Community Services for New Mothers & Families

Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) is a free home-visiting program led by public health, which supports new mothers and their family with:

  • Developing a positive relationship with your baby; and

  • Promoting your child's growth and development.

While you are still in the hospital after having your baby, one of our nurses will find out if you would like be seen by a nurse from the public health department for either the City of Toronto or Durham Region. The public health nurse will come to your home to provide support, as well as connect you with newborn care services in your community.

Learn more about the Health Babies Healthy Children program:


Community resources

  • Babyville
    Facilitated by a Durham Region Public Health Nurse, support and discussion series for parents of infants ages 0-12 months.

    905-668-7711 or 1-800-841-2729 ext.3366

    Download pamphlet

  • Durham Health Connection
    Offers free breastfeeding clinic appointment for all residents in the Durham Region.


  • La Leche League Canada

    Free telephone counselling and drop-in group (daytime & evening) provided by trained volunteer leaders.


  • Ontario Early Years Center

    Free resources and learning programs for Parents and their child from birth to six years.


  • Toronto Health Connections

    Get support by speaking with a public health nurse.

    Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Toronto Public Health
    Further support for breastfeeding is also available at several locations across Toronto.