The Growing Healthy Together Prenatal Program offers prenatal and nutrition information, healthy snacks, 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, newborn care, breastfeeding, nutrition, and community resources delivered in partnership with Toronto Public Health Nurses and Dietitians, as well as other community agencies. Staff also provide one to one health counselling and opportunities to connect with other 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, United Way Hubs, and Community Health Centres, and is meant to be flexible to meet the needs of participants.
Scarborough Centre Ontario EarlyON
3478 Lawrence Avenue East, Unit C4
3020 Lawrence Avenue East
Victoria Park Hub
1527 Victoria Park Avenue, 2nd floor
TAIBU Community Health Centre
27 Tapscott Road, Unit 1
Scarborough Agincourt EarlyON
2900 Warden Avenue, Bridlewood Mall
Dorset Park Hub
1911 Kennedy Road, Room 117