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Family Matters

Connecting with English-speaking parents of young children in the Quebec City area 

A note from Jessica 
I heart February
By Jessica Price, Program Coordinator, Family Matters

With the end January and the start of February comes the Lunar New Year, a holiday widely celebrated around the world. In the Chinese zodiac, 2023 represents the year of the rabbit, a symbol of optimism. In the Vietnamese zodiac, it is the year of the cat which is a symbol of good luck.

After the last couple of years we've been through, we could sure use such positive outlooks for this year.  On that positive note, if your family...

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Early childhood activities

Café au lait
Tuesday, January 31 & February 28 @ 1:30 p.m.
Come and connect with other parents while getting valuable feeding infomation at our next Café au lait. Expecting parents and non-breastfeeding parents are always welcome! 

Let us know if you will be coming so we can be ready for you!


Baby Chat Café: Reconnecting with your partner after having children
Tuesday, January 17 @ 10:00 a.m.
Join us for the lovely get together amongst parents and babies at our next Baby Chat. Come for an informal chat and get together.  

Let us know if you will be coming so we can be ready for you!

Take-a-Break: Raising bilingual or multilingual children
Friday, Februrary 3 @ 9:30 a.m.

The Take-a-Break parents & tots get-together is a great chance to meet and chat with other English-speaking parents of preschool-aged children.
  • Hear guest speakers on topics of interest to parents.
  • Talk about being a parent and get support.
  • Exchange ideas and share information.

Let us know if you will be coming so we can be ready for you!  For more activities on the agenda please check out our events calendar.

I will attend!
Guys raising kids in Quebec City

WE Dads Indoor Soccer Extravaganza
Saturday, February 4 @ 9:00 a.m. @ Quebec Hiqh School

Guys raising kids in Quebec City!  We’ve arranged a friendly game of soccer for you and your kids. Join WE Dads Community Animator, Jarryd Smith and other dads and their children for a morning of fun.

This event is geared towards English-speaking dads, stepdads and father figures but it is open to all parents, caregivers, parents-to-be and kiddos in the Greater Québec City area. All ages and skill levels welcome! Let us know if you will be coming so we can be ready for you!  

For more details, visit the event calendar listing or please email Jarryd.  Be sure to join our WE Dads page on Facebook!

Visit the WE Dads page
School readiness virtual workshops in 2023

Entering school in English in Québec: What you need to know to prepare for school registration
Wednesday, February 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The education system in Quebec is unique in many ways.  Language laws dictate who is eligible to attend school in English and who is not.  This virtual information session Entering school in English in Quebec will feature a panel of professionals from the Central Quebec School Board (CQSB).  Come and find out the steps needed to register for school and ask your questions.

Stress & anxiety-Supporting our children through their primary school years
Wednesday, March 1, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Feeling stressed and anxious is very common in day-to-day life for children in primary school. It could be related to school work, tests, social situations, sports, family changes, sickness, conflicts with friends or family, and more. Parents and caregivers, join us for a virtual conference to learn more about stress and anxiety and for tips on helping your child in their daily life. Read more on this workshop here

Other workshops in 2023

Get ready for Kindergarten, April 19, 7:30-9:00pm
Preparing your child for school in a 2nd language, May 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Transition to High School workshop, June 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Read about our School Readiness series
Free prenatal information meetings in English

Register now for the February classes
February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2023

Birthing a child is an historic family occasion. It can be a very emotional, awesome, and even stressful time for parents-to-be. Everyone needs to be ready for baby’s arrival.

Get ready for birth by attending four Prenatal Information Meetings given by the perinatal team from Jeffery Hale Community Services. For more details and to register, please visit the webpage of Jeffery Hale Community Services.

Details on prenatal information session
New service for pregnant women

Ma grossesse notification system

 Are you pregnant? Check out this new support service! Available in English, the "Ma grossesse" service offers quick, free and confidential access to information and services based on your own unique needs.

Ma grossesse is here to help you:
  • If you have not been able to find a professional for the monitoring of your pregnancy;
  • If you are living in a difficult situation and need help;
  • If you need food coupons during your pregnancy;
  • If you want information about free services offered close to your home.
Sign up for Ma grossesse
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Winter activities around town

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