Friends & Sponsorships
ABC Music Academy
In business since 2004, ABC Academy of Music offers group and private music lessons in Toronto. Whether you need beginner singing lessons, advanced guitar lessons, rock band training or preparation for your Royal Conservatory examinations, we deliver the ideal learning experience to achieve your goals. Find out more at www.music-lessons.ca/
Fabulous Fleece Blankets, personalized with loving care. View their selection at admiralroad.com
AGTA Home Health Care
AGTA – Founded in 2000, AGTA Home Health Care provides the highest quality, 24-hour home health care and elderly support in Ontario, with a network of providers coast-to-coast. They are a one-stop shop provider of community based home care offering a full suite of products and services: home care services, medical equipment sales, service and rentals as well as home modification and vehicle modification. For more information please visit their website at www.agtahomecare.com
A team of licensed therapists ready to support you through the ups and downs of parenthood. Individual counselling and couples counselling available. For more information please visit their website at www.alli.io
Anisha Angella Books & Consulting
You’ll be taken on Zoey’s journey of self-assurance as she discovers she has food allergies and learns how to understand them. Zoey learns that allergies are nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed by, and learns how to keep herself happy and safe. Anisha is a former Kids & Company Area Director. She published her first children’s book: Zoey has an allergy. Visit their website at www.anishaangellabooks.ca
Aqua Mobile Swim
AquaMobile Swim School is a private swim school that offers high quality private swim lessons at our clients’ homes throughout a wide range of cities. Having private swimming lessons taught in a comfortable environment facilitates the learning process and also saves time by having an AquaMobile swim instructor come to you! To view instructors and pricing for your area go to aquamobileswim.com
Babies”R”Us® has all the baby essentials you need and Canada’s #1 Baby Registry. Babies”R”Us® offers a great selection of strollers, nursery furniture, cribs, car seats, baby clothing, breast pumps, bassinets, toys, books and party décor items for every occasion! They provide personalized and fun in-store shopping experiences or virtual shopping with their baby experts to answer all your questions. Babies”R”Us® also offers convenient best-in-class curbside pick up, as well as same day and next day delivery through DoorDash.
Shop their store at babiesrus.ca!
Baskits Inc. has been trusted by the who’s who across Canada to deliver truly exquisite gifts across North America on their behalf. At Baskits we understand that you are trusting us with your reputation and that is a responsibility we take very seriously. It’s why we select quality items from top brands to create thoughtfully assembled and beautifully presented gifts. It’s also why we provide timely delivery and best-in-class service. Find the perfect gift at www.baskits.com
Bayshore Home Health
Bayshore Home Health is a division of Bayshore HealthCare, one of the largest Canadian Home Health providers established in 1966. Bayshore provides home and community nursing, personal support and homemaking services, therapy, speciality services such as end-of-life care, and pharmacy services to individual clients, corporate clients and care facilities. Bayshore Home Health provides customized care plans and solutions that allow clients to remain in the comfort of their own home, in a familiar environment and are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence for all Canadians. For more information please visit their website at www.bayshore.ca
Beaners is a Canadian Owned specialty hair salon for children. It’s a great place for children of all ages to get their hair cut…and have fun! View their services and book an appointment at www.beanersfuncuts.com
Canada Learning Code
Canada Learning Code is here to make sure that all Canadians — particularly women, girls, people with disabilities, Indigenous youth and newcomers — have access to the knowledge they need to prosper in our digital world.
Find more details at www.canadalearningcode.ca
Chirp’s innovative package of stories, puzzles, and activities is designed for 3- to 6-year-olds to enjoy on their own and with their parents, grandparents, and loved ones. Made for little hands and growing minds, the colourful pages, silly jokes, engaging stories, and early-learning activities in Chirp inspire young children to make their first attempts at reading, writing, and creating with age-appropriate content that gives youngsters confidence. Subscribe at www.owlkids.com/magazines/chirp/
Diamond Personnel has been serving Canadian families for nearly three decades. Diamond Personnel’s unmatched success rate and satisfaction guarantee has earned the company the “Best Nanny Agency” Award by City Parent Magazine. Diamond is a full licensed recruitment firm and sets the standard for excellence having placed over 5000 caregiver in the homes of Canadians across the country. Diamond specializes in full-time, permanent placements assisting families with finding the qualified, dedicated, professional caregivers or household staff they need. Find out more at www.diamondpersonnel.com
Dogtopia is North America’s award winning leading service provider for dog daycare, boarding and spa services. We care for your pet like it is our own and believe in safe socialization, exercise and education for your furry friend. You can even watch them play all day via our live webcams just like at Kids & Company!
