General Pediatric resources
Attachment Parenting Canada
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing parents, caregivers, and organizations, with support and current evidence-based information in order to make the best decisions for their parenting choices.
Be a Great Parent
The Regional Municipality of Niagara's campaign which focuses on answering parent questions about effective communication, guidance and relationships with their child or teen. Useful poster resources and fact sheets.
Created in 1996, this site offers tips and articles on the stages of your child, family fun, single and step parenting, fathering and parenting in general. Also includes a message board, blogs and podcasts.
Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC)
CWLC is a national organization dedicated to promoting the well-being and protection of vulnerable young people. The site offers downloadable pamphlets, in many languages, related to positive discipline and parenting in Canada.
Concerned Children's Advertisers - Long Live Kids!
Concerned Children's Advertisers produces and delivers social messaging campaigns on issues of challenge in children's lives, including child safety, self-esteem, media literacy, healthy active living and the prevention of drug abuse, child abuse and bullying. This site has tips and tools for parents and community workers.
Family Life Works
Offers family support services in the Calgary area. Over a dozen free tip sheets for parents, covering topics such as improving home/school communication, alternatives to saying no, reducing sibling rivalry, and more.
Focus on the Family Canada
A Christian site dedicated to upholding and strengthening the family unit.
Multiple Births Canada
National support organization for multiple birth families and individuals in Canada.
Parents Canada Group is Canada's oldest and largest publisher of parenting magazines. Parents Canada magazine is a broad-based parenting magazine launched in March 2007.
Provides information, in print and online, to parents with children birth to 18.
Includes resources for parents including tips by category - infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age, teens, discipline, and family concerns.
Professional Parenting Canada
Parenting Pointers: articles and tip sheets for parents by children's age.
Pregnancy & Early Years
3 Cheers for the Early Years
Provides parents and professionals with information and resources to assist in raising healthy children from 0-6 years.
Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation
Provides resources on breastfeeding basics such as starting out, baby and materal issues/treatments as well as breastfeeding myths. Selected resources also available in Chinese.
Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
Resources for parents and caregivers to ensure babies sleep within a safe sleep environment.
Encyclopedia on Early Child Development
This encyclopedia, published on the Internet, is available free of charge. It covers 33 topics related to the pyschosocial development of the child, from conception to the age of five, with the most up-to-date scientific knowledge.
Devoted to helping parents deal with the practical issues and emotional impact that emerge from having a baby who cries a lot. Also includes a forum for parents.
Health Before Pregnancy
An initiative of Best Start Resource Centre, this website for young adults and couples raises issues that can affect men and women and the health of their future children and provides answers to commonly asked questions people think about as they consider parenting.
Healthy Baby Healthy Brain
Created by Best Start Resource Centre, this site offers parents suggestions to help them support their baby’s brain development and includes 15 short videos on topics such as nutrition, sleep, play, literacy, physical activity, attachment, self-regulation, discipline, stress, etc. Intended for future parents and for parents of children aged zero to three.
Healthy Parents Healthy Children
A practical guide for pregnancy and being a parent, from Alberta Health Services.
Kid Care Canada Society
Provides new parents with information on infant development in easy-to-understand video format.
Provides evidence-based information and guidance about the safety or risk to the developing foetus or infant, of maternal exposure to drugs, chemicals.
Multiple Births Canada
Multiple Births Canada strives to improve the quality of life for multiple-birth individuals and their families in Canada with an extensive network of local chapters, health care professionals and organizations.
Perinatal Mood Disorder Awareness Ltd. (PMDA)
PMDA is a non-profit organization devoted to increasing awareness and resources for postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders across Canada, and helping individuals and families find support.
Trillium Health Centre
This site features a unique Baby and You section with videos on a variety of post-natal issues, such as caring for baby and mother.
middle Years & Teens
Confident Girls and Guys
Focusing on adolescents and teens, this site provides downloadable parent tip sheets, podcasts, and newsletters related to raising confident and motivated children.
Kids.now is a national group mentoring charity, coaching kids to make positive choices by building self-confidence, leadership abilities and skills.
A youth and young adult health literacy initiative of the Fraser Health Authority (BC) that encourages early detection and intervention of mental health and addiction issues.
Mind Your Mind
Information, resources and tools for youth and emerging adults who may be struggling and coping with life challenges.
Teen Mental Health
This site is for parents, teens, educators, health care providers and others interested in learning more about teen mental health and mental disorders.
My Privacy, My Choice, My Life
Created by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, this site provides youth and their parents the information to help understand how technology affects privacy and to explain how to build secure online profiles. See also 12 Quick Privacy Tips for Parents.
Anaphylaxis Canada aims to inform, support, educate and advocate for the needs of individuals and families living with anaphylaxis (the most serious type of allergic reaction) and to support and participate in research. Section for parents includes strategies to use at home, school, daycare and when travelling.
Canadian Centre for Child Protection
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a registered charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children, whose goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to the Canadian public.
Car Safety and Kids
Developed by the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada with other partners, this site provides parents with information on proper car seat and booster seat use as well as recent research on child passenger safety.
Caring for Kids
Developed by the Canadian Paediatric Association to provide parents with information about their child’s health and well-being.
F.O.R.C.E . Society for Kids' Mental Health
Provides information and advocacy support to children, youth and families dealing with mental health issues.
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
Dedicated to a level playing field for individuals with learning disabilities to enable them to function as citizens with equitable opportunities and to develop to their chosen potential
Safe Kids Canada
Promotes effective strategies to prevent unintentional injuries.
VON Canada - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
VON Canada has developed a user-friendly parent guide on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder called Let's Talk FASD.