PSI Canada

Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE CANADA RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Support Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.

PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

MANITOBA Co-COORDINATOR: JODY THOMSON
WINNIPEG

Mothers Program
Women's Health Clinic
419 Graham Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Telephone: 204-947-2422 ext. 113
Please leave a message if you reach voicemail
Email 

MANITOBA Co-COORDINATOR: Roxanne Murphy B.A., R.N., B.N., M.Coun.(Psych)
WINNIPEG

Email 

QUEBEC COORDINATORS: Centre Périnatal Le Berceau

Le Centre perinatal Le Berceau à Beloeil offre un groupe d'entraide mutuelle pour les mères présentant des symptômes de dépression postnatale. Contactez-nous pour connaitre les détails.
Mélodie Georget or Marie-Claude Petit
733, rue Laurier, Beloeil, Qc
Telephone: 450-446-7760
Email  

ALBERTA CO-COORDINATOR: GINA WONG-WYLIE, R.PSYCH
EDMONTON

Telephone: Toll Free in Canada: 1-866-442-3089
Email

ALBERTA CO-COORDINATOR: ALLISON WILLIAMS, RN, BScN
EDMONTON

Email

BRITISH COLUMBIA CO-COORDINATOR: Pacific Postpartum Support Society

Pacific Post Partum Support Society (PPPSS)
200 - 7342 Winston St.
Burnaby, BC V5A 2H1
Telephone: 604.255.7999 
Email 

BRITISH COLUMBIA CO-COORDINATOR: SARAH POND

mama2mama: Support & Awareness for Postpartum Mothers
Telephone: 604.740.8381

CALGARY ALBERTA COORDINATOR: Cheryl Childs

Families Matter Society
#158, 1440-52 St. N.E.
Calgary, AB T2A 4T8
Telephone: Families Matter, 403-205-5178
Email: Contact Cheryl at cherylchilds@familiesmatter.ca
Email Website

NEW BRUNSWICK COORDINATOR: Leslie Ann Costello

Leslie Ann Costello, PhD, L. Psych
242 Neill Street
Fredericton, NB E3A 2Z8
Telephone: 506-455-0044
Email

ONTARIO CO-COORDINATOR: LUBNA JAVED
OTTAWA

Telephone: 613.371.3645
Email

ONTARIO CO-COORDINATOR: KATEY RAYNER
OTTAWA

Telephone: 613.322.1639
 

ONTARIO CO-COORDINATOR: MARY JOAN BRINSON
EASTERN ONTARIO

164 Moira St. E.
Belleville, ON CANADA
K8N 2S6
Telephone: 613-848-3683
Email

ONTARIO CO-COORDINTOR: HAJARA KUTTY
GREATER TORONTO

Telephone: 416.286.6200
Email

ONTARIO CO-COORDINATOR: BETTY ANN MARTIN
WESTERN ONTARIO

Telephone: 519-304-2717
Email

YUKON CO-COORDINATOR: JOAN TURNER, B.ED.
WHITEHORSE

Telephone: 867-633-8486
Email

YUKON CO-COORDINATOR: WENDY BURGESS
WHITEHORSE

Many Rivers Counseling and Support Services
Formerly Yukon Family Services Association
Telephone: 867.667.2970
Email


CANADA EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE

In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR

SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.


Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

   www.mooddisordersmanitoba.ca 


Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba

  www.ppdmanitoba.ca 


POSTPARTUM RESOURCE (postpartumresource.com
Northeast Ontario


PMDA: PERINATAL MOOD DISORDER AWARENESS LTD.
CANADA

A registered non-profit organization devoted to increasing Awareness and Resources for Postpartum Depression & Perinatal Mood Disorders across Canada, and helping individuals & families get the support they need. Support Groups are listed below.

For those living in rural communities, PMDA has two virtual support groups.
For more information please visit the PMDA website.



