Library of Topics

Library of Topics

From prenatal care to packing lunches- search our library of topics to find the best information, resources and services in our community.

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

From hub activities to community festivals, find all Sudbury has to offer for your family.

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Best Start Hubs

Best Start Hubs

Best Start Hubs are free family centres located in schools throughout Greater Sudbury. They offer children and their families a place to meet, to learn and to grow together.

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Have a question about child development or services for children in Greater Sudbury? Complete the form to have a qualified Best Start Hub staff in your area respond within three business days.

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Upcoming Special Events

  • 19
    DEC 2014
    Tim Hortons Free Holiday Skate 2014/2015- Hanmer.

    Your local Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners are proud to bring you Tim Hortons Free Holiday Skate 2014/2015 - Complimentary skating time at local arenas in participating communities across Canada. We know you want to spend your break having fun together with family and friends, that's why we're inviting you to come out and skate for free. It is our way of saying thank you.

    Centennial Community Centre, 4333 Centennial Drive, Hanmer                   December 19 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • 20
    DEC 2014
    Tim Hortons Free Holiday Skate 2014/2015- Various Locations.

    Dec. 20th, 2014

    Carmichael Arena- 1298 Bancroft Drive, Minnow Lake    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    I.J. Coady Memorial Arena, 13 Second Avenue North, Levack  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Toe Blake Memorial Arena, 1 Government Road, Coniston  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Capreol Community Centre   7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Dr. Edgar Leclair Community Centre, 158 Ste-Agnes Street, Azilda ON 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • 20
    DEC 2014
    The Living Nativity- presented by All Nations Church.

    The Living Nativity is a a live presentation of the Christmas story on the grounds of Science North in Sudbury Ontario. The event is at 7:30 PM on December 20th to 24th. There is a special fireworks display on December 24th. There is free hot chocolate, and a special place for children to watch. The event runs approximately 30 mins.

     

  • 21
    DEC 2014
    Tim Hortons Free Holiday Skate 2014/2015- Various Locations.

    Dec. 21, 2014
    Raymond Plourde Arena 1919 Helene Street, Val Caron  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    TM Davies Community Centre 325 Anderson Drive, Lively  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Gerry McCrory Countryside SC, 235 Countryside Drive, Sudbury 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Garson Community Centre, 100 Church Street, Garson 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    McClelland Community Centre, 37 Veterans Rd., Copper Cliff   2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • 21
    DEC 2014
    Longest Night Service- St. Andrew's United Church.

    The Longest Night Service December 21st 7:00 pm There will be chances for you to light candles as you remember children, the forgotten, the grieving, those who are alone, and our world. Cider and cookies to follow.

     

  • 22
    DEC 2014
    Tim Hortons Free Holiday Skate 2014/2015- Various Locations.

    Dec. 22, 2014

    TM Davies Community Centre 325 Anderson Drive, Lively 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Cambrian Arena- 795 Cambrian Heights Drive, Sudbury 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Carmichael Arena- 1298 Bancroft Drive, Minnow Lake  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Dr. Edgar Leclair Community Centre, 158 Ste-Agnes Street, Azilda ON 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Gerry McCrory Countryside SC, 235 Countryside Drive, Sudbury 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    I.J. Coady Memorial Arena, 13 Second Avenue North, Levack 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    McClelland Community Centre, 37 Veterans Rd., Copper Cliff  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Raymond Plourde Arena 1919 Helene Street, Val Caron 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Toe Blake Memorial Arena, 1 Government Road, Coniston 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Capreol Community Centre  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • 23
    DEC 2014
    Tim Hortons Free Holiday Skate 2014/2015- Various Locations.

    Dec. 23, 2014

    TM Davies Community Centre 325 Anderson Drive, Lively  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Centennial Community Centre, 4333 Centennial Drive, Hanmer  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Cambrian Arena- 795 Cambrian Heights Drive, Sudbury 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Carmichael Arena- 1298 Bancroft Drive, Minnow Lake  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Dr. Edgar Leclair Community Centre, 158 Ste-Agnes Street, Azilda ON    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Garson Community Centre, 100 Church Street, Garson 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Gerry McCrory Countryside SC, 235 Countryside Drive, Sudbury  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    I.J. Coady Memorial Arena, 13 Second Avenue North, Levack 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    McClelland Community Centre, 37 Veterans Rd., Copper Cliff  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Raymond Plourde Arena 1919 Helene Street, Val Caron 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Toe Blake Memorial Arena, 1 Government Road, Coniston 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Capreol Community Centre  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Featured topics

From prenatal classes to picky eaters--our library of topics offers you practical, easy-to-use information, and links to resources and services in Greater Sudbury.

Protecting your kids in cold weather
Protecting your kids in cold weather

There’s no disputing that Greater Sudbury gets its fair share of winter. But, it’s also the centre of a lot of fun, outdoor activities that can keep you and your kids entertained and on the move all through the snowy season.

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Choosing a school and registering your child
Choosing a school and registering your child

Parents in Greater Sudbury who are getting ready to register their child for school have a variety of choices. Four school boards serve the Greater Sudbury community. Registration begins in January for all children who’ll be turning four that year and beginning school the following September. Registering early will help ensure you’re invited to readiness programs offered by your school.

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Preparing your child for a French-language school
Preparing your child for a French-language school

For many families, the decision to send their children to a French-language school is easy.  But, when only one parent is francophone, or in families where the parents grew up speaking French, but now speak mostly English at home, the decision may be more difficult.

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Preparing your child for school
Preparing your child for school

A lot of parents think the best way to prepare their children for school is to teach them their numbers and the alphabet. Helping your child learn their ABCs and 123s is a great idea, but what’s most important in the early years is how you play and interact with your child.
 

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Finding recreational activities for kindergarten and school-aged children, and getting help paying for them
Finding recreational activities for kindergarten and school-aged children, and getting help paying for them

Starting around ages four and five, many children show an interest in organized recreation, arts and sports programs.

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