The Wellness Centre at Jeffery Hale has a wide range of activities to look forward to. Visit their website for more details:


Caring Circle Café

If you are caring for an aging loved one either near or far away, the Café offers an oasis where you can share experiences with other English-speaking caregivers. Join us to find resources, learn new things, and enjoy some refreshing and well-deserved ME time!

Place: The Café is held on the second floor of the Jeffery Hale Pavilion in the community art studio
Parking: Free in the Jeffery Hale parking lot (we will give you a coupon)
Time: Starts at 10:00 AM
Refreshments: Enjoy healthy, homemade goodies along with your choice of beverage while you relax!

Click here for the 2016-17 Caring Circle Café Schedule

RSVP: Jan Anderson, Community Organizer
684-JEFF (5333), ext. 1539
If you are reluctant to attend because you cannot leave your loved one alone, please call us so we can find a way to assist you.

Creative Expressions

If you are caring for an aging loved one and long for a little creative time to yourself this is the place for you! Join us and meet others who are living with the same caregiving realities. Treat yourself to some ME time and enjoy discovering your creative side!

Place: Creative Expressions sessions are held monthly on the second floor of the Jeffery Hale Pavilion in the community art studio
Parking: Free in the Jeffery Hale parking lot (we will give you a coupon)
Time: 10 AM to noon
Reservations & Information: Please contact Jan Anderson, Community Organizer 684-JEFF (5333), ext. 1539

Art materials are provided FREE of charge.

Click here for the Creative Expressions 2016-17 Calendar 

Mom’s Nite Out

Jeffery Hale Community Services has been helping to organize Moms’ Nite-Out activities for a number of years now for mothers of preschool aged children. These events have become very popular and newcomers are ALWAYS welcome!

Every mom needs time out from parental responsibilities now and then. It’s perfectly normal. Admit it – you’re dying to make some new women friends who are in the same life stage and who speak English!

Community Services has been helping to organize Moms’ Nite-Out (MNO) activities for a number of years now. These evenings have become very popular and newcomers are ALWAYS welcome!
To see this year’s schedule or to register, please call 418 684-5333 Ext 1539 or visit the following link.

Click here to view the flyer.


Chitchat Club

Improve your second language skills while lending a helping hand

The Chitchat Club is tailor-made for those who wish to practice speaking French and/or English while keeping their hands busy. These second language conversation groups meet regularly and pair Francophones with English speakers. Volunteer second language teachers act as conversation monitors and guide discussion groups while chatty volunteers work in teams to wash toys, prepare children’s crafts, organize cupboards, fold pamphlets and attend to other interesting assignments at Jeffery Hale Community Services (1270 chemin Sainte-Foy, Quebec Qc G1S 2M6) Parking is FREE for our volunteers!
Register today for our next volunteer chitchat session; call 418 684-5333, extension 1550.

Approximately once a month, Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 am

Click here to view the 2016-17 schedule


Baby Chat Café

A special oasis that allows parents of babies up to one year of age to get together to chat about a variety of parenting issues. Come exchange information and enjoy one another’s company. Parents-to-be are also welcome to attend. Join us from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the multipurpose room located on the main floor of Jeffery Hale Pavilion. Free parking.

The Baby Chat Café is held in the multipurpose room (#1135) of the Jeffery Hale Pavilion (1270 ch. Ste-Foy, Quebec G1S 2M6) from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Parking is free. By bus, you can take the #7 along ch. Ste-Foy, or the #800 or #801 along René-Lévesque and the walk down Avenue Holland.

Sorry, but we do not have volunteers to care for your older children at the Baby Chat Café. If you cannot find alternative care for your older children, we suggest you try the Take-a-Break Drop In instead.

Two Tuesdays a month from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Click here to view the 2016-17 schedule.


Take-a-Break Drop- In (in partnership with VEQ)

We offer a place for parents and their preschool children to get together two Friday mornings a month from 9:30 to 11:30 am (November to May). Volunteers entertain children 18 months and older to give parents a break from child care, a chance to socialize and to listen to guest speakers. Babies under 18 months are welcome to stay with parents in the parent’s space.

Fridays twice a month (except on holidays) from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in the Jeffery Hale pavilion

Click here to view the 2016-17 schedule.


Travelin’ Toddler Time

A free activity just for pre-school age children, and their parents or grandparents. Sing songs, hear stories, enjoy a snack and make crafts. Each month, themes and locations change, moving between Saint Brigid’s Home, Morrin Centre, the Valcartier Military Family Resource Centre‘s Ste-Foy site and the Quebec City Reading Council at the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre. Join us each month and get to know the English-speaking community. For dates, themes, and locations please open our Travellin’ Toddler Time poster. Please call the Quebec city reading council to register: 418 681-1258


Park Playdates are coordinated and hosted by parent volunteers. They offer the chance for weekly impromptu gatherings of preschool families each Friday morning from May to October in various parks across the city. Parent-hosts select a date and a neighbourhood park and volunteer to welcome English-speaking families on their park playdate. These events are posted each week in the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph’s online Community Calendar Details are also circulated in Toddler Talk On-line, our weekly e-letter.

Parent volunteers (like you!) are needed to host these Friday morning park outings (9:30 to 11:30 am) from May to October. As a Park Playdate host(ess) you sign up for a date, choose a park (noting the complete address & driving directions) and compose an e-invite to be send out in Toddler Talk Online including your name and contact information.

Hosts are expected to be on site that morning to welcome parents and their preschool children. If desired, hosts may also offer an alternative rain date location. Park Playdates are a great way to explore the city, make new friends and stay in touch all summer long.

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