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+ Baby groups: Greater Nanaimo


  • Nanaimo
    • Healthy Beginnings. For infants 0-6 months at Nanaimo health unit, 1665 Grant Ave. Facebook group “Nanaimo public health” for monthly calendar.
    • Mother Goose. Through Nanaimo Parks and Recreation. Check out Nanaimo’s Recreation Guide or visit “Recreation and Parks- Activity Guide”
    • “Baby Time”. Vancouver Island Library. Different times at various library locations. Check out “Programs and Events” or pick up the Library Events guide at your local branch.
    • “New Mom’s, Dad’s, and Babies (up to 6 months) and “Building better babies”. Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Health Centre. Provides childminding and transportation. Welcomes all ethnicities. Phone 250-753-6578.
  • Ladysmith
    • Healthy Beginnings. For infants 0-12 months at Ladysmith Community Health Centre: 1111-4th Ave. Rm 118.
    • Mother Goose. Infant and Toddler classes (newborn to age 3). Facebook
    • Autismbc community group. Offers monthly family meetings. E-mail or Call Teresa at 1-888-437-0880 ext 106
  • Parksville
    • Baby and Me. Parksville Public Health. Family Place Parksville. Only available by referral to those who meet criteria for program.
    • Tic Tak. Parksville. Through SOS (society of organized services). Website
    • You Matter too - Mom Support Group (Parksville). Offered by the Nurture Collective. By donation. Website


  • Stroller bootcamp. Balance Works Fitness. Website Facebook page “Balance Works Fitness”.

+ Parenting support

  • Local Groups and Online
    • Triple P Positive Parenting Program. Website, Facebook “triple P- VIP Positive Parenting Program”.
    • “Nanaimo Mom’s Swap and Shop”. Facebook.
    • “Parents looking for childcare on vancouver island”. Facebook.
    • “What’s up for Nanaimo and area families”. Facebook.
    • Parent Support Group. The Nurture Collective (parksville). Website
    • Aha! Parenting

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