Resources for Families


Thank you to everyone who filled out our family survey and shared their needs with us! We really appreciate your feedback on our activities and services. After compiling the results, we wanted to offer additional resources to help respond to your needs during this difficult time. 

Looking for something else that isn’t listed here? Contact Sabine, our Community Liaison at

last updated: December 1st 2020

Physical or outdoor activities

Parks & Green Spaces

Activities and Workshops

Virtual Activities, Playgroups and Support

  • ∆  Join the Facebook group for downtown Parents for support and ideas for activities
  • ∆  Parenthèse online playgroup offered by CLSC Metro
  •      – every Thursday 10-11am for parents and their children 12-24 months
  •      – To register call Annabel Marcogliese at (514) 934-0354, ext. 7429
  •  Virtual breastfeading group offered by CLSC Metro and La leche league
  •      – Every Wednesday 1:30-3pm
  •      – Registration required:
  • ∆ the Parent-Child Mother Goose program offers storytime and songs
  •      – Every Wednesday 10-11am in French
  •      – Every Thursday 10-11am in English
  •      – Register with Robin
  • the Dietary Dispensary of Montreal offers several virtual workshops about baby care, nutrition… for pregnant women and families with newborns
  •      – activities calendar for November here
  • CUSP has weekly activities for kids and parents
  •      – conversation cafés, art class, reading circles…

Medical Support


  • Tel-Aide 514-935-1101
  • S.O.S Violence conjugale 1 800 363-9010
  • Parents line 1 800 361-5085
  • Hope for Wellness for indigenous peoples across Canada – available in English, French, Cri, Ojibway and Inuktitut. 1-855-242-3310
  • LÉO 1-855-768-7LEO (1 855 768 7536) – psychological support line for workers, former workers and volunteers in the social and community sector – available in French, English, Spanish

Food, Housing and Financial Support


  • ∆ Book a babysitter in Montreal with SOSsitter
  • ∆ Elephant et chocolat: specialized agency in childcare and elder in-home support
  • ∆ Join us in Hector-Toe Blake Park for our outdoor drop-in daycare
  •      – Small groups – 60 to 90 minutes – twice a week from Monday to Thursday
  •      – Contact Sabine to register 438-377-9382 or
  •      – update: the service will be back indoors starting in October with outdoor activities
  •      – stroller break (‘répit-poussette’) service available under certain conditions
  • ∆ Register on laplace0-5 for a daycare spot
  •      – get more information on how to find the right daycare for your child here
  • YMCA daycare – unsubsidized daycare for 18 months and older
  •      – pre-K class for the 4-5 years old
  •      – minimum of 3 half-days or 2 full days per week
  •      – access to an outdoor playground
  •      – advance credits from the provincial government according to income applicable
  •      – Contact Marilyn for more information and to register
  •             514-849-8393 extension 1777
  • SSMU Garderie Daycare – Subsidized daycare 8.35$ per day
  •      – Contact for more information and register at
  • ∆  CSU daycare and nursery – unsubsidized daycare for 18 months and older
  •      – email them at or call 514-543-1213 x 101 for more information and to register


  • Call 211 for information and referral service that can direct to specific resources (food, health, housing…)
  • Mutual Aid Facebook Group
  • Alloprof for help with French homework
  • ∆ 📚 Innovation-Youth’s children’s library is closed but Grace, the wonderful librarian, continues to offer you books bundles – register here and choose a time to come pick them up
  • ∆ looking for another activity in Ville-Marie? Check out the borough’s website for the latest news about services and events (in French)
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