Peer Parenting Support Program


Ottawa Public Health is looking for input and ideas from expecting, new, and existing parents/caregivers to develop a Peer Parenting Support Program.

Peer support is when people share their know-how and experience while giving emotional, social and/or real-world help to each other.

Our goal is a program that will support expecting and new parents or caregivers by helping them connect with parents who have had similar experiences. Through peer matches, this program can have a great impact on parents by offering social connections, learning opportunities and ways of helping them deal with the daily stress and anxiety of parenting, improving the health of both parents and babies.

Sign up now to help develop our Peer Parenting Support program! We are looking to get your thoughts and ideas from June 17th to August 18th, 2019. Each week will feature new questions and topics so be sure to check back often!


Ottawa Public Health is looking for input and ideas from expecting, new, and existing parents/caregivers to develop a Peer Parenting Support Program.

Peer support is when people share their know-how and experience while giving emotional, social and/or real-world help to each other.

Our goal is a program that will support expecting and new parents or caregivers by helping them connect with parents who have had similar experiences. Through peer matches, this program can have a great impact on parents by offering social connections, learning opportunities and ways of helping them deal with the daily stress and anxiety of parenting, improving the health of both parents and babies.

Sign up now to help develop our Peer Parenting Support program! We are looking to get your thoughts and ideas from June 17th to August 18th, 2019. Each week will feature new questions and topics so be sure to check back often!

  • Please watch the demo video below and answer the following questions. After you’re done, please visit the forum to tell us a bit more about our idea!



    Please watch the demo video below and answer the following questions. After you’re done, please visit the forum to tell us a bit more about our idea!



    Take Survey
  • To help match new parents and caregivers to a peer, we will be asking questions to both participants and volunteers.

    Please have a look at our attached potential Peer Matching Form and let us know what you think!

    To help match new parents and caregivers to a peer, we will be asking questions to both participants and volunteers.

    Please have a look at our attached potential Peer Matching Form and let us know what you think!

    Take Survey
  • A volunteer for this program might be like an ambassador working with multiple new parents or caregivers to share parenting know-how and advice and to connect families with community resources.

    Please fill out this survey to help us plan and prepare training for our peer volunteers. Your answers are anonymous and you do not have to answer all questions.

    A volunteer for this program might be like an ambassador working with multiple new parents or caregivers to share parenting know-how and advice and to connect families with community resources.

    Please fill out this survey to help us plan and prepare training for our peer volunteers. Your answers are anonymous and you do not have to answer all questions.

    Take Survey
  • We want to make sure that everyone can get help and support no matter their background or resources.  Please help us make sure that no one is missed by telling us a little bit about yourself. Your answers are anonymous and you do not have to respond to all the questions. 

    We want to make sure that everyone can get help and support no matter their background or resources.  Please help us make sure that no one is missed by telling us a little bit about yourself. Your answers are anonymous and you do not have to respond to all the questions. 

    Take Survey