nurturing the best possible start

KidCareCanada Society News

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:

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.”   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


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:

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Post date: Sun, 06/05/2016 - 10:40
Communication is the key!   "The evidence of the benefits of early nurturing has been growing significantly in recent years but no matter how strong this may be, what is of critical importance is effectively communicating that evidence and demonstrating the practical ways it can be applied. KIDCARECANADA set out to do just that and over the past 5 years can be proud of not only developing a growing number of relationships with many individuals and organizations but of taking advantage of a rapidly evolving technological environment to reach an ever-expanding audience."      --   Carl Nilsen... read more
Post date: Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:04
  We have very exciting news about the translations of our videos. Several are done already and there will be more available soon.    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.     Right now (as of April 22, 2016), you may view “Early Experiences Last a Lifetime”, “Skin to Skin Contact”, and “See the World through your Baby’s Eyes” in various translations.   Simply do the following:
   1. Click on... read more
Post date: Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:57

March 2, 2016: KIDCARECANADA welcomes Heather McQueen to our Board of Directors.

Heather McQueen is a Senior Program Manager, CE Strategy & Operations with the TELUS Health organization. She has over 15 years’ experience in Customer Service, Communications and Program Management. Heather leads high impact programs that support the connected experience for health practitioners and patients using Health IT technology. We are delighted that Heather brings her solutions-oriented leadership and dynamic approach to the work of KIDCARECANADA.

KIDCARECANADA Society is a... read more

Post date: Sun, 02/07/2016 - 12:45

KidCareCanada was inspired by The Early Years 2016 conference held recently in Vancouver BC! Our interactive session was titled “Facilitating Change One Family at a Time with Multimedia.” The photo here shows the session leaders, Estelle Paget, Padmapriya Kandhadai, and Carolyn Steinberg. And here's where to find the learning guides that were showcased during the session:


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.