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This section has resources to help anyone with parenting -- all the tasks involved in raising a child to become an independent adult. This section is not exhaustive, but focuses on resources that might be of interest to those with mental health difficulties.

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La plateforme Autisme-Asperger-Québec (AAQc) se veut une plateforme informative, éducative et inclusive sur l’autisme, les troubles du spectre de ... more
QC, Canada
Areas Served: Quebec, World
All ages
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Nobody’s Perfect is a facilitated parenting program for parents of children from birth to age five. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who ... more
ON, Canada
Up to 5 years
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This program focuses on improving your child’s social and emotional skills and reducing behavioural problems. Two groups: 1. for parents of children who ... more
NS, Canada
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Learn how to identify early signs of anxious feelings in your children and skills to help them manage everyday anxiety. For parents of children 0-12 years old. more
NS, Canada
902-460-6750 x902487069090246045559024870272
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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We offer programs and services which support families with children aged prenatal to age six. Our main activities include: * prenatal and post-natal ... more
107 Albro Lake Rd, Dartmouth, NS, B3A 3Y7 Map
902-464-8234
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
Up to 6 years
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We are a resource and community outreach program for infants and young children with developmental delays. We offer: * home visit programs * child care ... more
276 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS, B3M 2K6 Map
1-844-292-6730 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Family SOS is a local non-profit, child-centered organization directed toward building strong and healthy families. more
NS, Canada
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Formally known as Planned Parenthood Metro Clinic, we believe that everyone has the right to complete, freely-accessible, non-judgmental information about ... more
6009 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS, B3K 5J7 Map
1-902-455-9656
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Healthy Minds Cooperative (HMC) is Canada's only mental health cooperative. HMC provides a variety of peer-based services to Nova Scotians with lived ... more
Special Services During Pandemics (e.g. COVID/Corona), Disasters and Related Emergencies
No in-person meetings or programs. Programming is available online (on ZOOM). We can also take phone calls, emails, and messages via our social media accounts.
45 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 2N6 Map
902-404-3504
18 years and up
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We are a self help group that was developed to provide individuals and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The intent is to allow survivors ... more
6036 Coburg Rd, Halifax, NS Map
902-445-0860
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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HIV prevention and education are important efforts which reduce people’s risk of HIV infection and we support a variety of strategies for decreasing the ... more
1668 Barrington St, Halifax, NS, B3J 2A2 Map
1-902-425-4882
Area Served: Nova Scotia
All ages
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Non-profit association providing recognition and practical supports to friends and family giving care. Do you care for a family member or friend at home? Do ... more
7001 Mumford Road, Halifax, NS, B3L 4N9 Map
1-902-421-7390
Area Served: Nova Scotia
All ages
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Our team focuses on creating a safe and accessible space to understand and navigate grief and provide opportunities for individuals and families to talk about ... more
89 Queen Street, Truro, NS, B2N 2B2 Map
902-893-3265
Area Served: Nova Scotia
All ages
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Eating Disorders Nova Scotia (EDNS) is a community based organization that offers peer support for individuals with eating disorders, and for their families, ... more
NS, Canada
902-229-8436
Area Served: Nova Scotia
All ages
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Women of all ages are referred to the our organization by officials working in the criminal justice system including lawyers, medical professionals, social ... more
2352 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS, B3K 3B9 Map
1-902-454-5041
Area Served: Nova Scotia
All ages
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Family Resource Centres (FRCs) provide community-based programs and services that support the healthy development and well-being of children and youth by ... more
NS, Canada
Area Served: Nova Scotia
All ages
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NS Early Childhood Development Intervention Services (ECDIS) provide province-wide specialized services to families of young children between birth and school ... more
276 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS, B3M 2K6 Map
1-844-292-6730 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Nova Scotia
Up to 6 years
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Annapolis Valley, South Shore, and South West Nova Scotia 1-877-334-3431 – South Shore 1-855-273-7110 – Annapolis Valley 1-844-380-4324 – South ... more
NS, Canada
1-855-922-1122 (Toll Free)
All ages
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information, resources, referral and free voice mail for people experiencing poverty in Nova Scotia more
NS, Canada
902-448-4744
Area Served: Nova Scotia
18 years and up
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We offer social skills groups for students with social deficits, social skill summer day camps, workshops for parents and professionals on topics such as ... more
NS, Canada
902-293-4801
Area Served: Nova Scotia
5 years and up
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A online directory of qualified therapists in who offer Reduced Rate and Sliding Scale services in Canada. Serving Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and beyond. more
Special Services During Pandemics (e.g. COVID/Corona), Disasters and Related Emergencies
Counsellors and Therapists are available if you are looking for some support with feelings of isolation, loss, strained relationships, work challenges, addictions, or anything else. Please reach out if you need someone to talk to.
