nurturing the best possible start

Our Team

 

KidCareCanada has benefitted from the support of a great number of health care professionals, researchers in Early Childhood Development, individual supporters and organizations from around the world and especially, British Columbia.  They have donated hundreds of hours to share their expertise and encouragement.

Our team greatly increased in numbers during a research study conducted from November 2010 to March 2011. Five sites led and actively participated in the study:

  • The Sooke Family Resource Program
  • The Cowichan Band in Duncan, BC
  • The Vancouver Native Health Society
  • Victoria Family Medicine Practitioners
  • Cortes Health Centre.

Hundreds of people were involved in the various steps including design, validation, leadership and participation. We consider each and every person a member of the KidCareCanada team. We are especially grateful to every new parent who took the time to review our DVD, either on their own, or in a parenting discussion group. As we well know, a new baby is all-consuming. Yet, these parents filled out, and in many situations, mailed in a long and detailed questionnaire.

Other members of the KidCareCanada team include the increasing number of new parents, grandparents and caregivers and their little babies who disrupt their lives, often travelling considerable distances with their little ones to participate in our film shoots. We appreciate every parent who volunteers to work with us so that other new parents may learn about caring for their babies.

We value our donors. Without you, this non-profit society cannot function. You are key members of the KidCareCanada team.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
We thank the Victoria Foundation for their support
Vancouver FoundationWe acknowledge the financial support of the Vancouver Foundation

The content of KidCareCanada videos is informed by current research and shared by experts in the field. It should not be used for diagnosing or treating, and is NOT a substitute for professional care.

If you (or someone you know) has thoughts of doing self-harm, or harm to a baby or anyone else, please call to speak with a trained crisis worker. Local Crisis Helpline numbers can be found through a Google Search.  In British Columbia, Canada you can call Mental Health Support (BC-wide) at 310-6789 or you can call the North American line 1 800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
In ANY crisis, your local emergency number is another option and it is always available. Use 911 in North America, 999 in the UK or, if you're elsewhere, use the emergency number for your area.