Meet The Director

Hello Mississauga Moms!

I’m Jen Ellis, the Director of Mommy Connections Mississauga!

Photo by Ranna Asha Photography

My journey as a mom began three years ago when my first daughter was born. It was early January—cold, dark and so snowy. Like many moms I wasn’t sleeping, and breastfeeding around the clock. While I was very fortunate that my close girlfriends were also having kids around the same time, I felt trapped by the winter and longed to make connections with local moms.

At the time I was living in the High Park neighbourhood and joined Mommy Connections West Toronto. It was a consistent highlight of my week! I got out and met other moms in a supportive environment, and I felt less alone. I learned so much about my baby as well as my recovering body, and I had fun! After each session I felt energized and motivated. An unexpected benefit: I made a friend. And a wonderful friend at that, who also has a daughter just a week older than my own.

My family moved to Port Credit in the summer of 2018. I love it here—there is a real vibrancy to the community, especially given all the families with young children living here. Mississauga really is such an amazing city to raise a family, and I’m proud to call it home.

In October 2018 I joined the Mommy Connections team, and began running the Mississauga chapter in January 2019. In addition to my role with Mommy Connections I run a Public Relations consultancy, having worked in PR for a decade, and also work as a professional contemporary and hip hop dancer and dance educator.

I am passionate about helping parents make meaningful connections. Through Mommy Connections, I hope that you can find your mom village like I found mine. I look forward to engaging with each of you, helping nurture this awesome community of Mississauga moms, and bringing you the best baby- and child-focused resources that the city has to offer.

We host classes and events for parents and their little ones at various stages:

Mom & Baby (for newborns to 18-month-olds)
Mom & Tot (for tots walking to three-year-olds)
Mom-to-Be for those who want to be prepared and make the very most of their upcoming mat leave

Check out more information on our upcoming mom and baby programs in Mississauga.

If you have any questions, I’d love to hear from you at

We’re all in this wild journey of parenthood together!