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

    • Saturday, May 15, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Saturday, August 14, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • ONLINE

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


    TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE VISIT: 
     
    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/artistic-visions-of-wellness-series-tickets-151868862857



    In this workshop series, individuals on a road of recovery from addictions, mental health challenges or grief will creatively take the next step in their wellness. Using evidence-based wellness planning tools combined with narrative and expressive art therapies, participants will envision their highest potential and optimal health and learn to embody it in everyday life. Upon completion of the workshop series, participants will have created one visual art piece and one literary piece representing their unique journey to wellness and recovery.

    Participants are asked to bring the following to the workshop:

    Visual Art Materials

    1. Sketchbook or blank paper
    2. Paints / coloured pencils
    3. Blank canvas

    Literary Art Materials

    1. Journal / Blank Google Doc / Recording device

    The following dates for this workshop series are as follows, simply click on the date to go to the registration page:

    Saturday June 12 at 1:00 pm EDT

    Saturday July 17 at 1:00 pm EDT

    Saturday August 14 at 1:00 pm EDT

    NOTE: Each workshop is a standalone; but it is most beneficial if all are attended. Kindly register for each date if you plan to attend all four (4).

    ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

    Teneshia T. Samuel (Hon. B.A., M.A., M.A., RYT 300) is a lifetime resident of Mississauga. Teneshia is a certified Narrative Therapist, Mental Health Peer Support Counsellor, Educator and Artist.

    This workshop is a part of the border crossings project presented by the Art Gallery of Mississauga. It is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Mississauga.⁠


    TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/artistic-visions-of-wellness-series-tickets-151868862857

    • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, June 23, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 41
    Register
    Journey to Kindergarten (For children who are entering Kindergarten in September 2021)

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

    Journey to Kindergarten is a six-week program that focuses on cultivating the four foundations that children naturally seek out for themselves as they grow: belonging, well-being, expression and engagement. EarlyON Educators will virtually support children and their families in this important next step in education by providing pre-recorded videos and practical tips on how to support your child's transition to school.

    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, May 27, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 9
    Register

    Toddlers = Tender, Terrific, and Tenacious! Parenting Your Toddler is really about understanding their budding personalities! From tantrums to kisses, curiosity and big voices. From teary cries to giggles that melt your heart, toddlers are a lot of fun–and even more work!

    Parenting your little ones through this stage can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Join us for Parenting Your Toddler, where we work together to understand repeated behaviours better, how those actions relate to toddlers’ early development and how to go with the flow. Join us for this 5-week program, running once per week for five weeks.

    Understanding your toddler can help avoid some of the fuss and frustrations of unpredictable emotions and behaviours, especially as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    You'll be amazed at the difference our 5 week program makes.   Limited spots. if full join the waitlist to get notified first for the next group.

    This program is for parents with kids 18 months to 3 years old. 


    • Saturday, June 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 65

    FOR CHILDREN 0-6 YEARS

    Brought to you by EarlyON Child and Family Centre Thornhill.

    Family Songs and Stories is a 5-day program of 40 minutes each day over a period of 5 weeks. You are registering to attend all 5 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.


    • Saturday, June 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 65

    Guys and Their Little Ones (FOR CHILDREN 0-6 YEARS)

    Brought to by EarlyON and Life With A Baby.

    Guys and Their Little Ones is a program devoted completely to Dads, Grandpas, Uncles and male caregivers, and their children who want to spend a special 40 minutes together. This program includes arts, sensory experiences, games, songs and stories, and music and movement.

    Click HERE to register

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


    • Monday, June 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Monday, June 28, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 49
    Register

    FOR INFANTS BIRTH 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.

    Please note that carrying your child in a wrap, sling, mei-tai, soft-structured, or backpack-style carrier will allow you and your child to fully participate in the program.

    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, June 09, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 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

    • Monday, June 14, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Monday, June 28, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 59
    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.




    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, September 02, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • Newmarket Fairy Lake, 500 Water Str
    Register

    JOIN US FREE!

    Life With A Baby's "One Fit Mommy" Stroller Walking / Baby Wearing Group ~ Fairy Lake Newmarket - SOCIAL DISTANCING STYLE :) 


    When: Weekly on Thursday’s 11:30 am  

    PLEASE BE ON TIME OR A FEW MINUTES EARLY TO GET READY & SETTLE YOUR CHILD SO YOU DON'T MISS OUR GROUP!

