KidCareCanada Society News
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.
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
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.