Child Care and Children's Programs

Family support services

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Ajax-Pickering

1735 Bayly St., Unit 7c
Pickering, ON   L1W 3G7
Phone: 905-831-3777
Fax: 905-831-8364

Big Sisters of Ajax-Pickering

1 - 398 Bayly St. W.
Ajax, ON  L1S 1P1
Phone: 905-428-8111

A teen mom program that is geared to young mothers (not just teens) who want a supportive friendship with an experienced mom.

Community Development Council Durham

134 Commercial Ave.
Ajax, ON  L1S 2H5
Phone: 905-686-2661
Fax: 905-686-4157

Non-profit, community-based organization whose mandate includes; social needs identification, social research, service planning and development, advocacy on social issues, policy analysis and public education.

Distress Centre

306 Brock St. N.
Whitby, ON   L1N 4H7
Phone: 905-430-2522 or 1-800-452-0688
Fax: 905-430-1381

Callers can call anytime to talk about personal problems or crisis situations.

Eastview Boys and Girls Club

433 Eulalie Ave.
Oshawa, ON  L1H 2C6
Phone: 905-728-5121

Northview Unit
150 Beatrice St. E.
Oshawa, ON  L1G 7T6
Phone: 905-436-5636 ext. 2871

Programs include leadership development, art and crafts, games room, etc.

Grandview Children's Centre - Preschool Outreach Program

600 Townline Rd. S.
Oshawa, ON  L1H 7K6
Phone: 905-728-1673
Toll-free: 1-800-304-6180
Fax: 905-728-2961

A health service that provides consultation and therapy support to children in Durham Region.

Grandview Children's Centre - West - Discovery Bay Centre

570 Westney Rd. S.
Ajax, ON  L1S 6V4
Phone: 905-728-1673
Toll-free: 1-800-304-6180

A health service that provides consultation and therapy support to children in Durham Region.

Health Department - Regional Municipality of Durham

605 Rossland Rd. E.
Whitby, ON  L1N 6A3
Phone: 905-668-7711
Fax: 905-666-6214
Ask for the Health Connection Line:
905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729

The mission is to identify and respond to the health needs of the people of Durham Region.

Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Phone: 905-668-7711
Toll-free: 1-800-372-1102

A joint program from the ministries of Health and Long-Term Care and Community and Social Services, which is designed to give babies the best start in life.

John Howard Society of Durham Region

75 Richmond St. W.
Oshawa, ON   L1G 1E3
Phone: 905-579-8482

136 Commercial Ave.
Ajax, ON   L1S 2H5
Phone: 905-427-8165

132 Church St.
Bowmanville, ON   L1C 1T5
Phone: 905-623-6814

#200 - 114 Dundas St. East
Whitby, ON   L1N 2H7
Phone: 905-666-8847


Services include: individual and family supportive counselling, DADS support group for separated and divorced fathers, Active Parenting programs for parents of children and teens. Active Parenting trainer of trainers provided for agencies across Ontario.

Ministry of Community, Family & Children’s Services

1400 Hopkins St.
Whitby, ON L1N 2C3
Phone: 905-665-1030
Fax: 905-665-1043

Legislative body responsible for the “Child Care and Early Years Act”.

Ministry of the Attorney General - Family Support Plan


Under the Family Support Plan Act, support payments are deducted from the salary or wages of the person required to pay support.

North Durham - Teen Parent Services

Phone: 905-852-5310

Teen Parents, community volunteers, local churches and agencies work together to support teen parents and their children in North Durham

Oshawa YWCA - Housing Department

55 McGrigor St.
Oshawa, ON  L1H 1X8
Phone: 905-723-5227

Emergency hostel for women more than 16 years of age, and for mothers with children. The organization provides 24-hour staff support for referrals, advisory and crisis intervention.

Pregnancy Help Centre of Durham

29 Drew St.
Oshawa, ON  L1H 4Z7
Phone: 905-720-3252
Fax: 905-720-3253

572 Kingston Rd., W.
Ajax, ON   L1T 3A2
Phone: 905-619-9878
Fax: 905-686-4865


A centre that administers to the needs of women and families in distress, as a result of pregnancy.

Pregnancy Support Team - Durham Alternative Secondary Education (DASE)

Oshawa / Whitby / Port Perry / Uxbridge / Cannington
Phone: 905-579-1990
Ajax / Pickering
Phone: 905-683-4221

The team teacher works with schools and community agencies to help pregnant and parenting teens to continue their education. Babies are welcome and intake is continuous. Classes are held in Oshawa, Pickering, Port Perry and Uxbridge.

Rose of Durham Young Parents Support Services

200 Bond St. W.
Oshawa, ON  L1J 2L7
Phone: 905-432-3622
Fax: 905-432-3974

230 Westney Rd. S., Suite 303
Ajax, ON   L1S 7J5
Phone: 289-385-1160
Fax: 905-686-0609

North Durham
169 North St., Unit 2
Port Perry, ON   L9L 1B7
Phone: 905-985-4221 or 1-800-241-3534
Fax: 905-985-4810


Teen parents support services for ages 14 to 20. Counselling for individuals, couples and groups.

South Oshawa Community Development Project

777 Simcoe St. S.
Oshawa, ON  L1G 4V9
Phone: 905-723-0036

A program designed to strengthen the community by bringing people together to meet their own unique needs.