Associations, agencies and support groups

Allergies Québec

514-990-2575 / 1-800-990-2575
allergiesquebec.ca

Information, support, education and training on food allergies. Website section dedicated to newborns (website in French only).

Allergy Asthma Information Association

1-800-611-7011
www.aaia.ca

Support and information on asthma, allergies and anaphylaxis.

Anaphylaxis Canada

416-785-5666 / 1-866-785-5660
www.anaphylaxis.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

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

Best Start

www.beststart.org/index_eng.html

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 Institute of Child Health

613-230-8838
www.cich.ca

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

Canadian Paediatric Society – Caring for kids

613-526-9397
www.caringforkids.cps.ca

Information on children’s health.

Canadian Red Cross

514-362-2930 / 1-800-363-7305
www.redcross.ca

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

Children now

514-593-4303 / 1-800-361-8453
avanttoutlesenfants.ca/children-now

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)

1-800-567-1283
deuil@uqo.ca

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).

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).

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).

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.

Immunize Canada

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

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

iQuitnow

1-866-527-7383
iquitnow.qc.ca

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

La Leche League

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

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

LGBT Family Corporation

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 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

www.enfantsquebec.com

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

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.

Parachute

1-888-537-7777
www.parachutecanada.org

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

Québec association for premature children.

Relevailles Québec

418-688-3301
www.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.asj.ca

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

Today’s Parent

www.todaysparent.com

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.