Program focus: Nutrition, Postnatal, Prenatal

The Growing Healthy Together – Prenatal program offers prenatal and nutrition information and peer support in a group format to pregnant individuals experiencing risk factors including low income, newcomer status and poor nutrition, in community locations throughout Scarborough.

The program provides various topics related to healthy pregnancy, nutrition, and community resources delivered in partnership with community agencies, such as EarlyON centres and community health centres, with guest speakers from a variety of local community organizations. Staff also provide one to one nutrition counselling and opportunities to connect with peers.

Childminding, interpretation, public transit assistance, and a grocery gift card in a nominal amount is provided to reduce barriers to participation.  The program is offered in community locations such as EarlyON Centres and is meant to be flexible to meet the needs of participants.

Eligibility Details

Pregnant individuals who may be:

  • newcomers,
  • living on a low income,
  • feeling isolated, or
  • needing extra support for a healthy pregnancy.

Current Locations and Hours

Malvern Family Resource Centre
1321 Neilson Road (lower level)
Mondays, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Scarborough Centre Ontario EarlyON
3478 Lawrence Avenue East, Unit C4
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Hub, Mid Scarborough
2660 Eglinton Ave East
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Scarborough Agincourt EarlyON
3410 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 304
Thursdays, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Funding for this program is provided (in part) by the Government of Canada and operates in partnership with community organizations.

Very helpful class. I am a newcomer and have no support here. I learned all the information about labor and delivery and breastfeeding etc. through the class.

Former participant of the GHT Prenatal program

Very good program. The labor and delivery topic was very helpful, and I was able to handle my pain and able to well prepare for the delivery.

Former participant of the GHT Prenatal program

This is a good program for new mommies to learn about Canadian birth culture and make friends from different cultures to know their experiences.

Former participant of the GHT Prenatal program

Growing Healthy Together – Prenatal Program Flyer