LWAB Calendar of Events

Join LWAB today (it’s free!) to connect with other parents in your area for fun social events, workshops, parenting programs and more.

A select preview of all our upcoming events is listed below. For the full calendar of events in your area, log in or create an account today.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • Online / Pre Recorded *check registration confirmation email for the link*


    Please only register for this event once you are prepared to complete payment and receive the emailed link to the video. 


    Looking to take a quick "crash course" in Infant / Child First Aid and CPR??? 

    This approx. 1 hour pre-recorded session of one of our last live online Zoom CPR classes is now available for instant viewing. 

    Additional worksheets and resources will also be sent to you along with the recording link.

    Watch it by yourself OR share with your family/ direct caregivers for your child.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A NON-CERTIFICATE PROGRAM intended to be a crash course in the basics that you need to know, in case of an emergency. 


    If you would like see a small demo of the video see https://youtu.be/BxBXnM290Dw


    Please only register for this event once you are prepared to complete payment and receive the emailed link to the video. 


    Presented by:    Kelly Foster of The Lifesaving Society


    If you have any questions about this event, please contact the organizer:


    Connie Butera

    connie@lifewithababy.com

    416 885 9709

    • Saturday, August 07, 2021
    • Sunday, February 27, 2022
    • Online / Pre Recorded *check registration confirmation email for the link*
    Register


    Please only register for this event once you are prepared to complete payment and receive the emailed link to the video. 


    Looking to take a quick "crash course" in Infant / Child First Aid and CPR??? 

    This approx. 1 hour pre-recorded session of one of our last live online Zoom CPR classes is now available for instant viewing. 

    Additional worksheets and resources will also be sent to you along with the recording link.

    Watch it by yourself OR share with your family/ direct caregivers for your child.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A NON-CERTIFICATE PROGRAM intended to be a crash course in the basics that you need to know, in case of an emergency. 


    If you would like see a small demo of the video see https://youtu.be/BxBXnM290Dw


    Please only register for this event once you are prepared to complete payment and receive the emailed link to the video. 


    Presented by:    Kelly Foster of The Lifesaving Society


    If you have any questions about this event, please contact the organizer:


    Connie Butera

    connie@lifewithababy.com

    416 885 9709

    • Saturday, August 28, 2021
    • Monday, November 01, 2021
    • ONLINE ORDERS ship to your home
    Be sure to grab some practical and affordable labels for your children’s clothing, camp and school items !!! These make a great gift!!! Lots of holiday labelling options too !!! ***be sure to use the link below and mention LIFE WITH A BABY YORK NORTH at checkout for our exclusive rates !!!

    Fundraising website:  www.lifewithababy.lovablelabels.ca is running and ready to process orders at any time!


    If you have any questions about this program, please contact the organizer: connie@lifewithababy.com



    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Dunmurray Blvd. (Warden/Sheppard/Finch)
    Register

    Join Shirley for a session of music class!  This class is suitable for ages 0 to 4, and each class involves rhythm exploration using percussion instruments, live music, and dance party with bubbles! The classes will be about 45-60 minutes including free outdoor play, music, and snacks/mingling time. 

    Health & Safety Measures

    - This class will take place outdoors in the backyard, limited to 6 families per class. 
    - All play equipment will be sanitized before and after. 
    - Individually packaged snacks will be provided at the end of each class.
    - Our interactive toys are cleaned after each use with antibacterial products and disinfectant cleaning agents. Ensure that wipe down equipment, props, and instruments between each class.
    - Feel free to bring your own instruments and bubbles! 

    - If you are experience any symptoms related to COVID-19, please stay home. 

    Single Class: Wednesday, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30am
    Cost: $16 per class. Please register the date of your choice

    Location: Dunmurray Blvd (Warden/Sheppard/Finch). Exact location will be in the confirmation e-mail.

    See you there!

    • Friday, October 01, 2021
    • Sunday, November 14, 2021
    • HOLLAND LANDING
    Register

    Each year as a community chapter, LWAB York North chooses a charity to give back to.  This year, we have selected to do Samaritan's Purse Shoe Boxes - Operation Christmas Child.

