Children 12 and Under

Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health general information website referring to children’s issues, including a wide variety of resources within the VCH region –

Healthy Families BC

This is a comprehensive website about family health –

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.

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

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.

Information Children

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

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.
Vancouver: (604) 875-2084
Website: Kelty Resource Centre

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.

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.

A Parent’s Guide to Immunization

A free guide to your child’s immunization schedule.
Subscription magazine with info and advice to help you raise your baby.

Mommy Connections

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

Parent Support Services Society of BC

Parenting programs and resources for families across BC.

Poison Control Centre

Provides information on poisons and treatment.
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)

Canadian Centre for Child Protection

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

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

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.

Catching The Spirit Youth Society

Outdoor experiences for youth 12 – 18

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.

Children and Diabetes

Diabetes Camps – 1-800-2268404

Canadian Diabetes Association:
Information for families with kids/youth with diabetes,-teens—diabetes/kids—type-1

Eating Disorders

Kelty Mental Health

Palliative Care

This is a link to resources for children and youth experiencing grief and loss.

Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Support
Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Support for Families on Bowen
We are a team of BC Registered Midwives who work together as primary care providers & have collectively been serving North Shore women including Bowen Island and their families for decades.
This personalized service includes home and hospital birth, water birth, as well as breastfeeding and early parenting support.

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.

Bowen Children’s Centre
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.

Island Pacific School
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.

Mental Health

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