Community Education Service (CES)
Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre

The Community Education Service (CES) of the Child and Youth Mental Health Program provides educational courses and skills training workshops to the community on a variety of topics, including parenting, child development and child & youth mental health concerns. Programs are available for children, youth and caregivers, and are held regularly at locations across the Greater Hamilton Area (GHA).

Current workshops and programs are advertised in the CES flyer, Growing Together: A Community Education Guide for Parents, Youth and ChildrenGrowing Together is published twice annually and is distributed free of charge throughout the GHA to schools, libraries, doctor’s offices and social service agencies.

Programs and workshops offered vary and may include:

  • COPEing with 3-12 Years Olds with ADHD
  • Helping Your Young Child Deal with Worries (Kids Have Stress, Too!)
  • kNOw Fear
  • Managing Meltdowns
  • Parenting Your Anxious Child
  • Positive Parenting
  • Stress Less for Teens

A Family Resource Centre is also available for families to access resources, books and DVDs.  It is located in the main lobby of the Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre. The Family Resource Centre has a lending library and is open to the public Tuesday to Thursday.  For more information, please visit 

Growing Together Guide

Growing Together is a community education guide for parents, children and youth listing courses, groups and workshops available in Hamilton.

View the current Growing Together course and workshop guide.

Growing Together Guide Cover 2019-2020

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to frequently asked questions about the courses and workshops such as:

  • Is a referral required?
  • Is child care available?
  • Are the courses only for parents?
  • Where are the courses held?

and many others please click here.


To register online for Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre Courses and Workshops, please use the links below:

Registration Form | Parent Courses

Registration Form | Children and Teens

Registration Form | Infant Parent Program

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