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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.


Alberta Support Coordinators


Telephone: 780-434-5856 or 1-866-442-3089 Toll Free Canada

Cheryl Childs

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

Robin Farr

Telephone: 403-669-5000 (Calls and Texts welcome)

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

Lloydminster & Surrounding Area
Amy Schick
Telephone: 780-872-6094 Text or Call

British Columbia

Tosca Marangoni
PMDA: Perinatal Mood Disorder Awareness Ltd., Founding Director
Telephone: 778.215.7418

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

Larissa Rossen
Province – wide Support
Telephone: 778.513.0133 Text or Call


Jennifer Hanslip

Telephone: 431-997-5842 Call or Text

Jody Thomson
Mothers Program
Women’s Health Clinic
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Telephone: 204-947-2422 ext. 113
Please leave a message if you reach voicemail

Roxanne Murphy

New Brunswick

Jaimee Folkins
Telephone: 506-262-0271 TEXT OR CALL

Newfoundland and Labrador

Michelle Lester

Nova Scotia

Bryanne Harris
Telephone: 902-365-3544

Northwest Territories

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


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


Hajara Kutty
Greater Toronto Area

Deanne Caines
York Region
Telephone: 416-436-2927 TEXT OR CALL
Deanna is on leave August 28 – Sept 2, 2019.

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

Katey Rayner
Greater Ottawa Area
Telephone: 613-322-1639
Email: katey.rayner@gmail.com

Rhea Eady
Greater Ottawa Area
Telephone: 519 259 9560 TEXT OR CALL
Email: info@thefamilywellnesscentre.com

Prince Edward Island

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


Rosa Caporicci
Telephone: 514.266.0531

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


Cherie Boison
Telephone:  306-241-2230 (Texts only, please)
calls and texts welcome

Amy Schick
Lloydminster & Surrounding Area
Telephone: 780-872-6094 TEXT OR CALL

Megan Eppen
Lloydminster & Surrounding Area
Telephone: 780-522-4589 TEXT OR CALL


Joan Turner
Telephone: 867-633-8486




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.


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.

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.


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


Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba

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

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

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)

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 Department of Health: Mental Health website.


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

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

Adjusting to Parenthood (A2P) Groups
Ontario – Halton Region: Burlington & Oakville
A2P groups welcome all parents with children under the age of 2 years. We provide a safe place for new parents to share the struggles they have, with mood changes and adjusting to parenthood, and to learn strategies for coping. The content is determined by the group and includes discussions on infant attachment, sleep, feeding, maternal mood, relationships, and self-care. A2P groups are facilitated by a public health nurse and infant/child mental health specialist. There is no registration and child care is provided.
More details are available here or contact Janet Siverns, PMD Lead for Halton Region, at 905-825-6000 ext 2927 or janet.siverns@halton.ca

Parachute Program
Brantford Public Library
Time:  12:30PM – 2 p.m. each Monday
Location: Main library, 173 Colborne Street
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.

After Baby Group
North Simcoe Muskoka: After Baby Group
The After Baby Group is a 7-week psychoeducation group for parents suffering from mood changes after baby. Facilitated by mental health therapists, parents are taught cognitive behavioural therapy infused content that assists them to build more effective coping skills, learn about their current relationships and the correlation between their  thoughts and mood. There are currently 5 groups running throughout the region (Orillia, Midland, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood) and Barrie has a different format with an un-registered drop-in group to accommodate bigger numbers. For more details please contact the Perinatal Mental Health Coordinator at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital at 705-325-2201 ext 3544 or jpcharlebois@osmh.on.ca.

Prince Edward Island

Canadian Mental Health Association of Prince Edward Island website.


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.


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 Health and Social Services website.


Perinatal Mental Health: Promoting Wellness, Extending Our Reach

Wed, 23 October 2019
8:15 AM – 4:15 PM EDT

Ron Joyce Centre
4350 South Service Road
Burlington, Ontario L7L 4X5

Perinatal Mental Health: Promoting Wellness, Extending Our Reach is the 2nd conference event organized by the Central West Perinatal Mental Health Network. This learning and networking event is for multidisciplinary practitioners who care for pregnant and postpartum families.

This dynamic day will include speakers Dr. Simone Vigod, Dr. Ryan Van Lieshout, Dr. Lori Ross, Stephanie George, IBCLC, and Dr. Vivian Polak who will share their expertise in providing perinatal mental health care to priority populations.We will also have the privilege of hearing from those with lived experiences from these priority populations and their accounts of navigating the challenges of living with a perinatal mood disorder.

Light Breakfast, Lunch, and parking are included in the cost of registration.

More info


Athabasca University


We are looking for participants to take part in a study aimed to better understand mothers’ experiences of recovery from intrusive thoughts following engagement with counseling.

As a participant in this study, you will remain completely anonymous and have the right to withdraw consent at any time.

You will be asked to complete a brief demographic questionnaire;
and an interview conversation with the researcher that will take place via secure videoteleconferencing program so minimal travel is required.

Your participation is entirely voluntary and would take 2-3 hours of your time on 1-2 occasions. By participating in this study, you will be sharing your story of reduction in intrusive thoughts. Your participation may help other women with intrusive thoughts about their baby seek help and inform counsellors, psychologists, and psychiatrists about effective treatment for postpartum OCD.

To learn more about this study, or to participate in this study, please contact:

Marissa Williams, M.Sc. mwilliams2@athabasca.edu or (905) 531-8359

This study is supervised by: Dr. Gina Wong, ginaw@athabascau.ca

This study has been approved by the Athabasca University Research Ethics Board.




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


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.


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PSI Executive Director Wendy Davis with any questions.

Postpartum Support International.