    This is a great giving-back activity for the family.  In our family, I usually have each of my 4 children pick a box, age and gender of a child to shop for with their OWN MONEY and fill a box per the guidelines. They usually pick someone like them :) 

    I have pre-ordered 25 boxes for our chapter and am willing to order more if needed.

    DEADLINE FOR DELIVERING YOUR BOXES TO ME IS Nov 14th as National collection week begins Nov 15!! If you are interested in participating in this activity, PLEASE PRE REGISTER for as many boxes as you intend to fill and I will be in touch once I have them for pick up.  Pick up and drop off will be at my home in Holland Landing.


    MORE DETAILS TO COME RE SUGGESTED BOX CONENTS, DUE DATES, ETC. 

    Looking forward to giving back with you


    ~ Connie

    LWAB York North Community Manager



    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 62
    Register

    FOR CHILDREN FROM 2.5 - 6 YEARS

    Brought to you in partnership with Life With A Baby and EarlyON Child and Family Centre Thornhill.

    Pre-School STEM is a two-day program of 40 minutes each day, held over a period of two weeks. You are registering to attend all days. 

    Engage in meaningful STEM experiences through songs, books, art and sensory play.

    STEM includes the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math presented in a fun and intriguing way. These STEM ideas are simple enough for families with preschoolers to learn and enjoy together.

    Please note the zoom link will be sent you with your confirmation email and again in your reminder email.

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and to the most current version of Zoom.


    • Wednesday, October 06, 2021
    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • 116 Huntington Park Dr Markham[West of Leslie and off Green Lane]
    • 5

    Strollers in Motion (birth to 15 months)

    Brought to you in partnership with Life With A Baby and EarlyON Child and Family Centre Thornhill.

    PLEASE NOTE: You are required to register twice for this event. Register with us here and confirm your registration with the link provided in your confirmation email. There will be additional information provided to attend the event safely for everyone in attendance.

    There are only 10 spots available please register only if you are able to attend. 

    BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR OUTDOOR PROGRAMS: PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT NOTES.

    • Due to the province's restrictions on the number of people permitted at outdoor gatherings, a child may be accompanied by only ONE ADULT from each family

    • You only need to register ONCE per family

    • We will continue to follow social distancing guidelines and health and safety policies to ensure the well-being of all participating families

    • Families registering for outdoor programs will be invited to attend our online outdoor orientation program and will receive important information about our outdoor programs in advance

    Strollers in Motion (birth to 15 months) 
    We will move, walk, build strength, nurture a healthy body & mind while connecting with your baby and creating an empowering community for everyBODY! 




    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 60
    Register

    FOR CHILDREN FROM 2 - 6 YEARS

    Brought to you in partnership with Life With A Baby and EarlyON Child and Family Centre Thornhill.

    Music and Movement is a two-day program of 40 minutes each day, held over a period of two weeks. You are registering to attend all days. 

    This program promotes physical literacy, movement, and activity, as well as the four foundations needed for children to grow and flourish: belonging, well-being, expression, and engagement. We will also tell stories, sing some favourite songs, play musical instruments, and practise mindfulness.

    Please note the zoom link will be sent you with your confirmation email and again in your reminder email.

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and to the most current version of Zoom.


    • Friday, October 08, 2021
    • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 62
    Register

    Brought to you in partnership with Life With A Baby and EarlyON Child and Family Centre Thornhill.

    This program provides an opportunity to talk about matters which are important to you, which you’d feel comfortable sharing…matters about which you'd like to exchange suggestions and advice. Each week of Love My Baby will begin with a 10-minute story time for Babies and will be followed by discussions, potentially guided by pre-determined questions.

    Please note the zoom link will be sent you with your confirmation email and again in your reminder email.

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and the most current version of Zoom.




    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 01, 2021
    • 7 sessions
    • Online zoom

    Parent Child Mother Goose – FREE early parenting & attachment support program

      If you have any new moms in your case-loads, families or neighbourhoods, Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is for parents of PRE-CRAWLING babies (typically 0-6 months).

      This FREE program is preventative in nature, while also being interactive and social in nature.

      As we are all aware, studies show a substantial decline in maternal mental health for new moms, including a spike in depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Programs designed for new moms are extremely important at this time.

