KidCareCanada Society News
Are you the right person for our team? Would you take pride in working with a charitable organization focused on giving babies the best start to life?We are looking for a talented, team-oriented and self-motivated individual who understands both design and development to maintain and expand our existing online services (a Drupal website and a YouTube channel) and to create stunning and effective documents from content that we provide. We often need our content to be managed and updated by team members who have varying skillsets so your role is to create materials that work for our audience... read more
Profile: Dr. Janet Werker, 2015 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Gold Medal recipient.
Dr. Janet Werker, a professor in UBC’s Department of Psychology. She is also, in the experience of KidCareCanada Society, generous and committed to sharing her expertise on infant and child development. She is the lead in our “Born to Communicate” captioned... read more
Can you spare a bit of time to volunteer? Your role will be to ensure the captions match the audio in our newly-captioned videos. Everything you need to participate can be found at this link: http://kidcarecanada.org/closed-captioning-qa
We believe all of our videos are enjoyable so we think it will be a pleasant task. We will be grateful if you can review one video (some are only a few minutes long), and VERY grateful if you choose to do more.
We encourage you correctly jot down the exact title of the video before filling out the form. And please also remember to... read more
We are delighted to welcome Kristina Verruyt as an advisor to KidCareCanada Society. Kristina brings to this role broad experience in many aspects of communication and a rich First Nations and Dutch heritage. Kristina is the Shaw TV Legislative Bureau Chief. She is the Producer and Director of Voice of BC, Shaw TV’s weekly public affairs program. Voice of BC gives British Columbians the opportunity to hear from top politicians in B.C. and across Canada, as well as leaders in the academic and business communities, in a balanced and thoughtful forum. Kristina’s heritage is Dutch and... read more
KidCareCanada recently conducted a small focus group, with a talented group of professionals committed to early childhood development and education. They represented the Early Years tables, Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Health Care, Government, Education and Organizations that support families.
Participants are listed alphabetically below:Ms. Sarah Amyot Ms. Miranda Andrews Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Cox Ms. Marlene Dergousoff Dr. Enid Elliot Ms. Michelle Gilmore Dr. Stefanie Green Ms. Janis Johnson Ms. Belinda Macey Ms. Tammy Timms
Our... read more
With the generous support of past and future donors KidCareCanada is changing the outcome for children and society!
The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is happening now and will continue till the end of June 2015.
KidCareCanada is participating and you can reach our page here: https://www.canadahelps.org/gcgc/102677
Thanks to the support of private donors, in the past year we were able to …
- Develop 17 PSAs (public service announcements)
- Create and publish book marks for families and our partner organizations
- Publish annual reports... read more
Do you know a mother you would like to honour? Consider sharing a story and/or making a gift to KidCareCanada Society. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation that will be used to develop free educational resources for at-risk mothers. We will read all stories and post a selection to our Facebook page and website. Submit your stories here: http://kidcarecanada.org/content/contact-kidcarecanada
Mary Ann was a moving force in the development of KidCareCanada Society and still plays a pivotal role. She is our Board Secretary. At the same time, Mary Ann founded and leads a remarkable non-profit society and registered charity that encourages literacy – Books for Me! http://www.booksformevancouver.org/
Mary Ann was a lawyer for 30 years and has now retired from that profession, but anyone who knows Mary Ann knows she is far from “retired”.
In Mary Ann’s view literacy is the all-important stepping-stone to success for many children. As Books for Me! indicates, Mary... read more
At this traditional time of giving we want to shine a light on someone who gives all year – and in so many contexts - our board member and lead Paediatrician, Dr. Andrew Macnab. Andrew’s work and dedication to making the world a better place extends far beyond KidCareCanada. He spends much of every year in Uganda improving the lives of Ugandan children – and adults .In a recent message from Uganda we learned that Andrew and his local colleague Dr. Sharif Mutabazi, along with teachers, are celebrating remarkable results with their newly implemented school-based diagnostic and immediate... read more
Great news - Funding from the Vancouver Foundation will allow KIDCARECANADA to proceed with captioning all of our videos. Captioning will allow for better accessibility to our resources by wider audiences. We are thrilled to be moving forward with this project and send our sincere thanks and appreciation to 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.