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Community Parent Education Services (COPE)

Contact Information

Phone: (905) 521-2100, ext. 77295
Fax: 905 577-8453

Community Parent Education Service
354 King Street West
Hamilton, ON  
L8P 1B3

What is Community Parent Education Services (COPE)? 

COPE conducts courses, workshops and educational events for families with 3-12 year old children who have challenging behaviour. Courses specifically designed for families of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are also available. 

COPE Courses

  • Meet once a week for two hours
  • Courses are free and easy to access within the community
  • Child care is available at many sites 

Parents learn skills to:

  • Increase positive behaviour
  • Avoid conflicts
  • Encourage cooperation
  • Respond to aggression
  • Set priorities
  • Solve problems 

In COPE, parents:

  • Share ideas with other parents
  • Talk about common problems
  • Learn about useful community services
  • Watch helpful videotapes

Parents say:

  • "I'm dealing with my son better"
  • "I feel more confident"
  • "I feel calmer and don't get as angry as I used to"
  • "Very helpful as a single parent"
  • "Getting together with other parents was very helpful"
  • "I should have taken this course sooner!" 

Other workshops that are also available throughout the year:

  • COPEing with Homework
  • COPEing with Impulsive and Forgetful Children
  • COPE presents: 1-2-3 Magic


COPE courses start four times a year, in the fall, winter, spring and summer at various community locations and at different times of the day. Some locations offer child care. 

Please call (905) 521-2100 ext. 77295 for information or to register. 

The Community Education Service is a part of the McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences. It is committed to research and education. The Community Education Service provides regular student placements for a variety of disciplines. 

The staff and clients participate in Client Satisfaction Surveys and we use a program specific satisfaction survey for each group we offer. Outcomes and reviews are reported yearly and guide the service's development. 

Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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