Wishing you a season of joy and kindness!

As we celebrate, please extend your heart and thoughts to so many who are hurting, whether facing war and conflict around the world or dealing with various hardships and discrimination in our own communities. Together please foster a spirit of compassion, understanding, and unity. May our collective efforts bring warmth to every corner of our world, spreading love and support to those who need it most.

Hello SMH Community, We would like to provide an update around the safety measures that SMH has in place to reduce the risks and spread of COVID-19. At our Young Parents Outreach Centre, we continue to maintain Infection Prevention and Control practices to reduce risk and support families to make informed choices in accessing programs and services safely; while recognizing Provincial restrictions have been lifted. Ongoing measures at our Centre include:

  • Our staff members and volunteers are fully vaccinated and continue providing masks, promoting physical distancing, and the frequent sanitization of common surfaces and spaces.
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is asked to please stay home and not attend work or in-person group programs or services, until all symptoms are gone for the period stated by Ottawa Public Health and/or until receiving a negative test result.
  • Pre-registration for programs and activities are required and capacities are limited to ensure safe physical distancing can be maintained.

SMH continues to provide remote activities and one-to-one appointments for participants who are unable to, or uncomfortable with, coming onsite. Thank you.


Building on the strength of young pregnant women, young parents, and their children.