    Feel free to do what you need to for your child during this time!  If you need to stop to tend to your kid, no problem at all! 

    Please also pack yourself a blanket and maybe some snacks.  Oftentimes after the walk we hang out at the park for a bit to chit chat :) 

    Location: Newmarket Fairy Lake Water Street Entrance (the street near Cachet restaurant). **meet on the sidewalk off the parking lot. Look for all the moms with strollers :)

    PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER.  DO NOT JUST SHOW UP SO THAT WE KNOW TO EXPECT YOU AND SO YOU GET ANY LAST MINUTE EVENT UPDATES.   BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL IN CASE OF LAST MINUTE WEATHER CHANGES OR ILLNESS.

    WEATHER POLICY:

    Inclement Weather this walk will be cancelled! Even in extreme heat.    Please check your event emails before attending to ensure that all is on plan.  

    *****Due to social distancing restrictions there will be a limited registrations for this event if you are no longer able to attend please cancel your registration to make space for the next person. We also require each participant to kindly take a moment to do this Covid self Assessment questionnaire before attending any events https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ *****

    We will break out into groups of 10 people to accommodate social distancing requirements. 

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    LWAB Volunteers


    Waiver

    Thank you very much for your interest in Life With A Baby community programming. great time! Please remember that you are the responsible adult for your child when he/she is attending a Life With A Baby event. Responsible adults should stay within easy sight and reach of their child at all times. IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE Life With A Baby is committed to providing a safe environment for all who attend or participate in our Programs as nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and well-being of you, your family and our employees. We are following the advice of health authorities closely and are adapting our Programs and Premises to provide a safe environment for all attendees and volunteers who participate in our Programs. As the COVID- 19 situation evolves, so will we. We ask that before registering for an event that you ensure that you have followed and continue to follow the guidance of public health authorities to ensure that you do not place the other participants in our Programs at risk. Please do not attend a Life With A Baby Program if you, your child or someone you have recently been in contact with is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms or if you have not followed the advice of public health authorities. We also ask that you abide by our COVID-19-related practices and procedures while you are at the Premises. We are relying on you to help us protect all participants in our Programs. Please note that due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, all public places carry an element of risk of contracting the virus. Despite our and our Providers’ efforts to create a safe environment during our Programs and at our Premises, we cannot guarantee that all persons who participate in our Programs are free of COVID-19. By registering and attending an even, allowing your children to participate in Program or otherwise participating on our program, you accept that you are solely responsible for all risks associated with such participation and attendance, on your own behalf, on behalf of your child(ren) and any on behalf of any other persons with whom you and/or your child(ren) come into contact. We encourage you to review the most recent guidance and recommendations from public health authorities before choosing register your children for any Programs. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    • Friday, June 18, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 60
    Register

    FOR CHILDREN BIRTH TO 12 MONTHS

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

    Songs and Stories for Babies 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.

    Children benefit from enjoyable and healthy early experiences with language and communication...this program will introduce adults and children to the pleasure and power of using songs, stories and rhymes 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 the most current version of Zoom.


    • Saturday, June 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 65
    Register

    FOR CHILDREN 0-6 YEARS

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

    Family Songs and Stories - Special event

    Cooking to Learn: A Feast Fit for Dad on June 19 is a separately registered event, but it will be merged with June 19 Family Songs and Stories.

    Please note the zoom link will be sent you with your confirmation email and again in your reminder email. As well as the ingredients needed.

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


    • Monday, June 21, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 55
    Register

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

    Join EarlyON Thornhill and the Tyler Ottereyes Eagle of the Cree Nation of Waswanipi for an hour-long celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day and National Indigenous History Month. Songs and Stories of the Drum offers a highly kinetic hour during which Tyler Ottereyes Eagle will share traditional teachings about the drum, followed by stories and experiences.

    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.




    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 62
    Register

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

    Join EarlyON Thornhill and the Canadian Native Centre of Toronto in this authentic hour-long celebration of National Indigenous People’s Day and National Indigenous History Month. The Pow Wow Experience will teach you and your child the origin and movement of the various pow wow dance styles, through demonstration. Participants will also learn about the origin of the big drum. Join us for this highly kinetic and dynamic event!

    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.




