KidCareCanada Society News
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
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
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
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!
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 WayDesignate KIDCARECANADA Society Provide your name so we can thank you – otherwise we just receive the donation as “anonymous.”
Dr. Carolyn Steinberg, MSC, MD, FRCPC, appears in many KIDCARECANADA videos and over the years she has generously shared her deep understanding of the complexity of the child-raising experience. Through her words, our viewers learn more about the joys of having a baby and also about the challenges, especially when postpartum depression is present or the role brings unanticipated changes to mothers and fathers. Dr. Steinberg also explores the degree to which new babies understand more than the adults around them might realize.
Along with her roles as Clinical Associate... read more
We want to say a big THANK YOU to ‘Success By 6, South Vancouver Island’ for supporting the distribution of KIDCARECANADA’s “ABCs for New Parents” books by purchasing copies to gift to families.
Find Success By 6, South Vancouver Island at http://www.successby6victoria.ca/ and on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/SuccessBySixVictoria
THANK YOU to Daniel, of Patisserie Daniel, on Cook Street in Victoria, BC! Daniel is a strong supporter of early childhood. He takes his role as dad seriously and talks with love about his children. He even watched and commented on the “Conversations with KIDCARECANADA” SHAW TV shows that aired in many parts of BC last year.
Yesterday we told Daniel of an event taking place at the Peninsula Early Years Centre this morning with 10-12 early childhood specialists. (They will pilot the new ABCs book with the families they serve.) Daniel immediately took a LARGE cake box and filled it... read more
It is never too late to nurture a child, but early nurture is best. Every parent can learn how to do this. The ABCs book - ABCs for New Parents - on the KIDCARECANADA website provides a simple “how to” and leads parents to additional resources on social and emotional development, most often videos on the same topic. You can find the free online version of the book here http://kidcarecanada.org/abcs-new-parents-book
Note that this book was developed in partnership with Island Health. Over 30 experts in early childhood development contributed to the book and reviewed it. We are very... read more
At KIDCARECANADA we believe that early nurturing can help to create individuals who are comfortable in their own skin, get along well with others, learn well, are productive and perform acts of kindness throughout their life.
Clint Nickerson was one such person. He knew how to have fun, golfing and following his other pursuits. He formed strong friendships and was a highly productive and well-respected broadcaster and producer. He mentored young people and contributed in many ways to making life better for others.
We are especially bereft at KIDCARECANADA because Clint was... read more
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.