COVID-19 Policy Update - At Rexdale Women's Centre, our priority is the safety of our employees and clients. We have been closely monitoring the status of COVID-19. Effective immediately, all group activities have been cancelled at all locations. We will provide services over the telephone, via email and/or Skype. Learn More

Parenting Support

Parenting and Family Supportive Counselling

Raising healthy children is a difficult and yet rewarding challenge for many parents. For newcomer, refugee and single parent families the hurdles can seem to be even greater. Newcomer, immigrant and refugee parents and grandparents need support to raise healthy children in a new country with a different culture, values and language. Many times the resources are not sufficient and families are at greater risk of abuse, poverty and isolation. As a result, some parents and grandparents lack the confidence and self-esteem to raise their children or grandchildren and believe they cannot cope with the everyday demands of effective parenting. The Rexdale Women's Centre provides support to parents and families in coping with the many challenges and rewards of raising healthy children.

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Groups

Many parents and grandparents lack the social networks and supports needed in order to parent more effectively. Connecting, sharing and building skills with peers are often powerful tools in addressing the lack of confidence, self-esteem or parenting experience needed by caregivers to successfully address everyday challenges. The Rexdale Women Centre offers parenting groups where participants learn about child development, effective discipline methods and receive information on Canadian institutions and services that can provide them with further assistance. More importantly, participants share learned expertise, views and ideas. Participants develop social support networks while attending the group, which continue providing encouragement and help when the groups are finished. Upon completion of the program, participants state that they feel more confident in parenting their children because of the techniques they learned while in the group.

Family Drop-In

The Family Drop-In program is designed for children from 2 to 12 years of age and their parents. The program provides children with the opportunity to develop skills in language, cognitive development, sensory development, creativity and gross motor skills development. This program is designed for newcomer children and their parents who have limited knowledge of English language. While children are busy learning and creating, parents are involved in workshops and seminars that develop better parenting skills. Parents learn more about their children's development and are encouraged to use these techniques at home in order to continue the growth of newly acquired skills and at the same Dates and Time foster positive learning opportunities for their children.

Family Drop-In

Location

925 Albion Road, Suite 207,

Etobicoke, Ontario, Ontario

M9V 1A6

Time

Please contact staff for dates and times for Family Drop-in.

Contact

Children Services Supervisor

416-745-0062 Ext.226

 

Director of Programs

416-745-0062 Ext.261

 

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Groups

Location

925 Albion Road, Suite 309,

Etobicoke, Ontario, Ontario

M9V 1A6

Time

Please contact us for dates and time for parenting groups.

Contact

Counsellor-

English, Spanish and West Indian Dialect

416-745-0062 Ext. 260

 

Counsellor-

English and Tamil

416-745-0062 Ext. 285

 

Counsellor-

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu

416-745-0062 Ext. 298

 

Counsellor-

Arabic and English

416-745-0062 Ext. 268

 

Director of Programs

416-745-0062 Ext.261

 

Parenting and Family Supportive Counselling

Location

925 Albion Road, Suite 309,

Etobicoke, Ontario, Ontario

M9V 1A6

Time

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm

Evenings by appointment

Contact

Counsellor-

English, Spanish and West Indian Dialect

416-745-0062 Ext. 260

 

Counsellor-

English and Tamil

416-745-0062 Ext. 285

 

Counsellor-

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu

416-745-0062 Ext. 298

 

Counsellor-

Arabic and English

416-745-0062 Ext. 268

 

Director of Programs

416-745-0062 Ext.261