Peel Community Resources

Information about Child and Youth Development, Health and Well-Being

Best Start

Best Start is a key program of Health Nexus and funded by the Government of Ontario. Best Start is a provincial resource centre that supports service providers to implement effective health promotion programs for expectant and new parents (including both mom and dad), newborns and young children. http://www.beststart.org/

Caring for Kids (Canadian Pediatric Society)

A site for parents containing child health information from Canada’s pediatricians. http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca

Child Development Resource Connection Peel

CDRCP promotes quality care of children up to 12 years of age and supports the quality of family life. http://www.cdrcp.com

Healthy Ontario

Help your kids get as healthy as they can now with tips, recipes, physical activity ideas and more. Whether you’re looking for information for yourself or your kids, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has plenty of tips to help you get started towards a healthier tomorrow. http://www.healthyontario.com

Mental Health Helpline

The Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario. Funded by the Government of Ontario, the service is live answer 24/7, confidential and free. http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca/

Ontario Early Years Centres

The Ontario Early Years Centres website is a place where you can find answers to frequently asked questions about Ontario Early Years Centres. The site also features a library of information about the first six years of your child’s life. http://www.ontarioearlyyears.ca

Parenting in Peel

This website is maintained by the Region of Peel and provides information about children and pregnancy. http://www.peelregion.ca/health/family-health/

Public Health Agency of Canada

The work of the Public Health Agency of Canada is to promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php

SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children’s health in the country. SickKids provides the best in complex and specialized care by creating scientific and clinical advancements, sharing knowledge and expertise and championing the development of an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. http://www.sickkids.ca

Zero to Three: Early Childhood Mental Health

Zero to Three is a national (US) nonprofit organization that informs, trains and support professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Click here to learn more