Family Services

Whether you are going through a difficult time as a parent, are searching for support and resources, or simply want to meet other families to connect with, our Family Services are available year-round and include programming for kids 0-5 years. Our Family Resource and Outreach workers provide support to families in Sutton and Abercorn and are on hand to listen, answer your questions, or refer you to resources and programs that meet your needs.

Family Outreach

Programming, Listening & Referral

Eva Portelance runs various programs, services & events for families.  She can also provide you with lots of useful information, steer you towards great resources or programs, and accompany you along the way. Eva’s role is to support parents in their family life and to guide them towards available resources. We work closely with our other volunteer services, the Town, the CLSC, local schools and other community groups.  If you’re not sure where to turn, maybe Eva can help.

Eva Portelance : Ressource famille au CAB Sutton
Angie Dery : Ressource Outreach au CAB Sutton

Community Outreach

0-50 years

Are you looking for local services in English, and need support or someone to talk to? You can reach out to Angie Déry, our Community Outreach Worker. Angie is there to listen, offer support to the anglophone community, and refer you to relevant resources and services depending on individual or family needs.

Baby Drop-In

Our popular Baby Drop-Ins are a great parent-baby activity. Come meet other families, hang out, chat & dig through our baby items give-away pile. It’s a great way to meet other families and connect with parents. Don’t be shy to stop in to ask questions about what’s on your mind and enjoy free snacks, coffee & tea. Our staff is there  to answer your questions and to guide you to helpful resources. A great parent-baby activity for local families!

Who: Parents and little ones 0-2 years, no registration required

Parents and little ones 0-2 years, no registration required

Cost: Free

Free

Baby drop-in au CAB Sutton
Clinique de vaccination au CAB Sutton

Prenatal and vaccination services

On the third Friday of the month a nurse from the CLSC is present at the CAB to answer questions related to perinatal health and to administer vaccines.

Who: Pregnant moms and children 0 to 4 from Sutton and Abercorn, appointment required

Pregnant moms and children 0 to 4 from Sutton and Abercorn, appointment required

When: Every third Friday of the month, 8-10 am

Every third Friday of the month, 8-10 am

Cost: Free

Free

Make an appointment by calling 450 266-4342 #4

Make an appointment by calling 450 266-4342 #4

Toy library

Come join our weekly playgroup, meet local families, and borrow a variety of games, craft supplies, books, and toys for free at our toy library! Just like at the library, you can borrow games and toys that the kids will love to discover. Parents can learn more about developmental phases of children’s play, while promoting sharing and recycling. Our Family Resource Person, Eva Portelance, is on hand at the Toy Library and it is a great opportunity to access other valuable services to meet your family’s needs.

Who: Parents & kids 0 to 5 from Sutton and Abercorn.

Parents & kids 0 to 5 from Sutton and Abercorn.

When: Exceptionally due to COVID-19, the Toy Library is available by appointment only on Wednesdays, 1 pm- 5 pm.

Exceptionally due to COVID-19, the Toy Library is available by appointment only on Wednesdays, 1 pm- 5 pm.

Cost: Free

Free

Joujouthèque au CAB Sutton
Dépannage bambin au CAB Sutton

Dépannage Bambin

Child Car Seat Rental

Dépannage bambin is an affordable rental service for baby & toddler car seats. All our car seats are inspected and meet Canadian safety standards. We recommend reserving equipment ahead of time so be sure to call us to check availability!

Who: Families in Sutton and Abercorn, call to check availability

Families in Sutton and Abercorn, call to check availability

Cost: $40 for a car seat for a two year rental

$40 for a car seat for a two year rental

Babysitting List

Are you looking for a babysitter in Sutton and Abercorn? Contact our  Family Resource Person for an up-to-date list of babysitters in the community

Liste de gardiennage du CAB Sutton
Aide aux devoirs au CAB Sutton

Homework Assistance

Through this intergenerational program, over a dozen volunteers offer individualized Homework Assistance to 10-15 students at the Sutton School on a weekly basis. Teachers and parents note the beneficial impacts of the program on students’ learning outcomes. Each week, students also receive a healthy snack to help them stay focused while they learn.

Who: Sutton Elementary School students referred by their teachers

Sutton Elementary School students referred by their teachers

When: Tuesday 3 to 4 pm

Tuesday 3 to 4 pm

Opérations septembre by Centraide

Each Fall, in partnership with Centraide, the CAB offers back-to-school support to families at the Sutton School. We work closely with the school to focus on the specific needs of the students and families that need it most.

Operation septembre de Centraide au CAB Sutton

Can't find what you're looking for? You can reach out to the community by placing an ad, for free, on our weekly bulletin board in the CAB newsletter!