Our village of knowledge includes a Canine Behaviourist, Veterinarian and Environmental Biologist. We treat every day like it’s the most exciting day ever! Ask us about your first day of play free https://www.dogtopia.com/
Famiizuu focuses on bringing families together for support and fun both in person and online. Your famiizuu membership gives you unlimited access to all of the programs we offer for children ages 0-6 years old. Our famiizuu goal is to help facilitate and build genuine lifelong connections with other families, businesses and resources in the community. We look forward to getting to know YOU! Click here to register for your famiizuu membership today!
Farm Boy fresh market stores have been providing a fun and friendly, fresh market shopping experience for over 36 years with legions of loyal fans in Brantford, Cambridge, Cornwall, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Ottawa, Oakville, Pickering, Toronto and Whitby. Their fresh market stores are brimming with wholesome, healthy, tasty food choices for you and your family and best of all, everything is fresh. Each day their buyers visit the local markets looking for the best fresh produce, their chefs cook up fresh, made from scratch, wholesome dishes in the Farm Boy™ Kitchen and their departments fill their shelves with the freshest products available. So when you arrive, they’re ready to bring you the best fresh market shopping experience, every day. Find a location near you at www.farmboy.ca
Baby and toddler food delivered to your door-step across Canada.
Hacking Sophia was created to radically improve the lives of time-starved working parents. Hacking Sophia’s program, The Sophia Project, focuses on intentional subtraction, an essentialist, less-is-more approach to creating impact at work and at home. To learn more, visit www.hackingsophia.com.
Providing exceptional care, supervision or accompaniment for individuals of all ages, whenever and wherever needed. Find a caregiver for your needs at www.imaginethatcare.ca
Kandoo has a simple purpose: To help kids to get cleaner and become more independent by giving them the tools they need to clean themselves–and have fun doing it. That’s why they created a portfolio of products that result in cleaner, more confident kids from head to toe: wipes, hand soap, body wash, bubble bath, and detangler. (And more independent kids mean less stress for mom!) Their products are free from harsh chemicals, so they’re safe for little bodies. Fresh scents, bright colors, and fun packaging get kids excited to use their products on their own. Check out their selection of products at www.kandookids.ca
Lighthouse is a warm, caring, and safe space for grieving children, teens and their families. When a member of the family dies, life is forever changed. Death is something many of us are uncomfortable talking about – at Lighthouse we are comfortable with the uncomfortable.
Children aged 3-19yrs, along with parents or caregivers, have access to peer-group sessions at Lighthouse throughout the academic year. Our support groups allow children to meet others who really do understand how they feel. Facilitated sessions empower children to share how they feel and express their emotions in an safe and non-judgmental environment. Groups are free of charge, and open-ended – children leave when they feel they are ready, and they are always welcome to return in later years if needed.
Please help spread the word, volunteer or support Lighthouse. Visit our website www.
Love Child Organics
Love Child Organics was born in a Canadian kitchen by parents who wanted homemade recipes for their children’s food products.
Today, Love Child continues to bring products to children’s food that are focused on health, simplicity, and above all taste! Love Child also champions social responsibility and partners with non-profits that improve food security for all children across Canada. Check out their website at www.lovechildorganics.com
Mabel’s Labels is the leading provider of waterproof, cute & stylish personalized labels for all the things kids lose! Loved by Moms and kids alike, their name labels can be seen plastered on clothes, shoes, toys, lunch gear, school supplies and so much more. Shop their selcetion of labels at mabelslabels.ca
They are a team of Registered Nurses across Canada who use evidence informed research, and a HUGE dose of empathy with each family they work with. Find out how The Mama Coach is making motherhood easier at themamacoach.ca
Mama Mobile Massage
Delivering massage to mamas who need it most. Book an appointment for your stage of parenthood at mamamobilemassage.com
Mastermind Toys is Canada’s largest specialty toy and children’s book retailer! Check out their website at www.mastermindtoys.com
Mindful Little Things
Mindful Little Things was created by two passionate Early Childhood Educators who wanted to make a difference in the lives of future generations. Yoga + Mindfulness are amazing tools that children can use to help them cope in the world they are growing up in. Currently Mindful Little Things is a travelling business reaching families and daycares in the GTA. Book them for your event and more at www.mindfullittlethings.com
Mini Mioche was founded in 2008 by Alyssa Kerbel after the birth of her daughter. At that time, Alyssa found it very difficult to find simple, soft, well-made basics, particularly in neutral colours. Drawing upon her previous fashion industry experience, she set about creating a collection of ethically-made, organic baby and kids’ basics. Shop their inventory at www.minimioche.com.
