Associations, agencies and support groups

Allergies Québec

514-990-2575 / 1-800-990-2575
Information, support, education and training on food allergies. Website section dedicated to newborns.

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 breastfeeding consultants (only available on the website).

Banques alimentaires du Québec
Directory of food banks across Québec.

Best Start
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.

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 Paediatric Society – Caring for kids

Information on children’s health.

Canadian Red Cross

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
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).

Children now

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.

Clinique Parents Plus du Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau

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).

Canadian CMV Foundation
National charity committed to preventing congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections.

Coalition des associations de consommateurs du Québec

514-362‑8623 / 1-877-962‑2227
Portal featuring a wide variety of personal finance information and tools (in French only).

CRP Les Relevailles de Montréal

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

Diabetes Québec

Provincial organization that answers questions about diabetes.

Drogue : aide et référence

514-527-2626 / 1-800-265-2626
Support, information, and referrals for persons coping with addiction throughout Québec.

Éditions du CHU Sainte-Justine
The hospital’s publications dealing with childhood and families listed on this site can be ordered online.


FASD - Alcohol-free pregnancy
Information and resources on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Family Service Canada
Organization that supports a network of organizations offering services to families.

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.

Fondation Olo

Food assistance for pregnant women with low income.

Fondation Portraits d’Étincelles

Free photo and photo touch-up service for babies who died prior to or at birth (in French only).

Food Allergy Canada

416-785-5666 / 1-866-785-5660
Support and information for families living with allergies.

Immunize Canada

613-725-3769, ext. 122
Information on vaccines and the vaccination schedule, answers common questions and lists resources.

Institut National du Portage des Enfants
Non-profit organization promoting skin-to-skin practices and babywearing.


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

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

La Leche League

Telephone support by recognized leaders. Books and breastfeeding accessories for sale.

LGBT+ Family Coalition

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 /
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.

Mamans pieuvres

Resources for future and new parents of twins and triplets (in French only).

Mouvement allaitement du Québec
Your breastfeeding friendly resource (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, breastfeeding support meetings, prenatal information sessions, training and information, rental and sale of breastfeeding accessories.

Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec

514-282-9123 / 1-888-232-9123
Directory of Québec speech-language pathologists and audiologists.


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.

Regroupement des cuisines collectives du Québec

To find the nearest collective kitchen.

Relevailles Québec

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


Assistance and support program for fathers.

Réseau des Centres de ressources périnatales du Québec

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

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.

Questions and issues around sex and sexuality that matter most to Canadians.


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.

The Health of Canada's Children and Youth
Devoted to child and family health and offers parents numerous publications and resources.

Today’s Parent
Parenting magazine Web site.

Union des consommateurs du Québec

514-521‑6820 / 1-888-521‑6820
Québec consumer associations providing free budget consultation services (website in French only).

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.