PMDA Afternoon Group
Edmonton Alberta


Time:  Mondays 1:30 - 3:30PM
Location:  Willowby Community League Hall
               6315 184 Street
Ongoing, register anytime
Light refreshments
Free Parking
Please click here for registration

For more information please contact Jane at supportgroups@ppda.ca.
Registration is required so we know how many to expect each week


PMDA Evening Group
Edmonton Alberta

Time:  Mondays 6:00 - 8:00PM
Location:  Pregnancy Care Center
                 11223 100 Avenue
                 ****COMING SOON
Ongoing, register anytime
Light refreshments
Free Parking
Please click here for registration

Fore more information please contact Jane at supportgroups@ppda.ca.
Registration is required so we know how many to expect each week


PMDA Support Group
Lethbridge Alberta

Time:  Wednesdays 6:30 -8:30PM
Location:  Lethbridge Sport Council - Community Room
                 Nicholas Sheran Ice Center
Ongoing, register anytime
Free Parking
Please click here for registration

For more information please contact Alyssa at lethbridge@ppda.ca.
Registration is required so we know how many to expect each week.


PMD Afternoon Support Group
Kelowna, British Columbia

Time:  Tuesdays 1:00-3:00PM
Location:  H20 Fitness Centre - Board Room
                 4075 Gordon Drive
Onging, register anytime
Light refreshments provided
Free Parking
Please click here for registration

For more information please contact Tascheleia at info@ppd.ca 
Registration is required so we know how many to expect each week.


PMDA Evening Support Group
Kelowna, British Columbia

Time:  Thursdays 6:00-8:00PM
Location:  Kelowna Family Y - Board Room
                 375 Hartman Road
Onging, register anytime
Light refreshments provided
Free Parking
Please click here for registration

For more information please contact Tascheleia at info@ppd.ca 
Registration is required so we know how many to expect each week.


PMDA Saskatchewan Support Group 
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 

Time:  Tuesdays 11:00-1:00PM
Location:  Birth Rythms
               248 3rd Avenue South
Onging, register anytime
Light refreshments provided
Free Parking 
Please click here for registration

For more information please contact Cherie at saskatoon@ppda.ca. 
Registration
 is required so we know how many to expect each week.             


Coping With Change
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Meets Monday evenings from 6-7:30pm
The Birth Centre
603 St Mary's Rd
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Registration Preferred but drop ins are welcome
Telephone: 204-947-2422 ext 113
Fee: None


Mothers Program
Women's Health Clinic

419 Graham Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Moose Jaw PPD Support Group

Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm
YMCA Strong Start Family Centre
679 Hall Street W., Moose Jaw, SK
Childcare provided
postpartum.moosejaw@gmail.com


Centre Perinatal Le Berceau

733 rue Laurier
Beloeil, Quebec
Telephone: 450-464-1583
Le Centre perinatal Le Berceau à Beloeil offre un groupe d'entraide mutuelle pour les mères présentant des symptômes de dépression postnatale. Contactez-nous pour connaitre les détails.


Moms Offering Moms (MOMS) Support Group
Woodstock

Drop In, every Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Woodstock YMCA

808 Dundas Street
Free Childcare
Call the Health Matters Line for more information
1-800-755-0394
A partnership between Oxford County Public Health and Emergency Services, Canadian Mental Health Assn, Oxford County and the YMCA


Adjusting to Parenting Support Group
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Fredericton Regional Family Resource Center
60 Verterans Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3A 4CS
Meets Friday mornings from 10:00-11:30AM
This group is designed to offer moms social support from other mothers.
Provides on site childcare and transportation if needed and snacks.
Telephone: 506.474.0252


MOMS Link
Telephone Peer Support Study
University of New Brunswick

Visit the website for more information about becoming a peer mentor or receiving support. 


