Starr Gymnastics & Fitness
Starr Gymnastics & Fitness is Ottawa’s first choice for Family Fitness. We provide instructional gymnastics for children of any background and ability. Our programs are dynamic, challenging, promoting self-esteem. Our instructors are the best in the industry! Starr Gymnastics provides everyone with Great Exercise, Great People and Great Fun!
Nanny Perfect is a Canadian online nanny placement service that puts Canadian families in touch with locally-based nannies. Families can use our website to find and contact candidates matching their requirements, without having to deal with an agency and at a fraction of the cost of a regular nanny placement service. Search for matching nannies online, contact candidates to discuss requirements, and create a free profile to advertise your vacancy on our popular website.
A Canadian online service that connects families to local, pre-screen nannies and babysitters and other caregivers. Choose from many available candidates from Ottawa for all types of needs: occasional, regular, live-in, live-out. Each caregiver has a Mom reviewed detailed profile with contact details, references and background checks. Select, contact and hire with confidence at a fraction a nanny placement agency would charge. We also offer candidates for Special Needs, Senior Care, Pet Care and Housekeeping. Also available in French as SOSgarde.ca
Funhaven is Ottawa’s newest and best entertainment centre destination. We offer a world-class Laser Tag Arena, award winning Comfyland toddler play centre, a jungle gym with built-in Ballocity cannons, the latest high-tech Mini Bowling Lanes, Video and Prize Games, Simulators, crazy fun Bumper Cars, Mission Impossible style Laser Frenzy and other award winning attractions that will leave you thrilled. Whatever you consider fun, you’ll find more of it at Funhaven, The Fun Experts!
Ottawa Parenting Times Magazine
An Ottawa based parenting magazine home delivered in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. Parenting Times covers issues and topics important to parents and families for helping to raise their children. Parenting Times strives to give parents the information they want on health, education, family fun, the arts, community profiles, and so much more. From interesting, and informative articles, Ottawa Parenting Times provides in-depth editorial and information for today’s busy parents.
If you’re expecting a baby, have recently given birth or would just like to get back into shape, FITMOM has a fitness class to suit you. We provide prenatal, post natal and beyond fitness classes to help you become lean and strong! Instructors are certified to help you safely exercise for the stage of life you’re in. We have been helping moms get fit and have fun for more than 8 years in Ottawa! For more information, please see www.fitmomottawa.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
actKIDvity provides a safe and comfortable van charter and transportation service that serves to provide busy and otherwise engaged parents, a Round Trip Pick-up/Drop-off service from home to after-school programs and activities (team sport practices/games/competitions, educational tutoring, artistic lessons, birthday parties, camps, field trips, amusement parks etc).
Tumblers Gymnastics Centre
Tumblers Gymnastics Centre has recreational and competitive gymnastics programs for children of all ages and skill levels. From Kinder classes that teach fundamental movements for children as young as 18 months, to youth recreational and competitive programs, special needs programs and day camps. For more information visit our website www.tumblers.ca
Kids in the Capital
Kids in the Capital is a blog written by parents who share some of the activities, attractions, events, tips and tricks they love to do with their kids in the National Capital Region.
A growing list of Ottawa-based blogs by parents, about their families. Add your blog…
- a peek inside the fish bowl
Written by Andrea Tomkins, chronicling the adventures of her family. One of the best blogs in Ottawa.
- Postcards from the Mothership
Another one of our favorites, blogger DaniGirl shares pictures and stories about her life & family.
- Being Elle
- Canadian Dad
- Consuelo Bernardi: The B Sides
- Cure For Boredom
- Good Karma Baby
- Joe Boughner: The Naked Dad
- Kids in the Capital
- Loulou’s views
- Macaroni Kid
A blog about Ottawa kid-friendly events and activities.
- Mom On The Go Ottawa
- Muddy Boots
- Ottawa Mom
- PhD in Parenting
- Pub Patio Playdate
- Widening Circle=
- Andrew Fleck Child Care Services
- Baby-Bumblebee Daycare
- Betty Hyde Co-Operative Nursery School
- Canadian Mothercraft of Ottawa-Carleton
Offers full time child care for children 18 months to 12 years, plus Ottawa’s only part time/respite childcare program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
- Centrepointe Childcare Services
- Child Care Providers Resource Network
- Child Daycare Garderie Nepean
- The Children’s Place
- The Children’s Welcome Centre
- City View Centre for Child and Family Services
- Community Child Care of Ottawa
- Counterpoint Academy Day Care
- Daisies and Dragons Daycare
- Global Child Care Services
- International Nannies and Homecare Ltd.
- Kanata Research Park Family Centre
- Lili and Friends Daycare
- Little Faces Daycare
- Military Family Resource Centre
- Nanny Perfect
- Orleans Daycare
- Ottawa Emergency Childcare Services
- Ottawa Nanny Agency
- Riverside Park Nursery School
- Rockliffe Child Care Centre
- Sharon’s Home Daycare (Orleans)
- Short Term Child Care
- Tiny Hoppers Daycares
- Totlot Childcare
- Child & Youth Friendly Ottawa
CAYFO strives to engage, inspire, support, and celebrate children and young people in our community.
- Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868. Available anytime of the day or night, in English and French, by phone and by web, it is the go-to resource for kids in Canada from five to 20 when they need help or trustworthy information on issues that are difficult to discuss with anyone else.
- Turn Around Project
Helping youth and their families to deal better with the prevalence of dugs and drug use.
- Youth Canada
From the Government of Canada, resources for teenagers and older youth.
Resources for parents
- Canada Toy Testing Council
If you’re buying for kids, a good resource is the Canada Toy Testing Council. Each year, they test hundreds of new toys, rating the toys for durability, safety, design, function, ease of assembly, battery consumption and overall play value.
- Food recalls & allergy alerts
From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Foster Care News
Updates on children and youth services in Canada.
- Multiple Birth Families Association
For parents and expectant parents of twins, triplets, quadruplets and higher order multiples.
- Ottawa At Home Dads
A Yahoo! Group for stay-at-home-dads
- Ottawa Families
Listing events, camps and resources for families
- Ottawa Mommy Club
Activities and resources, plus members-only events
- Parent Resource Centre of Ottawa
This website offers information about programs, workshops and where to get parenting help.
- Playgroups & Drop-ins
A listing from Frugal Fun Ottawa
- SavvyMom – Ottawa Edition
help with the ever-present challenges of modern day motherhood.
- Single Parent Club of Ottawa
Social activities, events and meetups aimed at fostering new friendships.
- Tummy Thyme
Nutrition Guidance for Growing Families
- Belly Laughs (kids consignment clothes)
- Biometrik Canada (kids identification)
- Boomerang Kids (consignment)
- Children’s Village of Ottawa-Carleton
- Eko Bear (eco-friendly toys)
- Empower Single Moms
- Entrepreneurial Moms
- Fleurette Kids Transpo
- Info Biometrik
- Just Play Toy Rental
- FITMOM Ottawa
- Lovable Labels
- Lulu & Coco
- Magic Shadow Shapes (“a fantasy journey”)
- Miss Tiggy Winkles
- Mom Cafe
- Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada
- Nest – European Toys
- Peek-a-boo Natural Toys
- Picture Book Stories
- Play Felt
- Rainbow of Ottawa (swing sets and play equipment)
Thanks to Andre Ouellette for his assistance in creating our Kids Guide.