      PARENT CHILD MOTHER GOOSE – on ZOOM

      Our Virtual Fall Session begins today, October 13 the and runs for eight weeks, ending on December 1st.

      Although the first session is today, we will accept participants until the second week.

      We maintain a limit of 10 participants in the group, so we only have a few spots left.

      Here is some important information about PCMG.

      ·          The program focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories to strengthen relational bonds, and establishes positive family relationship patterns through promoting and teaching positive parenting strategies and responses.

      ·          Through interactive language and non-intrusive behavior modeling, the program helps to establish or enhance the skills, competency and confidence of parents and caregivers as they navigate the stresses of early parenting.

      ·          PCMG allows participants to learn about their child's needs and explore their own parenting experience and approach in a safe environment.

    Parents consistently report many positive changes in their relationship with the child during and after the program.

    Jewish Family and Child Service
    Family Resource Centre, Promenade Shopping Centre

    Click HERE to register. 


    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 60
    Register

    FOR CHILDREN BIRTH TO 6 YEARS

    Brought to you in partnership with Life With A Baby and EarlyON Child and Family Centre Thornhill.

    Songs and Stories in Spanish is a 2-day program of 40 minutes each day over a period of 2 weeks, online via Zoom. You are registering to attend both days.

    Familiarize and increase your child’s interest in the Spanish culture and Spanish language through interactive songs and stories. This program builds confidence in the mother tongue and builds a strong foundation for learning...and for non-Spanish speakers, is a great way to introduce a new language to your child.

    Please note the zoom link will be sent you with your confirmation email and again in your reminder email.

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and the most current version of Zoom.


    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 61
    Register

    FOR CHILDREN 18 - 36 MONTHS

    Brought to you in partnership with Life With A Baby and EarlyON Child and Family Centre Thornhill.

    Tot Stop is a two-day program of 40 minutes each day, over a period of two weeks. You are registering to attend both days.

    This program focuses on toddlers’ development through play including arts and crafts, sensory activities, songs and rhymes.

    Please note the zoom link will be sent you with your confirmation email and again in your reminder email.

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and to the most current version of Zoom.


    • Friday, October 22, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ONLINE

    **PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A LIFE WITH A BABY OFFERING, BUT THAT OF A COMMUNITY PARTNER**

    The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre is offering an online peer support group for parents in the Ottawa area. 

    About the group leaders: Nancy McLaren Kennedy is the mother of three teens-including identical twins. She experienced depression and anxiety while pregnant and after giving birth. Nancy is a Peer Specialist in the Women’s Mental Health program at the Royal. In this role she facilitates perinatal wellness and journaling groups. Nancy is passionate about educating people about PMADs and supporting the mental heath of people in their perinatal period.

    Laura Neville is a mother of one who experienced postpartum depression and anxiety. Her background includes co-facilitation of a drop-in mental health support group for new mothers at The Royal. She has also co-facilitated the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) course. Laura is passionate about helping others and combatting the stigma of mental illness.

    Please contact nancy.mclarenkennedy@theroyal.ca to register. 

    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Huntington Park
    • 65

    FOR CHILDREN 0-6 YEARS

    Brought to you by EarlyON Child and Family Centre Thornhill.

    You are registering to attend both days.

    Family Songs and Stories can benefit your child's skills in early numeracy and early literacy development and even improve self-regulation in fun, creative and musical ways!

    Click HERE to register.

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and the most current version of Zoom.


    • Monday, October 25, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Square One Mall
    • 8
    Register

    We are so excited for outdoors events. 

    Come get some steps in the mall during the cold and winter months.

    See you there,

    Monica-LWAB volunteer and host

    The event is restriction, and weather dependent -please check your email before leaving for the event to ensure it is still happening.

    For our in person events you must view and approve the Event Waiver

    Please read your confirmation email and reminder email carefully for event details.



    • Monday, October 25, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Dunmurray Blvd. (Warden/Sheppard/Finch)
    Register


    Wear your costume and join families for a Halloween themed music class! This class is suitable for ages 0 to 4, and each class involves rhythm exploration using percussion instruments, live music, and dance party with bubbles! The classes will be about 45-60 minutes including free outdoor play, music, and snacks/mingling time. Limited spots available. 