ON, Canada
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Attachment Parenting Canada is an organization dedicated to promoting 'attachment parenting', which is a philosophy of parenting based on promoting the special ... more
12018 Lake Erie Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2J 2L8 Map
403-667-4557
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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CanChild is a research and educational centre founded in 1989 with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.   The Canadian Centre for ... more
1400 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 1C7 Map
905-525-9140 x27850
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) is a tax-free benefit (of up to $2,300/year in 2005) for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Canada
Up to 18 years
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Key information for qualified practitioners who are called upon by their patients to certify Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate. more
ON, Canada
1-866-741-0127
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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FRP Canada promotes the well-being of families by providing national leadership, consultation and resources to those who care for children and support ... more
331 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0G5 Map
1-866-637-7226
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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The Canadian Caregiver Coalition is the national voice for the needs and interests of family caregivers. We are a bilingual, not-for-profit organization made ... more
110 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1B4 Map
888-866-2273
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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National, not-for-profit, registered charitable organization with a mandate to reduce youth violence and make our schools and communities safer. The ... more
111 Peter Steet, Toronto, ON, M5V 2H1 Map
416-977-1050
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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CANGRANDS is a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing support for Kin caregiver families across Canada. Approximately 57,000 children are being ... more
1613 Central Ave, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2T4 Map
639-318-0435
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Centre for Family Initiatives extends Pine River’s knowledge and experience to serve not just our most acute populations but to work with families and care ... more
Special Services During Pandemics (e.g. COVID/Corona), Disasters and Related Emergencies
Virtual Groups & Free Services
180 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z8 Map
1-519-217-2537
Areas Served: Canada, Ontario
All ages
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The Benefits Finder is an online tool to help people identify government benefits for them. This tool could be useful to your clients in their search for ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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FIA is a registered children's charity providing facilitated peer to peer support groups to children, from Grade 4 through to College & University as well ... more
Special Services During Pandemics (e.g. COVID/Corona), Disasters and Related Emergencies
FIA believes in the ethos that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and have expanded our offerings to provide FREE virtual peer to peer support groups to College & University students, Parents & Caregivers as they navigate the realities and emotions of the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so we ultimately support the children we serve. Small Facilitated groups provide a confidential, safe place to come together to talk about what is on your mind and in your heart. A place to find compassion and support from your peers.
29 Madison Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5R 2S2 Map
647-239-2740
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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The Honouring Life Network is a project of the National Aboriginal Health Organization. The website offers culturally relevant information and resources on ... more
220 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5Z9 Map
613-237-9462 x567
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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A non-profit independent charity that works to enhance the experience and quality of services and resources for children and youth with mental health challenges, and their families or caring adults. more
355 Burrard st., Vancouver, BC, V6C 2G8 Map
604-878-3400
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Motherisk offers pregnant, planning and breastfeeding women answers to questions about morning sickness and the risk or safety of medications, herbs, diseases, ... more
555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8 Map
416-813-6780
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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The Neufeld Institute provides education and training to adults involved with children using the attachment-based developmental model created by psychologist ... more
2155 West 36th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6M 1L3 Map
604-263-4278
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Providing psychotherapy training to nurses, and proviidng psychotherapy treatment such as cognitive behavioural therapy CBT to the public my nurse psychotherapist. more
Special Services During Pandemics (e.g. COVID/Corona), Disasters and Related Emergencies
Virtual,and inperson with safe distancing
18 Queen Street East, Brampton, ON, L6V 1A2
647-676-8467
All ages
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Organisme francophone canadien dédié à la prévention du syndrome d'alcoolisation foetale (SAF). Donne de l'information sur le TSAF (trouble du spectre de ... more
370 Rue des Forges, Trois-rivières, QC, G9A 2H1
1-873-559-1108
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Non-profit institute that provides mental health treatment via telephone and internet for families, as opposed to face-to-face visits in a clinic. The ... more
267 Cobequid Road, Lower Sackville, NS, B4C 4E6 Map
1-866-470-7111
Area Served: Canada
3 - 16 years
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Tourette Canada is a national voluntary organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with or affected byTourette Syndrome through programs ... more
5955 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON, L4V 1R9 Map
905-673-2255
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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"We are a unified voice collaborating, educating and innovating for systemic change that ends violence against women making Canada a model for safety in ... more
ON, Canada
613-680-5119
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Formerly known as the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF), The Balanced Mind Foundation is a not-for-profit, web-based organization that supports ... more
566 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL, 60661 Map
847-492-8510
Area Served: World
Up to 25 years
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

AB, Canada
1-506-233-0274
All ages
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Wilson Counselling
500 Kings Rd., Sydney, NS, B1S 1B1 Map
902-539-1122
Area Served: Eastern Nova Scotia
18 years and up
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35 Bloom Lane, Bedford, NS, B4B 2E6 Map
902-412-1557
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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5595 Fenwick Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 4M2 Map
902-421-7514
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
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Good Grief Halifax
2369 Agricola Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 4B7 Map
902-445-4100
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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88 Highland Ave., New Minas, NS, B4N 3J5 Map
902-698-1194
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Janice Hartley
1 Kingswood Dr, Hammonds Plains, NS, B4B 0E9 Map
902-412-1557
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Amanda Henry Counselling
5991 Spring Garden, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-423-1935
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
16 years and up
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44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
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192 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, NS, B3Z 1M9 Map
226-455-1434
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
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Being Well Nursing
Halifax, NS
902-222-5334
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Bill Wood Creative Arts Therapist
998 Parkland Dr, Halifax, NS, B3M 0A6 Map
902-407-6600
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Changing Steps
40 Water Street., Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0 Map
902-301-9192
Area Served: Northern Nova Scotia
All ages
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5945 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y4 Map
902-446-4995
Area Served: Nova Scotia
All ages
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192 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, NS, B3Z 1M9 Map
519-949-1458
Area Served: Nova Scotia
All ages
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2143 Avenue du Suroit, Mascouche, QC, J7L 4G4
1-877-254-3348 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Whitby,, ON Map
905-493-1552
Area Served: Canada
10 - 25 years
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Resource Lists by Other Organizations
Catchment: Nova Scotia
This is a directory of all self-help groups in Nova Scotia.
Posted: May 31, 2012
Language: EN
Catchment: Nova Scotia
Comprehensive guide to mental health for families along with listings of resources in Nova Scotia. Produced by Community Mental Health together with the Healthy Minds Cooperative and family members of people living with mental illness.
Posted: Jul 7, 2013
Language: EN
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