Parents and Families

Here4Kids
Call to access support and services for children and families in Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin County.
Phone: 1-844-454-3711

Reopening information

EarlyON

Public Health is partnering with local EarlyON Child and Family Centres to support families with new babies during COVID-19. New parents may be asked by their hospital or midwife if they would like Public Health to share their contact information with EarlyON centres. EarlyON staff will then provide a follow-up phone call to families to offer social support, information about early parenting, and connections to local resources. EarlyON Centres are experienced providers of support for local parents and caregivers of children aged 0-6. This phone call is in addition to the telephone support through Public Health that some families receive after the birth of their baby when referred by their midwife or hospital nurse to the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program.

Check out these links to the FAQ documents for both Guelph and Wellington County as well as Dufferin County.

Taking Care of Children During COVID-19

Public Health Agency of Canada

World Health Organization

School Mental Health Ontario 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Waterloo-Wellington

aceS Coalition of Guelph-Wellington

About Kids Health

Healthy Children.org

Taking Care of Yourself During COVID-19

Guelph Community Health Centre

At this time, online support groups are not running. However, individual counselling support is available either online or via telephone. Parents can call directly to make a self-referral, or a health professional can send in a referral form. To make an appointment please call (519) 821-6638 ext. 320. 

Canadian Psychological Association

Public Health Agency of Canada

School Mental Health Ontario

ParticipACTION

Child Mind® Institute

Government of Ontario – Financial Assistance for Families

Public Health Ontario

Taking Care of Pets During COVID-19

Public Health Ontario

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

College of Veterinarians of Ontario