    Health & Safety Measures

    - This class will take place outdoors in the backyard, limited to 6 families per class.
    - All play equipment will be sanitized before and after. 
    - Individually packaged snacks will be provided at the end of each class.
    - Our interactive toys are cleaned after each use with antibacterial products and disinfectant cleaning agents. Ensure that wipe down equipment, props, and instruments between each class.
    - Feel free to bring your own instruments and bubbles! 

    - If you are experience any symptoms related to COVID-19, please stay home. 

    Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct 28, 10:30am

    Cost: $16 per child

    Location: Dunmurray Blvd (Warden/Sheppard/Finch). Exact location will be in the confirmation e-mail. 

    See you there!

    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 63
    Register

    Parents as Partners - Naturopathy During Pregnancy

    In the October Parents as Partners Series, the first four sessions will focus on the aspects of prenatal health. The final session will focus on self-reg parenting.

    Please note that although each workshop is recommended for the parents/caregivers of a specific age group, parents/caregivers of children ages birth to 6 years may attend any of the Parents as Partners workshops.

    Brought to you in partnership with Life With A Baby and EarlyON Child and Family Centre Thornhill.

    Recommended for Expecting Parents

    Join Dr. Nicole Tillie as she guides you through each trimester in pregnancy and discusses key dietary and supplemental nutrients to support each phase of baby's growth and development along with tips on managing common pregnancy concerns safely using naturopathic medicine as an extension of your obstetrician's care. Dr. Nicole will guide you on optimizing not only your health during pregnancy, but your little one's as well so that you can both thrive postpartum.

    You will need to register with zoom to participate.
    Zoom link will be provide to you once you register in your confirmation email and reminder email.



    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 65

    Parents as Partners - Self Reg Parenting

    In the October Parents as Partners Series, the first four sessions will focus on the aspects of prenatal health. The final session will focus on self-reg parenting.

    Please note that although each workshop is recommended for the parents/caregivers of a specific age group, parents/caregivers of children ages birth to 6 years may attend any of the Parents as Partners workshops.

    Brought to you in partnership with Life With A Baby and EarlyON Child and Family Centre Thornhill.

    Recommended for parents of children birth to 6 years

    Did you know that today’s families are dealing with higher levels of stress than in past generations? Stress that can affect the behaviour of both children and parents? Dr. Angie Rosati, Professor of Early Childhood Education at Sheridan College, will introduce you to Self-Reg, Dr. Stuart Shanker’s unique and helpful method for understanding and responding to your children’s (and your own) stress. Self-Reg can transform your parenting!

    You will need to register with zoom to participate.
    Zoom link will be provide to you once you register in your confirmation email and reminder email.



    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Yonge Village Recreation Center. 20 Tangreen Court, North York
    Register



    Water Babies North York is hosting a special promo class for our members! Here's your chance to try a one-time discounted class before enrolling for a session.

    LocationYonge Village Recreation Centre. 20 Tangreen Court, North York. (short walk from Centerpoint Mall at Yonge & Steeles.)

    Cost: $32 (regular classes are $40 with tax).
    The cost also includes a FREE Happy Nappy valued at $29!! This is required for all Water Babies classes.  https://shop.waterbabies.ca/products/water-babies-happy-nappy

    Date: Wednesday, Oct 27
    Time:

    10am for toddlers, 16 months-3

    11:30am for babies 3-15 months


    3 to 15 months - 
    This class will focus on first steps in aquatic breathing and taking their first underwater swims and to learn how to control their breath.  In addition, we will be building their muscle tone and strengthening their core, developing the strength to pull themselves out should they get into trouble. 

    16 months to 3 years -This class will f
    irst ensure we get them comfortable with the pool environment, getting wet and being in a group environment. We will also understand the very basics of our skills (bubbles, body position, arms, legs, safety) 


    Please go over COVID Q&A here. 


    Proof of Vaccination and a COVID-19 measures and policies agreement will be required. 




    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • 312 King St, Barrie, ON L4N 6L2
    Register

    Join us at Barrie's newest play place Funvilla for a morning of discounted play! Registrants through Life With a Baby will receive 50% OFF regular admission!