Brandon Manitoba Postpartum Support Group
Brandon Regional Health Center

Second and fourth Mondays of the month
September to June, from 7 to 9 pm
Held at the Brandon Regional Health Center, in the westlounge.
For more information contact Janelle
Fee: None
Email


Ontario: Caledon Parent - Child Centre

“Adjustments After Birth”
Ontario Early Years Centre

This support group is for mothers affected by postpartum depression and related mood disorders. Share your experience in a safe and supportive environment and learn strategies to help you cope during this challenging time of adjustment. Group is held weekly at our main location in Bolton. Group and childcare are provided free of charge. Registration is required.

Call to register

Telephone: 905.857.0090
Website


mama2mama: Support & Awareness for Postpartum Mothers
British Columbia

mama2mama is a postpartum adjustment support resource based on the Sunshine Coast. The website offers resources and community for anyone, anywhere. This peer-led group is a resource for any mother who wants support and information to help her through the postpartum period. Resources include regular group meetings, one-to-one peer support, an online forum, an informative website, a network of community health resources to tap into, as well as postpartum awareness campaigns. You don’t have to be local to use the website and the online forums; Everyone’s welcome.

Contact Sarah Pond
Fee: None
Telephone: 604.740.8381

Email Website


Pacific Postpartum Support Society: PPPSS
Vancouver, B.C.

200 - 7342 Winston St.
Burnaby, BC V5A 2H1
Telephone: 604.255.7999
Website


M.O.M.S Group
Oxford County

Time:  1:00 -3:00PM Every Wednesday
Location:  Woodstock YMCA
808 Dundas Street
Telephone: 519-539-9800, 1-800-755-0394
Free childcare available


The New Parachute Program
Brantford

Time:  1:30PM - 3:00PM Each Wednesday
Location:  
St. Andrews Community Centre (across from Victoria Park)
Fee: None
FREE Taxi service to the Parachute Program is available
Call Brant Taxi at 519.752.1010 and request a car seat.

Telephone:  519.448.1713 Sharon or 519.755.9482 Jane
click here to download flyer


EDUCATION & EVENTS

Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.

UPDATES: If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PSI Program Director Wendy Davis with any questions.

Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE CANADA RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Support Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.

PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

MANITOBA Co-COORDINATOR: JODY THOMSON
WINNIPEG

Mothers Program
Women's Health Clinic
419 Graham Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Telephone: 204-947-2422 ext. 113
Please leave a message if you reach voicemail
Email 

MANITOBA Co-COORDINATOR: Roxanne Murphy B.A., R.N., B.N., M.Coun.(Psych)
WINNIPEG

Email 

QUEBEC COORDINATORS: Centre Périnatal Le Berceau

Le Centre perinatal Le Berceau à Beloeil offre un groupe d'entraide mutuelle pour les mères présentant des symptômes de dépression postnatale. Contactez-nous pour connaitre les détails.
Mélodie Georget or Marie-Claude Petit
733, rue Laurier, Beloeil, Qc
Telephone: 450-446-7760
Email  

ALBERTA CO-COORDINATOR: GINA WONG-WYLIE, R.PSYCH
EDMONTON

Telephone: Toll Free in Canada: 1-866-442-3089
Email

ALBERTA CO-COORDINATOR: ALLISON WILLIAMS, RN, BScN
EDMONTON

Email

BRITISH COLUMBIA CO-COORDINATOR: Pacific Postpartum Support Society

Pacific Post Partum Support Society (PPPSS)
200 - 7342 Winston St.
Burnaby, BC V5A 2H1
Telephone: 604.255.7999 
Email 

BRITISH COLUMBIA CO-COORDINATOR: SARAH POND

mama2mama: Support & Awareness for Postpartum Mothers
Telephone: 604.740.8381

CALGARY ALBERTA COORDINATOR: Cheryl Childs

Families Matter Society
#158, 1440-52 St. N.E.
Calgary, AB T2A 4T8
Telephone: Families Matter, 403-205-5178
Email: Contact Cheryl at cherylchilds@familiesmatter.ca
Email Website

