About Us

How It All Began

The South Leaside Monday Group (SLMG) was founded in 1972 by a new mother seeking to establish a community based group where parents could come together, relax and enjoy much needed ‘adult time’. Forty plus years later, SLMG continues to thrive and provide a social outlet for new and seasoned parents.

Our goal is to offer a comfortable, fun environment where parents can chat and enjoy a cup of coffee for an hour or so without having to tend to the needs of their little one(s).

Our Purpose

In addition to the social aspect of the SLMG, our secondary focus is to provide interesting and educational presentations given by well-established professionals. Topics that reflect the group’s interests are chosen annually by members. They range from Infant CPR to cooking demonstrations.

We are not to be confused with a ‘Mom’s Group’ where mothers and babies play together. This time is intended specifically for parents to learn something new, engage socially with other parents and recharge. Babies and children have fun together in nearby rooms while being cared for by dedicated, experienced and nurturing caregivers.

Our Members

We welcome moms-to-be, new parents and their infants, parents and their toddlers, as well as veteran parents with children already attending school. SLMG is a great place to connect with other parents in the community, share your parenting experiences and to benefit from informative presentations, social events and other activities.

We have several membership categories in which parents can select their level of involvement. We have Full Memberships available for new moms and those who want to attend Monday meetings or Social Memberships available for people who want to benefit from the other activities run by SLMG, but are unable to attend every Monday meeting.

For further membership information, click here.

For further information about childcare provided, click here.

For information about the playgroups, click here.