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



    • Friday, September 03, 2021
    • Friday, September 24, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 39
    Register

    FOR Birth to 12 months to NOT YET WALKING

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

    Zumbini is a four-day program of one hour each day over a period of four weeks. You are registering to attend all four days.

    A fun and interactive Zumba® class for you and your baby, facilitated by a registered Zumba® instructor.

    Among the many benefits of Zumbini...

    Zumbini not only provides a wonderful workout for parents, but it also provides the opportunity for infants to experience the sounds and rhythm of the music and movements. Zumbini also encourages parent-infant bonding while helping to develop cognitive abilities, motor and social skills, language, and emotional well-being.

    IMPORTANT: Please note that in order to fully participate, babies should be in a wrap, sling, mei-tai, soft-structured or backpack style carrier.

    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.




    • Friday, September 03, 2021
    • Friday, October 01, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Kids Cuckoos Nest Aurora
    Register

    JOIN US for an Exclusive HALF PRICE Play Date for LWAB Members at Kids Cuckoos Nest Play Place, Aurora!


    UPCOMING PLAY DATES: 

    Each FRIDAY at the 10am play time slot ONLY (stay however long you like!)

    **please note that the play place is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at this time and that first come first serve based on occupancy limits.   

    PLEASE ONLY REGISTER IF YOU ARE GOING TO ATTEND SO THAT THE FACILITY DOES NOT HOLD A SPACE FOR YOU.  PLEASE CANCEL YOUR REGISTTRATION IF YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ATTENDING OR CALL THE FACILITY IF YOU ARE CANCELLING ANY LATER THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED PLAY DATE!! 

    Regular Drop In Rates:

    • Three and under is $10.99 tax 
    • Four and up $12.99 hst

    **note we get 50% off these for LWAB Play Dates ONLY!  These discounts are not available to members outside of these days and times

    Special rates apply for LWAB member wishing to purchase monthly passes!  Please inquire within!

    Please advise the front desk that you are with the "Life With A Baby" Group at check in to receive your discount.


    COVID 19 Precautions:

    • limited admissions will be permitted as per the facilities occupancy limits.  First come first serve on admissions
    • socks must be worn
    • no outside food or drink (some available for purchase) 
    • masks must be worn indoors at all times by anyone over the age of 5
    • members MUST complete a pre screener prior to attending any events
    • Everyone must fill out a a waiver online prior to joining us located on our website. Kid’sCuckoosNest.com


    • Wednesday, September 08, 2021
    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • 116 Huntington Park Dr Markham[West of Leslie and off Green Lane]
    • 7
    Register

    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) (Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29) We will move, walk, build strength, nurture a healthy body & mind while connecting with your baby and creating an empowering community for everyBODY! 




    • Wednesday, September 08, 2021
    • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 10

    Nobody's Perfect

    Recommended for parents of children birth to 5 years

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

    his is a facilitated, community-based parenting program for parents of children from birth to age 5. Within a group setting, parents will participate in facilitated sessions that:

    • promote positive parenting

    • increase parents' understanding of children's health, safety, and behavior helps parents to build on existing skills and to learn new ones

    • improve parents' self-esteem and coping skills

    • increase self-help and mutual support

    • put parents in contact with community services and resources

    You will need to register with zoom to participate.

    Zoom details will be sent to you in your registration email and reminder email.



    • Thursday, September 09, 2021
    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 64
    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 both 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.


    • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Online - Link to be provided
    • 0
    Join waitlist



    • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Sunnidale Park
    Register

    It's time to get out of the house and meet some other families! This will be a socially distanced stroller walk starting and ending at the playground in Sunnidale Park - let's enjoy some fresh air and conversation together!

    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 stroller walk so register for each one that you're able to make it to!




    • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 65

    Parents as Partners - Playful Learning: Sensory

    In the September Parents as Partners Series, we’ll focus on the aspects of a child’s learning journey.

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

    Workshop Recommended for parents of children from birth to 2 years

    In Playful Learning: Sensory, we’ll focus on the aspects of a child’s learning journey. focuses on promoting learning through play experiences at home by using common items generally found in the household. Learning doesn't have to be expensive. Fun and Learning can happen using homemade materials. There are plenty of opportunities to learn math, literacy and sensory explorations at home!

