Resources you can explore in your community

Use your network of people

  • Consult members of your immediate or extended family.
  • Consult the people in charge of the full-time care of your children. They may recommend other educators or childcare providers willing to look after your children in this way.
  • Look around your neighbourhood: a neighbour, a close friend or a mother of one of your child’s friends.

Use the resources in your municipality

  • Ask your CLSC about the services offered to families in case of an emergency or a family crisis.
  • Call the “Maison de la famille” in your region. If it is not able to answer your request itself, it will probably help you explore the options available in your area!
  • Do an Internet search of organizations offering respite childcare services in your region (some suggestions are listed below).
  • Visit your municipality’s website to find information on family and childcare services.

Emergency and crisis hotline  

Parents Helpline: 1-800-361-5085

A few organizations in the Greater Montreal area offering respite

Carrefour mousseau (Longueuil)
450 468-4926         

Halte la ressource (Montreal)
514 524-0073

Maison tremplin (Longueuil)

Cefedi (Montreal)
514 384-5330

Bar-ba parents (Longueuil)
Carrefour familial Hochelaga (Montreal)
514 523-9283
Carrefour naissance-famille du Bas-Richelieu (Sorel-Tracy)
450 743-0359
Centre périnatal le berceau (Beloeil)
450 446-7760
Les relevailles
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu : 450-895-3554
Montreal : 514-640-6741
Famille à cœur (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu)
450 346-1734
Station familles (Montreal)
514 762-2525
Baobab familial (Montreal)
514 734-4097

Centre récréatif poupart (Montreal)
514 524-7543 ou 514 872-2153

Halte-répit Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (Montreal)
514 598-5357