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Mothers Connection

As part of our new parent support program, the Mothers Connection group is a great opportunity for moms with a child with Down syndrome to share celebrations, struggles, goals, practical information, and resources in a comfortable and supportive environment. Childcare will be provided to children 6 and under, which enables us to meet worry and interruption free. 

As parents of a child with Down syndrome, we know that support from other parents has been paramount, and we would like to ensure that new parents are able to join our Mothers Connection group as soon as they are ready.

The Mothers Connection Program runs bi-weekly in Kitchener on Wednesdays from mid-September to mid-June.

Registration is required to secure childcare spots.

“I attended Mothers Connection from the time my son was a newborn. The advice and support from the other moms who knew what I was going through was critical to my postpartum mental health. We had a rough first few months as first-time parents, and I would have been lost without my ‘mom group.’ I’m so glad to have these amazing women to turn to.” Katrina Fraser

If you are a mom of a child with Down syndrome and you would like more information about the group or would like to register, please contact Jenn Burechails and Amber Barens by using the form on the New Parent page.



Mothers Connection developed a closed Facebook group which has proven to be a successful form of support for many families. To access this group, please follow the above link and request to be added.

Being a part of the Mothers Connection group has been amazing this past year and a half. The ladies in the group are amazing. It has been my comfort knowing that when I sit with these ladies and listen to their stories, their pains, and their joys, I am not the only one with these feelings of stress or when some days are more difficult than others. These mothers understand and share my same feelings.

Cheng, mother of Xenyia, 3.5 years old.