NEW BRUNSWICK COORDINATOR: Leslie Ann Costello

Leslie Ann Costello, PhD, L. Psych
242 Neill Street
Fredericton, NB E3A 2Z8
Telephone: 506-455-0044
Email

ONTARIO CO-COORDINATOR: LUBNA JAVED
OTTAWA

Telephone: 613.371.3645
Email

ONTARIO CO-COORDINATOR: KATEY RAYNER
OTTAWA

Telephone: 613.322.1639
 

ONTARIO CO-COORDINATOR: MARY JOAN BRINSON
EASTERN ONTARIO

164 Moira St. E.
Belleville, ON CANADA
K8N 2S6
Telephone: 613-848-3683
Email

ONTARIO CO-COORDINTOR: HAJARA KUTTY
GREATER TORONTO

Telephone: 416.286.6200
Email

ONTARIO CO-COORDINATOR: BETTY ANN MARTIN
WESTERN ONTARIO

Telephone: 519-304-2717
Email

YUKON CO-COORDINATOR: JOAN TURNER, B.ED.
WHITEHORSE

Telephone: 867-633-8486
Email

YUKON CO-COORDINATOR: WENDY BURGESS
WHITEHORSE

Many Rivers Counseling and Support Services
Formerly Yukon Family Services Association
Telephone: 867.667.2970
Email


CANADA EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE

In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR

SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.


Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

   www.mooddisordersmanitoba.ca 


Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba

  www.ppdmanitoba.ca 


POSTPARTUM RESOURCE (postpartumresource.com
Northeast Ontario


PMDA: PERINATAL MOOD DISORDER AWARENESS LTD.
CANADA

A registered non-profit organization devoted to increasing Awareness and Resources for Postpartum Depression & Perinatal Mood Disorders across Canada, and helping individuals & families get the support they need. Support Groups are listed below.

For those living in rural communities, PMDA has two virtual support groups.
For more information please visit the PMDA website.



PMDA Afternoon Group
Edmonton Alberta


Time:  Mondays 1:30 - 3:30PM
Location:  Willowby Community League Hall
               6315 184 Street
Ongoing, register anytime
Light refreshments
Free Parking
Please click here for registration

For more information please contact Jane at supportgroups@ppda.ca.
Registration is required so we know how many to expect each week


PMDA Evening Group
Edmonton Alberta

Time:  Mondays 6:00 - 8:00PM
Location:  Pregnancy Care Center
                 11223 100 Avenue
                 ****COMING SOON
Ongoing, register anytime
Light refreshments
Free Parking
Please click here for registration

Fore more information please contact Jane at supportgroups@ppda.ca.
Registration is required so we know how many to expect each week


PMDA Support Group
Lethbridge Alberta

Time:  Wednesdays 6:30 -8:30PM
Location:  Lethbridge Sport Council - Community Room
                 Nicholas Sheran Ice Center
Ongoing, register anytime
Free Parking
Please click here for registration

For more information please contact Alyssa at lethbridge@ppda.ca.
Registration is required so we know how many to expect each week.


PMD Afternoon Support Group
Kelowna, British Columbia

Time:  Tuesdays 1:00-3:00PM
Location:  H20 Fitness Centre - Board Room
                 4075 Gordon Drive
Onging, register anytime
Light refreshments provided
Free Parking
Please click here for registration

For more information please contact Tascheleia at info@ppd.ca 
Registration is required so we know how many to expect each week.


PMDA Evening Support Group
Kelowna, British Columbia

Time:  Thursdays 6:00-8:00PM
Location:  Kelowna Family Y - Board Room
                 375 Hartman Road
Onging, register anytime
Light refreshments provided
Free Parking
Please click here for registration

For more information please contact Tascheleia at info@ppd.ca 
Registration is required so we know how many to expect each week.


PMDA Saskatchewan Support Group 
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 

Time:  Tuesdays 11:00-1:00PM
Location:  Birth Rythms
               248 3rd Avenue South
Onging, register anytime
Light refreshments provided
Free Parking 
Please click here for registration

For more information please contact Cherie at saskatoon@ppda.ca. 
Registration
 is required so we know how many to expect each week.             


