Upcoming Events

Community Roundtable for Young Parents

Date and Time:
Nov 9, 2019 12:00 PM
  To:  
Nov 9, 2019 4:00 PM
Location:
North York Memorial Community Hall - 5110 Yonge St, North York, ON, M2N 5W4
Eventbrite Link:
http://youngparentsroundtable.eventbrite.ca
Description:

This free event will provide an open forum on the barriers faced by young racialized mothers during pregnancy and parenting, as well as areas for improvement within current maternal health services. At our roundtable, young parents (25 years old or younger) can hear from a panel of professionals within healthcare, social services, and education, who have experience working with young parents and/or have lived experiences as a young parent. The goal of this event is to connect attendees with valuable resources, answer their questions, create meaningful conversations on improving the maternal health experiences of young people, and to provide parents with a networking opportunity so that they can build connections within the community. We invite all members of the community to attend, especially: parents and parents-to-be, birth workers, clinicians, students, advocates, researchers, and others interested in maternal health. Attendees can bring their children, and food and tokens will be provided. Members of African, Black, and/or Caribbean communities are encouraged to attend.


Birth Justice Workshop

Date and Time:
Nov 5, 2019 6:00 PM
  To:  
Nov 5, 2019 8:00 PM
Location:
CSI Regent Park - 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2B7
Eventbrite Link:
https://birthjusticeworkshop.eventbrite.ca
Description:

Join us on November 5th for our free Birth Justice Workshop, where attendees learn what their rights are as parents during their pregnancy and after they have given birth from a registered midwife. All are welcome! Parents, parents-to-be, and their partners and families are specially invited to these workshops, and we we encourage members of African, Black and Caribbean communities to attend! Children are welcome, and tokens will be provided.

Art Therapy Workshop

Date and Time:
Jan 1, 2019 6:00 PM
  To:  
Jan 1, 2019 8:00 PM
Location:
Center for Social Innovation - Spadina, 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto Ontario, M5T 2C2
Eventbrite Link:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/art-therapy-workshop-tickets-53941094265
Description:

In anticipation of our upcoming Racialized Maternal Health Conference: Politics of the Black Pregnant Body, we invite parents to attend an art therapy workshop led by Professional Visual Artist and Expressive Arts Therapy Practitioner, Georgia Fullerton! This session will give parents the chance to explore and express their pregnancy and birth experiences through art. Tickets are limited, so grab yours today!

Birth Justice Workshop

Date and Time:
Oct 26, 2018 6:00 PM
  To:  
Oct 26, 2018 8:00 PM
Location:
192 CSI Spadina, 192 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, M5T 2C7
Eventbrite Link:
http://muslimbirthjustice.eventbrite.ca
Description:

As part of our Birth Justice Awareness series, we hold free workshops where birth parents and families get the chance to learn about what their rights are as parents during their pregnancy and after they have given birth. We encourage members of African, Black and Caribbean communities to attend. In this birth justice workshop, which will be facilitated by a Muslim midwife, we are inviting all Muslim parents and parents-to-be to explore their rights when accessing maternal health care services! Tickets are limited, so register now!

Birth Justice Workshop

Date and Time:
Sep 1, 2018 1:00 PM
  To:  
Sep 1, 2018 3:00 PM
Location:
499 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C6
Eventbrite Link:
http://birthjustice.eventbrite.ca
Description:

As part of our Birth Justice Awareness series, we hold free workshops wherein birth parents ad families get the chance to learn about what their rights are as parents during their pregnancy and after they have given birth. We encourage members of African, Black and Caribbean communities to attend. For this workshop, we are inviting all LGBT2SQ+ BIPOC parents and parents-to-be to explore their rights when accessing maternal health care services! Tickets are limited, so register now!

Birth Justice: Black Breastfeeding Workshop

Date and Time:
Aug 25, 2018 2:00 PM
  To:  
Aug 25, 2018 3:00 PM
Location:
Centre for Social Innovation - Regent Park 585 Dundas Street East Toronto, ON M5A 2B7
Eventbrite Link:
http://blackbreastfeeding.eventbrite.ca
Description:

The Birth Justice Awareness series by Mommy Monitor aims to educate mothers about their rights as parents during their pregnancy and after they have given birth. In honour of Black Breastfeeding Week, Mommy Monitor invites all BIPOC to the Birth Justice: Black Breastfeeding Workshop, where attendees will learn about breastfeeding options and techniques, nutrition and why Black breastfeeding matters. Tickets are limited, so register now!

Maternal Mentor Training

Date and Time:
Aug 25, 2018 12:30 PM
  To:  
Aug 26, 2018 6:30 PM
Location:
Centre for Social Innovation - Regent Park, 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7
Eventbrite Link:
http://maternalmentor.eventbrite.ca
Description:

The Maternal Mentor Training Session is for people who've experienced pregnancy and/or have experience within the maternal healthcare field, and would like to volunteer 1-2 hours per month to act as a support system for a person going through pregnancy, who they would be paired with through the Mommy Monitor application. The training to become a Maternal Mentor takes place over 2 days, and is 6 hours on each day. The training curriculum includes basic knowledge of pregnancy related information and recommended antenatal care schedules and pregnancy screenings, midwifery and doula teachings, patient navigation, strategies to address some of the barriers patients may face to accessing antenatal services, and cultural sensitivity and awareness. If you would like to learn how to become a peer mentor and patient navigator for maternal health, this training session is for you! Members of African, Black, and Caribbean communities are encouraged to apply.