                 

    Funvilla offers family entertainment for everyone. With so many attractions, you’ll have a lot to do and will never get bored. Facilities include trampoline & basketball courts, Jumping Castle, Wall Climbing, Ninja Course, Battle Beams, Arcade games, Soft Play area with multiple slides, swings, bridges, dedicated toddler area and our Fun Café. 

    ***ONLY THOSE WHO ARE REGISTERED AND HAVE SIGNED A WAIVER BEFORE ATTENDING WILL RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED RATE.***

    Please sign the waiver at https://funvilla.ca/waiver 

    **Please Note: Proof of Vaccination required

    Can't wait to see you there!
    Chelsea
    LWAB Community Manager
    South Simcoe

    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Tudhope Park - 450 Atherley Rd. Orillia
    Register


    It's time to get out of the house and meet some other families!

    Join other families with your littles for a walk around Tudhope Park, followed by a play at the playground. Pace won't be too intense, as we will accommodate our toddler friends walking with us!

    Please read and understand the event waiver, before registering. If you have any questions about the event waiver please contact us. 

    Meeting location will be sent with your confirmation email so please be sure to read through the confirmation email! This will be a weekly get-together so register for each one that you're able to make it to!




    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 11:00 AM
    • Town Park, Aurora
    Register

    JOIN US for a circle time lead by Emma!!  Stay for some park play and mingling afterwards to make new friends and have fun!

    THIS EVENT IS GEARED FOR CHILDREN 18 MONTHS AND UNDER

    Please note that this is a socially distanced event!!

    • Registrations have been limited so as to not exceed outdoor gathering limits.
    • Please bring a blanket to sit on at the park and maintain your distance.
    • Sanitizer will be made available where needed for items which may require some handling.  
    • Volunteers and Members are to do a COVID self assessment / pre-screening prior to attending events to ensure everyone is healthy. 

    THIS IS A FREE VOLUNTEER-RUN  EVENT.   DONATIONS ARE WELCOME TO CONTINUE PROGRAMMING IN OUR CHAPTER AREA & MAINTAIN SUPPLIES.   THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  Please bring cash or coins for our donation jar OR make an emt donation to info@lifewithababy.com and note "York Region North Chapter Circle Time".

    Baby Circle Time & Mama Meet Up - 11am

    FREE circle time for songs and rhymes! Join us Wednesdays 

    Best for 12 months and younger, we will do circle time with songs, rhymes, bubbles, and parachute! Recommended to bring a blanket to sit on and your own bubbles to blow.

    Great opportunity afterwards to have a mama and baby picnic (bring snacks) and meet other local moms to share the joys and trials of motherhood.

    In the event of inclement weather, meet up will be cancelled the morning of the event.

    Location: Town Park, Aurora. Located just east of Yonge and Wellington. Ample parking spots on Larmont St. and Metcalfe St. We will meet by the Larmont St. parking in front of the playground. Park has a playground and splash pad!



    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Join Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, WeeSleep - Laura W for this one-hour seminar as she explores some tips to help ease this transition.

    Moving from a crib to a bed is a huge transition for little ones that can result in night wandering, new fears, and new insecurities.

    Please note the zoom link will be sent you with your confirmation email and again in your reminder email. 

    You will need zoom to participate in the event.

    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Square One Mall
    • 8
    Register

    We are so excited for outdoors events. 

    Come get some steps in the mall during the cold and winter months.

    See you there,

    Monica-LWAB volunteer and host

    The event is restriction, and weather dependent -please check your email before leaving for the event to ensure it is still happening.

    For our in person events you must view and approve the Event Waiver

    Please read your confirmation email and reminder email carefully for event details.



    • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Crosby Park. 210 Main St Unionville, Unionville
    Register


    Wear your costume and join families for a Halloween themed music class! This class is suitable for ages 0 to 4, and each class involves rhythm exploration using percussion instruments, live music, and dance party with bubbles! The classes will be about 30-45 minutes including free outdoor play, music, and snacks/mingling time. Limited spots available. 

