Kitchener-Waterloo Parents of Multiple Births Association

Our Mission:

Welcome to the Kitchener-Waterloo Parents of Multiple Births Association (K-W POMBA) website, a resource for families of multiple births. Our mission is to provide guidance, support and encouragement to families and expectant families of multiples. We aim to connect our members with each other, and with relevant resources in our community so they can better enjoy their unique parenting experiences. We are volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization, and a proud chapter of Multiple Births Canada.


Contacts
To learn more: Email info@kwpomba.ca




Coffee Pub Night
Need another night to get out of the house? We have introduced a New Coffee Pub Night! Open to all parents of multiples (even non-members). We will be holding a casual drop in once a month on the first Wednesday of each Calendar month at 7pm (check out our calendar for the location). We want to have a casual atmosphere for mom's and dad's to just come out relax and chat. Hosted by Linnea and Julie



Registered Education Savings Plan Seminar
Monday, May 25, 2015 at Sun Life Financial, 94 Bridgeport Road E. Waterloo (Sobey’s Plaza, beside Moore’s). Arrival and Refreshments 6:30 p.m. Seminar will be from 7-8 p.m.

Come out and learn everything you need to know about RESP’s. Start saving early for your children’s education to take advantage of government grant contributions. This money will be very beneficial in helping your children financially though their post-secondary education.

Please RSVP to programs@kwpomba.com at your earliest convenience.



Car Seat Clinic with London Car Seat Safety
Sunday, June 7, 2015. (All day, morning or afternoon appointments)

A CRST (Children’s Restraint Systems Technicians) can:
-Teach you how to install and use your car seat properly
-Provide information on safe practices such as extended rear-facing and extended harnessing that go beyond the minimum legal requirements
-Help ensure proper seat belt fit for children riding in booster seats, as well as for older children who may no longer require a booster seat
-Recommend a safe and appropriate car seat that will fit your child, your car and your budget
... And so much more!

A CRST is really your best resource for all things related to child passenger safety.
You must RSVP to programs@kwpomba.com by Monday, May 25th with the following information:
1. All your children’s names, ages, weights, heights and current seat(s) they ride in (forward or rear facing), or if they are using a seat belt and/ or if you’re expecting.
2. Your vehicle(s) make, model and year.
3. If you prefer morning or afternoon appointment. We will let you know the exact time once all RSVP’s are in.

The clinic will be held at Colleen Ridley’s house, near the Boardwalk (Ira Needles and University area). Please bring your children with you and once you have learned to install your seats correctly you can ensure they are buckled properly before leaving. Hopefully we will have a nice warm day to play in our backyard while you are working with the CRST. We will entertain them for you! If it is raining or cold we will play in the playroom while you use the garage.



Multiple Expectations - Expectant Parent Workshop
Our next rounds of Multiple Expectations workshop series is coming up. This workshop is intended for parents who are expecting multiple-birth babies and is led by 2 Peer Health Workers who are parents of multiples too! There is a $40 fee for materials. The series takes place at The Family Centre. If you know anyone who is expecting multiples, please pass this information along. It is a great workshop not to be missed!

To register, please email peerhealth@kwpomba.ca