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Region of Peel Programs & Services

Prenatal Learning Options

Call 905-799-7700 to order tear-off pads with all the Prenatal Learning Options offered at the Region of Peel for your office.

Breastfeeding Support Options

Details on Breastfeeding supports available at this link: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/family-health/breastfeeding/resources/index.htm

6 months: Ready to Start Solid Foods

Health Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) Home Visiting Program

  • Refer pregnant women and families with children from birth up to their transition to school who are dealing with challenging life situations to the HBHC program.
  • HBHC Screening Tool (Region of Peel)
  • HBHC is voluntary, to register your patient send the Screening Tool to Fax# 905-670-4773 or have the patient call to register.

Postpartum Mood Disorder (PMD)

Community Programs and Services

Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP)


CDRCP engages, connects and empowers the community through information, resources, learning opportunities and services that promote quality family life.
Find information, referral & services on the following:

Contact: 905-890-9432, 1-888-836-5550; email info@cdrcp.com

Connex Ontario


ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol, drugs, mental illness or gambling. Funded by the Government of Ontario, information and referral service is live answer 24/7, confidential and free.
Contact: 1-866-531-2600

Peel - Community Information Online Connection (CIOC)


CIOC offers a complete directory for services available for healthcare professionals, families and children in the Peel Region.
Contact: 905-890-9432, 1-888-836-5550



The Motherisk Program at The Hospital for Sick Children is a teratogen information service providing up-to-date information about the risk and safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The program provides evidence-based information about the risk or safety of prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbal products, chemicals, radiation, chronic diseases, infections, occupational, environmental, alcohol, nicotine and recreational drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Planning and pregnant women come to the Motherisk Clinic in Toronto following exposure to known or suspected teratogens (substances that cause abnormalities in the developing fetus), new and unfamiliar drugs, chronic drug therapy or drugs of abuse. Clinic visits are by appointment only. Call 1-877-439-2744 or 416-813-6780 or a health care provider can send a referral by visiting http://www.sickkids.ca/ambulatoryclinics.
Contact: 416-813-6780, 1-877-439-2744

Best Start


Best Start offers resources to supports service providers working on preconception health, prenatal health and early child development and education.
Contact: 416-408-2249, 1-800-397-9567

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