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Community resources

Each community within the VCH region has community resources available for families.

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Baby's Best Chance

This book is designed to help parents during their pregnancy and prepare them for the birth of their baby and the first six months of their baby's life.

bc211

Provide information and referral regarding community, government and social services in BC.

BC Association of Family Resources Program

Supports the development of diverse healthy families with children prenatal to six years old using a family-centered practice.

BC Council for Families

 

For over 40 years BCCF has been developing and delivering family support resources and training programs to professionals across the province that focus on prevention, inclusiveness and building skills and confidence.

811 / HealthLink BC

Provides access to non-emergency health information and advice in BC via telephone, a website, a mobile app and a collection of print resources.

Healthy Families BC

BC's health promotion plan to encourage British Columbians to make healthier choices at every stage of life.

Toddler's First Steps – A Best Chance Guide to Parenting Your 6- to 36-Month-Old Child

This book is designed to help parents cope with the challenges and create a stimulating, safe environment for their child as they grow from six months old up to 36 months old.

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Parent-Infant Drop-In - John Braithwaite Community Centre

Provides new parents with the chance to connect with, and get support from, other parents and health care professionals to discuss infant growth and development, nutrition, safety and adjustment to parenthood.

Parent-Infant Drop-In - Lynn Valley Road

Provides new parents with the chance to connect with, and get support from, other parents and health care professionals to discuss infant growth and development, nutrition, safety and adjustment to parenthood.

Parent-Infant Drop-In - Parkgate Community Health Centre

Provides new parents with the chance to connect with, and get support from, other parents and health care professionals to discuss infant growth and development, nutrition, safety and adjustment to parenthood.

Free (or low cost) things to do with your baby & child on the North Share

This handy guide produced by North Shore Neighbourhood House is updated seasonally.

Dental Public Health Program – North Shore

Providing prevention and early intervention services for children 1-5 years to prevent early childhood dental disease.

North Shore Community Resources

NSCR provides a broad spectrum of resources and services to North Shore residents with programing for families and children, seniors, information and referral, volunteer connections, legal information and advocacy, and more.

 
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Family Friendly Powell River

This Interactive Events Calendar highlights local events and organizations helping to deliver family-friendly events in Powell River.

Dental Public Health Program – Powell River

Providing prevention and early intervention services for children 1-5 years to prevent early childhood dental disease.

 
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Richmond Children First

Good general information on services for families in Richmond

VCH Guide to  Pregnancy and Parenting

Richmond's Guide to Helping Services – a VCH child development guide for parents of children up to 5 years old.

Richmond Kids

For kids 0 to 6 and their families

Dental Public Health Program – Richmond

Providing prevention and early intervention services for children 1-5 years to prevent early childhood dental disease.

 
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Sea to Sky Kids

A website created through the local BC Early Years Centre, Putting Children First Initiative, Success By 6 and Sea to Sky Community Services to serve and provide families and service providers with easy access to information in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Dental Public Health Program – Pemberton 

Providing prevention and early intervention services for children 1-5 years to prevent early childhood dental disease.

Dental Public Health Program – Squamish 

Providing prevention and early intervention services for children 1-5 years to prevent early childhood dental disease.

Dental Public Health Program – Whistler

Providing prevention and early intervention services for children 1-5 years to prevent early childhood dental disease.

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Sunshine Coast Community Services

A website created through the local BC Early Years Centre, Putting Children First Initiative, Success By 6 and Sea to Sky Community Services to serve and provide families and service providers with easy access to information in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Bellies and Babies

Prenatal Nutrition Drop-in for pregnant mothers and mothers with babies 0-1 yr: includes two weekly hot lunch groups, cooking and nutritional information for a healthy pregnancy, support for breastfeeding and baby's first foods, clothing swaps, resource sharing and one-to-one support.

Mondays: Gibson & Area Community Centre 11 am – 1 pm

Tuesdays: Sechelt Community Services 11 am – 1 pm

Dental Public Health Program – Pender Harbour

Providing prevention and early intervention services for children 1-5 years to prevent early childhood dental disease.

Dental Public Health Program – Gibsons

Providing prevention and early intervention services for children 1-5 years to prevent early childhood dental disease.

Food banks & related food services

Good Food Box

Once per month low-cost vegetable and fruit box available to all residents on the Sunshine Coast. Tel: 604-885-6801

Onestraw Society

A Food Security network helping people access and engage in a local, resilient, sustainable food system.

Pender Harbour Outreach Healthy Meal Program

Home-cooked meals delivered Mondays from Secret Cove to Egmont for for $10/meal. Tel: 604-883-2819

Pender Harbour Food Bank

Free grocery items every second Monday: noon to 12:30 PM. Tel: (604) 883-2270

Salvation Army

Providing a free lunch to all residents in need on the Sunshine Coast on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Salvation Army Food Bank Gibsons 

Harvest of Hope Food Bank offers a monthly box for registered clients of the Salvation Army on Wednesday and Thursday from 11- 12 each week Tel: 604-886-3665

St Bart's Food Bank

Food Distribution: Third Wednesday of each month from 1 – 3 pm in the Church Hall

Sunshine Coast Community Services Food bank

Food distribution: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 am – 1 pm Tel: 604-885-5881, ext. 240


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Association of Neighbourhood Houses

Overseeing seven neighbourhood houses and an outdoor centre, through which they operate more than 300 community-based programs and services for a diversity of participants.

Kids vancouver.com

Lower Mainland's Family Resource

City of Vancouver – Children and childcare in Vancouver

Resources for parents and caregivers as well as childcare providers in the City of Vancouver.

Dental Public Health Program – Vancouver

Providing prevention and early intervention services for children 1-5 years to prevent early childhood dental disease.

Vancouver Community Centres

24 Vancouver community centres that focus on recreational, social, and cultural activities including Family resources and activities.

Vancouver Family Connections 

Created by a group of Neighbourhood Houses and Family Places throughout the City of Vancouver to provide a centralized resource for accessing family related services.

Vancouver Public Libraries

Programs for families through story times, classes and workshops that support lifelong learning, reading and information needs.

Vancouver School Board StrongStart Early Learning Centres

A free drop-in program offered to parents and caregivers with children ages 0 – 5 that emphasizes learning through play, language and positive social interactions.

Vancouver Society of Children's Centres

A non-profit community based organization which has developed and delivered a range of licensed child care services and family resource programs since 1995, out of a range of state of the art program centres in Downtown Vancouver. 

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

Westcoast Childcare Resource Centre

Provides information, referrals, training and resources to families, individuals and organizations who are seeking the best care and early learning for children.

YMCA of Greater Vancouver

Programs for families and their children to support strong and connected families within the community. 



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