    Health & Safety Measures

    - This class will take place outdoors in the park and is weather dependant.
    - All play equipment will be sanitized before and after. 
    - Individually packaged snacks will be provided at the end of each class.
    - Our interactive toys are cleaned after each use with antibacterial products and disinfectant cleaning agents. Ensure that wipe down equipment, props, and instruments between each class.
    - Feel free to bring your own instruments and bubbles! 

    - If you are experience any symptoms related to COVID-19, please stay home. 

    Date/Time: Friday, Oct 29, 10am

    Cost: $20 per child

    Location: Crosby Park, Unionville

    See you there!

    • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Bridletowne Park. 2295 Bridletowne Circle.
    Register


    LITTLE KICKERS HALLOWEEN CLASS

    Come dressed up in your costumes and play some outdoor soccer! The class is 30 minutes long and maximum 10 kids. Parents are required to participate and stay close to their child to help with social distancing as well as high fives and encouragement. Classes are on whether rain or shine!! Bring water and running shoes.

    Date: Saturday, October 30
    Class Times: 10am // 10:30am. 
    Please register for the time of your choice. 

    Age range - 1.5 to 5

    Cost & how to pay - $15 paid online (no refunds) 

    See you there .

    Shirley (LWAB host & volunteer) 



    • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    As moms, we are in this together-raising the future! It's not always easy.

    Let's connect and share experiences, and make great conversation, and most importantly support one another!

    Meet other Moms and Babies AND make new connections!

    What happens here stays here, Please feel free to share!

    This is a safe place for all to get together and create new and long lasting friendships!

    This is a mommy meet up all parents are welcome.


    You will need zoom to participate. The zoom details will be sent to you in your confirmation email and again in the reminder email. 

    See you there,
    Tasneem-LWAB volunteer and host

    • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Virtual

    FREE VIRTUAL Parenting Conference Parenting Is Heart Work Conference
    For Families with Babies 0-12 months old

    The Child and Family Collaborative (cfcollaborative.ca) is offering a virtual parenting conference for families with children 0-12 months old on November 9, 2021, from 12:30 – 3:45 p.m.

    The conference aims to support and empower parents (and caregivers) with the latest research in various areas of child development. It is designed to celebrate parents' expertise, strengthen their connection and engagement with their child and support their child’s learning and healthy development.

    This Conference is for parents and babies to participate together and is free to attend.

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.

    You may click here to register: Parenting is Heart Work Conference 2021

    Please email: parentingisheartwork@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

    Sincerely,
    York Region Child and Family Collaborative



    • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    It’s never too early to save for your child’s education with an RESP

    Do you know how an Registered Education Savings Plan can help you plan for your child’s future education? Join us for an interactive session to learn why an RESP is the best way to plan your child’s journey from diapers to diplomas!

    We’ll have an RESP specialist from Knowledge First Financial  on hand to explain:

    •   The benefits of starting to save early in your child’s life
    •    What is an RESP
    •    How you can access the Canada Education Savings Grant worth up to $7,200
    •    How the Canada Learning Bond can give you a head start on your savings

    TEST your RESP knowledge to win! 

    Join us for an interactive Kahoots game with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners.
    Get ready to play by downloading the Kahoot app on your phone or going to www.kahoot.it. You will be given a special PIN at showtime!

    This event will take place online and you will need Zoom to attend. Please note the zoom link and details in your email confirmation and reminder email.

    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online
    Register

    The events of the last two years, coupled with the startling gaps in healthcare services and delivery revealed by the pandemic, have made the need to make systematic and long-term changes to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes for BIPOC and racialized persons very clear. 

    The Building Strong BIPOC Families Conference is a one-day learning forum for healthcare and social support practitioners in perinatal mental and physical health. It’s an opportunity to hear the latest developments from sought-after experts. In addition, each workshop is an interactive opportunity for parents and practitioners to gain valuable insight and equip attendees with actionable strategies and tools to help families thrive.

    Given that we desire to offer and deliver the best care, we must reflect on what we bring to the design and how we influence its output, including unconscious and racial biases. Join us At Building Strong BIPOC Families 2021 to discover and explore what areas need to be addressed most urgently, how to better understand cultural and racial considerations, bias, intersectionality, and how to provide appropriate care to each patient you encounter. 

