Chinese

JumpStart Infant Group (Chinese)

A weekly, drop-in for Chinese-speaking parents or caregivers of children under one year of age, and also expectant parents. Sessions are planned and run by a inter-professional team made up of a Nurse Practitioner, Dietitian and Health Promoter. The sessions are interactive, educational, fun and provides opportunity for caregivers and their children to interact freely.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Group

Ask questions, share concerns and learn about breastfeeding in a 2-hour workshop for expectant mothers. The group is led by a certified lactation consultant / primary care nurse practitioner.

Chinese Cancer Support Group

An educational program that offers guidance and mutual support to Chinese cancer patients and their families. The group is led by a Chinese-speaking outreach worker. Health professionals such as doctors, cancer nurses, pharmacists, radiation therapists, dietitians and social workers are invited to make presentations and answer questions.

Breast Cancer Information & Support

Building Breast Healthy Neighbourhoods (BBHN)

The project has been completed. However, we will continue to provide most program components such as breast cancer information, awareness workshops and navigating screening services for newcomer women who experience access difficulties.

Group activities may include:

Workshops & Presentations

Chinese-speaking health professionals speak to community groups and organizations upon request.

Topics include (but not limited to):

  • breast cancer
  • heart health
  • diabetes
  • nutrition
  • food
  • general health

Chinese Newcomer Women's Group

Chinese newcomer women meet with each other, listen to presentations and join in different activities. The group will focus on a range of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, fear, anger, depression as well as domestic violence.

Chinese Peer Nutrition Program

The Chinese Peer Nutrition Program is  a joint project with Toronto Public Health to provide free nutrition education for Chinese speaking parents and caregivers of children 6 months to 6 years of age living in the South Riverdale area.

Parent & Child Groups

Parents and caregivers meet, take part in discussions and enjoy activities with their children. All groups are led by a health promoter, with social workers, dietitians and nurses presenting information and answering questions. 8 sessions, 2 ½ hours each. Each session includes a 30-minute discussion, as well as time to share information.

Breastfeeding Clinic

One-to-one support and help for women who are having difficulties breastfeeding. Geared towards Chinese speaking clients (due to a lack of resources for Chinese speaking clients in the Greater Toronto Area), but available to English clients as well.

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