MOM & BAB
MOM & BAB Inc. was established in 2015 by a Mom with the mission to produce high quality products that are environmentally friendly and affordable, while making it easy for consumers to reduce plastic use. They specialize in reusable storage bags and potty training pants. Find out more at www.momandbabinc.com.
Modern Mama is about getting moms out of the house. We aim to help moms get out and get that support and connecting with other moms who might share the same interests. We are a modern take on the mommy play group – we host fun and interactive events throughout Calgary. Find out more at www.modernmama.com
Becoming a mom is an amazing feeling. But it can also be hard. And sometimes lonely. What I discovered quickly when my son was born, is that having a village of support makes all the difference. Through Mommy Connections, it’s my mission to connect new moms with one another as well as awesome local resources so you can make the most of this season of life! Check out their website at www.mommyconnections.ca to find your village!
Mom Halo is redefining motherhood. They are a group of open minded, fun loving moms who are making their mark by ensuring no mom is left behind in the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Check out their website to find an event near you! momhalo.com
Monkey Rock Music
Monkey Rock Music is a fun, educational and interactive musical program for young children. The program encourages children to have a love for music from an early age. Monkey Rock Music classes are available for any age group! The instructors are able to tailor the program to any age group from babies as young as 6 weeks old to preschoolers who enjoy jumping, clapping their hands and dancing to action-oriented songs. To learn more about Monkey Rock Music, visit: https://monkeyrockmusic.com
The MList Loyalty card allows any member to shop, save money and support a local charity. Buy your Mlist card today and #shopsavesupport! www.mymlist.com
Music With Nancy
Early childhood educator and composer Nancy Kopman has been creating, testing, developing, recording and performing her short, catchy, educational songs for children 0-10 for over 20 years. Her music can be found on TV, radio and online. She performs regularly in Toronto, Ontario, and does virtual video visits with her faraway fans. Nancy’s work is celebrated worldwide by educators, therapists, family program directors, parents and caregivers. Her music is used in schools, daycares, Montessori environments, libraries, camps, internet radio and other children’s environments. Learn her songs and find out more on Nancy’s website at nancykopman.com
Nannies on Call
Nannies on Call recruits only the most devoted Canadian Nannies, experienced childcare professionals who take pride in nurturing and inspiring your little ones. Our On Call Babysitting services and Full-Time, Part-Time and Short-Term Nanny Placements are available in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Victoria and Vancouver. Get ready for peace of mind! nanniesoncall.com
Experience the softness of organic cotton muslin and wellness of therapeutic herbs with Panchhi’s organic product line for newborns to 4-year-olds. Unlike other products in the market, the earthy prints on Panchhi’s products are made from therapeutic herbs which are gentle and nourishing with wellness properties for your little one’s porous skin. 1) Sleep: Swaddles, sleep sacks, crib sheets 2) Bath: Hooded towels, washcloths, bath gowns 3) Eat: Bibs, burp cloths 4) Mommy on-the-go: Car seat covers, nursing covers and portable changing mats Get one step closer to an eco-friendly and sustainable living with Panchhi. Website: www.panchhi.ca Instagram and Facebook: mypanchhi
Parents Canada gives readers the tools they need to parent with confidence. Every issue is jam-packed with articles and ideas from trusted sources to help parents make informed choices, because when it comes to their kids, they’re the real experts.
Pingo is an online shop whose purpose is to offer parents the opportunity to shop for ethically-made and organic kids clothes. Monica, the owner, carefully curates the store with unique, high-quality and contemporary pieces that come from small brands in Europe, United States and Canada.
