YWCA Toronto offers a range of free parenting programs at the YWCA Family Support Centre in Scarborough. The Centre is a valuable resource for parents and caregivers whether looking for parenting information and services or struggling with a serious issue. 

What does this program offer?

  • workshops and information on positive ways to parent and care for children
  • information on child development
  • workshops to assist caregivers help children with stress
  • tools to teach children through play, songs and stories
  • information on healthy ways to discipline children
  • TTC fare, snacks and childcare are available for some workshops and programs
  • referrals to community resources for parents/caregivers 
  • telephone parenting support

Parenting programs

Mom and Baby
A weekly program for mothers with infants. Learn about play, songs, nutrition and self-care.

1,2,3,4 Parents! 
Three week video and discussion program that addresses basic parenting skills.

1-2-3 Magic
A parenting program to help parents manage difficult behaviour with children ages 2-12 years.

Kids Have Stress Too!
Three week program that helps parents identify and assist their children with daily stress.

Seven week program that encourages positive and co-operative parent/child relationships.

Who is this program for?

  • parents, grandparents, caregivers


Resource Room hours
Monday to Friday  9-12pm
Program workers are available during this time. Workshops are offered throughout the week and on weekends. Please contact us for the schedule. 


3090 Kingston Rd. Suite 100 (at McCowan Rd.)

Who do I contact?