Listed below are resources for parents on a variety of subjects, including child nutrition, development, recreation and safety. If you have a great resource you would like to share with the parents of Matthew John Day Care, please email the Board at Please note this page is under construction.

Nutrition & Health

Government of Canada – Healthy Canadians – Kids
A wide range of dependable, up-to-date information on all kinds of topics related to child safety, including cyber safety, emergency preparedness, and injury prevention.

Toronto Public Health – Child and Family Health
Toronto Public Health provides a number of programs and services that can help parents make healthy choices.

Canadian Child and Youth Nutrition Program Network
The site provides links to organizations working to improve the nutritional health of Canadian children and resources including research that demonstrates the impact of child and youth nutrition programs as well as policy documents.

Children’s Health and Safety Association
A  non-profit organization that provides health and safety information through awareness and information programs.

Bullying Canada
Anti-bullying resources for youth and parents, including a hotline.

Toronto Preschool Speech & Language Services
A network of community-based programs providing services for qualifying infants, toddlers, preschool children and their families living in the City of Toronto experiencing challenges with communication development, hearing loss, and visual impairment.

Child Safety

Government of Canada – Recalls and alerts
Information about recent recalls and alerts and what to do when products are recalled.

Toronto Fire Services – Safety Seat Coalition
Information related to the prevention of injuries and injury-related deaths in children as a result of motor vehicle collisions through the correct use of child safety seats.

CAA – Bike Safety
Information for cyclists and drivers related to rules of the road and safety.


City of Toronto – Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Information about local parks and recreation centres, including a listing of city programs.

Child Development

ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and the know-how to nurture early development.

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