Resources in Victoria

Resources In Victoria

* Please see additional information resources in ‘Babies Best Chance’ (p140)

·       Mothering Touch Centre (Childbirth Preparation for Midwifery Clients) 595 4905
·       YMCA – Laura Warren, Emma Dooley 386 7511
·       Camosun College 592 1556
·       Queen Alexandra 721 6751
·       Island Childbirth Education www.islandChildbirth.com 889 2760
·       HypnoBirthing – Childbirth Classes with Moira Campbell 361 4155

 

We can also recommend local naturopaths, chiropractors & acupuncturists as needed

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Prenatal Fitness

  • Shannon Christmas (Registered physiotherapist) 881 1199
  • Functional fitness & personal training 858 7972

 

Doula Services (visit www.DoulasofVictoria.ca)

·       Mothering Touch Centre 595 4905
·       Birthpoint Doula & Acupuncture Group 361 4340 / 383 2626
·       Island Childbirth Education www.islandChildbirth.com 889 2760
·       Birth & Beyond Doula Services www.birthandbeyond.ca 889 6009

PostPartum (Visit www.doulasofvictoria.ca)

·       Post Partum Support Program (Tracy McGee) 885 6760
·       Bereavement Program (Joan Wale) 598 5791
·       La Leche League 727 4384
·       Living and Learning with your Baby 721 6751
·       Postpartum Health for Moms (#102-4420 Chatterton Way) 881 1199

Mental Health & Addiction Services

  • Quadra Street Clinic (2nd floor – 1250 Quadra St) 727 3544
  • Pacific Centre   (3221 Heatherbell Rd) 478 8357
  • Cool Aid Community Health Centre (465 Swift St) 385 1466
  • Salt Spring Island Community Services Society (268 Fulford-Ganges Rd) 537 9971
  • Native Friendship Centre (610 Johnson St) 384 3211
  • Victoria Youth Clinic (ages 12 – 24 yrs) 388 7841
  • Catching Our Breath (help to quit smoking) -contact local Public Health Unit (see below)

 

Best Babies Programs

(Support programs for expectant and new parents)

·       Esquimalt 385 2635
·       Victoria 385 8979
·       Peninsula 656 0134
·       First Nations Best Babies 384 3211

Neighbourhood Family Resource Centres

(Resources and support programs)

·       Blanshard Community Centre (901 Kings Rd) 388 7696
·       Burnside Gorge Community Place (3130 Jutland Rd) 388 5251
·       Esquimalt Neighbourhood House (511 Constance Ave) 385 2635
·       Fairfield Community Place (1335 Thurlow Rd) 382 4604
·       Fernwood Community Centre (1240 Gladstone St) 381 1552
·       Goldstream Neighbourhood House (555 Goldstream Av) 478 1122
·       James Bay Community Project (435 Simcoe St) 361 9757
·       Sooke Family Resource (P.O. Box 1082, Sooke) 642 5152
·       Western Saanich Community Place (3170 Tillicum Rd) 479 4633

 

 

Military Family Resource Centre www.esquimaltmfrc.com (Support, resources and programs for military families in Victoria) 1 800 353 3329
MFRC 24 hour Information Line 363 2640
Native Friendship Centre www.vnfc.ca

(resources including prenatal classes & care, parenting support & workshops, activities for children & youth)

384 3211

 

Public Health Units

Support & education from public health nurses. Services include breastfeeding support, breastfeeding clinic, postpartum depression support, mother & baby groups, immunization clinics & more…..

·       Esquimalt 360 5600
·       Western Communities 478 1757
·       Peninsula 544 2400
·       Saanich 744 5100
·       Salt Spring Island 538 4880
·       Sooke 642 1600
·       Victoria 388 2200

Breastfeeding Counsellors

·       Heather Minielly (Birth & Beyond) 889 6009
·       Mothering Touch Centre 595 4905
·       Heather McCue (Island Childbirth) 889 2760
·       Dr J Wickens     (IBCLC) 479 6721
Yoga    
· Helga Beer 370 0464
· Florance Simpson 595 4905
· Moksana 385 2105
· Victoria Yoga Centre 386 9642
· Linda Cirella 472 1645
· YM-YWCA 386 7511

Dancing

  • Belly Dancing (Carol Sokoloff) 361 9941
  • Birth Dancing (Florance Simpson) 595 4905

 

Parenting

  • Raising Parents – Linda (raisingparents.net) 386 2042
  • Baby Group – James Bay Community Project 388 7844
  • Living and Learning with your baby 721 6751

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Celebrating Pregnancy Birth Art Classes(Florance Simpson) 595 4905
  • Child Seat Inspection Clinic 1 877 247 5551
  • Best Hand Breast Pumps; Medela (Mothering Touch) 1 800 542 8368 Avent (London Drugs, Toys R Us), Avent Breast Pump repairs & replacements
  • Electric Breast Pump rental; Mothering Touch – 595 4905 or Carol Arndt – 642 4846