Guelph CHC takes over Pregnancy to Parenting program from public health

GUELPH – Beginning in September, the Guelph Community Health Centre will provide the Pregnancy to Parenting (P2P) program to pregnant women in Guelph who are facing challenging life situations.

This program – previously delivered to families through Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health – was put on pause during the pandemic.

This transition will allow pregnant people to continue to access this beneficial program and help children have a healthy start in life.

Pregnancy to Parenting is a free daytime program where pregnant people come together and talk with program staff about pregnancy, birth and parenting, healthy eating and family nutrition, and breastfeeding.

The program, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, supports the enhancement of practical skills, confidence and community connection between expecting and new parents.

“We are pleased to welcome families from Guelph to the P2P program,” stated P2P coordinator Jocelyn Wells in a press release.

“Our program staff look forward to meeting you and helping your children grow and develop.”

“Guelph CHC is well positioned to provide this program,” added Kate Vsetula, director of community and organizational development.

“We work to create barrier free access to programs and services that reduce barriers to wellbeing particular for equity deserving populations.”