Collective Community Services (Montreal)

Fathers Live Chat

Fathers, support is on the way.

Login Thursday November 5th at 7pm as we chat Live with Mardoché Mertilus, Liaison Agent and instructor for the PAPPa Project, under the Regroupement pour la Valorisation de la Paternité.

The goal is to recognize the importance of bonding with, and supporting modern dads, who are redefining and reshaping what fatherhood means to families, workplaces, and their communities. Exchanges regarding fathers experiences and reflections on fatherhood will be encouraged.

A survey conducted with over 2,100 Quebecers reveals that English-speaking families have been hard hit by the impact of COVID confinement. However, some have experienced positive changes in co-parenting. Nearly one quarter of English-speaking respondents experienced psychological distress. In comparison to French-speaking families, they were more likely to have experienced fatigue with parenthood being a source of stress for a considerable proportion among them and they expressed significant doubt regarding whether they are responding appropriately to their children. Please join us to discuss the many challenges and joys related to being a father.

Please contact Deborah Radcliffe-Branch at 514-503-1552 or deborahr@ccs-montreal.org for more information.

Growing Together

Growing Together is a free co-operative early childhood program which promotes the development of child, family and community. The program consists of educational activities for children ages 0-5, workshops and information for parents. Healthy lunch for all participants included.

COVID-19 has affected our partner sites delaying our usual programming. Location and dates to be advised.

2020-2021 session schedule TBA. Registration is mandatory and attendance must be confirmed weekly.

Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS-Growing Together Poster

For more information please contact: deborahr@ccs-montreal.org or call 514-937-5351 ext.240.

Contact

Growing Together
TBA

Educator, Growing Together Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-937-5351 ext. 240
Email: deborahr@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook: www.facebook.com/ccsgrowingtogether

My Family Cooks

CCS’s new My Family Cooks program is geared to families wishing to cook and eat together in a fun environment with others that feel the same way! Recipes and all ingredients will be provided, you just supply the work! The kids will learn about measuring and recipes and start to develop a great relationship with cooking. Chefs will guide you through the creation of several flavorful recipes and provide you with great time saving tips to help make meal planning and entertaining a little easier and stress free.

COVID-19 has affected our partner sites delaying our usual programming. Location and dates to be advised.

Register

Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS-My Family Cooks Poster

For more information please contact: deborahr@ccs-montreal.org or call 514-937-5351 ext. 240.

Contact

Growing Together
TBA

Educator, Growing Together Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-937-5351 ext 240
Email: deborahr@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook: www.facebook.com/My-Family-Cooks-107221880688396/r

Mother Goose

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children which focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years, and give their children healthy early experiences with language and communication.

Come join us in song every Friday at 9:30am at C.A.D.R.E., 7491 Cordner, LaSalle, Quebec, H8N 2R5

2020-2021 sessions: October 2nd-December 4th, 2020, January 22th-April 9th, 2021, April 16th-June 18th, 2021.

Educators: Emilie Zervos and Sylvia Mignacca


Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS-Mother Goose Bilingual Brochure

Register

Contact

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For more information about the Mother Goose program, please contact:

Sylvia Mignacca

Educator, Mother Goose Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-222-9339
Email: sylviam@ccs-montreal.org

Emilie Zervos
Educator, Mother Goose Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-567-3494
Email: emiliez@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook: www.facebook.com/CCSMotherGooseProgram

Early Head Start – LaSalle

The CCS-Early Head Start (EHS) is a program designed for young children between the ages of 0-5 and their parents. The program offers age-appropriate activities, based on the developmental needs of each child, with the goal of strengthening family relationships and preparing children for school. Workshops and support groups are organized for parents to share local resources that can support them in raising healthy families. Early Head Start Program provides all participating families an opportunity to interact with other families which in return strengthens the community.

Classes are offered between 9:00 am to 12:00 am from Monday to Thursday at C.A.D.R.E., 7491 Cordner, LaSalle, Quebec, H8N 2R5
Registration is required and ongoing. Classes run from September 8th, 2020 to June 17th, 2021.

Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS-EHS-Lasalle Bilingual Brochure

Register

Contact

CCS Early Head Start
For more information about the CCS Early Head Start Program, please contact:
Emilie Zervos

Educator, CCS EHS Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-567-3494
Email: emiliez@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook: www.facebook.com/CCSEarlyHeadStart

Endorsement

McGill rates CCS’ early childhood development program a resounding success – see attached independent evaluation report by McGill’s Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology:

http://ccs-montreal.org/mcgillehsreport

Early Head Start – Now in NDG

The CCS-Early Head Start (EHS) program for young children between the ages of 0-5 and their parents is now available in NDG! The program offers age-appropriate activities, based on the developmental needs of each child, with the goal of strengthening family relationships and preparing children for school. Workshops and support groups are organized for parents to share local resources that can support them in raising healthy families. Early Head Start Program provides all participating families an opportunity to interact with other families which in return strengthens the community.

Classes are offered on Mondays from 10am to 12pm and on Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm at the St-Raymond Centre, 5600 Upper Lachine Street, NDG, Quebec, H4A 2A6

Registration can be done online via the following link: http://bit.ly/ehsndg

Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS-EHS NDG Bilingual Poster

Register

Contact

for mor information about the CCS Early Head Start Program in NDG, please contact:
TBA

Educator, CCS EHS NDG Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-937-5351 ext 240
Email: deborahr@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CCS-Early-Head-Start-NDG-100931788018968/

Little Learners

Little Learners is a cooperative early childhood education program focusing on school readiness skills of children 2-5 years old. Through child-focused learning experiences, children develop fine and gross motor skills, creativity, early numeracy and literacy skills as well as social skills. Parents are welcome to participate and encouraged to volunteer during teaching time. Workshops and meetings are organized to share resources and information with families and reduce isolation by providing a chance to engage with other families.

Little Learners takes place at C.A.D.R.E., 7491 Cordner, LaSalle, Quebec, H8N 2R5, on Mondays to Thursdays from 9am to 12:30pm and Thursdays afternoon from 1:15pm to 3:15pm, thanks to our partnership with the city of Verdun.

Registration is required and ongoing. Classes run from September 28th to June 17th, 2020.

Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS Little Learners Bilingual Brochure.

Register

Contact

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To register for CCS-Little Learners, please contact:
Sylvia Mignacca

Educator, CCS-Little Learners Program Coordinator

Telephone: 514-222-9339
Email: sylviam@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook:
www.facebook.com/CCS-Children-Family-Programs-Verdun

Family Matters

A series of workshops for expecting parents and parents with children aged 0-5, based on “Nobody’s Perfect: a parenting education and support program” developed by Health Canada. The workshops take place at Marcel-Giroux Community Center in Verdun during two sessions: October & November and April & May. There are 8 workshops per session on Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm.

Fall session: October 9th-November 27th, 2020.

Spring session: April 16th-June 4th, 2021.

Please view and/or download the PDF version of the CCS-Family Matters Bilingual Brochure.

Register

Contact

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To register for CCS-Family Matters, please contact:
Sylvia Mignacca

CCS-Family Matters Program Facilitator

Telephone: 514-222-9339

Email :sylviam@ccs-montreal.org

FIND US AND STAY UP TO DATE ON Facebook:
www.facebook.com/CCS-Children-Family-Programs-Verdun

TLC: Tender Loving Care Preschool

TLC is a bilingual preschool for children 2-4 years old, offering 3 separate classes based on the ages of the children. TLC offers a place for children to learn through play, conversation & language skill development, and school readiness & developmental skills. TLC is a unique program in the sense that it is affordable due to active fundraising involvement of all participating families. The school also receives help from donations and support from organizations such as CCS. Located in LaSalle, the program is a good starting point for children who need part time schooling before they enter kindergarten as it prepares them for the new challenges they will face in an elementary school.

Contact

For more information please visit TLC's website at www.tlclasalle.org

Post Program Survey

Your feedback helps us to improve our services and is greatly valued. Please take a few minutes to complete this post program survey, the information gathered will be used to shape future programs and services and is completely confidential. We thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

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