Women’s Programs

Women’s health concerns affect their families and their communities. Several programs address women’s specific needs and interests.

Available:

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:
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.
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.
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.
A group program that offers information and support to new mothers who are feeling sad, overwhelmed, anxious or alone. The Postpartum Adjustment Program is offered in conjunction with Toronto Public Health, Alternatives (East York Mental Health Counseling Agency), the Toronto East General Hospital and the South East Toronto Family Health Team. Free childcare and snacks provided.
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.
A female nurse practitioner offers breast examinations and pap smears once a month.
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