fr/

Devoted to child and family health and offers parents numerous publications and resources.

Today’s Parent

www.todaysparent.com

Parenting magazine Web site.

Union des consommateurs du Québec

514-521‑6820 / 1-888-521‑6820

Québec consumer associations providing free budget consultation services.

 

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