Children 12 and Under

Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health general information website referring to children’s issues

http://www.vch.ca/your-health/

Healthy Families BC

This is a comprehensive website about family health –

https://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/

Public Health Nurses for the North Shore – Early Years

They have an on-call nurse available Mon – Fri from 8:30 – 4:30 (excluding holidays). Families with children ages 0-5 and pregnant families can call a nurse at 604-983-6754 if they have questions or concerns about their child’s health or development.

BC Council for Families

Works to strengthen and support family relationships, whatever they look like.
604-660-0675
www.bccf.ca

Child Care Resource Program

Community based non-profit service promoting programs and projects that enhance child care services and the quality of life for children and their families – home to the North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) Program
www.ccrr.bc.ca

Child Rights Awareness Campaign

Focuses on including all community members in activities and events that demonstrate the importance of learning about child rights, and supporting them.
http://www.connectforkids.ca

Information Children

For questions, concerns and support on any matter related to children, families and parenting.
www.informationchildren.com

Kelty Resource Centre

A provincial resource centre working to link children, youth and their families with appropriate resources in all areas of mental health and addictions. In addition, they also serve the resource needs of adults with an eating disorder.
1-800-665-1822
Vancouver: (604) 875-2084
Website: Kelty Resource Centre

North Shore Community Resources – NSCR

Child Care Resources and Referral Program (NSCCRRP)
A service that promotes programs and projects which enhance child care services and quality of life for children and their families.
http://www.nscr.bc.ca

A Parent’s Guide to Immunization

A free guide to your child’s immunization schedule.
1-800-O-CANADA
www.publichealth.gc.ca/immunization
Subscription magazine with info and advice to help you raise your baby.
1-866-457-3320
www.ParentsCanada.com

Mommy Connections

Educational and social connections for the modern family: 6 & 8 week programs.
www.mommyconnections.ca

Parent Support Services Society of BC

Parenting programs and resources for families across BC.
1-877-345-9777
http://www.parentsupportbc.ca

Poison Control Centre

Provides information on poisons and treatment.
1-800-567-8911
Vancouver Emergency: (604) 682-5050
Vancouver Non-Emergency: (604) 682-2344

Kids that Click

Tips for buying and using car and booster seats.
1-888-SAFE-TIP (723-3847)
www.safekidscanada.ca

Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Registered charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children. It operates
Cybertips.ca , Kids in the Know and Commit to Kids.
www.protectchildren.ca

Safety and the Internet: A parent’s guide for children ages 8 & 9

www.thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca

Supported Child Development Program (SCDP)

A child may be eligible due to a delay or disorder in one or more of the following areas communication, physical, intellectual, emotional/behavioural/ and medical. Strives to ensure the effective inclusion of all children in child care within their community.
604-998-0131

Catching The Spirit Youth Society

Outdoor experiences for youth 12 – 18
www.catchingthespirit.com

Welcome Wagon Baby Showers

Bringing information, congratulations and gifts of welcome to parents.
http://www.welcomewagon.ca/index.php/en/

Parents Canada

A very general site that has information about raising our children including information about exercise, nutrition and general parenting issues.

West Vancouver Child and Family Hub (at the Community Centre Civic Site)

Community based, co-located program, and services that promote the healthy development and well-being of families and young children in West Vancouver. Addressing community need for child care.
604-921-3403
www.westvancouver.ca

Children and Diabetes

Diabetes Camps – 1-800-2268404
www.diabetes.ca/D-Camps

Canadian Diabetes Association:
Food Skills for Families
www.foodskillsforfamilies.ca/hosts/

Eating Disorders

http://keltymentalhealth.ca/mental-health/disorders/eating-disorders
http://keltymentalhealth.ca/mental-health/disorders/infant-mental-health
This link has some interesting information on bonding with babies, relationships with infants etc. There are also many other links to children and mental health.
http://friendsparentprogram.com
The BC FRIENDS For Life Parent Program has been developed by parents for parents and can be used with children/youth aged 5 thru 15.

Palliative Care

This is a link to resources for children and youth experiencing grief and loss.
http://keltymentalhealth.ca/mental-health/grief-loss-children-and-youth

Schools, Daycares and Other Family Services

Bowen Island Family Place Connects families and supports family life on Bowen Island. We provide a parent and caregiver participation drop-in program for children 6 and under, to play and socialize in a safe, stimulating environment. http://www.bowenislandfamilyplace.com/

Bowen Children’s Centre
http://www.bowenchildrenscentre.ca/
This is an on-Island children’s centre with programs for toddlers, preschool age children, an after school club and Family Place.

Bowen Island Community School
This is a link to Bowen Island Community School – our on-Island community school and has lots of information about school programs, educational and community activities/opportunities.
http://westvancouverschools.ca/bics-elementary/

Island Pacific School
http://www.islandpacific.org
Island Pacific School is a private middle school on Island for grades 6 – 9 and their website has lots of interesting information and links to educational resources.

North Shore Community Resources
This link has a wide array of information for parents about services and programs. The North Shore Child Care Resources & Referral Program (NSCCRRP) is a service that promotes programs and projects which enhance child care services and quality of life for children and their families. The Child Care Resources Program provides services, support and consultation to parents, care providers, community agencies, municipalities, and the public on issues related to child care and early years.
http://www.nscr.bc.ca/childcare/childcare.html

Mental Health

See our Mental Health page for more information relating to children and mental health.