A curated collection of timeless clothing, handcrafted toys, and elevated accessories for parents and their little ones. Shop Here: www.poppyscollection.com/
My Puffin Couch
My Puffin is Canada’s favourite kids’ play couch. It’s the perfect place for your child to expand their imagination in active play. Shop Here: www.mypuffin.ca
Portage and Main
We have been designing and manufacturing clothing for kids since 2012 and currently have over 250 retailers worldwide. Our collection is designed in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, which is also where we manufacture the majority of our products. We source all of our materials from certified factories that practice safe work standards. Our entire collection is designed with style and comfort in mind. Shop Now at shopportageandmain.com
Q for Quinn
Our Certified Organic Cotton socks are designed to be worn mismatched. Every collection comes with 3 pairs of socks for 9 possible pairings – 3 pairs, 9 possibilities™. The result? No more scrambling for matching pairs! Find a collection for you at www.qforquinn.ca
Situated in Montreal only, this in-home nanny company supplies fully qualified caregivers to care for children on a per hour basis. Find out more at www.redfernagency.com
Rotman's Back to School
The Rotman Initiative for Women in Business has been committed to strengthening the female talent pipeline since 2008. Together with award-winning faculty and corporate partners, we proudly support the career development, decision-making and leadership skills of female professionals.
Salsa Babies™ dance classes take you from BELLY to BABY and back to being a BABE again in no time, while our TODDLER and KIDS programs keep little ones coming back for more! Book your class at salsababies.com
SavvyMom.ca was conceived over a couple of non-fat lattes, when two former university roommates, Sarah and Minnow, met for a coffee. Known as the go-to moms in their circles and inspired by their own experiences as moms to five children between them, they started to imagine what kind of resource could help with the ever-present challenges of modern-day motherhood. These moms were too savvy (definition of savvy: practical know-how) to let their ideas remain in utero. The birth of a new company was inevitable, and nine months later, savvymom.ca—now Canada’s top online resource for moms—was born.
We capture the perfect image of your child’s masterpieces through scanning and photography. Yes, we take the arduous task of going through each piece one by one! We make sure that all corners are unflipped and no detail is overlooked! Our professional large format art scanners accommodate artwork up to 12”x17” in size all while allowing a greater depth of field so that those noodles, seeds and feathers look like they can be picked up off the page! Enjoy crisp, vibrant digital images. Have art pieces larger than 12”x17”? No problem! Our in-studio photography and lighting equipment ensures that all shadows and lighting inconsistencies are controlled to get the best photo possible, even when we are working with oversized art. No iPhone pictures here! Learn more at schoolworx.ca
Second Harvest is a charity that rescues fresh, surplus food and delivers it daily, feeding people experiencing hunger and preventing waste, across Toronto. Learn More at secondharvest.ca
Snuggle Bugz is committed to building real connections with families navigating the early stages of parenthood. With 8 retail locations and our robust online store, Snuggle Bugz provides Canadian families a shopping hub for all things pregnancy, newborn and toddler. Shop here: www.snugglebugz.ca
At Squiggle Park, we take video games seriously. Our bite-sized games are effective in building mastery of foundational reading skills through practice and play.
For the first time, a learning game for students that is so much fun they chose to play. This engagement means kids practice their reading skills independently and while being challenged ultimately making the skills they need to be strong readers automatic.
Our unique pedagogical approach focuses on 100 high frequency words that account for 50% of the words found in text.
All the data about each student is collected and shared with educators; cutting the time it takes to make decisions about literacy programs in half.
Today's Modern Bebe
Unique clothing and accessories that will have your little ones fashion statements stand out from all the others! Your little one is always your greatest accessory! View their shop at www.todaysmodernbebe.com
WeeSleep™ has been helping exhausted families around the globe since 2011. Based on the tried and true gentle, loving and guided strategies, we will break down and analyze a child’s sleep challenges and develop a completely customized and easy-to-follow sleep plan that will have your child sleeping through the night (10-12 hours straight) in under 2 weeks. We work from newborn to 8 years old! The WeeSleep™ approach when working with families is very “real”. The team is professional, compassionate and devoted AND we are all real moms who understand the struggles you are experiencing. It is most rewarding to be able to coach infants, toddlers, and their families to sleep well! Sign up for a FREE 15-minute sleep consultation today!
West End Mama's
Whether you’ve been parenting for a long time or you’re preparing for your first child, West End Mamas works with you to ensure that your body is strong, flexible, and pain-free in an environment that understands the complexities of motherhood. Find their services and book an appointment at www.westendmamas.ca
Women of Influence
Women of Influence is one of North America’s leading organizations offering solutions to further women’s career advancement. With courses in executive leadership, global events, and print and digital content, Women of Influence annually reaches over 300,000 professional women and men across Canada and internationally.