Our aim at The Centre for Growing Families is to provide support, education and empowering experiences for new and growing families. We have been offering doula services, childbirth education classes, pre and postnatal yoga classes, gatherings, mother’s circles and a variety of retreats for over a decade. We welcome you into the fold and hope that you find what you are looking for within these pages.
When we begin to have children, there is a remembering that occurs. It is a remembering of a time when a child was received by its entire village. It is a memory of being guided into motherhood by a tribe of women. It is a time of being welcomed into fatherhood by a clan of men. It is a memory that arrives as a dull ache in the heart–a longing, as we ﬁnd ourselves staring in the mirror at three in the morning, a warm bundle of baby in arms, wondering: does everyone feel this lonely?
The Centre is an attempt to address that longing at its core. It is a project that aims to surround our growing families with a variety of opportunities to connect with other parents, learn from each other, share experiences, enjoy our children, eat, sing and nurture our bodies and selves. It is an attempt to create a village within and without this great city of Toronto where we can all grow and thrive.
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