Are you Pregnant? We invite you to join a Prenatal: CRC group.


During this time of social isolation, we are still here to help support families in our community. Check out all the new ways that you can access our programs from your home! Feel free to contact us through
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Prenatal: CRC groups are offered in

Barry’s Bay, Killaloe, Pembroke, Petawawa and Renfrew.

What Happens at Prenatal: CRC?

Weekly sessions offer information for parents, books and videos on a variety of subjects, infant feeding support, the opportunity to meet and talk with other new and expecting parents, guest speakers, and referrals to other services.

  • Meet other parents to be!
  • Cook and share tasty meals
  • Discuss prenatal and parenting topics
  • Receive prenatal vitamins and grocery vouchers

Past Topics and speakers include

  • First words
  • Baby Food Making
  • Circumcision
  • Coping with Lack of Sleep
  • Tummy Time
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Travelling with Infants
  • Food Cravings
  • Infant Stomach Size
  • Label Reading
  • Attachment
  • Baby Sleep
  • Cloth Diaper Demonstrations
  • Birth Experiences
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Midwives
  • Public Health Nurse Visits
  • Postpartum Mood Disorder
  • Birthing Plans
  • And Many More!

For more information, call San at 613-757-3108 or email

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

The Prenatal CRC Program is funded by the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) under the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). We provid weekly opportunities for pregnant and new parents to meet, make and share food, learn from each other and participate in educational events. Prenatal CRC ensures information is available and accessible on issues such as: pregnancy, labour & birth, postpartum, baby food making and parenting. Everyone works together to help participants learn how to cook healthy meals and stretch their food budget. Free food supplements and prenatal vitamins are available and there are many books and videos to borrow. There is breastfeeding support before and after delivery. The Prenatal CRC program is a great stepping stone to other community based early learning and parenting programs and is offered in partnership with other community agencies at 7 locations in our County.