Recommended Resources

Scroll through the following links by province and territory to find early childhood development and other family support resources in your area.

National and International

About Kids Health

Canadian Paediatric Society  -

Canadian Preemie Parent Support Network

Centre of the Developing Child at Harvard

Feeding Matters

Infant Mental Health Promotion

Breastfeeding resources for parents -

Multiple Births Canada

Postpartum Support International (PSI) – Canada

Preemie Care -

Preterm Birth -

Support 4 NICU Parents

Reaching In, Reaching Out (Resiliency Skills for Parents)

RSV Shield (available in 11 languages)

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families


Healthy Parents, Healthy Children

South Zone Healthy Parents, Healthy Children

British Columbia

Early Childhood Intervention Programs, BC Health


Early Childhood Development, Government of Manitoba

New Brunswick

Children & Youth, Government of New Brunswick

Newfoundland & Labrador

Early Childhood Programs and Services, Department of Education, Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Early Childhood Intervention, Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Early Childhood Development Services, Province of Nova Scotia


Nunavut Early Childhood Education


Early Childhood, Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Best Start

Holland Bloorview Family Resource Centre

Healthy Kids Toronto

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children

Father's Mental Health

Prince Edward Island

Early Childhood Development Association of PEI


Développement des enfants, Gouvernement du Québec



Early Childhood Intervention Program, Government of Saskatchewan


Early Childhood, Health and Social Services, Government of Yukon



Premature Birth in Canada: An Environmental Scan

Premature birth is the leading cause of infant mortality nationwide and a growing healthcare concern in Canada. In 2014, the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation released Premature Birth in Canada, a report that identifies gaps within the healthcare journey of premature children and provides recommendations for how to improve the lives of these babies and their families. A year later, we acknowledge the work that clinicians and families are doing across the country to improve outcomes for this vulnerable population, but we also acknowledge how much more needs to be done.

CPBF-FBPC wishes to acknowledge the many individuals who have contributed to this environmental scan work. We greatly appreciate the parents, health care providers, and others who shared their experiences and expertise. Without their contribution and feedback, this work would not have been possible.

Premature Birth In Canada: An Environmental Scan

Premature Birth In Canada Environmental Scan: Recommendations

Premature Birth in Canada Fact Sheet

Premature Birth in Canada Environmental Scan: Fact Sheet – Version française