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Child care/Family sites

SSMU daycare

Daycare service for children of McGill students, faculty and staff from 18 months to 5 years. Priority is given to children of full-time undergraduate students. Tel: 514-398-8590

McGill Day Care

Daycare service for children of McGill students, faculty and staff. It enrolls 106 full-time children ranging in age from four months to four years old. An application is placed on the waiting list according to age group and the date the application is received. Only a very limited number of spaces are available for infants, and a child will be granted priority if his/her older sibling is registered at the time the child is due to start. Tel.: 514-398-6943

Regroupment des Centres de la Petite Enfance de l'Ile de Montréal website

This is the umbrella organization for early childhood centres in Montreal. A very good site (in French).

Government site of the Ministère de l'Emploi, de la Solidarité Sociale et de la famille

In French with an English translation equivalent. Very good and informative site. Particularly relevant links include (under online services) the Guide to Government Programs and Services for families and children, which is very comprehensive: covers the following topics (information and links):

  1. Legal Framework of Families
  2. Registry Office Registrations
  3. Children Alimony
  4. Family Benefits
  5. Tax Assistance for Families
  6. Parental Leaves
  7. Financial Support for Childcare
  8. Support for Low-Income Families
  9. Housing Assistance
  10. Protection of Children's Rights
  11. Foster Families
  12. Services to Persons With Disabilities
  13. Support to Immigrant Families
  14. Recognition of Spouse and Dependent Children in Some Public Insurance Plans
  15. Health Insurance
  16. Drug Insurance
  17. Assistance to Crime Victims
  18. Assistance to Delinquent Mothers
  19. Health Services and Social Services
  20. Educational Services
  21. Leisure Activities and Sports
  22. Arts and Culture
  23. Scientific Culture and Recreational Science

Yogaspace website

Has a lot of links for pregnant and new mothers.

Camps and Workshops for Kids

Redpath museum workshops for kids:

Summer camps on both campuses – McGill Explorations:

Summer Sports Camp

Sunny Acres Day Camp
Located at John Abbott College (next to the Macdonald campus) 514-694-4611