Early Intervention Team and Infant Development Program -Parksville Health Unit
Physiotherapy(0-19), Occupational Therapy(0-5), Speech Language Therapy(0-5), Infant Development, a (District 69 Family Resource Association Program) Please call the number below for information on these programs.
Ministry of Child and Family Development
Role of the Ministry is to promote and develop the ability of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children, youth and adults. Trained personnel specialize in a variety of program areas and works in partnership with other agencies.Child, Family and Community Services: Provides family support and child protection. When someone has reason to believe that a child is being abused, neglected or is for any other reason in need of protection, they are required to report this to a social worker. The social worker will assess and work with the family to come up with solutions that keep the children safe. If you have questions about a family situation, feel free to call. 954-4737 After hours: 310-1234

Child and Youth Mental Health (C&YMH;) For children and their families. Contact 954-4745, C&YMH; Services include therapy (individual, family, and group) *Parent education. *Suicide Risk Assessment – Contact 954-4544 (Mon-Fri) 9am to 8pm.

Community Living Services: Offers support to children and adults with developmental and multiple disabilities, to live and successfully participate in this community. Contact 954-4737

Malaspina University College – Nanaimo
Malaspina University College – Nanaimo. Regional Campuses: Cowichan, Parksville/Qualicum, Powell River
Springboard Family Centre, Parksville
Provides high quality childcare for children from 0-5 years, supporting their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. The Centre’s mision includes the goal of encouraging and assisting young parents to: Complete an on-site educational program, Increase their understandfing of family management , Enhance life skills and parenting skills, Explore career and work acitvities, Find peer support and relationships. Programs include Healthy Beginnings, Food Safe, Mother Goose and Friends, Muski Garden and the Kitchen Klub plus community field trips.
Tillicum Haus Native Friendship Centre – Nanaimo and Area
Tillicum Haus Native Friendship Centre promotes justice, fairness and equality for Aboriginal people through a holistic approach to programming and services. Programs: Building Better Babies, Mother Goose, Nobody’s Perfect, Community Kitchen, Counselling, Creating Healthy Families, Additions, Diabetes Support, FASD, Breast Feeding, Men’s Wellness, Counsellor Training, Basic Adult Education
Family Resourse Association, District 69, Parksville
The District 69 Family Resource Association is committed to providing early intervention, counselling, support and education services. This organization offers a variety of services to support the development, independence and empowerment of individuals and families. Programs available: Children Who Witness Abuse Program, Family Advancement Program, Family Support Program, Group Facilitator, Infant Develpment Program, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapy, Sexual Abuse Intervention Program, Youth and Family Counselling Mediation Program, Youth Enhancement Program-Group Facilitator and Family Mediator.
Healthy Beginnings, Parksville
This is a free drop-in program where parents can get together to discuss parenting, child develpment, play, nutrition, relationships and much more. The purposes of Healthy Beginnings are: To support parents in giving their children a wonderful start in life, To promote positive parenting and family well-being, To enhance the optimal development of babies and young children. Childminding is available for most groups and taxi is provided for parents with transportation difficulties.
Vancouver Island Regional Library
Have Fun at the Library! *Board Books & Picture Books *Childrens’s Videos & DVD’s *Books on Tape and CD * Music on CD or Audiotape *Children’s Magazines *Children’s Preschool Storytime *Summer Reading Club *Preschool Tours * Daycare/Preschool Library Card & lots of martrial for parent, too!
Powell River School District 47
Nanaimo School District 68

Qualicum School District 69

Port Alberni School District 70
Comox Valley School District 71
Powell River Child, Youth & Family Services
Early Childhood Parenting Programs, (Families are asked to pre-register)
Vancouver Island West School District 84
Port McNeill Family Centre
To encourage and enhance healthy opportunities for all families. Drop-in Centre for Parents and Caregivers, parenting and child care information; videos, children’s activities and programs.
Campbell River Family Services – Programs & Serviices
Services To Young Parents: Pregnancy Outreach Program, New Beginnings Program, Creating Healthy Families Program, The Nobody’s Perfect, also Family Place.Services To Children & Youth: Special Services to Children Program(referrals through the Ministry for Children and Families); sexual Abuse Intervention Program: Child and Family Liaison Program(referrals through Ministry of Children and Family Development), Family Outreach Program, Friendship Skills Summer Camp.

Family Services: Family Support Program, Behavioral Consultant for Caregivers Program,

Specialized Services: Community Based Victim Services Program, Crisis Line(24 hour)

Other Programs and Services: Friendship Skills for boys & Girls, Parent Education Courses

For more specific information on programs and services offered, please see website link above or contact our office.

Good Beginnings Family Child Care Training PacificCARE Nanaimo
A 12 week course which will enhance your caregiving skills in the areas of child development, guidance, progrqmming, health, safety and more.
Good Beginnings – Family Child Care Training
Join us for this 33-hr course for family child care providers. Topics include child development, positive child guidance, business promotion and management, licensing requirements, self-care, program planning and partnerships with families. For more information or to register, contact Victoria Child Care Resource and Referral @ 382-7000.
Southern Vancouver Island Family Child Care Association
SVIFCCA is a volunteer-driven group with over seventy-five members. As a non-profit organization, SVIFCCA provides support to family child care providers from Duncan to Salt Spring Island, including the Greater Victoria Region. SVIFCCA monthly meetings are held at the Salvation Army Citadel at 4030 Douglas Street on the 4th Thursday of every month (except December, July and August). For more information, phone 391-6556 or send an email to:
PacificCARE Workshops
For a list of workshops and events provided for caregivers by PacificCARE and community partners, please visit the PacificCARE website, email or call our office for more details.
How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk, Victoria
For parents of three- to eight-year-old children, this course is based on the video series by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 18 – Feb. 22, 2007 and Thursdays, May 17 – Jun. 21, 2007. Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm. Location: Single Parent Resource Centre. Cost: Sliding Scale from $10-$90, depending on annual income. For more information or to register, phone 385-1114.
The Anatomy of Anger, Victoria
Within a confidential setting, this course will help men and women to “normalize” the anger process and prepare them to be effective role models for anger management so, potentially, whole families can become healthier and more peaceful. Dates: Thursdays, Nov. 9 – Dec. 14, 2006. Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm. Location: Single Parent Resource Centre. Cost: $10-$90 sliding scale, according to annual income. For more information or to register, please call 385-1114.
Parenting Pre-teens: Things Every Parent Needs to Know, Victoria
This course will prepare parents of nine- to eleven-year-olds to face the joys and challenges of living with a pre-teen. Location: Single Parent Resource Centre. Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 16 – Feb. 20, 2007. Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm Cost: $10-$90 sliding scale, according to annual income. For more information or to register, call 385-1114.
Salt Spring Island Community Services
Salt Spring Island Community Services provides a broad and diverse range of services and supports to the communities of the Southern Gulf Islands. For more information, phone (250) 537-9971 or check out its website: