Baby’s first (Canadian) winter

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Parkdale Parent's Primary Prevention Program

Everyone deserves to be warm this winter, especially young families who are new to Canada

Being a new mom can be one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Being a new mom, in a new country with a much colder climate is another story entirely. That’s why the Parkdale Parents Primary Prevention Program (5Ps) is stepping up to help young families and new moms prepare for the winter ahead.

Everyone deserves to be warm in the winter, but there is a huge population in our city that doesn’t have the means or the resources to make that happen. The 5Ps program is determined to provide the necessary support to families living on low or no income, newer families, homeless or under-housed parents, lone-parent families, parents facing mental health and/or substance use challenges, as well as youths who are parenting.

How you can help

With your help we can make sure all these young families have the winter essentials they need.  You can pool funds which will go towards purchasing their top in-need winter gear or register a pick up and we’ll swing by to collect your slightly used infant winter gear.  Based on the number of families currently accessing the program, they need fifty (yes 5-0!) winter hats (size 0-12 months) and twenty snowsuit bags (size 0-12 months).

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$180.65 of $500.00 target

6 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
January 9, 2020

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More Details: Parkdale Parent's Primary Prevention Program

Operating out of the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre, the Parkdale Parent’s Primary Prevention Program (5Ps) provides parenting, nutrition, resource and informational support to pregnant women and families with children 0-6 years living in the Parkdale – High Park – Bloor/Dufferin neighbourhoods.

Services are offered to families living on low or no income, newcomer families, homeless or under-housed parents, lone-parent families, parents facing mental health and/or substance use challenges, as well as youths who are parenting. Last year they helped 205 families plan for a healthy birth through their prenatal program and supported 175 families with 320 children through various postnatal programs and infant feeding programs. Their support services help to reduce the stressors on new families and encourage the healthy development of children in our community.
Location: 
1229 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L2

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