    Click HERE to register

    You will need to register with zoom to participate.




    • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Barrie Rowing Club - 205 Lakeshore Dr, Barrie, ON L4N 7Y9
    Register

    It's time to get out of the house and meet some other families! This will be a socially distanced stroller walk starting at the Rowing Club at the waterfront in Barrie - let's enjoy the beautiful weather together!

    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 stroller walk so register for each one that you're able to make it to!




    • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Town Park, Aurora
    Register

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

    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 10am - 11am

    FREE circle time for songs and rhymes! Join us Wednesdays at 10 am beginning July (14 or 21) for 4 weeks.

    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, September 22, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 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, Sept 22, 10:30am
    Cost: $16 per class. 

    Fall Session: Wednesday, Sept 22-Oct 27
    Cost: $96 for 6 classes

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

    See you there!

    • Wednesday, September 22, 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, September 23, 2021
    • Thursday, September 30, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 62
    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.


    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Ball's Falls Conservation. 3292 6th Ave, Lincoln
    Register

    BALL'S FALLS CONSERVATION AREA HIKE



    We'll be driving down to the Ball's Falls Conservation Area to hike through the trails and check out the waterfalls. This will be our first trip to this conservation area. I'll be bringing my carrier and a BOB stroller but I'm honestly not sure what the paths are like and if a stroller is feasible or not on these particular paths. So we'll be figuring that out as we go. I'll bring a picnic lunch and will either stroller nap before heading home, or car nap on the way home; so our departure time will vary depending on how the day is going. 

    Date/Time: Thursday, Sept 23, 10:30am


    See you there! 

    Jeff (LWAB Host & Volunteer)

    • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Sunnidale Park
    Register

    It's time to get out of the house and meet some other families! This will be a socially distanced stroller walk starting and ending at the playground in Sunnidale Park - let's enjoy some fresh air and conversation together!

    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 stroller walk so register for each one that you're able to make it to!




    • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Online
    Register
    Join Laura Wilson, Certified Infant Sleep Consultant, to discuss common challenges parents face and some sleep tips you can implement right away.

    Is your formerly perfect sleeper suddenly waking up in the middle of the night or wailing every time you put her down at her regularly scheduled naptime?

    You may be facing a case of sleep regression.

    Join certified infant and toddler sleep consultant to discuss these regressions and what you can do about them.

    Let's get some amazing, healthy rest for the whole family!

    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.

    If you are not able to attend please email us to cancel.

    *This event is not recorded


    • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 65

    Parents as Partners - Social and Emotional Learning in the Early Years

    In the September Parents as Partners Series, we’ll focus on the aspects of a child’s learning journey.

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

    Workshop Recommended for parents of children from birth to 6 years

    Social and emotional development is influenced by both biology and experiences. It refers to a child’s emerging capacity to regulate and express a range of emotions; develop positive relationships with adults and children; and confidently explore their environment and learn. Responsive and nurturing caregivers are essential for social and emotional well-being. We will briefly explore the biology and experiences that impact early childhood mental health and the ways in which parents and caregivers promote learning. In collaboration with Jacquie Gill, Registered Early Childhood Educator/Inclusion Practitioner.

    About Jacquie Gill

    Jacquie Gill is Registered Early Childhood Educator and an Inclusion Practitioner. She combines her mental health and child development knowledge, along with 19 years of frontline experience, to support children, families and childcare professionals. Jacquie began her career in childcare and spent her initial 10 years as the ECE in a school age program. After graduating from her Inclusion Practices program at Seneca College, she had the opportunity to begin working on the 0-6 team at Kinark Child and Family Services. Through this role she provides childcare consultations and other professional development opportunities for ECE’s, Assistants, and Students regarding children’s social and emotional development. She is accredited in 5 levels of the Triple P program and uses this knowledge to support parents and early childhood educators, in developing a plan to support the needs of child/ren.

    Click HERE to register

    You will need to register with zoom to participate.