    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 65
    Register

    Parents as Partners - Focus on Fathers: Emergent Reader

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

    (Workshop recommended for PARENTS of children 2 to 3 years)

    When do children typically become aware of print? When do they learn their ABCs? When do they learn to read? This workshop will review typical stages of development for children, pertaining to print awareness and reading. Fathers will learn how to introduce print in a fun way, without putting pressure on their children to read before they are ready. We will look at environmental print and at children’s books where the text is presented in ways that interest pre-school children. We will look at a great collection of top-quality children’s books. Note – this program is designed for Dads and other significant male figures in your child’s life, but everyone is welcome to attend!

    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, June 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Online - Link to be provided
    • 24
    Register

    育兒謎思 Parenting Myths (Cantonese)

    雖然我們不能在課堂上一起學習,但我們仍然可以在線上分享和參與。

    小孩需要多多讚美? EQ比IQ重要? Baby Einstein DVD 可以幫助語言發展?

    4次的聚會中, 新手父母一齊坐下來,一起探討以上的育兒迷思,讓大家可以少走冤枉路, 我們會一起看育兒video, 分享書籍, 跟寶貝BB一起做運動及討論兒童發展.

    題目:

    6月16日: 如何說話可以讓BB學得更多詞語?

    6月23日: 在孩子面前吵架?

    6月30日: 讚美孩子是否真的能建立他們的自信?

    7月7日: EQ比IQ更重要?

    **需每次登記**

    We may not be able to come together but we can still share and learn online.

    We have to keep praising our children? EQ is more important than IQ? Baby Einstein DVD will help in your baby's language development?

    In each online session, new parents will come together to bust the above parenting myths so we would not continue with some of the backfiring parenting practices. There will be four 90-minute sessions. Together we will watch parenting video, share insights from books, exercise with our precious babies and talk about child development.

    Topics:

    Jun 16: Language: How should we talk at home so our babies can pick up more?

    Jun 23: Parenting: Can we argue in front of our children?

    Jun 30: Parenting: Can praising really build up your child's self-esteem?

    Jul 7: Emotions: Is EQ more important than IQ?

    **Please register for each individual topic**

    Host: Pastor Anthony



    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    • 19
    Register

    Join us for a virtual coffee break at 11


    Make your tea or coffee, and join us for a Zoom chat. Kids are welcome to join you! 

    Looking forward to meeting, connecting & learning from all of you

    See you there,

    Allison (LWAB volunteer and host)

     


     

    • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Simonston Park (Don Mills/Steeles). 15 Simonston Blvd, Markham, ON
    • 8
    Register

    KUNGFU AND LION DANCING CLASS

    Time to get out and enjoy the sunshine with Chung's Arts Academy. The class will involve Kung Fu Techniques, lion dancing moves and drumming/musical aspect of the dance. This class will be taught by one of the studio teachers.

    Our energetic class is filled with lots of culture and education. Parents are invited to participate or watch at a distance.  Classes are social distanced and any equipment used will be sanitized.  

    Dates/Time: June 26-July 31 (6 weeks), 10am & 11am

    Cost: Members only $130 per child. // Non-members - $140

     Ages: 4-12


    • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    • 49
    Register


    Did you know that one in five moms experience Postpartum Depression (PPD) in Canada?  This affects over 76,000 Moms each year.  Yes, 76,000!!!  It can happen to any mom, so it's important to educate and inform them, and let them know that they don't have to suffer in silence or alone...that's the mission at Life With A Baby!

    During this mental health week, as a community, let's raise awareness and funds for Life With A Baby to continue to run more programs and events for Moms, for maternal mental health and to prevent PPD.   

    You can find more information at facebook.com/Climb-out-of-Darkness-Maple-109369134630703

    You can join our team at https://cotd-2021.causevox.com/team/canada_maple  (You can pay to register, and you will get a tshirt, or you can register for free, and help us to raise awareness) 

    Allison (LWAB Foundation Manager)

    • Monday, June 28, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, July 26, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dunmurray Blvd. (Warden/Sheppard/Finch)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Join Shirley for a pop-up baby 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. 

    Date/Time: June 28-July 26, Mondays, 1pm

    Cost: $80 for 5 weeks
    Payment: Please do not submit payment until you've received an e-mail from us to proceed to ensure the class will go ahead.

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

    See you there!

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