​HELPFUL RESOURCES

AT RISK

Toronto Distress Line                                                
http://www.torontodistresscentre.com

To ensure that every individual in need receives life-sustaining emotional support.
416-408-4357

Mental Health Hotline                                              
http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca
To provide information about counselling services and supports in your community listen, offer support and provide basic education about mental illness.
866-531-2600

Smokefree                                                                 
http://women.smokefree.gov/
To help women quit smoking by providing quitting advice, tips and support specific to women’s needs, including expecting mothers.

Hospital for Sick Children                                          
www.motherisk.org
Motherisk Helpline 
Motherisk counsellors share evidence-based information with women and health care providers:

Mainline                                          877-439-2744 
Alcohol. Substance                    877-327-4636
Morning Sickness                      800-436-8477
HIV and HIV Treatment        888-246-5840

Assaulted Women’s Helpline                                    
http://www.awhl.org/
A 24 hr telephone crisis line for women in the Province of Ontario.  
416-863-0511

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto                              
www.torontocas.ca
Crisis intervention and support of children.
(416) 924-4646

Jewish Family and Child Services                                    
www.jfandcs.com
Crisis intervention and support of children.
(416) 638-7800

BEREAVEMENT
Online Service                                                                       
http://www.ementalhealth.ca/
Database for mental health matters, including links to bereavement support and counselling

Bereavement support services by trained volunteers and staff to individuals

and families grieving the death of a loved one

905-898-6265

Perinatal Bereavement Services Ontario                 
www.bereavedfamilies.ca
Provides self-help support groups and one-to-one telephone support to parents experiencing the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, medical termination, stillbirth, or neonatal death.
(905) 848-4337

Bereavement Families of Ontario

www.bfotoronto.ca.
Volunteer based bereavement support organization that provides programs and services based on a mutual support model to individuals, families, groups and communities throughout the city of Toronto.
416-440—0290

 
BIRTH CENTRES/HOSPITALS
Hospital Locator
http://www.oha.com/AboutUs/HospitalLocator/Pages/HospitalSummary.aspx?Mode=2

Toronto Birth Centre

www.torontobirthcentre.ca
Provides a comfortable, home-like setting. Birth centres are midwife-led and have been planned and designed in collaboration with midwives.
416-363-4222

Hospital for Sick Children                                          
http://www.sickkids.ca/
A health-care community dedicated to improving the health of children. Goal is to provide the best in family-centered, compassionate care, to lead in scientific and clinical advancement, and to prepare the next generation of leaders in child health.
416-813-1500

BLOOD BANKING
Cellsforlife                                                                             
http://cellsforlife.com/
Cord blood is the blood left in the umbilical cord and placenta immediately after baby is born. It can be collected, stored and used at any time during baby’s lifetime to treat a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions.
Markham Stouffville Health Services Building at Markham Stouffville Hospital
877-235-1997

CENTRES
The Family Resource Centre  
http://www.jfandcs.com/#!frc/c1fpt
Promoting the growth and development of children ages 0–5 and their families. A drop-in program providing toys, music circle, crafts, parenting and toy library, parenting/caregiving workshops, community and settlement information and informal parenting support. Monday–Friday and Sundays during the fall and winter months.
1 Promenade Circle, Suite 313B, Thornhill, Ontario L4J 4P8
905-882-8509

Circle of Moms                                                                      

http://www.circleofmoms.com/
An online community forum for mothers on major parenting topics

Ontario Early Years Centres                                                  
www.ontarioearlyyears.ca
Offer early learning programs for parents/caregivers and their children birth to six years
Centres nearest to me:

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS- HOW TO FIND ONE
Health Care Connect
http://www.ontario.ca/page/find-family-doctor-or-nurse-practitioner
Refers Ontarians without a family health care provider to a family doctor in their community who is accepting new patients
800-445-1822

Doctor Search            
http://www.cpso.on.ca/public-register/all-doctors-search
Full searchable database of Doctors in Canada
416-967-2603

Midwifery Care/Association of Ontario Midwives               

www.aom.on.ca
Full searchable database of Midwives in Ontario
416-425-9974

Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors               

http://www.oand.org/
Full searchable database of ND’s in Ontario

 LGBTQ  RESOURCES
519 Programs and Services                                                   

http://www.the519.org/
Agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect
416-302-6874

Parenting Network                                                             

 http://lgbtqpn.ca/
A program of Sherbourne Health Centre In Toronto Supporting the LGBTQ community
416-324-4100

NUTRITION
Eat Right Ontario Helpline                                                    

www.eatrightontario.ca/
Nutrition support and counseling
877-510-5102

Prenatal Nutrition Program                                                 

http://www1.toronto.ca/
For women who face challenging life situations, such as hunger during pregnancy, recent arrival to Canada, previous premature or low birth weight births, and difficulty accessing health care.
416-338-7800


MULTIPLES
TBOMBA                                                                                

https://tpomba.wildapricot.org/
A non-profit organization for parents of twins, triplets and more. Founded in 1973, we are one of the largest organizations of our kind in Canada and our goal is to offer a network of peer support to families dealing with the unique challenges and joys of raising multiples in the Greater Toronto Area.
416-760-3944

Multiple Births Canada                                                          

http://multiplebirthscanada.org/
A national support organization for multiple-birth families and individuals in Canada.  Provides helpful links and resources for families
1-866-228-8824

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION RESOURCES
CAMH – Centre For Addiction and Mental Health  http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/a_z_mental_health_and_addiction_information/Postpartum-depression/Pages/default.aspx

Postpartum Adjustment Program
East Toronto  - South Riverdale Health Centre
955 Queen Street E  
416 – 469 – 7608

Scarborough Postpartum Support Network
TAIBU Community Health Centre
27 Tapscott Rd. Toronto, ON M1B 4Y7
416-338-7600

PUBLIC HEALTH                                                          
Toronto Public Health/Toronto Health Connection Hotline 

www1.toronto.ca/

Telehealth Ontario    

http://www.ontario.ca/page/get-medical-advice-telehealth-ontario
Medical questions answered by certified health care practitioners (24/7)
866-797-0000

Medvisit
Doctors who make house calls
416-631-3000

York Region Health Services
800-361-5653

SINGLE PARENTING GROUPS
One Parent Families Association                                          

http://opfatoronto.ca/

A non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the welfare of today’s single parents and their children in Canada. Made up of 6 chapters in Ontario:
Toronto, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa and Richmond Hill.
905-831-7098

SUPPORT GROUPS YOUTH/TEEN
Kids Help Line                                                                        

www.kidshelpphone.ca
24/7-Confidential phone line to help counsel children and teenagers
800-668-6868

Rose of Sharon Services                                                        

www.therose.ca
Support and services for young women under the age of 25 across York Region
905-853-5514

VBAC
ICAN                                                                                       

http://www.ican-online.org/
ICAN stands for the International Caesarean Awareness Network.  Mission is to improve mother and baby health by lowering the caesarean rate through education, providing support for caesarean recovery, and promoting VBAC.

VBAC.com                                                                              

http://www.vbac.com/
An online forum that provides social and psychological support: sharing birth stories, expressing personal views in an open and safe forum, and exchanging information and resources. 

St. Joseph Health Care Centre Toronto                                 

http://www.stjoe.on.ca/
VBAC workshops provided for expectant families
416-530=6191

WELL BABY CLINICS                           
St. Joseph Health Care Centre Toronto

http://www.stjoe.on.ca/programs/family/justforkids.php/
416-530-6611

Jessie’s Centre                                                                       

http://jessiescentre.org/
Comprehensive accessible  services for pregnant young women, parents  and their children.
416-365-1944