KidCareCanada Society News
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.
We are very happy that the Province of British Columbia has decided to continue operations funding for KIDCARECANADA. Thank you from all of us at KIDCARECANADA.
The Victoria Foundation just announced that KIDCARECANADA will receive funding to develop and produce learning guides for our Born to Communicate video series. A heartfelt thank you to the Victoria Foundation for this support and show of confidence in our work and its' value for the community.
KidCare Canada Society was so pleased to be a part of the Royal Roads University Masters of Arts in Professional Communications Org. Comm Challenge this year. Thank you to three fantastic teams for your brilliant insight and communication advice for KidCare.
Our heartfelt thanks to THE ATTACHMENT NETWORK OF MANITOBA for giving us permission to post their excellent brochure, "10 Things Your Baby Wants You to Know"
Check out our Fourth Annual Report – in picture book format: KidCareCanada Fourth Annual Report
Thanks to the many parents who graciously share their family photos with us, to our partners, participants in our film shoots, experts, advisors and board members, who all donate their time. Additional thanks to Willow Rupert, our awesome accountant at Trenholme & Company, and to Printorium Bookworks who generously enable us to print a small number of these Annual Reports.
Register here ow.ly/zyCSh for “Transforming the Patchwork: designing services that work for today’s families”
November 27, 2014, Songhees Health and Wellness Centre, Victoria BC
Under the leadership of Success by Six and PLAY, this one-day event will enable you to learn more about regional planning; benchmarking; planning; funding (and our collective impact); early years hubs/systems; aboriginal contributions and contexts; and research; and,contribute your vision.
Of special interest to: business leaders; funders; local social planners; municipal councillors; and those... read more
Board member, Dr. Tisha Gangopadhyay, is a registered psychologist. Her main job (aside from being the mother to two young daughters) is working with young offenders through the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Tisha joined KidCareCanada in 2010 and serves as Vice-president. In her professional work, Tisha has seen the adverse effects caused by the absence of early nurturing. She wants new parents to have the tools to nurture their children and give them the best possible start in life.
Tisha also has a private practice in... read more
Over the upcoming months we will feature some of our board members so you can see for yourself the amazing expertise that shapes our work. First up is Dr. Andrew Macnab, our lead Paediatrician who has been involved with KidCareCanada since its inception – and before. Andrew is a recognized champion of education for girls in developing countries, and founder of the African Hearts School in Uganda.
Andrew is an advocate for the use of novel strategies so that knowledge is more accessible and more relevant to new parents and ‘at risk’ youth.
He... read more
Click to download the KidCareCanada Power Point presentation.
Developed by Dr. Andrew Macnab, Dr. Priya Kandhadai and Estelle Paget for the 2014 Early Years Conference. The conference was a valuable learning and sharing opportunity for us. Dr. Tom Boyce provided a brilliant keynote address. Dr. Priya Kandhadai and Estelle Paget presented to an exciting group of health and care providers from across Canada and beyond, who highly evaluated the session”.
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.