    PRE-register and save the date for Building Strong BIPOC families



    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 75 Mary Street, Unit #11 Aurora, ON, L4G 1G3
    Register

    Canadian Children’s Theatre Co. Preschool Drop-in Program

    Experience the wonder of the performing arts with your little one!

    This unique indoor play place offers dress-up, music, movement, crafts, puppets, storybooks, puzzles and lots of quality toys that promote make-believe play and the early development of a child’s imagination. Our weekly themes are engaging, fun and creative and offer something new to explore each time you visit.

    www.canadianchildrenstheatre.com/preschool-drop-in

    Second Wednesday of every month

    ·        Drop-in runs from 10am to 12pm

    ·        $7  PER FAMILY - half price LWAB rate *payable to venue on arrival

    • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    All moms are welcome to come and learn! However, Ages 2-6 years will love to help make these!

    Get creative. Learn different ways you can make homemade toys, games and activities!

    Do you have kids or toddlers at home that could use a little bath time entertainment? I made DIY bath paint this week and it has been so much fun.

    Join us for this amazing, popular DIY, that will give you some Peace for bath time! Trust me, you don't want to miss this!


    You will need zoom to participate. The zoom details will be sent to you in your confirmation email and again in the reminder email. 

    See you there,
    Tasneem-LWAB volunteer and host

    • Monday, November 15, 2021
    • Monday, December 20, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Online - Link to be provided
    • 4
    Register



    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 75 Mary Street, Unit #11 Aurora, ON, L4G 1G3
    Register

    Canadian Children’s Theatre Co. Preschool Drop-in Program

    Experience the wonder of the performing arts with your little one!

    This unique indoor play place offers dress-up, music, movement, crafts, puppets, storybooks, puzzles and lots of quality toys that promote make-believe play and the early development of a child’s imagination. Our weekly themes are engaging, fun and creative and offer something new to explore each time you visit.

    www.canadianchildrenstheatre.com/preschool-drop-in

    Second Wednesday of every month

    ·        Drop-in runs from 10am to 12pm

    ·        $7  PER FAMILY - half price LWAB rate *payable to venue on arrival

    • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    It’s never too early to save for your child’s education with an RESP

    Do you know how an Registered Education Savings Plan can help you plan for your child’s future education? Join us for an interactive session to learn why an RESP is the best way to plan your child’s journey from diapers to diplomas!

    We’ll have an RESP specialist from Knowledge First Financial  on hand to explain:

    •   The benefits of starting to save early in your child’s life
    •    What is an RESP
    •    How you can access the Canada Education Savings Grant worth up to $7,200
    •    How the Canada Learning Bond can give you a head start on your savings

    TEST your RESP knowledge to win! 

    Join us for an interactive Kahoots game with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners.
    Get ready to play by downloading the Kahoot app on your phone or going to www.kahoot.it. You will be given a special PIN at showtime!

    This event will take place online and you will need Zoom to attend. Please note the zoom link and details in your email confirmation and reminder email.

    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • Online
    Register


    (Newmarket, Aurora, East Gwillimbury & Georgina)


    Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities


    Do you have a business that caters to moms, dads, children, or families?  We'd love to share this information with our members to connect them to services in their local community.

    We have special rates for Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities within each of our chapter areas. Best of all your supports goes right back to providing LWAB programming, support groups, and charitable support to mothers and families in your local community.


    Sponsored blog post - Life with a Baby will work with you to find a contributor who enjoys your products, and would like to get the word out. A sponsored post also includes social media support and an image or logo in the post.

    • 1 sponsored post = $400.00
    • 2 sponsored posts = $650.00
    • Add in a giveaway for $150.00 (cost of product not included)


    Newsletter write up – Let’s get the word out to our 40,000+ newsletter subscribers about your product/brand.  This type of write up is more advertorial than a blog post and will be circulated in our monthly newsletter.

    • 1 newsletter write up = $500.00
    • add in a giveaway for  $150.00 (Cost of product not included)


    Social media promotion – We are happy to promote your products/brand on our social media platforms. A social media campaign will include one Facebook post with image and one Twitter post.