Coping With Change
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Meets Monday evenings from 6-7:30pm
The Birth Centre
603 St Mary's Rd
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Registration Preferred but drop ins are welcome
Telephone: 204-947-2422 ext 113
Fee: None


Mothers Program
Women's Health Clinic

419 Graham Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Moose Jaw PPD Support Group

Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm
YMCA Strong Start Family Centre
679 Hall Street W., Moose Jaw, SK
Childcare provided
postpartum.moosejaw@gmail.com


Centre Perinatal Le Berceau

733 rue Laurier
Beloeil, Quebec
Telephone: 450-464-1583
Le Centre perinatal Le Berceau à Beloeil offre un groupe d'entraide mutuelle pour les mères présentant des symptômes de dépression postnatale. Contactez-nous pour connaitre les détails.


Moms Offering Moms (MOMS) Support Group
Woodstock

Drop In, every Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Woodstock YMCA

808 Dundas Street
Free Childcare
Call the Health Matters Line for more information
1-800-755-0394
A partnership between Oxford County Public Health and Emergency Services, Canadian Mental Health Assn, Oxford County and the YMCA


Adjusting to Parenting Support Group
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Fredericton Regional Family Resource Center
60 Verterans Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3A 4CS
Meets Friday mornings from 10:00-11:30AM
This group is designed to offer moms social support from other mothers.
Provides on site childcare and transportation if needed and snacks.
Telephone: 506.474.0252


MOMS Link
Telephone Peer Support Study
University of New Brunswick

Visit the website for more information about becoming a peer mentor or receiving support. 


Brandon Manitoba Postpartum Support Group
Brandon Regional Health Center

Second and fourth Mondays of the month
September to June, from 7 to 9 pm
Held at the Brandon Regional Health Center, in the westlounge.
For more information contact Janelle
Fee: None
Email


Ontario: Caledon Parent - Child Centre

“Adjustments After Birth”
Ontario Early Years Centre

This support group is for mothers affected by postpartum depression and related mood disorders. Share your experience in a safe and supportive environment and learn strategies to help you cope during this challenging time of adjustment. Group is held weekly at our main location in Bolton. Group and childcare are provided free of charge. Registration is required.

Call to register

Telephone: 905.857.0090
Website


mama2mama: Support & Awareness for Postpartum Mothers
British Columbia

mama2mama is a postpartum adjustment support resource based on the Sunshine Coast. The website offers resources and community for anyone, anywhere. This peer-led group is a resource for any mother who wants support and information to help her through the postpartum period. Resources include regular group meetings, one-to-one peer support, an online forum, an informative website, a network of community health resources to tap into, as well as postpartum awareness campaigns. You don’t have to be local to use the website and the online forums; Everyone’s welcome.

Contact Sarah Pond
Fee: None
Telephone: 604.740.8381

Email Website


Pacific Postpartum Support Society: PPPSS
Vancouver, B.C.

200 - 7342 Winston St.
Burnaby, BC V5A 2H1
Telephone: 604.255.7999
Website


M.O.M.S Group
Oxford County

Time:  1:00 -3:00PM Every Wednesday
Location:  Woodstock YMCA
808 Dundas Street
Telephone: 519-539-9800, 1-800-755-0394
Free childcare available


The New Parachute Program
Brantford

Time:  1:30PM - 3:00PM Each Wednesday
Location:  
St. Andrews Community Centre (across from Victoria Park)
Fee: None
FREE Taxi service to the Parachute Program is available
Call Brant Taxi at 519.752.1010 and request a car seat.

Telephone:  519.448.1713 Sharon or 519.755.9482 Jane
click here to download flyer


EDUCATION & EVENTS

Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.

UPDATES: If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PSI Program Director Wendy Davis with any questions.

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