    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Barrie Rowing Club - 205 Lakeshore Dr, Barrie, ON L4N 7Y9
    Register

    It's time to get out of the house and meet some other families! This will be a socially distanced stroller walk starting at the Rowing Club at the waterfront in Barrie - let's enjoy the beautiful weather together!

    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 stroller walk so register for each one that you're able to make it to!




    • 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



    • Saturday, October 02, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Bridletowne Park. 2295 Bridletowne Circle.
    Register


    LITTLE KICKERS OUTDOOR CLASSJoin us for an outdoor soccer classes for the little ones! Please read below the COVID-19 measures in place before registering. Each 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 2
    Class Times: 9:30am // 10am. 
    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) 



    • Saturday, October 02, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Virtual
    Register


     Nursing parents will latch on their babies at 11am sharp, joining a worldwide virtual community of breastfeeding mothers and hopefully setting a world record.

    Invite your whole family, friends or neighbours to share in this event. 

    Between 10-10:50 we will have virtual breakout rooms with different local service providers such as EarlyOn to talk about development, and others! 

    For more details on the break out rooms, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/706956936570759 

      Hope to see you there

    -Allison  (LWAB Community Manager)

    • Tuesday, October 05, 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, 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. 

    • 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



    • Monday, November 15, 2021
    • Monday, December 20, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Online - Link to be provided
    • 7
    Register



    • 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 around the world. During this period, he became increasingly interested in the impact of excessive stress on child development and behaviour.  Dr. Shanker’s five-step Self-Reg model, The Shanker Method®, is a powerful process for understanding and managing stress in children, youth and adults.

    In 2012 Dr. Shanker founded The MEHRIT Centre as a Self-Reg learning and information centre. Dr. Shanker commits considerable time to bringing the research and science of Self-Reg to parents, early childhood educators, teachers, educational leaders, health practitioners and communities through presentations, master classes, online courses, webinars, publications, social media and blogs.

    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • Recorded Session
    Register

    Love Builds Brains:
    As we navigate parenting and the pandemic, we want to explore what parents and professionals can do to support infant and children mitigate the negative impacts.

    This presentation explores the developing brain and the crucial role relationships with others play in healthy development. Relationships that are warm, responsive, and predictable help our children thrive, relationships that generate intense stress can harm the developing brain. 

    This workshop is geared towards parents with children aged 0-4 and  those who work with parents of children ages 0-4.

    About Dr. Jean Clinton

    Jean M Clinton BMus MD FRCP(C)  
    Clinical Professor McMaster University 
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences 

    Dr. Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural  Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster  Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an  Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Sick Children’s Hospital. She is a Fellow  of the Child Trauma Academy, as well as a Zero to Three Academy Fellow since 2013. She  has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and  primary care for over 30 years. Dr. Clinton was appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education 2014 - 2018. 

    Dr. Clinton is renowned nationally and internationally as an advocate for children’s issues.  Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and  connectedness play. Jean champions the development of a national, comprehensive child  well-being strategy including a system of early learning and care for all young children and  their families. She is equally committed to ensuring that children’s and youths’ needs and  voices are heard and respected. 

    Dr. Clinton has also authored her first book, Love Builds Brains which can be ordered online  through Tall Pines Press, on Amazon and in book stores everywhere.




    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    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.  

    In light of pandemic and more services online we are launching our online directory.

    And the best part, your support helps us to continuing running free and low-cost programming for parents across Canada.

    The cost is $295 for one year which includes a directory listing with an image and description.  

    If you are interested please register and pay and you will be contacted to get your information for the site. 







    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • 9:00 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    The Life With A Baby Membership Program gives you the opportunity to gain access and insight into the moms and dads in our program as well as educational programming specific to service providers. By joining, you will be given:

    • Registration and video links for up to 4 LWAB workshops and presentation

    • Discounted Annual Conference registration

    • Access to the results of our quarterly surveys, evaluation reports, and other specific demographic information obtained from our LWAB members

    • Increased goodwill in the community, by having a public affiliation as a supporter and solution enabler of a highly recognized subject

    • The opportunity to promote awareness and make a tangible difference in the lives of new parents

    • Opportunity to add your events to the Life With A Baby Calendar


    • Saturday, January 01, 2022
    Register