    • 1 social media promotion = $250
    • 2 social media promotions = $400
    • add in a giveaway for $150 (cost of product not included)


    The Most Bang For Your Buck: This is the ultimate Life with a Baby package. One sponsored post with social media support and an image or logo, one newsletter write up, and we will throw in a giveaway for $700.00


    Ambassadorship – At Life with a Baby, we believe in building relationships with the brands that we love, and we think an ambassadorship is a great way to do that. An ambassadorship would be a long term relationship with Life with a Baby where you would be featured in our blog, our newsletter and on our social media platforms over several months. Your commitment to working with us long term, means we can offer you better rates.

    • 3 month ambassadorship - $750.00
    • 6 month ambassadorship - $1200.00
    • 12 month ambassadorship  - $1800.00


    Hosted Events

    If you are a local professional such as a chiropractor, sleep consultant, Douala, financial services,  etc. and are looking to do an event for our members, the package below is your best bet!  You pick the date, time and location that works for you. These types of events work best when they are focused around a workshop shop relevant to the families in attendance.  We will set up the event and market it to our member base locally.  In addition, you get additional promotional opportunities as listed... 



    Special Events

    From time to time we run Special large-scale events in our different chapter areas that have unique vendor opportunities.  These include:  Mom to Mom Sales, Bellies Bumps and Babies Conferences, etc. 

    Please contact your community manager for upcoming large-scale events in your area.


    SWAG Give Aways

    We are always looking for unique give-aways and SWAG to give to our members!  if you have a coupon, discount  or item give-away of value that could be distributed to our members i.e. in swag bags offered at conferences, at our new member meet ups, etc.  Please CONTACT US with more details and we can see how we can work together.


    Prize Donations

    We often do raffles, silent auctions, door prizes, etc, at our events.  If you have an item that could be donated for this purpose, please contact us with more details. 


    Supply Donations

    We often require supplies to run our FREE events i.e. craft materials, snacks, drinks, etc.   If you would like to Sponsor an upcoming event with paying for / providing any materials required, please contact us.


    Get the word out about your products, services, and brand while supporting a great program.  


    Read more about our member demographics here:

    Life with a Baby Media Sponsorship Kit 2019.pdf

    Life With A Baby Audience Overview.pdf


    Please email Connie@lifewithababy.com to inquire about the information you need to get started!


    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • Online
    Register

    Self-Reg: Parenting in the Pandemic : This is a recording of the live session. You will receive the video link once your registration is complete.

    Parenting is often challenging, even more so these days as parents navigate the changes, uncertainties and anxieties associated with reschooling children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Stuart Shanker, author of Self-Reg (2016) and Reframed (2020), will introduce Self-Reg, a fresh approach that offers parents a new and more hopeful way of understanding and addressing the unique stressors children (and their parents) are facing during this unprecedented time. Dr. Shanker says recovery—how well we can stabilize after dealing stressors and challenges— is one of the keys to responding to stress in ways that promote growth and learning. “The more effectively we can recover from the energy expended to deal with a stressor, the more primed we are to deal with the next stress, and the next, and the next.” Topics will include: 

    • the impact of excess stress on our brain activity, and in turn our energy, tension and behaviour 

    • the five domains of self-regulation 

    • the difference between self-regulation and self-control, and between misbehaviour and stress behaviour 

    • Self-Reg: Dr. Shanker’s five-step method for understanding and managing stress, energy and tension 

    • co-regulation: the importance of relationships 

    • the importance of Self-Reg for parent well-being and effectiveness 



    Speakers

    Dr. Stuart Shanker

    Dr. Stuart Shanker (D.Phil) is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology, the CEO of The MEHRIT Centre, Ltd., and founder and Scientific Director of Self-Reg Global Inc. One of his many books, “Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation (2012)”, is a top-selling educational publication in Canada., Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life (2016),has garnered enthusiastic reviews and media attention throughout North America and has also been published in the UK, the US, Poland, Germany, South Korea, China, The Netherlands, and The Czech Republic. His latest books are Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators (2019) and Reframed: Self-Reg for a Just Society (2020)

    Over the past decade, Dr. Shanker has served as an advisor on early child development to government organizations across Canada and the United States, and in countries