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KidCareCanada Society News

Post date: Sat, 05/20/2017 - 07:43

Like many non-profits, we at KIDCARECANADA find that we are eternally thinking about funding issues. That is why we are so grateful to four prominent members of the community who generously shared their time and talents with us. 

  We want to thank Calvin Fong, Director of Donor Services at the Vancouver Foundation, Carol Henriquez, Founder, Arts Umbrella, Jack Serlin, Financial Advisor at Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. and John Stubbs, President Emeritus at Simon Fraser University (seen in the photo above).    All four participated in a panel discussion with our board members,... read more
Post date: Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:43

KIDCARECANADA is proud of our supporters. They care about the well-being of children and are working to create a better world. Here’s a great example!

Our member and supporter, Mary-Jo Ohl states:

“After 36 years as an elementary school teacher librarian I am going to Rwanda this August for three weeks. As part of a team I hope to share my love of literature and children, as well as my knowledge of how to run a library. After the genocide in Rwanda there are few books available and reading is not part of the culture, many children have never held a book. Making both fiction... read more

Post date: Sat, 01/28/2017 - 11:05

KIDCARECANADA is, well, Canadian...

But we are delighted when we find that our reach extends beyond our own borders. A recent example is funds that have been donated to us by an online foundation in the UK - a mysterious donor and one we truly appreciate!  

This generous donation-- made through the “UK Online Giving Foundation” -- will be used to create resources accessible for ALL families. As a public website with videos translated into many languages, we are proud that our content is available around the world.

We want to say a special and heartfelt “THANK YOU” to... read more

Post date: Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:18

Bathing a newborn is a new experience for parents and, like learning anything new, it requires practice. Many new skills will feel uncomfortable at first but after a short time you will gain confidence with repetition. As you begin to feel more comfortable, your baby will sense it and they too will relax and enjoy the encounter. Bath time then becomes a time for bonding and enjoyment for the infant, parent and family.

The KIDCARECANADA series of “How to Bathe a Baby” videos can help you understand this process.  Families bathe their babies on camera as they interact with... read more

Post date: Sun, 11/13/2016 - 09:43

 

KIDCARECANADA is throwing a party: Bubbles, Dancing, and Dessert - November 16th at Telus Garden, downtown Vancouver. Besides having a great time you will help to change lives!

Get your tickets here: https://eventbrite.ca/e/bubbles-dancing-and-dessert-tickets-28381828814

Too many children miss out on the best possible start to life. They do not benefit from the positive impacts of early nurture. KIDCARECANADA teaches why early nurture is critically important for lifelong mental, emotional and physical health and shows how to do it through our appealing and... read more

Post date: Sat, 10/15/2016 - 10:42

“Conversations with KIDCARECANADA”

 
Our Shaw TV series “Conversations with KIDCARECANADA”  is airing now through to December.  Hosted by Estelle Paget, Executive Director of KIDCARECANADA, we hope you enjoy the insights this series provides.

The knowledgeable guests focus on how early life experiences have a life-long impact on children, families and society, providing key messages for healthy development.

Episode 1 “Early Nurturing”
 
1.     “ Early Nurturing” featured Dr. Andrew Macnab, pediatrician, and Shelley Cardinal, National Indigenous Advisor... read more

Post date: Sun, 08/21/2016 - 19:04
With the help of the management and an amazing crew at Shaw TV, KIDCARECANADA has been developing a series of TV shows to be broadcast on Vancouver Island and widely shared. We are very grateful for this opportunity.   Our goals: to inform families and communities about the importance of early nurture and to share KIDCARECANADA video resources.   We wish to recognize the leadership of Shaw TV who believes the information in the KIDCARECANADA videos is of critical importance to all members of the community, especially families. Shaw TV has applied their expertise and resources to produce this... read more
Post date: Mon, 07/04/2016 - 17:45
Here’s an update about the translations of our videos. The list is growing!     In addition to our English captioning, we are translating one video at a time into the following 11 languages — the 11 most frequently-used languages in BC: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Punjabi, Korean, Farsi, Arabic, Vietnamese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and French.  

 

Simply do the following:
 1.    Click on the video link (the current list of 15 translated videos is below) 2.    Click on play 3.    Click on the settings icon (the gear icon) in the lower right of the menu/player  4.    Click... read more
Post date: Fri, 07/01/2016 - 13:12
In an announcement on Thursday, June 30, 2016, the Governor General of Canada named Ned Goodman as a member of the Order of Canada “for his contributions to Canada’s investment industry and for his philanthropic support for higher education, culture and health care.”   https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2016/06/ned-goodman-appointed-to-the-order-...   KIDCARECANADA is delighted for Dr. Goodman — who is a founding member of our organization — as this is one of our country’s highest civilian honours.    Everyone at KIDCARECANADA sends our heartfelt congratulations and gratitude.   
Post date: Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:16

 

 

 

 

 

Three generations of Macnabs donate their time and talent to support families by participating in KIDCARECANADA video.

Dr. Andrew Macnab is the lead pediatrician of KIDCARECANADA and a key founding member

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When we needed a dad to wash a baby in the kitchen sink, his son, Dr. Magnus Macnab (who is a physician in Victoria) stepped up to help.

 

 

See them here:

http://kidcarecanada.org/media/how-bathe-baby-series-trailer

http://kidcarecanada.org/media/how-bathe-baby-1-scary-soothing

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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.