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Canada

 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

Alberta Support Coordinators

EDMONTON
GINA WONG-WYLIE

Telephone: Toll Free in Canada: 1-866-442-3089
ginapsychologist@gmail.com

CALGARY
Cheryl Childs

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

CALGARY
Robin Farr

Telephone: 403-669-5000 (Calls and Texts welcome)
robinjh@shaw.ca

Fort McMurray, Wood Buffalo Region, Fort Chip, Fort Mckay, Anzac, Conklin
Melanie Turner
Telephone: 780-880-2049 Text or Call
fmmpsisupport@shaw.ca

Lloydminster & Surrounding Area
Amy Schick
Telephone: 780-872-6094 TEXT OR CALL
afterglowpp@hotmail.com

British Columbia

Tosca Marangoni
PMDA: Perinatal Mood Disorder Awareness Ltd., Founding Director
Telephone: 778.215.7418
info@ppda.ca
 Website

Pacific Postpartum Support Society
Pacific Post Partum Support Society (PPPSS)
200 – 7342 Winston St.
Burnaby, BC V5A 2H1
Telephone: 604.255.7999
info@postpartum.org
Website

Emily Ellison
SW British Columbia including Vancouver Island
250-797-4243 TEXT OR CALL
emily.lauren.ellison@gmail.com

Manitoba

Jennifer Hanslip
Province-wide
Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
Telephone: 431-997-5842 Call or Text
jenniferh.psi@gmail.com

Jody Thomson
Province-wide
Mothers Program
Women’s Health Clinic
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Email:
jody@womenshealthclinic.org
Telephone: 204-947-2422 ext. 113
Please leave a message if you reach voicemail
Website

Roxanne Murphy
WINNIPEG
rmurphy@wrha.mb.ca

New Brunswick

Jaimee Folkins
Telephone: 506-262-0271 TEXT OR CALL
Jaimee.richardson@unb.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador

Michelle Lester
michellelester@hotmail.com

Nova Scotia

Bryanne Harris
Telephone: 902-365-3544
bryanne.harris@truenorthcr.com

Northwest Territories

Vacant: Contact Carrie Banks at cbanks@postpartum.net for help or to volunteer.

Nunavut

Vacant: Contact Carrie Banks at cbanks@postpartum.net for help or to volunteer.

Ontario

Hajara Kutty
Greater Toronto
Telephone: 416.286.6200
hajux@yahoo.ca

Deanne Caines
York Region
Telephone: 416 436 2927 TEXT OR CALL
deannecaines@hotmail.com

Betty Ann Martin
Western Ontario
Telephone: 519-304-2717

Jaime Charlebois
North Simcoe Muskoka Region
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital – Perinatal Mental Health Program
Telephone: 705-345-9049 TEXT OR CALL
Email: jpcharlebois@osmh.on.ca

Prince Edward Island

Vacant: Contact Carrie Banks at cbanks@postpartum.net for help or to volunteer.

Quebec

Rosa Caporicci
ANGLOPHONE COMMUNITY
Telephone: 514.266.0531
info@ndgtherapy.com

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.
733, rue Laurier, Beloeil, Qc
Telephone: 450-446-7760
info@leberceau.org
Website

Saskatchewan

Cherie Boison
PSI SASKATOON
Telephone:  306-241-2230
calls and texts welcome
cowens110@shaw.ca

Amy Schick
Lloydminster & Surrounding Area
Telephone: 780-872-6094 TEXT OR CALL
afterglowpp@hotmail.com

Megan Eppen
Lloydminster & Surrounding Area
Telephone: 780-522-4589 TEXT OR CALL
megan.psi@outlook.com

Yukon

Joan Turner
Whitehorse
Telephone: 867-633-8486

 


 

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.

The following organizations offer emergency resources:

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention offers listings to find a crisis centre near you

Crisis Services Canada

  • Phone: toll-free 1-833-456-4566
  • Text: 45645
  • Chat: crisisservicescanada.ca
  • For residents of Quebec, call 1 866 APPELLE (1 866 277 3553) Chat and text are available 5 p.m.- 1 a.m. ET.

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.

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 more information please visit the Resources Section of the PMDA website.
Resources and support groups (where available) are listed for all Provinces.
Email info@ppda.ca for more info.

Alberta

PMDA Support Groups in Alberta can be found here.

British Columbia

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.
PPPSS offers several resources, including telephone support, weekly support groups and support for partners.
200 – 7342 Winston St.
Burnaby, BC V5A 2H1
Telephone: 604.255.7999
Website

Manitoba

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
Website

Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba
Website

Coping With Change
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Meets Monday evenings from 6-7:30pm
Mothers’ Program, Women’s Health Clinic
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
Website

Mothers Program
Women’s Health Clinic
419 Graham Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Offers a variety of programs, including maternal health and wellness workshops, healthy families program, pregnancy and infant loss self-help group, coping with change program and more
For more information, hours and locations, visit their Website.

New Brunswick

Adjusting to Parenting Support Group
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Fredericton Regional Family Resource Center
60 Verterans Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3A 4CS
For days and times, see the calendar
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
https://www.frederictonfrc.ca/

MOMS Link
Telephone Peer Support Study
University of New Brunswick
To learn more, please contact: Jennifer Colpitts, project director, at:
(506) 447-3204 (Fredericton)
1-877-214-8390 (toll free)
jennifer.colpitts@unb.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador

Canadian Mental Health Association of Newfoundland and Labrador website.

Nova Scotia

Canadian Mental Health Association of Nova Scotia website.

Northwest Territory

Health and Social Services of the Northwest Territory website.

Nunavut

Nunavut Department of Health: Mental Health website.

Ontario

Scarborough Postpartum Support Network
Scarborough, Ontario
Counseling, Education, Support Groups, Referrals
Free services for women who have babies less than 1 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.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Wellness Group
Ontario

Facilitated by Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess, LCSW
No Cost, Free group
First and Third Mondays from 12:00pm-1:00pm
Spirited By Truth
Location: 3400 Inland Empire Blvd Suite 101
For Information Please Contact Alexandra Samuel-Sturgess, LCSW
909-312-0552 or hello@spiritedbytruth.com
Topics of Discussion for Pregnant and New Moms:
Managing Stress, depression, anxiety and difficulty adjusting to motherhood
Learn coping skills, relaxation techniques, and communication skills
Support moms to recover from pregnancy and birth
Help you feel well and be the mom you want to be
Babies are welcome!

Ontario: Caledon Parent – Child Centre
Adjustments After Birth (Postpartum Mood Disorder Peer Support Group)
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 the main location in Bolton. Group and childcare are provided free of charge. Registration is required. To register, call 905-857-0090 or email jvanandel@cp-cc.org.
View the flyer

Parachute Program
Brantford Public Library
Time:  12:30PM – 2 p.m. each Monday
Location: Main library, 173 Colborne Street
Fee:None
A program for moms in need of emotional support and have kids aged 0-12 months. A light lunch is served and a free taxi is available if needed. Call Jane at 519-755-9482 for more information.

Prince Edward Island

Canadian Mental Health Association of Prince Edward Island website.

Quebec

Centre Perinatal Le Berceau
733 rue Laurier
Beloeil, Quebec
Telephone: 450.446.7760
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

Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw PPD Support Group
Fridays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Fairview Family Centre
665 Fairford St East, Moose Jaw
Childcare provided

Yukon

Yukon Health and Social Services website.

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.

Postpartum Support International.