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KidCareCanada Society News

Post date: Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:30

You can now order "ABC's For New Parents"  in print format via Crown Publications

Here's what they say:


The gentle supportive tone of the “ABC’s for New Parents” book enables ALL new parents to acquire many tips and strategies they can use on their parenting journey, and trustworthy information health professionals and educators can use when supporting families. Each letter of the alphabet relates to an important aspect of early nurturing, key to healthy social and emotional development. Each page includes a QR code that links to relevant videos or additional... read more

Post date: Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:03

Exciting News! KIDCARECANADA founder/Executive Director, Estelle Paget is shown here at the Shaw studio during the filming of a new series of "Conversations with KIDCARECANADA."

Yesterday we worked with some wonderful guests, like Registered Speech and Language Pathologist, Caitlin Bittman, and pediatrician, Dr. Andrew Macnab. More guests are on the schedule for next week and the series will air soon.

We'll be sharing additional information over the next few days and weeks.

We thank filmmaker Alisa Kerr (Hi-Def Productions) and Shaw Producer Ryan Spedding (@rspedding... read more

Post date: Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:04

Our most recent annual report is now available on our "Annual Report" webpage.

Here is a quote:

"Currently, British Columbia has one of the highest rates of childhood vulnerability in Canada. The consequences affect our whole society. With early childhood colleagues we are working to reduce childhood vulnerability by empowering parents and professionals to promote mental and emotional health in children, right from the start of life.

We cannot do this alone. In 2018 we hope to build on the relationships we have developed... read more

Post date: Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:34

If you wish to support the work we are doing at KIDCARECANADA, please know that every amount, no matter how small, is helpful!


Right now, CanadaHelps is running “the Great Canadian Giving Challenge”. Every dollar donated to KIDCARECANADA, using CanadaHelps, automatically earn us the chance to win $10,000. 

Simply make your donation online by using the donate button here

Kindly note: donations of $20 or more receive a charitable tax receipt.

Post date: Wed, 05/30/2018 - 07:52

Dr. Janet Werker, world-renowned for her work in language acquisition, held KIDCARECANADA members spellbound with her talk, “Language Acquisition Begins Long Before the First Word” at our May 27 Annual General Meeting. “Spoken language makes us human. It allows the level of complexity of ideas we can share.” From there, Dr. Werker explained what everyone can do to ensure optimal language acquisition and the benefits to each child of doing this. “Language acquisition begins really, really early!” stressed Dr. Werker. Even babies who cannot hear get the rhythmical characteristics of... read more

Post date: Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:15

On May 3, at Government House in Victoria BC, the Lieutenant Governor of BC, Her Honour Janet Austin, along with the President of Leadership Victoria Society, Sarah Hood, the Executive Director of Community and Government Relations, University of Victoria, Alison Noble, and CEO of the Victoria Foundation, Sandra Richardson, will recognize 22 people who have made a positive impact in our community through their leadership.

Included on this list of “Inspiring Stories, Inspiring People”, is our very own KIDCARECANADA founder/Executive Director, Estelle Paget. She, and the other award... read more

Post date: Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:07

We are delighted  to welcome Dr. Helen M. Burt as a new director on the board of KIDCARECANADA.

Dr. Burt is the Associate Vice-President Research & Innovation at the University of British Columbia. From 2016-2017, she served as the Vice-President Research pro tem.

Burt is a professor of drug delivery in the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and has held a number of positions over her 35-year career in academia, including UBC Senate, Associate Dean Research & Graduate Studies and Director of Research for Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She is also a founding... read more

Post date: Sun, 10/22/2017 - 15:03

We are delighted to share the news that Shaw TV South Vancouver Island has a new video on YouTube that showcases the "ABC's for New Parents” book, which was developed through a collaboration between the Vancouver Island Health Authority and KIDCARECANADA.

New moms and expert professionals are featured in both the book and the SHAWTV video, providing valuable tips to new parents with regard to the social and emotional development of babies.

The link to the video is here:

For... read more

Post date: Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:07

We are delighted that the Fall edition of Island Health Magazine features an article about our ABC book! One of many interesting articles in this publication which is available online as well as in print. See Page 6 of this edition - Building a Healthy Brain for your Baby!

And be sure to follow this great publication which covers a range of topics related to health and wellness.

Thank you Island Health!

Post date: Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:38

Like many people, you probably support your community through the United Way.

Did you know you can donate to KIDCARECANADA by designating us in your United Way donation? Also, many organizations match donations to the United Way so you might have a way to double your donation.

It is good to do two things if you would like to donate to us through the United Way

Designate KIDCARECANADA Society Provide your name so we can thank you – otherwise we just receive the donation as “anonymous.”


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.