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KidCareCanada Society News

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:
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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.

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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:

Post date: Sun, 12/06/2015 - 08:34

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

Post date: Thu, 11/19/2015 - 17:37

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

Post date: Thu, 09/24/2015 - 21:16

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:

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

Post date: Sun, 09/06/2015 - 20:27

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

Post date: Mon, 07/27/2015 - 22:40

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

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We thank the Victoria Foundation for their support
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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.