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 PSI Resource Page

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 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

MANITOBA 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    Website

 

SASKATCHEWAN COORDINATOR: Cherie Boison
PSI SASKATOON
Telephone:  306-241-2230
calls and texts welcome
Email

 

ALBERTA COORDINATOR: GINA WONG-WYLIE, R.PSYCH
EDMONTON
Telephone: Toll Free in Canada: 1-866-442-3089
Email

ALBERTA COORDINATOR: ALLISON WILLIAMS, RN, BScN
EDMONTON
Email

ALBERTA COORDINATOR: Cheryl Childs
CALGARY
Families Matter Society
#158, 1440-52 St. N.E.
Calgary, AB T2A 4T8
Telephone: Families Matter, 403-205-5178
Email

ALBERTA CO-COORDINATOR: Robin Farr
CALGARY
Telephone: 403-669-5000 (Calls and Texts welcome)
Email

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA CO-COORDINATOR: Tosca Marangoni
PMDA: Perinatal Mood Disorder Awareness Ltd., Founding Director
Telephone: 778.215.7418
Email Website

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   Website

 

NEW BRUNSWICK COORDINATOR: Leslie Ann Costello
Leslie Ann Costello, PhD, L. Psych
242 Neill Street
Fredericton, NB E3A 2Z8
Telephone: 506-206-2667
Email

 

ONTARIO COORDINATOR: KATEY RAYNER
OTTAWA
Telephone: 613.322.1639
Email

ONTARIO COORDINATOR: MARY JOAN BRINSON
EASTERN ONTARIO
164 Moira St. E.
Belleville, ON CANADA
K8N 2S6
Telephone: 613-848-3683
Email

ONTARIO COORDINTOR: HAJARA KUTTY
GREATER TORONTO
Telephone: 416.286.6200
Email

ONTARIO COORDINATOR: BETTY ANN MARTIN
WESTERN ONTARIO
Telephone: 519-304-2717

YUKON COORDINATOR: JOAN TURNER, B.ED.
WHITEHORSE
Telephone: 867-633-8486
YUKON COORDINATOR: WENDY BURGESS
WHITEHORSE
Many Rivers Counseling and Support Services
Formerly Yukon Family Services Association
Telephone: 867.667.2970


 

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.

 

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.

Scarborough Postpartum Support Network
Scarborough, Ontario
Counseling, Education, Support Groups, Referrals
Free services for women who have babies less than1 year of age. Childcare, transit tokens, snacks and interpreters are provided for group sessions.
Telephone Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600
Email intake@toronto.ca and ask to speak to a nurse with the Scarborough Postpartum Support Network.
A partnership between Toronto Public Health, Aisling Discoveries, Catholic Crosscultural Services, Rouge Valley Health System, Taibu, The Scarborough Hospital, VHA Home Healthcare, and Postpartum Support International.

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
Website

Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba
Website

POSTPARTUM RESOURCE
Northeast Ontario
Website

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 virtualsupport 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
Website

Moose Jaw PPD Support Group
Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm
YMCA Cubiak Early Years Centre
846 Grandview Street W., Moose Jaw, SK
Childcare provided
Mail

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.
Website

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
Website
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

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

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 Executive Director Wendy Davis with any questions.